Sarah Palin endorses Conservative candidate Hoffman in NY-23

From the Associated Press:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed a third-party candidate over the GOP-backed contender in New York’s congressional special election, saying her own party has abandoned its core values.

The former Alaska governor, who was Arizona Sen. John McCain’s running-mate last year, said Thursday she was backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman over Republican Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava in the 23rd Congressional District race.

Hoffman has been polling at over 20 percent.

21 thoughts on “Sarah Palin endorses Conservative candidate Hoffman in NY-23

  1. George Phillies

    Those thieving Republicans! They’ve stolen our libertarian political ideas again! They’ve stolen the circular firing squad!

    To give credit where it is due, they did advance to the use of hand grenades at a range not exceeding ten feet.

    Having said that, Sarah Palin has the challenge that there are four creationist right Republican candidates splitting the really really way right vote in 2012. On the other hand, the Republican centrists have Governor Romney, whose position on political stands is “I’ve bought the complete set, left, right, and center.”

    News that the Christian Right Republicans and the Establishment Republicans are preparing to hurl anathemas at each other should be greeted with some hope–the Republican Party may finally behave like the Titanic after she split in half.

  2. Jethro Bodine

    The Republican Party is at the crossroads of relevance or irrelevance. The election in NY-23 district is a watershed election and its results will reverberate across the country. What is the soul of the Republican Party- power politics or true conservatism? Does the Republican Party have core values or is is just Democrat-Lite? This election is important and will answer those questions.

  3. ellie mae

    jethro, you’ve been hanging with Miss Hathaway too much. A hasty special election in the north country is unlikely to mean much of anything.

  4. DEO

    Palin will only preach to the choir, and the choir is quite small and gets smaller (loud but small)
    Change is upon us.

  5. John Famularo

    The post WWII Republian party was an anti-Communist coalition of the Christian right, the Rocefeller Republicans and the Goldwater Republicans. after 1980 they were joined by the Reagan Democrats. After the fall of eastern European Communism, their coalition began to fall apart.

    The 1994-2006 majority lost credibility with the voters when they began to govern like Democrats.

    There is a good chance that Palin might help organize a new coalition of anti-socialists.

    The socialists and anti-religionists seem to think so or they wouldn’t spend so much time trying to demonize her.

  6. Harold

    Interestingly enough Palin is backing an American. Republicans are the same as Democrats these days. Nether party is interested in representing the American people and now we have a socialist in the White House. The American people are going to pay dearly for this.

  7. Gary

    The so-called “Conservative Party” candidate’s TV ads proudly proclaim him a Conservative REPUBLICAN and displays the GOP elephant.

    In no way, shape or form is this a real 3rd party effort. This is just a spat between different types of Statist Big Brother Republicans.

  8. William Henley

    People are going to be so shocked when Sarah Palin becomes the next Republican President of the United States. First, she will get most of congress replaced with true conservative republicans in 2010 and then she will win in 2012. Gotta just love that woman. The One, The Only, The True Savior of America – – – Sarah Palin.

  9. The Last Conservative

    Sarah Palin and Mr Hoffman and these commenters here, need to stop using the label conservatives. The only true conservatives are those who follow the ancient philosophy of Plato and the 17th century philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. Government must control the populous, but not in a socialist way; no, the government must be dominated by an absolute monarchy, a church based on the fear of burning in hell, and land-hungry nobles who will not hesitate to oppress the serfs. Since the evil American and French revolutions, there have been no true conservatives. Palin and Hoffman are liberal commies, and so are libertarians, socialists, and everyone else today on the political spectrum. The time for a new conservative order is not yet here, but it will come back eventually.
    I can’t wait for Christmas to come so I can talk about the great conservative, Scrooge. But since Charles Dickens was a liberal commie, he made Scrooge a wimp in the end. Another great conservative was Inspector Javert, but again, he was killed off at the hands of another liberal commie, Victor Hugo.

  10. Clay Barham

    Whoopie! She stands for principle before party. I am a republican, but I prefer the 19th century Democrats who supported the founding ideals of America. I would support the Jefferson to Cleveland bunch any day.

  11. Third Party Revolution

    We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Doug Hoffman in his campaign for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, along with many other third party and independent candidates seeking public offices nationwide, ranging from local to federal levels.

  12. DJMagenta

    The party labels have become nothing more than epithets to hurl at those with opposing views. Time to look past the party & find out who the candidates are & what they believe in.

  13. Trent Hill

    Republican and Democratic voters/supporters are more than welcome here. Many of the commenters here have been, or still are, members of major parties who support open ballot access and a vibrant multi-party system.

  14. political forum

    It turns out of course that Hoffman and the GOP lost this election. Although Sarah Palin is an idiot, it must be nice raking in money hand over fist the way she does.

    -Nick

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