Sarah Palin gets it! In her endorsement of Doug Hoffman for NY-23, Sarah Palin is taking a firm stand on the side of true conservative principles.
Palin's quote of Ronald Reagan's timeless speech "A Time For Choosing" makes it clear that she has chosen to stand apart from the GOP leadership. I have often said that Sarah Palin will play one or two roles in 2012. Either she is running for the nomination or she is going to force the GOP back to the right.
For Doug Hoffman, Palin's endorsement could be just the thing to put him over the top, thus sending a final and clear message to the GOP leadership that change has come to the Republican party and RINO candidates simply will not do.
Without a single doubt the NY-23 race is turning out to be the most exciting and most important race of the year.
Below is Palin's statement as given to the Weekly Standard:
The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now.
The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional district. It's my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.
Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a "time for choosing."
The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.
And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.
Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.
Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of "blurring the lines" between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections. Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate who more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party's ticket.
Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual.
You can help Doug by visiting his official website below and joining me in supporting his campaign:
- Sarah Palin
Via: The Weekly Standard