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11/10/2009

Teary Scozzafava: Maybe I’ll Run on a Republican Ticket Again in the Future

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 7:02 am



The Washington Post has a story titled ‘Scozzafava’ turns into epithet with the offensive deck headline: “It’s a Grand Old Purging as moderate’s ouster spotlights Republican dysfunction.”

Actually, the Republican dysfunction was supporting this turncoat — someone who, the article makes it sound, endorsed the Democrat because she was emotionally very fragile and the Democrats were nicer to her.

At her desk, with a fuzzy elephant face down on a bookshelf behind her, she recalled the exhausting end days of her campaign. Violet semicircles hung below her teary eyes as she recounted how Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and other conservative leaders excoriated her for less-than-orthodox positions on gay rights, abortion and organized labor.

. . . .

The conservative movement’s third-party candidate, Doug Hoffman, expected her support but, she said, the newcomer accountant “had no integrity.” Plus, the Democrats were so nice! They called. They sympathized. They made her feel good about tossing her support to Bill Owens, who — with her help — became the area’s first Democratic representative in more than a century.

. . . .

Around 6 p.m., she and her husband pulled over at a Stewart’s convenience store on the rainy drive home from her Watertown campaign office. An aide called with dismal poll numbers. For hours, they sat, with Scozzafava staring at the windshield wipers going back and forth. Her husband counted the people using the convenience store’s ATM to pass the time. Mostly, she just cried.

I “love” the “scare quotes” used here:

She heard through friends that Palin insinuated she had been “anointed” by a “political machine” because county chairs handpicked her as the nominee.

In other words, Palin insinuated she had been “anointed” by a “political machine” because she had been anointed by a political machine.

Guess what? She’s thinking of running as a Republican again:

Scozzafava, who was stripped of her Republican leadership position in the New York State Assembly on Monday, says she has no regrets and even leaves open the possibility of running for the seat again as a Republican. She sees herself as a champion of local expertise over ideological purity.

“How can Sarah Palin come out and endorse someone who can’t answer some basic questions,” Scozzafava asked. “Do these people even know who they are endorsing?”

Those conservative forces now descend on Florida [note the loaded language: “forces” and “descend” — P], where former House speaker Marco Rubio, who on Monday received the endorsement of the Club for Growth, might shove aside [again note the terminology used — P] centrist Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once on John McCain’s short list for running mate. And Scozzafava has a warning.

There is a lot of us who consider ourselves Republicans, of the Party of Lincoln,” she said, her face now flush. “If they don’t want us with them, we’re going to work against them.”

Hey, whiny teary person! Republicans gave you a lot of money. Then you endorsed the Democrat. In effect, Republicans gave money to the Democrat. You will never run and win as a Republican again. E-ver. No matter how many tears you shed or how flush your face becomes, your betrayal will not be forgotten — and the fact that you think it would be merely highlights how clueless you are.

55 Responses to “Teary Scozzafava: Maybe I’ll Run on a Republican Ticket Again in the Future”

  1. She doesn’t understand what the word integrity means I don’t think. It’s nice to hear that she’s crying and crying though. That makes my day.

    happyfeet (b919e7)

  2. This whole thing was surreal.

    JD (959071)

  3. This whole thing was surreal. Someone linked to an account of how Dede’s friends rigged the selection process so she would become the candidate.

    JD (959071)

  4. …aaaand she wants another shot at running as a Republican?

    Well, Scozzafava that!

    Anon 1:50 (a999cd)

  5. She sees herself as a champion of local expertise over ideological purity.

    Ah. The timeless battle of local expertise versus ideological purity. Her corrupt little Owens man’s bought and paid vote for centrally-planned third world dirty socialist health cares wasn’t exactly a triumph for local expertise was it? She’s an uncommon stupid hoochie I think.

    happyfeet (b919e7)

  6. She went home to change into her sweats, turned off her phone and went to play pickup volleyball at a local gym.

    pickup volleyball has to be code for something. I have my theories.

    happyfeet (b919e7)

  7. Maybe she’ll run on a Working Families Party ticket again in the future.

    JD (959071)

  8. Pickup volleyball? I ain’t buying.

    JD (959071)

  9. what a waste of oxygen.

    she should join the RINOP…

    oh, wait: she already is a member.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  10. #9 Pickup volleyball? I ain’t buying.

    and i sure as hell ain’t watching…. what a horrifying visual.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  11. Filed under: Morons

    Love that subtitle.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  12. That fat pig wouldn’t know a volley ball from bowl of jello. I don’t doubt she has sweats, but if anyone thinks she’s a regular at the local gym, or even an occasional visitor, they need to have their eyes examined. The only exercise Porky Scozzafava ever gets is talking out of both sides of her mouth at the same time.

    ropelight (97100e)

  13. She never cried. Unless they were tears of joy. The White House called her and offered her a hell of a prize to drop out.
    Wait and see.
    Wait and see…

    Metallica (e4735c)

  14. I expect she will be on Oprah soon. This is the Democrats’ favorite playbook. Those mean Republicans actually expected someone to vote for stuff they support and all that meanie ideological stuff. Instead, it’s all about feelings.

    I’m sure WaPo is trying to help Republicans figure out how to win elections.

    Mike K (addb13)

  15. The whining baby routine proves dumping her was the right thing to do. She is a woman/child.

    Scrapiron (4e0dda)

  16. Although I don’t think much of her – considering how she handled herself – I think even less of the Washington Post and Jason Horowitz’s article.

    She has certainly paid a price. I can’t imagine her really running again. Definitely not as a Republican.

    Corwin (ea9428)

  17. Run as a Whig for all I care, hon. Just don’t ask me for money.

    mojo (8096f2)

  18. The Democrats and the Republicans are the same party. Mommycrats and Daddycans, the two faces of the Dysfunctional Abusive Parent Party. Of course she’s going to run again.

    I’ve got to figure out a better way to say that; DAPP is just not a useful acronym for them.

    htom (9a087f)

  19. The way I figure it, if this lady ever runs in a Republican primary again, all her opponents have to do is make a coupla thousand copies of this
    Washington Post sob story and distribute it around the district.

    Mrs. Scozzafava would then be well deserved “toast” in the primary.

    If she’s the sort of diddly fool that will respond favorably to “Chuck You” Schumer’s request to “Do The Right Thing”, then she is too bleeping dumb to be anybody’s representative.

    Mike Myers (710e8b)

  20. Watertown vs. Chicago! Now there is a pickup game involving loose balls you can believe in. The WH played her like a cheap kazoo and she danced right over the cliff. If she is lucky she will get a turkey for Thanksgiving and it won’t be as free-range as she is.

    vet66 (9d1bb3)

  21. What’s the difference between a Quisling and a Scozza?

    Colorado (0c9d05)

  22. Chuck DeVore is trying to smear scazzawhore all over Carly Fiorina. Good for him I think. She’s as notorious for lewdly working the pole for Meghan’s useless daddy as the wanton Meg Whitman is for giving Van Jones a cruise ship lap dance I think.

    Carly Fiorina was recruited by the establishment, for the establishment. She already has a $3.5 million house in DC, in the Georgetown region, that she bought back in 2005 – after she was fired from Hewlett Packard. She’s been measuring the drapes in the US Senate for some time now.”

    “She’s a moderate, all the press accounts properly call her a centrist, a moderate, a pragmatist. Look at the people endorsing her. You’re going to get Olympia Snowe; you get Susan Collins, Lyndsey Graham. She’s backed by the moderate DC establishment.”

    […]

    “This is John McCain’s chief economic advisor, at a time when John McCain suspended his campaign and went back and voted for the disastrous troubled asset relief program that bailed out Wall Street. And many political pundants believe that’s when John McCain lost his campaign, when he joined Barack Obama and George W. Bush in fundamentally overturning the free market system with money borrowed from China.”

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  23. SHE QUIT!

    The GOP didn’t kick her out! Many major republicans destroyed their reputation by defending her. The GOP gave her a fortune of hard earned money. They were ready to go to election with her.

    She quit because the VOTERS rejected her. That’s what the Washington Post ignored. Moderate is an allustion to broadly supported, but Scozzafava was broadly loathed.

    The Washington Post is lying to call her moderate, and they think it’s a cute way to demean the TEA parties, but in reality, this is a great strength. The Voters rejected her, and the GOP is no longer going to go down that path, which means they will get more votes.

    You’re damn right the GOP should not support huge spending, government entitlement promising, union boss loving monsters. You can call that moderate if you’re insane, but whatever you call it, that is Democrat.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  24. #19 how about the Crooked Representatives Acquiring Power party?

    Corwin (ea9428)

  25. Actually, it’s the internet age now, so people who care about this race still are quit well informed. They know that the Washington Post is quite wrong that she was kicked out of the party. They know that she is no moderate. The only real message is that the Washington Post is hopelessly out of touch with conservatives and the GOP.

    As fewer and fewer people actually read newspapers, the Washington Post may feel it needs to be out of touch in order to survive. They need to make it damn clear to the liberals that they will never get a story about Republicans out there that might challenge the left’s opinions.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  26. WaPo is SO fair and balanced. So is that Horowitz, what an objective reporter, mmm mmm mmm.
    I was going to leave a comment on the article, but after seeing the moonbat comments I figured it isn’t worth it. There is no sense in speaking to the elitists, they cannot understand basic logic.

    Audacity (2fd5ad)

  27. Although it seems like a long shot, Scuzzi would seem to have an outside chance to run for something as a Democrat spoiler. The only question is whether or not NY voters are dumb enough to vote for someone who pulled such a crappy stunt.

    trentk269 (7d6bc1)

  28. She won’t stay bought, Trent.

    She knows she’s done. No one will make a deal with someone like that. The voters don’t really get to choose… it takes money and endorsements.

    I’m still chuckling that the KOS endorsed candidate is considered the moderate by the hysterical left. She called the cops on the press, WAPO, is that moderate? She quit the race and endorsed her opponent, and then cried that it wasn’t up to the voters to reject her. Is that moderate? The left likes its little orwellian games.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  29. She dropped-out when the polls, not the pols, turned against her, and endorsed her opponent in exchange for ?….
    Who would trust her in the future to keep her word?
    What position/principle will she sell-out next time, and how much will it cost?
    At best, she will be a fringe player on the political scene – probably in the Working Families Party, if she’s lucky.

    AD - RtR/OS! (98a208)

  30. The whining and the tears give it away. She is a LDMARINO… Liberal Democrat Masquerading As Republican In Name Only.

    General Malaise (d9a26c)

  31. Scozza shouldn’t run again, but neither should hoffman. they should find a person reasonably presentable and reasonably conservative. then owens will lose his seat. what a seriously collassol f— up on the part of the powers that be.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  32. please tell me that peoplewho gave 900,000 dollars
    made her sign some kind of contract to pay the money backshould she change parties or endorse th

    e democrat.the same with spector and jeffords,no strings checks?

    CLYDE (6798d6)

  33. Good Lord what a “victim.”

    Please girl, do your (our) gender a favor and suck it up. Whaa, whaa, whaaaa, people in politics are sooooo mean.

    Criminy. What color is the sky in your world Dede?

    em (11cf60)

  34. If the woman isn’t pelted with eggs upon showing up at a republican party meeting from here on out, I will be offended.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  35. AW, I disagree strongly.

    Hoffman must run again. It’s not up to you or me… it’s up to the primary process. Let’s just have a primary where the candidates state their case and the people vote. Let the NRCC stay the hell out of it. No backroom deals. Scozza can run again if she wants, not that she really ran the first time… she never let the voters have a say.

    Hoffman took a hell of a lot of heat from the democrats and republicans. He stood up for his principles in spite of being completely outgunned, and not a slick speaker or handsome politician like Owens. He came very close to winning despite the odds.

    I think he’d win, handily, in a fair fight. But ultimately, what most of us wanted all along was the fair fight.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  36. I am interpreting your comment about Hoffman as ‘not reasonably presentable’. What’s that mean?

    this is a House seat. We don’t need a movie star… we need an honest person. This guy is a successful and intelligent guy who, at the very least, can weather a lot of pressure. I don’t honestly care about his normal appearance.

    Am I misunderstanding your views? All that crap bout Hoffman’s teeth and lanky figure were democrat propaganda. It’s meant to rattle the right, get under our skin, and make us eliminate good candidates and try too hard to meet their standards. It’s better to ignore that.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  37. ‘Scozzafava’ turns into epithet

    I thought WaPo would support a clear, unambiguous definition that utilized an economy of words.

    Scozzafava’d can now replace “weenied by a weasel”.

    MDr (fd1f4b)

  38. MDr, if the right is intelligent about this, they would use the term Scozzafava to mean “A hardcore liberal that the Left calls a moderate”.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  39. Dustin

    > It’s not up to you or me… it’s up to the primary process.

    Actually we agree. My comment was based on what I thought the primary voters should do. But I can see where I wasn’t clear.

    > I am interpreting your comment about Hoffman as ‘not reasonably presentable’. What’s that mean?

    You got it pretty close to what I was saying. And no, this is not just propaganda. I based that on actually watching the guy on Hannity. I admit I tuned in just to hear him because I was curious about this guy running this renegade campaign. So I wanted to like him. Now maybe if you get past the yellow teeth and the weird way he talks, he is brilliant, etc. but he is actively unappealing and bluntly if the guy was only as presentable as Karl Rove (who is no beauty queen himself) I think he might have won the election.

    The fact is visuals matter in politics. Maybe it shouldn’t but it does. And you are telling me that of all the people living in Dist. 23, he is the best candidate.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  40. She’s already got her thirty pieces of silver–it should be a good start for whatever campaign she chooses to conduct next.

    M. Scott Eiland (c552ec)

  41. Once again, we see that a “Republican” whose positions on issues are nearly 100% Democratic positions is a “moderate”.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  42. AW, you have a point. But that reality still sucks. If the person you envision runs against Hoffman in the primary, we all win. If he doesn’t, I am happy with Hoffman, even if he is a very poor speaker.

    Dustin (bb61e3)

  43. She took money from the GOP to run as a Republican, then drops out and supports the Democrat, and has the nerve to accuse Hoffman of a lack of integrity. What passes for integrity on Dede’s world?

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  44. Dustin

    Well, it is an infuriating reality. if you read david donald’s biography of lincoln you would realize that in today’s society… i won’t say it is impossible for a lincoln to win the white house, but the odds were stacked against him. The image we have of him, saying in a deep barritone, “for score and seven years ago.” the best description is that it was a relatively high pitched “western hick” voice. That is why the reports from gettysburg says that the crowd there wasn’t terribly impressed with his address, but over the weeks as it spread around it gained momentum. Lincoln was the master of the media of his day: the printed word. He read better than he spoke. but that is a fatal flaw in today’s politics.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  45. “…the master of the media of his day…”

    If one listened to the Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960 on the radio,
    you absolutely knew that Nixon just cleaned-the-floor with JFK –
    unfortunately, there were too many who watched it on TV,
    and the visuals were devastating to RMN.

    AD - RtR/OS! (98a208)

  46. It used to be that, on becoming a bum, a person would take up the discarded rags of another bum and, having chosen to put on those rags, a person wasn’t eligible to return to decent society.

    Neither Dede Scozzafava nor any Republican boss who’ll support her can again wear the clothes of a decent person or expect their campaign contributions.

    Ed Flinn (27a375)

  47. “If they don’t want us with them, we’re going to work against them”
    Doesn’t it mean that you’re not really a Republican if you decide to work against the Republicans because they denied you? Scozzafava seems to state that she considers herself a Republican, but her treatment now compels her (and others, she would have us believe) to work against the Republicans. If you have Republican values and ideals, how could you then turn around and work against those values and ideals and remain a Republican. Is she suddenly going to go from a rejection of big government to support? If so, she was never Republican–but we already knew that Ms. Scozzafava.

    Ben (2ac340)

  48. […] was enough to drive even the normally mild-mannered Patterico to an indignant fisking. Question: Who, precisely, does she think is willing and eager to “work” with her […]

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  49. I worked in the Watertown, NY office of Hoffman the last 8 days.

    I think she lives in some Lincolnesque fantasyworld or something.

    I can understand a few tears after losing, but the constant sobbing…grow up.

    And f’in re-register Dem so you can fight as a leftist against a leftist who already broke his campaign promise.

    But FCOL get this idea that you are a Republican out of your sick mind.

    You are a LEFTIST! Your home will always be with the Democratic Party where you belong.

    Trade the elephant for an ass.

    DO IT!

    Sapwolf (a67e96)

  50. If you have Republican values and ideals, how could you then turn around and work against those values and ideals and remain a Republican.

    You can’t.

    But if you have Obama Party values, which involve saying, doing, and acting in any way required to obtain power, no matter how amoral, ludicrous, or untruthful, then it’s perfectly normal that you would do something this contradictory.

    Good riddance. Go suck Obama’s toes and take what scraps he deigns to give you, Scozzafava.

    North Dallas Thirty (416e07)

  51. Dede is donkey in rino clothing.

    Sapwolf (a67e96)

  52. I’m voting FCOL off the acronym island I think.

    happyfeet (b919e7)

  53. So a turncoat ‘republican’ female politician is using the Victorian ‘women are fragile’ and not as strong as men, as a basis for getting us to support this ‘weakling’ ‘fairer sex’ individual in the future? Is this sexism by the politician or by the reporter seeking to rehabilitate such woman? And I’d bet this same reporter subscribes to the idiocy that ‘republicans hate women’ when in fact the reporter by such scurrilously false explanations, is the one demeaning all women.

    eaglewingz08 (1e4d33)


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