But the National Republican Congressional Committee is saying just the opposite.  Politico reports:

Two party officials tell POLITICO that the NRCC will continue to air TV ads propping up Scozzafava in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 contest and plans to keep up a near relentless barrage of press releases slamming Hoffman.

Scozzafava, a state assemblywoman who supports gay marriage, abortion rights and has a close relationship with leading labor officials in her region, has been the target of sustained criticism from conservatives who claim she is too liberal for them to support her candidacy.

Listen, conservatives are not just backing Doug Hoffman because Dede Scozzafava is moderate.  It’s because she is liberal, there is nothing about this candidate that is Republican, let alone conservative.. I mean Daily Kos is backing her, that should tell you something.

But keep throwing money to her and keep slamming the true conservative in the race.  That’s the way to “rebuild the party.”  If you wonder why 73% of GOP voters say Congressional Republicans have lost touch with the base, well this is a good example why they feel that way.

I wasn’t planning on blogging on this today, but the Politico piece riled me enough that I couldn’t resist.  Also, read Doug Hoffman’s editorial in the New York Post.  It’s a must read.

Update: Newt Gingrich tries to justify why he sold out on Fox News this morning:

Gingrich is being disingenuous on how she was chosen, and she is not a reflection of the district.  And he talks about conservatives interjecting themselves into a local race… isn’t that what he is doing?  Isn’t that what the NRCC is doing?  They could have stayed out of it, and then let the people of NY 23 decide.  If Hoffman was truly as unpopular among Republicans as Gingrich states, he wouldn’t even have the support he current has locally.  If Scozzafava was truly as “conservative” as he states, she wouldn’t enjoy the Daily Kos endorsement which I notice he conveniently doesn’t mention.

HT: Conservatives 4 Palin

5 comments
  1. Shane, I’m so angry I could spit nails. HotAir has video of Gingrich defending his endorsement when asked about it by Tea Party organizer Lisa Miller. I could see his points……..if the country weren’t in a major political transition right now. This is a horrible investment for them. How many people are going to donate to the NRCC after this fiasco? For the record, I never have. I don’t work that way, and this is not the way America is designed to work.

    Okay, how did that link to my last post get under my comment box? That is too cool!! You men, you’re such “gadget freaks”. 😉
    .-= Lisa Graas´s last blog ..Meet Bill Johnson =-.

  2. All right, I had the knee jerk reaction a few days ago when I emailed Newt etc and canceled my subscription to his stuff etc etc. But, IMHO (in my humble opinion) I still am a big picture guy and I have to admit that Newt puts out a very good argument here. Am I for gay marriage? No. Am I for abortion, No. But I do think that he is right here in saying that if we ONLY look at the short term and begin to fracture the conservative values we have worked so hard to advance that we will blow apart the drive to run liberalism (nothing more than soft communism) out of this country on a rail.
    WE can win socially, but until we win politically we will be at the beck and call of the laws that the commies have put in place for the last 40 years. I can pray all I want, but I still have to follow the law. Until we clean up the law books and throw out the libs, we are screwed and sometimes we will have to bite the bullet and keep even “moderate” republicans in office IF they vote for the big picture Items. At least until we have a majority again and can control the subject matter. Until then we have to REACT instead of CONTROL THE SUBJECT MATTER to vote on.

    1. @calvin busch, I see what you are saying, but I think there is a difference between compromise and selling-out. This isn’t even a social conservative vs. fiscal conservative issue… she’s neither. Her voting record shows that she is a liberal.

      I mean Calvin… Daily Kos likes her. She’s not just a moderate, she’s liberal. Her views are not reflective of the district, and if she were not running I think Hoffman would win no problem.

      It’s just strange to me to see Newt, NRCC, and Daily Kos shilling for the same candidate.

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