Monday, October 26, 2009


"NY-23" might just be the new rallying cry of the people of the Republican party. Not the establishment, not the leaders, not the politicians, but THE PEOPLE.

What is NY-23? BigDog explained in a post yesterday:

District 23 in New York is having a special election for their House seat. Its a three-way race which surprisingly includes a strong third party challenge from Doug Hoffman from the Conservative party.

The GOP is backing the "Republican" candidate Dede Scozzafava. I put the word Republican in quotes because she is hardly Republican. She isn't even a RINO. She is more like a Democrat wearing a Republican mask.

Sarah Palin has used her political might to back Hoffman. Newt Gingrich has backed the establishment with Scozzafava. So basically it's the old good ole boy network against the new face of the party. One that doesn't put up with RINOS or Democrats masquerading as one.

Why is this little race important? Because it will be a harbinger of change. It hopefully will wake up the Republican party to the fact that these tea parties weren't just against the over reaching government of the Obama administration, but also against Republicans that don't hold true to our values and principles. Be a true Republican or get off the stage.

I hope that Scozzafava is shown off the stage. She is hardly different from the Democrat she opposes. She is pro-abortion, pro gay marriage, she approved of the President's stimulus plan, and she is supported by Big Labor and Big Education. Even the founder of Daily Kos endorse her for God's sake.

Hoffman is not a career politician. He is a CPA that came from a poor background and made a success of his life. He is the epitome of what the tea parties were about. He is tired of Washington stifling businesses and people with taxes.

People like Newt say that splitting our votes will only give the victory to the Democrat, Bill Owens. Maybe. But maybe the Republican establishment will realize if they don't back real conservatives, they LOSE. We just aren't going to take it anymore. If that means we lose a few races to prove our point, then fine. We may lose the battles, but we will sure as hell will win this war within our own party.

Watch this race closely. If Hoffman wins it will be fantastic for the Republican party. If Scozzafave loses, I hope the GOP will understand finally that we aren't following their misguided lead. Maybe they will think twice about races like the one for the U.S. Senate next year from Florida, and let Marco Rubio have a chance to beat wish washy Florida governor Charlie Crist in the primary.

NY-23!!! Let's make it happen for conservatives!! Give to Hoffman HERE.