Holy Smokes! The New York Post endorses Conservative Party candidate Hoffman

From the Post editorial: The Republican candidate in that race, [New York’s 23rd Congressional District] Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, is the product of an obscenely corrupt political bargain by GOP bosses that sells out their party — and New Yorkers generally.

Read the well-reasoned and politically instructive editorial here.

5 Responses to Holy Smokes! The New York Post endorses Conservative Party candidate Hoffman

  1. Calypso says:

    I do hope the RNC and the state Republican parties are paying close attention. We might have had a chance to defeat Obama if we had had a real Republican running instead of McMaverick, the Aisle Crosser

  2. Kent says:

    The outcome of this election, though thousands of miles away, speaks volumes about the future of the Republican party. Newt sealed his fate by endorsing the squish.

  3. Hunter says:

    If Conservatives who are not registered Republicans think the Republican leadership failed, then they should register as Republicans and elect party leaders who will support Republicans who support the Party Platform and Conservative values. Conservative Republicans need your help! You need to get “in the game” instead of sitting on the sidelines complaining about the poor choices of candidates you have. Register as Republicans, sign up to be Precinct Committeemen, and vote for state committeemen, district leaders, and county leaders that will stand up for the Republican Platform, seek Republican candidates for office who will also support the Platform, and will vote for state party leadership committed to the Platform.

    Conservatives registered as Independent, the Republican Party needs you and you need us. Do you expect Conservative Democrats to ever be nominated? The Republican Party is your best option. If you stay out of the party, you can vote in the primary elections, but you cannot vote for or become part of the Republican Party leadership. That leadership influences who runs for office and the level of support they will get.

    As a Republican, it disgusts me that the party leadership nominated such a candidate in NY CD-23. Fortunately, in New York, the Conservative Party was able to nominate a Republican who is a Conservative. It’s a shame that the Conservative Party was needed to do what the Republican Party should have done in the first place.

    What disgusts me even more are people who complain about their choices of candidates, but don’t do what is necessary to help improve the situation. No one person will solve the problem, but each person can take a helpful step in the right direction. That means Conservative Independents getting over their pique with the Republican Party and registering as Republicans to increase their ability to influence the political process – even if only by a small amount.

  4. Dist. 7 PC says:

    Hunter:
    I agree with much of what you wrote, but please don’t mix your apples and oranges. I have been a registered Republican since my college days and a precinct committeeman for over twenty years. I do and have done all I can possibly do to support my party and its candidates. Don’t berate me when I refuse to support an old liberal who wears an “R” on his sleeve, while supporting most of the liberal issues that come down the pike. John McCain deserved to lose and we , the grassroots party activists, were left in the dust by that fraud. We have a right to expect more from our leadership than a leftist retread who seemed to think it was his turn. The horrors we are and will be experiencing can be laid directly at McCain’s feet. With him as the GOP standard bearer, we had no place to go but down. I’ve worked hard for years to keep the party on the right track. But there comes a point where no amount of effort can make the difference. I’m not whinning. Just telling it like it is.

  5. Hunter says:

    Dist 7 PC, my disgust is reserved for people who say they are conservatives, but refuse to be part of the Republican Party and help make the Republican Party more conservative – and then complain about the Republican Party running candidates that aren’t conservative. I have only empathy for someone in your position.

    I’m referring to conservatives who register Independent because they have given up working within the Republican Party to move it to be more conservative. Unless these people think they have a better chance with the Democrats and are willing to get involved with that party to make it more conservative (and good luck with that), they should be in the Republican Party and help us conservative Republicans.

    Part of the reason we get liberal Republicans is that conservatives are not engaged in the Republican Party. Admittedly, part of the reason conservatives leave the Republican Party is that Republican leaders support liberal Republicans. Instead of leaving the Republican Party, conservatives should fight to get it back.

    The alternative is to give up. We will not just give up control of the Republican Party – which is not the crucial issue. The real concern is that we will be giving up on protecting our freedom from more encroachments by government. If neither party will stand for individual liberty and limited government, then we are doomed to suffering an ever bigger government with correspondingly less personal freedom.

    It may be there is nothing we can do to preserve freedom, but we should not give up. We have to pick our battles and sometimes take breaks to refresh ourselves for the next battle. But freedom is too precious to surrender without a fight.

    I understand your frustration and agree with you that McCain was a disastrous candidate for the Republican Party. He is barely even a Republican (flirted with running for VP with Kerry and had to be told to run as a Republican when he first ran for Congress), doesn’t respect personal freedom (McCain-Feingold), does not understand economics (Cap and Trade), does not try to enforce our immigration laws (wants to give amnesty before making a serious attempt to enforce current laws), and is not aggressive about lowering taxes (opposed Bush tax cuts). McCain strikes me as much more similar to Nixon (“We are all Keynesians.” – Wage & Price Controls – Détente – vicious to opponents) than Reagan with respect to political philosophy (or lack thereof) and temperament. However, there were other races. It is possible to make a difference by supporting conservative congressional and legislative candidates as well as those running in state-wide and municipal elections even if you don’t like the person at the top of the ticket.

    We have to be willing to challenge party leaders, candidates, and elected officials to stand up for conservative principles. We won’t always succeed, but we will NEVER succeed if we don’t keep trying.

    There are municipal and school budget override elections this year. There will be a lot of important elections coming up next year.

    We need to fight our biggest battles in the Republican Primary to get conservatives representing our party. Admittedly, if we lose in the primaries to liberal Republicans, we have essentially lost the election. However, even a liberal Republican is usually better than a Democrat in terms of controlling leadership positions which allow the party in charge to control legislative agendas and political appointments. That’s why it’s important to win the primary elections.