Skip to comments.NY 2010: GOP pick sparks revolt on right [NRCC pushes "radical, ultraleftist"]
Posted on 10/09/2009 10:03:14 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
The nominee in a looming House special election is at the heart of an angry dispute between conservatives and Republican House leadership, a rift so serious that it threatens the partys chances of keeping control of the upstate New York seat.
At issue is the National Republican Congressional Committees support for Dede Scozzafava, a New York assemblywoman who conservatives assert is so liberal that they absolutely cannot support her candidacy. Instead, many conservative groups are rallying behind Doug Hoffman, a third-party candidate running on the Conservative Party line, even though their support for him might pave the way for a Democratic takeover of the seat recently vacated by GOP Rep. John McHugh.
At a private Washington luncheon attended by activists last week, frustrations spilled over, and several attendees demanded to know why NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas, who was the featured speaker, was supporting Scozzafava over the more conservative Hoffman.
After Sessions conceded that Scozzafavas record on gay marriage and abortion fell short of where those at the lunch wanted it to be, he sought to defend her record on taxes. At that point, according to two sources who were present, the Texas congressman came under forceful pushback from several conservative leaders who insisted Scozzafava fell far short in that area as well.
I was flabbergasted that he could come into a meeting of conservatives and be as defiant as he was, said one person who was at the Free Congress Foundations Paul Weyrich lunch meeting, adding that the Texas congressman stuck a finger in our eye.
It was heated, remarked another person present at the lunch. There were some raised voices.
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For the love of...
Good grief, that looks almost as bad as Helen Thomas. Or maybe Janet Reno.
She was endorsed by Markos Moulitsas, bad indeed.
On the Otherhand Doug Hoffmann was endorsed by Pro Life/Family Leaders as well as The Club For Growth, and the ACU!
National Republican Congressional Committee can take me off their donor list.
Well, apparently the GOP has not learned a thing. I thought they’d figure out their lunacy and change it for 2010, but maybe not. No reason yet to start donating again. Maybe 2012.
WHile it would hurt to put another democrat vote in the house during the health care debate, it sounds like the republican “pick” would probably support Obamacare anyway.
And we’ll probably get a much better candidate to win next November, so it will be a short time.
Sometimes, local party bosses can be really stupid.
For years I have insisted that most liberals are recognizable by looking at their faces. That picture proves my case.
too bad she can’t afford a tooth brush.
They won’t get anymore of my money. I don’t trust those fools. I will make direct contributions to conservative candidates around the country instead. The Club for Growth can help anyone who is interested in such a course of action.
If we dry up the NRCC’s funds, maybe they will hit rock bottom and seek help. They need tough love.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
The NRCC is not just stuck on stupid, they have INTENTIONALLY welded the shifter onto stupid.
This would explain the mccainiac push for homosexual marriage from his homosexual campaign aid recently.
I hope the NY conservatives stick to their guns.
NO WAY are they getting a single penny of my money.
yeah, and guess where we're going to be planting our boots come next election pete?
what is the betting that the Dem party is behind this.
split the party and they will win
Read through the whole article.
This is a microcosm of what is going to happen in 2010 in the GOP.
John Bonior reveals his stupidity once again.
Perceived electability trumps any positions the candidate has.
What should be a simple decision has turned into a Gordian knot.
Thanks to RINOs.
The NYS GOP is in a sad state. I just re-registered in the Conservative party, partly because I’ve had enough of the RNC and partly because I’m hoping they’ll quit mailing me requests for money.
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