Friday, October 30, 2009

Hoffmania: What does it mean?

Establishment, beware.

As independent Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman has emerged as the front runner in the congressional race in New York's 23rd District, the political establishment is trying to figure out what it means:

...neither major party knows what to think about the Hoffman candidacy and both are trying to adjust their spin to accommodate what a victory by the Conservative Party candidate would say about the national political field.

Instead of spinning, the pols should be begging...for mercy:

Hoffman's rise is a manifestation of a series of recent poll numbers that show Americans growing increasingly frustrated with and distrustful of the federal government.

...the strong anti-incumbent sentiment may well hurt Democrats more in 2010 simply because they hold more seats in the House and the Senate. But, a Hoffman win is rightly understood not as a rejection of either party but rather a rejection of the political system as a whole. And, if it comes to pass, that will mean lots of competitive races and nervous incumbents next November.

On November 3, a fed up Mr. Smith, goes to Washington.


The Real Significance of Hoffman in NY-23

Video: Governor Pataki endorsing Hoffman (h/t: Left Coast Rebel)

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conservative generation said...

Klik - You nailed it! A Hoffman win means a complete establishment shake up. However, I'm not sure it'll mean the Washington boys are going to fall in on their knees and beg for forgiveness.

We will have tilted our hand a little and they'll be less likely to brazenly profess their statism in the future. We are going to have to be more vigilant of candidates in 2010

RightKlik said...

CG: You're right. The Washington boys won't discover contrition until things get even uglier for the establishment. But it will get uglier.

Donald Douglas said...

American Power tracked-back with, 'The Real Significance of Hoffman in NY-23'.

RightKlik said...

DD: Thanks for the link

DaBlade said...

"Romney or Huckabee. Neither is qualified as a leader of conservatives when they will not support Doug Hoffman. It is as simple as that. And we will remember in 2012."

Couldn't have said it better!

Mrsupole said...

We must keep the momentum going. We want change alright, just not the change that progressives want. We want to take our country back. We want to protect our constitution and we want to elect those that want to protect it also.

Do we have a Protectivism Party? If not, someone needs to start one. We want a party that will undo the damage done by the progressives and the ones who want to destroy our constitution.

I am for a "Flat" tax, not the Fair tax system. What I have so far studied about the Fair tax is it is not really all that fair. Just a straight Flat tax on every dollar earned is the fairest of them all.

There will be no more of these people who work and never pay taxes anymore. No more loop holes for the rich who actually pay less per their income, and then the tax burden no longer falls so much on the middle class. And I understand that more taxes are actually collected by the government.

Because Huckabee is for the Fair tax, I just cannot vote for him. Conservatives need to learn more about the Flat tax and how it balances out and equals the taxes for everyone. And we can end up paying almost 10% less in taxes then we do now under our current system. Plus the Flat tax woud mean the end of the IRS. No more freaking out and filing your taxes by the 15th. It just comes out of your paycheck and that is it. How easy is that. Then the IRS people could all become financial planners and help us to learn to save our money for retirement. Everyone wins. What is greater than that.

God bless.

conservative generation said...

I sent a link your way this morning! Have an excellent Saturday.

RightKlik said...

CG: Thanks!