Thursday, October 22, 2009
Breaking: Sarah Palin Endorses Doug Hoffman in NY 23 Election
The congressional election in New York State's 23rd District should be a walk for a Republican. It's upstate hunting and fishing country, pro-military, and went Republican even in 2008 by over 60%.
So what did the local GOP do? They refused to hold an open primary and nominated an oafish, well connected pro gay marriage pro-abortion 'moderate' named Dede Scozzafava who is endorsed by Daily Kos and a couple of the more Left leaning unions.
Conservatives in the district revolted, and local businessman Doug Hoffman is running a grassroots camapaign as the Conservative Party candidate. And he is eating Scozzafava's lunch, prompting numerous calls from conservative commentators nationwide for her to step down in favor of Hoffman.
(Robert Stacy McCain is on the ground in New York and has done a superb job of following this story from the beginning.)
The latest breaking news is that Sarah Palin has just stepped up and endorsed - Hoffman:
The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now.
The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional district. It's my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.
Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a "time for choosing."
The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.
And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.
Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.
Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of "blurring the lines" between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections.
Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party's ticket.
Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual.
You can help Doug by visiting his official website below and joining me in supporting his campaign:
(from her FaceBook page)
And this, after Newt Gingrich endorsed Scozzafava as 'a realistic choice'!
What Governor Palin is letting the political establishment and the electorate know that she has no plans to be co-opted into business as usual.
This is a good example of her understanding of something that seems lost on most politicians. The tea party movement and the general disaffection of the electorate isn't necessarily pro-Republican,and unless the GOP realizes that and start standing for principle, they are simply going to continue to be marginalized.
You go, governor.