Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sarah Palin Endorses Doug Hoffman For NY-23

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: Memeorandum
Via: The Weekly Standard 


Just a conservative girl said...

Gave you a little linky love about your post of Gringrich's support of that awful woman. Hope you don't mind.

OldSouth said...

Go, Sarah!

Go, Sarah!

Go, Sarah!

Well done!

Until the RINO's go, the country will not recover from this ordeal.

JMK said...

This is a bold move by Palin.

The Moderates (or the "Rockefeller-wing") of the GOP ran Pat Buchanan out of the Party when he rightly bristled at Georege Bush Sr's calumny as running as "the anti-Reagan" in 1988 and promptly scuttling much of Reagan's programs once attaining office.

Bush 41 was only the second post-WW II President to preside over an entire tenure of double digit Misery Indexes (the other was Carter, whose average annual 16.2 MI dwarfed Bush 41's 10.2).

Gingrich set that Party right (pun intended) and back onto the Supply Side path, but he too was run out of D.C. (some say that GOP Moderates were behind his undoing) and replaced by Moderate incompetents (DeLay and Hastert).

The Moderates have always been the money behind the GOP, but they control the Party and so long as they do, Conservatism will always be undermined by the snake in its back pocket.

I wish Sarah Palin well in bucking the GOP's monied establishment, but she's far from the first to have challenged them....before Buchanan, Reagan wanted Paul Laxalt of Nevada for VP, but had Bush Sr (the man who derided Reagan's Supply Side economics as "Voodoo economics" during the GOP Primaries) literally forced down his throat.

IF the GOP is going to regain Congress in 2010 (and it looks increasingly like they will, with Dems tenuously holding onto 49 House seats in districts won by McCain in 2008 and 78 seats held in largely Conservative districts, won by either Bush in '04 &/OR McCain in '08) they NEED to have a STRONG Conservative message and more importantly an ardent Supply Side or "Gingrichian agenda."

"Making the best of a bad situation" as GOP Moderates are wont to do, is not going to get it done....the New Congress will have to come in and immediately reverse course and start dismantling much of the Bush-Obama era Keynesianism.

G W Bush (especially over his last four or five years) proved to be as Keynesian as R M Nixon and the Obama administration has turned out to be as recklessly Keynesian as Carter, if not even MORE SO.

A New Congress will have to come in and dismantle or repeal much of the last 6 to 8 years of overspending and bloated government growth.

I hope Palin succeeeds, but I am fearful of the GOP's Moderate calumny. They've always been willing to sacrifice the here and now for long-term control and decision making. I could see them putting in tons of money, maybe even leaking strategies to the Democrat, in effect ceding this election to thwart this "Conservative uprising."

It's a great race to keep an eye on.

Republican Redefined said...

She is anything but a genuine conservative. She is a fair-weather sideshow coming in at the final hour on this race only to seal the unfortunate fate of Doug Hoffman. If he was gaining any momentum it will surely be lost as the news of her endorsement spreads through the District. For every vote she may bring to the polls through her "popularity" she will bring three Democrats into the fold. Her endorsement called upon images of Reagan and true conservatism - sadly this is a vision she can only play lip service to as it is certainly not a reflective of her own ideological composition.

Clifton B said...


Do I mind? You know I love the Linky Love! Much thanks!

Clifton B said...

Old South:

Yes, conservatives must rid the GOP of its RINO infestation.

Clifton B said...


Excellent assessment of the GOP landscape. Conservative are going to have to thwart every RINO candidate they can early on. Then their next mission must be to replace the current GOP leadership with true believers once and for all.

You are correct that the GOP leadership maybe willing to make sacrifices in order to keep themselves in power longer, in which case the conservative movement must be willing to do the same.

Clifton B said...

Republican Redefined:

To say I beg to differ is a mild understatement. Have you read Hot Air today?

Time will tell, but I bet you will be proven wrong.

Republican Redefined said...

Clifton B... I genuinely hope I am wrong as well. I simply do not see the gain outside of $'s and notoriety that she brings to this campaign at this late hour. I think the only thing it will succeed in doing is to generate the DNC base. Again, I hope that I am wrong for Hoffman's sake and for the District.

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