In case anyone is wondering why conservatives think the Republican Party leaders are out of touch, Michael Steele and company need only listen to their congressional candidate in the special congressional race in uppermost New York state, Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava accepts the Margaret Sanger Award at Family Planning Advocates of New York States’ 31st Annual Conference on March 10, 2008, at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.
Margaret Sanger is considered the "Mother" of Planned Parenthood and is a woman who envisioned abortion as the major weapon in the fight to rid the world of the "wrong" kind of people.
Why is the RNC backing a candidate like Scozzafava? She has absolutely nothing in common with the Republican Party or Republican principals. Further, in NY23 there is a candidate running who does embrace the principals that the Republican Party is supposed to stand for.
Doug Hoffman, the Conservative candidate in NY23, represents what so many of us thought our party stood for. Stacy McCain:
Hoffman took a job pumping gas at age 14 to help support his family -- you
understand that, beneath his nerdy exterior, there is a man of real character.
And his willingness to step up to the plate and take on the GOP Establishment in
this special election is another example of that.
Conservatives nowadays often complain that we don't have "another Reagan,"
but maybe that's not what we need. Maybe what we really need is a grassroots
movement so powerful, so energized, that it doesn't have to wait around for the
next Ronald Reagan to show up. (See "Memo
to the Grassroots.")
Maybe what we need is a grassroots so fired up it can elect a real
conservative, even if he isn't a telegenic media superstar or a dynamic public
How did the party become so out of touch? It is time to throw the bums out and start over.