Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Most Important Election in America

Conservatives/Tea Partiers Break Ranks in Republican Party

The big guns have come to New York for a seemingly insignificant congressional election that could turn out to be one of the most important in United States history.

Third party congressional candidate Doug Hoffman (NY 23rd district) has received endorsements from a dazzling array of GOP and former GOP heavy hitters, including 2008 VP Candidate Sarah Palin, former Tennessee Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson, current Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, and former flat tax advocate and presidential hopeful, publishing heir Steve Forbes.

In a Thursday night Facebook post Palin said:

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.

Admittedly, the election won't change the balance of Republicans to Democrats in Congress much; and if Doug Hoffman is elected, he'll be the lone member of the "Conservative" Party in Congress.

But fiscal conservatives in America are sending a message -- ironically not so much to Democrats but rather to Liberal Republicans. The message is simple -- don't try to hijack the Republican party and run RINO (Republican In Name Only) Candidates.

A Three Candidate Race

Christian Science Monitor summed up the race in the following headline:

Republicans going rogue in upstate New York.This fall's only congressional election, featuring a third-party conservative challenging the Republican nominee, tests the future of the GOP. Will the Tea Party insurgency prevail?
Tired of Being Exploited

One member of a Tea Party Group summed up his frustration with Republicans like this:

We're doing the heavy lifting to get our country back on course. Where have the Republicans been since April 15 of this year? Where has their leadership been? Where was Dede Scozzafava [Ed: Hoffman's Republican Opponent] when we were standing in line outside of Town Hall Meetings last summer?
An October Disaster

Members of the fiscally conservative Tea Party movement warn that Republicans are headed for a disaster in 2010 if they don't shape up and select candidates that the movement deems trustworthy.

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