Teabagger Queen goes rogue

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A congressional race in New York’s 23rd District has sparked some interest lately because it took a turn for the weird when the far right decided it didn’t approve of the GOP’s candidate, a moderate, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage (ie. “capable of winning”) Republican named Dede Scozzafava.  Instead, the teabagger wing endorsed conservative independent Doug Hoffman, and has been urging conservatives to vote for him over Scozzafava.  (Hoffman was also endorsed by the Family Research Council, so that tells you how much batshit is piled up on the floor of his cave.)

For reasons that are a total mystery to me since she’s no longer even in politics, the teabaggers have been waiting anxiously for Sarah Palin’s endorsement, which came tonight when she announced (via Facebook, of course) her support for their nut guy Hoffman:

Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday endorsed Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman over Dede Scozzafava, the Republican Party’s choice, in the special election for New York’s 23rd congressional district.  [...]

Scozzafava has been plagued throughout her campaign by grassroots conservative activists who have questioned her credentials, and Palin is the latest in a slew of prominent national conservatives who have weighed in for Hoffman.

I wonder if the GOP is learning a lesson here about what happens when you pander to a psychotic base with ideological tunnel vision.  It doesn’t matter that it might be politically expedient to have a moderate candidate in this district;  Teabag Nation seems to believe that people who couldn’t bring themselves to vote for the McCain/Palin ticket last year will suddenly do a 180 and vote for a Family Research Council-certified ultraconservative nutbar.  And even if Hoffman is beaten like a gong, it probably won’t faze them.

If this is the harbinger of a third political party then it must be true that the US doesn’t know Canada exists most of the time, or they’d already know how that might work out.

(Image swiped from DU, text added)

30 Responses to “Teabagger Queen goes rogue”


  1. 1 Torontonian Friday, October 23, 2009 at 4:35 am

    I read or heard elsewhere that the election may return the first Democrat from the district (23) since the Civil War!

    Talk about eating your own kind and driving them elsewhere!

  2. 2 Jasper Friday, October 23, 2009 at 6:47 am

    So the left is releasing an anti-Palin book called “Going Rouge” on the very same day that Palin’s book “Going Rogue” is coming out. All this because she has committed the unforgivable sin of being a conservative pro-life Christian who happens to be a beautiful woman. Only ugly old men are allowed to be conservative pro-life Christians.

  3. 3 Cornelius T.Zen Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Good morrow, all!
    It is most interesting to read the meanderings of our resident Pharisee. Longing for the good old days when women stayed in the kitchen, faggots stayed in the closet and niggers stayed out in the cotton fields. Everybody knew their place, didn’t they?
    We all know in what high regard Jesus Christ held the Pharisees of His time. Imagine how much fonder He would be of today’s Pharisees, oh, excuse me, conservatives.
    The same conservatives who have sexual fantasies about such gorgeous creatures as Carrie Prejean, a beauty queen with fake tits and the IQ of potting soil, ooo, baby, make my pants wanna get up and dance!
    If only Sarah Palin understood the English language, she would be, um, what’s the word, oh, yeah, articulate.
    Conservatives are people with kinescope minds trying to cope with the 21st Century high-definition digital world. Sarah Palin is their perfect spokesperson: easy on the eyes, even less of a challenge on their minds, bouncing from inkling to clue to nonsequiter like a pinball. Someone who does not read, writing a book. My irony meter just went *spoing!*
    I’d say more, but I gotta earn a living – CTZen

  4. 4 Jasper Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Cornelius T.Zen,

    I’d like to meet you in a dark alley one day. Let’s see tough you are without the buffer of the internet. Although I’m betting that Carrie Prejean or Sarah Palin may be a more suitable competitor for you.

  5. 5 toujoursdan Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:17 am

    More threats of violence from our oh-so-moral Christian.

    Please quit before you give us all a bad name.

  6. 6 toujoursdan Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:20 am

    All this because she has committed the unforgivable sin of being a conservative pro-life Christian who happens to be a beautiful woman.

    Surely there have to be conservative beautiful women who have a higher than double digit IQ and are in this for public service instead drawing out their 15 minutes of media fame.

    Conservative “pro-lifers” (cough) surely can find beautiful women who actually have something to offer behind the facade.

  7. 7 Cornelius T.Zen Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Only a coward insists on a dark alley

  8. 8 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Jasper, I asked you *nicely* to take a time-out.

  9. 9 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Torontonian

    the election may return the first Democrat from the district (23) since the Civil War!

    It’s an interesting race, for sure. Scozzafava had it in the bag until the teabaggers discovered she was a moderate on social issues (ie. believes in keeping her nose OUT of other peoples’ crotches), and entered their own ultraconservative wingnut candidate. The nuts at the FRC have said they’d rather lose the district than elect a “liberal” republican. :shock:

  10. 10 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 9:13 am

    CTZen

    Someone who does not read, writing a book. My irony meter just went *spoing!*

    I guess that’s why she got the ghost writer, although she could have made a better choice than someone who’s done ghost-writing for white supremacists. Not to suggest Palin concurs with that kind of thinking, but vetting is obviously not her strong point.

  11. 11 RealityBites Friday, October 23, 2009 at 9:32 am

    “vetting is obviously not her strong point.”

    Nor John McCain’s, JJ, nor John McCain’s.

  12. 12 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 9:53 am

    toujoursdan

    Conservative “pro-lifers” (cough) surely can find beautiful women who actually have something to offer behind the facade.

    I was thinking about this the other day when I read something about what conservatives are calling “Palin Derangement Syndrome” :lol:

    There’s no doubt that Palin incites a disproportionate amount of disgust/snark/hilarity etc. from people not on her side of the political divide (and quite a few on her own side, as well). There are other GOP women who are fetus fetishists and just as crazy & stupid (ie. Michelle Bachmann), so what is it about Palin that makes her such a ripe target, other than running for VP?

    I concluded that it was a combination of two factors:

    (1) Because she represents the worst side of the GOP, their goofy, low-information, anti-reason, anti-science, anti-choice, anti-gay religious right base. Most people probably thought the RR’s overweening influence on government was over once McCain won the nomination (“agents of intolerance” etc.), and the selection of Palin indicated that it was not.

    (2) Arrogance — I don’t think she’s as stupid as some make her out to be, but she’s not White House material. Even Georgie had more on the ball.

    There are a whole bunch of other reasons, but those are the two big ones, IMO. If the GOP had wanted a female candidate, someone like Olympia Snowe or Kay Baily Hutchison would not have incited this kind of negative response.

  13. 13 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

    RB

    Nor John McCain’s, JJ, nor John McCain’s.

    It makes you wonder what would have happened if Palin had been properly vetted — would he still have taken a chance with her because Duh Base would love her? I think he would have.

  14. 14 toujoursdan Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Good analysis.

    If he had gone with someone like Kay Bailey Hutchison, who was from the South and rather intelligent, he might have won. I wouldn’t call her drop dead gorgeous but she’s no Margaret Beckett either.

  15. 15 Bleatmop Friday, October 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Internet threats. The last tactic of the intellectually vapid. What’s the matter Jasper, couldn’t find a script on the internet to cut and paste as a retort to CTZen? Or is that the scripted answer?

    JJ – For me, it’s Palin’s simple minded certitude that turned my opinion sour on her. Suggesting that being able to see Russia from your boarder is a valid credential for foreign diplomacy is like suggesting that she’s a doctor because she stayed at a holiday inn last night.

  16. 16 J. A. Baker Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    My irony meter just went *spoing!*

    So CTZen, did it go *sproing*, or did it go *SPROING*?

  17. 17 Janus Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “So the left is releasing an anti-Palin book called ‘Going Rouge’ on the very same day that Palin’s book ‘Going Rogue’ is coming out.”

    Nope. Two people named Julie Sigwart are Micheal Stinson are doing that. “The left” has absolutely nothing to do with it.

    “…[Palin] happens to be a beautiful woman…”

    She is??? Mmmmm…can’t see it, myself. Ah, well, beauty being skin deep and in the eye of the beholder and all that…

    “Cornelius T.Zen,

    I’d like to meet you in a dark alley one day.”

    Um…no. You wouldn’t. Trust me on this… ;D

  18. 18 Janus Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    In all seriousness, JJ, I wonder what’s gonna happen when Palin finally figures out that she’s a practical joke the Republican party was playing on the electorate? Kinda like the winner of the “ugliest date on campus” party?

    They could not win. They knew they could not win. Why would they waste a viable candidate on a sure failure?

    She was cannon fodder, nothing more. And when she wakes up and realizes it, I predict an emotional storm of Vesuvian proportions.

  19. 19 RAFE Friday, October 23, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    You jughead lefties sure make for some entertaining surfing on this dreary evening.
    I’ll have to bookmark this site for future chuckles.

  20. 20 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    toujoursdan – I’m sure they could have at least come close to winning if they’d picked KBH instead of Palin (of course this is assuming that KBH would even want the job). And even if they didn’t win, the direction the party took after the election would have been a lot healthier.

  21. 21 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Bleatmop – Yes, that “ignorant & proud of it” attitude, yecch, it was like nails on a chalkboard.

  22. 22 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    JAB – Those Day by Day cartoons are so lame. They do lend themselves well to rewriting in the style of Charles Bukowski, though ;)

  23. 23 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Janus – Hard to say: she’s managed to stretch her 15 minutes a lot further than I would have thought possible a year ago. At this point I’m pretty sure she’ll always land on her feet. However, I don’t think it’ll ultimately be in politics since even the religious right is deserting her for Huckabee — most likely she’ll end up with a show on Fox.

  24. 24 JJ Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    RAFE – Thanks, we’re here all week, try the veal & don’t forget to tip your waitress.

  25. 25 Reality Bites Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 6:43 am

    JJ, never tell a right-winger to try the veal. They interpret it sexually and usually follow through.

  26. 26 JJ Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

    RB – That’s right, I forgot. (I shudder to think how they interpret “Pass the butter” or “Double cream, please”.)

  27. 27 J. A. Baker Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    (I shudder to think how they interpret “Pass the butter” or “Double cream, please”.)

    Or kumquats. (Hey, you were thinking it, too! :twisted: )

  28. 28 JJ Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

    :shock: Not kumquats! :shock:

  29. 29 euandus Monday, November 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I suspect that the evangelical dominance in the Republican Party will result in the party being relegated to a third party. I wonder if we may see a shift from the two parties we have known? At any rate, if traditional republicans are leaving, it is not because they have suddenly become democrats. Rather, they are being pushed out. I have posted that this will hurt the GOP. See: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/02/the-republican-party-writing-itself-into-a-corner/

    You might be interested in this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33583328/ns/politics-more_politics/


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