Big election night, kinda

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I may be a Republican, but I’m not freaking stupid

Tomorrow night is election night for several states. Maine and Washington state have domestic partnership and gay marriage amendments going on and there is a couple governor races going on, but the most interesting race is in New York’s 23rd district (where a Democrat hasn’t won in like, oh, 160 years), and on the eve of that election this interesting twist;

It’s official. In a statement released to the Watertown Daily Times, Dede Scozzafava urging her supporters to support her former Democratic opponent over de facto Republican candidate Doug Hoffman, who she declined to mention.

Even a Republican realizes the conservative teabaggers are f’ing crazy! Go figure.



10 comments ↓

#1 Sy on 11.03.09 at 8:52 am

Maybe you missed the last 8 years or so when every election that a Democrat won was spun as an indictment of Bush admin. policies. Well, pendulum has swung the other way, and yet these special elections which may very well be a Republican sweep, don’t mean anything of the sort. Yeah, right.

Scuzzy-farve was/is a RINO of the worst kind, and Conservatives are tired of sending those types to DC just to watch them caucus with the Dems and held up as “moderates”. Yet, someone like Leiberman does the same with the Repubs and he’s cast down and berated like he’s Benedict Arnold.

The fact that she endorsed the Dem tells you all you need to know about her, she’s not about Conservatism, so you might as well back a Democrat.

#2 l3wis on 11.03.09 at 9:05 am

“which may very well be a Republican sweep”

I doubt that, I think it depends on the state. I think it will be 50/50. I also think the gay marriage in Maine will remain and I think Washington state will approve domestic partnerships. You will notice that only the Red uber-conservative states are leaning Republican in the polls. Who cares. It’s kinda like SD voting for a Republican president every four years, it is expected.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 11.03.09 at 9:15 am

Scuzzy-farve was/is a RINO of the worst kind, and Conservatives are tired of sending those types to DC just to watch them caucus with the Dems and held up as “moderates”.

The dems are at most center-left. There is no leftist party in the US with any chance of being in power.
The ‘conservative’ (teabagger) still in the race mentions Glenn Beck as a personal hero.

Anyone unable to distinguish a blowhard entertainer from an actual conservative thinker does not deserve to be in congress.

#4 l3wis on 11.03.09 at 9:42 am

And you thought SD was bad, how would you like to live in district 23 of NY?

I am guessing the Dem will win by a small margin.

#5 Ghost of Dude on 11.03.09 at 9:51 am

Upstate NY is proof positive that rednecks aren’t exclusive to the south and midwest.

#6 l3wis on 11.03.09 at 9:54 am

Rednecks? More like complete f’ing idiots.

#7 Costner on 11.03.09 at 10:19 am

Sy: Well, pendulum has swung the other way, and yet these special elections which may very well be a Republican sweep, don’t mean anything of the sort. Yeah, right.

On the contrary, there is almost always a connection between midterm elections and the popularity of a President (or more specifically the popularity of the President’s policies).

If the GOP sweeps the elections, I would think that would send a strong message that the public isn’t happy with Obama, but then again it may simply mean they aren’t happy with Congress. It might be difficult to know for sure especially since we aren’t impacted by these elections and thus probably aren’t as well versed on these candidates as are the voters in their respective districts.

#8 Sy on 11.03.09 at 1:54 pm

GoD:

“The dems are at most center-left. There is no leftist party in the US with any chance of being in power.”

No, the Dems of today are being SOLD as Center-Left, when the reality is the leadership (Obama, Biden, Pelosi & Reid) are as Liberal as we’ve ever had. That why you’ll see some blue dogs sent packing in 2010, as they will be targeted from both sides.

#9 Costner on 11.03.09 at 2:32 pm

We hear the argument that the most powerful Democrats are the “most liberal” every year, yet some of these same people aren’t out there attempting to triple our taxes or raising the highest tax bracket back up to 90% like a good liberal would do, they aren’t suggesting we pass federal laws to allow gay marriage in all 50 states, they aren’t banning guns, they aren’t inserting planned parenthood offices in our schools or ending both of our wars tomorrow or cutting the military budget by 30% or legalizing Mary Jane nationwide or opening up the border to a flood of immigrants.

In short – they aren’t doing many of the things that extreme liberals would suggest or condone, and considering the Dems hold 59 or 60 seats (depending upon your viewpoint) there is no reason they couldn’t go far left if they decided that is what they wanted to do.

Thus, I don’t buy it for a second that our current crop of Democratic leaders are “as liberal as we’ve ever had”. Pelosi is probably the most liberal of the group, and even she does things that upset those on the far, far extreme left from time to time.

I mean seriously – are we expected to believe our current administration is more liberal than Carter or Truman or FDR? Really?

#10 Ghost of Dude on 11.03.09 at 8:45 pm

No, the Dems of today are being SOLD as Center-Left, when the reality is the leadership (Obama, Biden, Pelosi & Reid) are as Liberal as we’ve ever had.

Yet compared to the real lefties who actually have some clout in europe and elsewhere, they’re center left at most. We’ve never had a true “leftist” party in this country just like we’ve never had a true right-wing party.
Americans are centrists.

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