Who’s Next?

January 21, 2010

Now that a Republican is going to be sitting in the Senate seat that’s been held by a Kennedy since 1952 everyone is wondering.

Is this a sign of what’s to come in 2010?

It makes you think,

Who’s next?

How about Kirsten Gillibrand!

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I saw this one coming a mile away.  It had the stench of ACORN and The Obama machine all over it.  The second John Mchugh was nominated for the post of Secretary of the Army I knew the fix was in.

In the special election set to replace him the “diablo” Republican (Democrat in all but the label) Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the running and endorsed the democrat Bill Owens.  From Capital News Nine.

“In a day and age where politicians rarely cross party lines, Republican Dede Scozzafava is taking a bold step. One day after suspending her campaign in the 23rd Congressional Race, Scozzafava, announced she would not endorse the man who has gained most of the support of her party’s leadership, conservative Doug Hoffman, but instead, she urged her supporters to vote for the democrat, Bill Owens.”

But now the good news . . .Also from CS9

“Despite an endorsement from former candidate Dede Scozzafava, Democrat Bill Owens is now trailing in the race for the 23rd Congressional District, according to a new poll from the Siena Research Institute.The poll shows Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman leading the race, 41-36 percent, with 18 percent of voters still undecided.”

This means there’s hope that maybe conservatives can once again rebuild the Republican party.  Otherwise there will be so much in fighting that Democrats will keep up their strangle hold on what now can be called The United Socialist States of America.  Welcome to the USSA.

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Political Schizophrenia

October 22, 2009

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If anyone ever decides to follow this blog (Hey!  I can dream can’t I?) they’ll soon discover there’s three ways I role.

1) Mega-churches Rule!  (Religion)

2) Democrats and Wimpy Republicans are evil! (Politics)

3) Schenectady NY is cursed!  (Local Topics)

Today it’s a cross between two and three.

This is about as off, as an off year election cycle can get.  It’s not just all the focus on the mid terms next year. It’s that there really is not much going on this year.

There’s a special election going on in New York‘s 23rd congressional district but I’m in the 21st.  The biggest thing we have down here is the mayor‘s race in the city of Albany.  Since I’m in Schenectady that won’t effect me.

I get to look forward to the big race for county sheriff!

(Cue the crickets)

Well actually there is something notable here.  It seems so many Democrats control this area they even have control of the so called Conservative Party.

“It’s an alliance that has “a school board feel about it,” according to one Schenectady Republican who wishes not to be identified, referring to the local Board of Education that has been so much in the news.”-Hat Tip Carl Stock Daily Gazzette

(Don’t get me started on the school board!)

Of course it helps that Judy Dagostino, the mother of Democrat Party candidate for Sheriff Dominic Dogostino, is a Schenectady County legislator, a former Republican, now a Democrat allied with the state’s Conservative Party.

Meanwhile Dominic (No Surprise here) is also a Conservative allied with the Democrats.

But it gets better!

Democrats in New York, also get piggy backed by the Working Families Party.

Which means we have the Democrat for sheriff getting the Right Wing Conservative party nod as well as the Far Left Working Families Party.

Total Political Schizophrenia!!!

And totally a good reason to add Joe Lazzari, a registered independent allied with the Republicans to my opposition section.

Now somebody please shut those crickets up!!!

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How Bad is Bad?

October 20, 2009

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Last year Republicans were handed their fannies after the 2008 election cycle. They lost both The White House and Congress. Pundits at MSNBC gleefully asked, “Is the Republican party dead?”

Conservatives blamed the moderates and the RINOs.  They said it was because Republicans didn’t have a strong message that they lost.

The moderates countered by blaming picky Conservatives.  They say we either stayed home, or voted for an alternative party candidate.

Which makes me wonder how bad do things have to become before both sides unite?  How bad is bad?

Now that the radical far left wing of the Democratic party is clearly in control, is that enough?  Are things bad enough for Republicans to unite from all corners?

It would be nice if there were plenty of Republicans with enough conservative in them to satisfy both camps, moderate and conservative.  But no.  Not this time.

There’s a special election being held in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.  It’s to fill the vacancy created when President Obama appointed Congressman John McHugh to Secretary of the Army.

Many suspected there was something up with this.  There was more going on than just Obama trying to look bipartisan. It turns out the Republican candidate in the race Dede Scozzafava while running for the State Assembly, “embraced the ballot line of the Working Families Party — a socialist outfit whose political DNA is intertwined with scandal-ridden ACORN. ACORN and the WFP have shared office space in New York City, Arkansas and Illinois. ACORN head Bertha Lewis, a close Scozzafava friend and political supporter, wears a second hat as vice chairman of the WFP. The WFP has been listed in ACORN documents dating back to 2000 as an “affiliate.”

“WOOP!  There it is!”  Scozzafava has ties to ACORN just like Obama.  -hat tip Caffeinated Thoughts and Michelle Malkin

The plan of the radicals is clear.  It’s divide and conquer.  They’ve created a vacancy in a strong red district and split the opposition’s vote.  Republicans will have to choose between a radical far left RINO or an alternative party candidate.  (Which in effect is voting for the Democrat)

So either way Obama’s people win.  They will either turn a strong red district blue or weaken Republicans more by putting either a fake Republican in power or an independent Conservative in his place.

Nice, real nice.

Perhaps all this time, I’ve been asking the wrong question.  It’s not how bad do things have to get  before Republicans unite.  It’s how awful do things have to become before conservatives give up on the GOP altogether,and form their own strong national alternative party.

How bad is bad?

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September 18, 2009

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Are we seeing a trend?  Is this becoming like 1994?

People rose up back then because they were afraid President Bill Clinton was far too liberal than they wanted.  This lead to the Republican takeover of Congress and The Contract With America.

Are we seeing another revolution like in 1994?  Much of Obama’s  pet project, public option health care, is in deep trouble and now his favorite advocacy group ACORN is in a mess.


Bill Clinton was able to reinvent himself in time for his  ’96 reelection campaign.  He worked with the new congress and was able to take credit for the boom of the mid 90’s.

Is Obama in trouble already?  Can he reinvent himself to stop the red tide revolution coming in 2010?

He’d better make up with Bill and Hillary real quick!

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