Dede Is A Democrat

Dede has endorsed the Democrat the race for Representative of the New York 23rd District.

Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence Parties' candidate for the 23rd Congressional District of New York state who suspended her campaign Saturday, announced moments ago she was throwing her support behind Democrat candidate Bill Owens rather than the Conservative Party's Doug Hoffman.

This should make liberal media members ecstatic for the next 48 hours.

I listened to Axelrod for a few minutes on TV this morning and he was droning on about how there was no place for Moderates in the Republican Party. Of course I wrote that off as spin. It turns out it was more than spin. It was a lie.

There is no place for Democrats in the Republican Party. It causes a confusion in categories.

And then there is Joe Lieberman.

Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Sunday that anyone supporting a government-backed health insurance plan is not only "wrong," but is jeopardizing the passage of any reform of health care.

"I'm all for health care reform," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "We have a system that needs fixing. But we've got some more urgent problems than that, and the first most urgent is to fix our economy, to get at creating jobs again."

Now Joe leans socialist it is true. But he knows one important thing. You can't fund all the goodies he favors without a vibrant capitalist economy.

So would I take him as a Republican? Yep. I'd say he was more Republican than a Republican who endorses a Democrat. So who is Joe endorsing in the 2010 Elections? It looks like the same Party he endorsed for President in 2008.

Dissecting Sen. Joseph Lieberman's motives has become a cottage industry among political commentators, especially since he staked out a high-profile stance against a government-run insurance plan put forth by Democratic leaders.

Then Lieberman added more fuel to the critics' fire, telling ABC News he will campaign for Republicans in 2010. Lieberman is an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

I'll say this about that from a Republican point of view. With enemies like Joe who needs friends like Dede?

H/T The Other McCain

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 11.01.09 at 06:11 PM


I have a hypothesis: Dede is not just a Democrat, she was a mole.

To alter and control an opposing organization, you must seed it with moles so that you can see further into their plans - meaning their plans unwittingly become your plans, that their organization becomes yours.

There are more Dedes out there.


colderwater   ·  November 1, 2009 8:39 PM

I wouldn't have voted for Dede, but I was a Democrat from 1972 to 1999, and again in 2004, then again in 2008 (so I could vote in primaries). If I'm a Republican I'm a RINO, and if I'm a Democrat I'm a DINO. I don't agree with the entire platform of either party, although I vote Republican and hold my nose.

You can't judge a person's politics by party affiliation alone. It's just a check in a box on a form.

Eric Scheie   ·  November 1, 2009 8:58 PM

The question that needs to be asked is not so much why Dede would have run as a Republican (countless people would line up for a chance to get elected to Congress), but why she was selected. If in fact there is no difference between her and the Democrat, then the idea might be a power sharing deal -- keep the power between the two parties via an inside agreement.

I can think of no better reason to support Hoffman, and I'd say that even if I disagreed with him on everything (which I don't).

Eric Scheie   ·  November 1, 2009 10:02 PM

The NY GOP is leftist and corrupt.
You know, just like the NY Dems.

Albany politics is interesting, in a Tammany Hall sort of way.
The only differnce is often just the (R) or (D) after their names.

Veeshir   ·  November 2, 2009 11:33 AM

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