NRCC Concedes Defeat In NY-23

2009 October 30
by INC

How about some good news today?

Erick Erickson has the above headline up at RedState because:

The NRCC tells me directly that they are only spending money on anti-Owens ads.

73 Wire has confirmation from two credible sources that the NRCC is pulling out of NY-23.

This is a big win for conservatives.  It’s a big win for Sarah Palin as well.



H/T:  RedState, 73Wire, Rogue Doe Cartoon: Sarah Palin Trains the GOP, used by permission.

19 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 October 30 10:32 am
    janzam permalink

    I just read that on Red State and was going to post it myself until I saw your new thread, INC. The news in that district is like a freight train, it’s moving so fast!

  2. 2009 October 30 10:45 am
    INC permalink

    You’re right–things have changed so rapidly. It was only last Thursday a week ago that Sarah endorsed him. She was the lead domino!

  3. 2009 October 30 11:10 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Not fast enough 🙂 I posted this in a comment yesterday!

  4. 2009 October 30 11:11 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Oh, and yeah I know I can be PITA at times 🙂

  5. 2009 October 30 11:13 am
    justrand permalink

    actually faster than a “freight train”!

    The RNCC had the traditional 4 choices:
    (1) Lead
    (2) Follow
    (3) Get the heck out of the way!
    (4) OBSTRUCT!!

    They were doing #4, and have now chosen #3: to get the heck out of the way!! Good.

  6. 2009 October 30 11:16 am
    drdog09 permalink

    But just to keep things interesting, read this piece.

    Now Ruffini raises an interesting point. In areas where the GOP brand has been damaged beyond repair maybe the point is to not to run as a Republican. Even more intriguing, is the idea where the GOP went off the deep end, maybe the Teas work with the Conservative Party to put up that third alternative. Not everywhere just those selections, like NY-23, where it is obvious that the GOP blew it.

    It something to consider.

  7. 2009 October 30 11:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

  8. 2009 October 30 11:45 am
    justrand permalink

    I think the TEAs can indeed work with the Conservative Party in places where the Repubs “blew it”, and/or where the Repubs don’t think they have a chance anyway and thus either run no candidate or a token one.

    Either way, I think if Hoffman DOES win (and he is in a strong position now) then Palin can rightly be said to have started this avalanche, and thus she de facto becomes an even larger force to be reckoned with.

    GOP…time to wake up!!

  9. 2009 October 30 11:55 am
    janzam permalink

    Excerpting from drdogs posted article above:

    At one extreme of the Cook PVI, let’s stipulate that the general election against Charlie Rangel was waged with a Puerto Rican small business owner running on the No More Corrupt Politicians Party line with behind the scenes, logistical support from the GOP. At a minimum, that person would stand a better chance than a Republican in that district.

    I’m a strong party guy, but I also believe in Sun Tzu’s maxim that you do the unexpected to throw your opponent off balance. Strategically unleashing a swarm of conservative independents may be one such strategy for 2010.

    This is intriguing!

  10. 2009 October 30 1:06 pm
    justrand permalink

    I am not a Peggy Noonan fan. That said, this article is excellent…and well worth the read: Hattips to Instapundit and WSJ

    We’re Governed by Callous Children Americans feel increasingly disheartened, and our leaders don’t even notice.

    There’s a WHOLE LOT of John Galt coming!

  11. 2009 October 30 1:15 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “It was only last Thursday a week ago that Sarah endorsed him. She was the lead domino!”

    INC –

    Don’t you remember anything Chekote taught you? Sarah Palin is uinqualified, she’s a quitter. She’s washed up. No one cares what she says, she’s divisive, she turns people off.

    How can anyone be so wonderful and look so good being wonderful? Sarah, not Chekote.

  12. 2009 October 30 1:50 pm
    janzam permalink

    Thanks, Justrand, for posting Noonan’s article. It was “spot-on!”

  13. 2009 October 30 2:04 pm
    justrand permalink

    just read that Joe Biden is heading to NY-23 to campaign for Owens. That should help…HOFFMAN!

    and if Scuzzy drops out, which she damn sure oughta, then Hoffman wins handily!

  14. 2009 October 30 2:10 pm
    janzam permalink

    Scozzafara won’t drop out, and Biden will be bailing out the dim party with a teaspoon. He will be ineffective in his helpful gesture!

  15. 2009 October 30 2:39 pm

    I know the artist!

  16. 2009 October 30 3:22 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Let us hope the Rs are as spineless in their resistance to our influence over their party, as they are to Democrat/Communist legislation.

    Time will tell…

    Oh, and this proves one thing about Sarah Palin, and you know what that is…..

  17. 2009 October 30 4:43 pm
    justrand permalink

    uh oh…Darrell Issa just SWITCHED from Scozzafava to Hoffman.

    Considering that Michael Steele has now pulled support from her, “Team Scozzafava” now consists of her and Newt!

    I understand she has a big event planned in the basement of the Chuckee Cheese in Beekmantown. Just enough room for her and Newt and the kid that opens the pizza sauce cans!

  18. 2009 October 30 4:53 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    The only question now is whether Christie makes it 3 for 3.

    Va-gov and NY-23 are in the bag for the righties…

  19. 2009 October 30 4:58 pm
    justrand permalink

    NY-23 is sure looking that way! although, with Joe Biden going up to stump for Owens… 🙂

    the clincher would be if Scuzzy decides to quit embarrassing herself. not likely, since anyone who would cobble together a “press conference” in front of her opponent’s campaign office must actually ENJOY being embarrassed! (and she was!)

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