Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dede, the moderate victim?

Gag me with a Washington Post puff-piece:
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. Her nose reddened as she recalled her abrupt exit from the special election to replace John M. McHugh, whom President Obama had appointed as secretary of the Army earlier in the year.
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. . . .
Dede Scozzafava says Doug Hoffman lacks "integrity"? Make me laugh. As to her victim status, her salary as an assemblywoman is more than $100,000. Nice work victimhood if you can get it.


  1. less-than-orthodox positions on gay rights, abortion and organized labor.

    Okay. So we can add "less-than-orthodox" to the long list of euphemistic adjectives used by liberals so they can avoid the use of the adjective "liberal". Their favourite, of course, remains the word "moderate". Because who could be against a moderate? Only someone unyielding and orthodox and, by extension, extreme.

    Anyway, Stacy, I join you in the gagging over this, but I'll repeat this anyway, which you and thousands of others have written:

    There is nothing "moderate" about Dede Scozzafava. Her politics are full of extreme left-wing positions. That's why she was a crappy Republican candidate for Congress.

    And if I recall, no one forced her to bail out of the election. This whining is ridiculous.

  2. Is Dede going to get-on-with the party switch already, and waddle-off into the sunset... or shall we plan the defenestration?

    Or is she putting on an act for awhile... on DNC orders?

  3. Scuzzy-Wuzz-She wuzz a Republican.

    Scuzzy-Wuzz-She seemed like a Democrat.

    Her campaign crashed when Hoffman ran

    Then she acted like a brat.

    Scuzzy-Wuzz-She wuzzn't a Republican wuzz she?

  4. My favorite quote? "Her husband counted the people using the convenience store's ATM to pass the time." Now, that just sounds skeevy.

  5. "Bill Owens, who -- with her help -- became the area's first Democratic representative in more than a century. . ."

    It's called Google.

    Michael R. McNulty (D) represented New York's 23rd congressional district from 1989–1993.


  6. Dede the Red-nosed Red?

  7. Why is that these 'strong' feminist women who don't need men and are just as good as any man and, in fact, are better able to run businesses and governments than any man, always start crying when they don't get their way? Why do they resort to classic feminine tactics when the game doesn't go their way? ['It's not fair!!! They're being mean to me!!!']

    There's no crying in politics! [at least there wasn't until the Alan Alda types got involved and the parents of this nation began raising their male kids intentionally to be pantywaists].

  8. The districts in New York are renumbered at re-apportionment. Michael McNulty represents Greater Albany and tributary zones. The North Country has usually been divided between two districts to each of which were appended territories exterior to the North Country (typically rural territory within the spheres of influence of Syracuse, Utica, and Albany). Kristen Gillibrand took one district three years ago and Owens has taken the other. The population of the North Country is about 700,000, so nearly all of it could be assembled in one standard congressional district. The candidate that Kristen Gillibrand defeated was an incumbent with a reputation for crookery and the one her successor defeated was a man who has been ensconced in the state legislature for three decades. With these two and Mrs. Scozzafava in mind, one might wish to admonish the GOP kingpins that it helps your grocery business not to sell stale and moldy bread.