During her speech in which she announced her resignation as Governor of Alaska, Sarah had said she was going to stand by conservative principles before party. Today she did just that.
Gov. Palin has weighed in on the race for the NY 23rd congressional seat. Doug Hoffman has a record of being a true conservative. Sarah has thrown her weight as well as funds from Sarah Pac behind his unlikely candidacy. Mr. Hoffman is the conservative independent running in the race. This is going to be one of the first true tests of the tea party movement.
The actual republican candidate is Dede Scozzafava. I, for one, don’t particularly like the term RINO (republican in name only), but in this case that is one of the kindest things that can be said about her. She cannot even be classified as a moderate republican in the mold of Olympia Snowe or Lindsay Graham. She is pro-acorn, rabidly pro-life, and a big government tax and spender. Why exactly she calls herself a republican is a question that I just cannot answer. To make matters worse, some big name conservatives, such as Newt Gringrich, have thrown their weight behind her candidacy. A very disappointing development to conservatives like myself indeed.
To further complicate matters on Monday night she actually called the police on a blogger from the Weekly Standard. There had been a report on a union friendly website saying that she had changed her stated position on Card Check legislation. He asked if the AFL-CIO announcement on the website was an accurate statement, since last month her campaign had announced that she was against the pro-union legislation that virtually all conservative/republicans are against. She did admit that she has changed positions and would support the bill if she reaches congress. Mr. McCormack tried to ask some follow up questions to her flip flopping and he was unable to get any additional answers as her staff got her away from him.
Mr. McCormack saw her standing in the parking lot and proceeded to try and get some more answers and again was rebuffed. While he was sitting in the car filing his report, the police with sirens and flaring lights approached him. The following day her campaign described him as a stalker. She actually went “there”, calling the police on a reporter who asked questions that made her admit to being a flip-flopper and showing without any doubt that she is in no way deserves to be elected to congress. Although in some ways she will fit right in to some of the behavior that is presently going on inside the beltway.
The Tea Party movement is strongly supporting the candidacy of Mike Hoffman. They are asking that you make a symbolic donation to his campaign of $9.12, or of course more if you can afford it. You can read more about who is supporting the “right” candidate at Left Coast Rebel, and who is supporting the rino on Another Black Conservative.
Mr. Hoffman has raised more than $100K since the announcement of Gov. Palin's endorsement
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek