You will only be shocked by this story if you didn’t pay attention last year

Robert Stacy McCain reports that Dede Scozzafava has not been forgotten by democrats grateful for one of their few pleasant surprises of election evening What Dede Scozzafava did can never be forgiven, nor should it ever be forgotten. You might recall that once it was clear she could not win in NY-23 she endorsed the … Continue reading You will only be shocked by this story if you didn’t pay attention last year

Bill Owens and The reverse Fishbait Miller

Talk about a meaningless gesture: Rep. Bill Owens, a Democrat from upstate New York, may back House Republican leader John Boehner for speaker. Talk about a reverse FishBait Miller scenario. Although it would look good symbolically the GOP needs Bill Owens as much as Dan Maeffi will need his congressional parking space after Jan 3rd. … Continue reading Bill Owens and The reverse Fishbait Miller

My Pa-12 prospects are dropping like a rock…

Still only $50 in the kitty. I've had the car checked and struts replaced. ($225) an I'm told I need two new tires before I even think about such a trip. I won't be asking the readers for this since they are things I would need no matter what, but it very much looks like … Continue reading My Pa-12 prospects are dropping like a rock…

I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once…

...is actually a better candidate because they have the experience of losing. Failure tends to be a rough but solid teacher, but you need to have a student willing to learn from those lessons. If Martha Coakley was the type, she could learn from her loss and come back stronger. I don't know if she … Continue reading I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once…

Is NY-23 still in play?

On election night I wrote this: I think Hoffman’s concession is premature but that’s his decision to make not mine. Now it looks like I might have been righter than I thought: Now a recanvassing in the 11-county district shows that Owens’ lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes over Hoffman, 66,698 to 63,672, according to … Continue reading Is NY-23 still in play?

Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways

In case my conservative friends still haven't gotten it let me say one more time. I dislike this healthcare bill and believe it should be defeated. But lets look at something interesting: One month ago it looked like Dede the angrysmug would be elected to congress. She would be the one republican vote for this … Continue reading Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways

Q: Why is Bill Owens so compatible with the Obama Administration?

A: Because it took him less that 1 hour in congress to break 4 campaign promises. No wonder Dede the angry smugly satisfied endorsed him. Moe Lane is not surprised and Katty Kay apparently knew what she was talking about. No offense voters of Ny-23 but as always you get the government you deserve. Vote … Continue reading Q: Why is Bill Owens so compatible with the Obama Administration?

NY 23 Final Roundup…

I expected a lot more crowing on MSNBC but I guess the gay Marriage defeat is such a shock they can't manage to bring themselves up to joy. I've already given my two cents on the subject so lets see what a few others have said: Robert Stacy McCain: If the Republican bosses think they're … Continue reading NY 23 Final Roundup…

Well MSNBC will do some crowing tomorrow…

...and that's ok. I think Hoffman's concession is premature but that's his decision to make not mine. There are times you are going to win and times you don't and if this turns out to be a time we don't then so be it. As I've already said, it was MUCH more important to have … Continue reading Well MSNBC will do some crowing tomorrow…

I’ll conceede one point to Dede and Owens…

...their attempt to focus the race now on local issues is wise and important and their last hope, Doug Hoffman is a good candidate and will likely serve Ny-23 well but the primary duty of an elected representative is to well represent the interests of his district. I have no doubt that Doug will be … Continue reading I’ll conceede one point to Dede and Owens…

Chuck Todd sees the PPP polls showing republican wins…

...so of course he pooh poohs them on Morning Joe. Hotair is Cautious too but cautiously optimistic: And he adds a fourth caveat to PPP’s blowout forecast: If Scozzafava thought that her supporters would defect to Hoffman after she withdrew, she wouldn’t have withdrawn, would she? She’d have stuck around for two more days until … Continue reading Chuck Todd sees the PPP polls showing republican wins…

Dear NRCC…

You owe us $900,000. Signed Republican contributes. Vote Hoffman! P. S. Without a doubt defeating her as a republican is the single most important outcome of this race. Even if the election is lost on Tuesday we have won big but the party doesn't get it. Update: Eric Erickson is playing Red Queen and he … Continue reading Dear NRCC…

Dede for Owens

Via Gateway Pundit Dede Scozzafava has picked her choice for Ny-23 and to nobody's surprise, it isn't the conservative: During the day Saturday, she began to quietly and thoughtfully encourage her supporters to vote for Democrat William L. Owens. And of course the local press follows suit. I can't say I'm surprised first of all … Continue reading Dede for Owens

The home stretch in NY-23

Some of us like to eat, sleep and spend time with their families but for those who have other interests there is so much news at NY-23 that it's hard to keep up: There were a lot of people who doubted the polls that showed Hoffman up, well Begala apparently doesn't: This first anniversary is … Continue reading The home stretch in NY-23