Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party outsider, annihilated the liberal Republican — despite the fact that the RINO was propped up with huge quantities of GOP cash. Then, after the turncoat Republican dropped out, Hoffman delivered a strong showing against the Blue Dog Democrat, who enjoyed the full support of the White House.
Amid reports of broken voting machines and other irregularities, we'll have to wait a while for the final percentages, but Hoffman has conceded to the Democrat, Bill Owens.
What does Doug Hoffman's performance in New York's 23rd Congressional District mean?
The Democrat-run media won't admit it now, but when Hoffman was a long shot, they pointed out how Hoffman's campaign success would be a reflection on the power of the Tea Party Movement and the .
They were right.
Hoffman's surprisingly strong performance presents some important lessons for both parties.
As much as they might want to drift (or lurch) to the left, establishment elites don't have that luxury. In a nation in which conservatives outnumber liberals 2:1, the Democrats and the Republicans are going to move to the right. If they don't move to the right voluntarily, conservative Tea Party activists will drag them to the right.
The American taxpayers are fed up. We don't need or want more government interference in our lives.
Conservatives are standing up in opposition to the failed, tired ideas of the '60s and '70s. We're saying no to another decade of stagflation, more societal decay and further breakdown of the American family.
To the GOP, conservatives are saying, "We've compromised enough ALREADY!" We don't need more Arlen Specters or Olympia Snowes.
We won't put up with Republicans whose disdain for time-tested conservative values is only slightly less offensive than that of the radical Democrats.
We won't don't need a party whose assaults on the financial security of future generations are only slightly less reckless that that of the Kleptocrats.
And we won't settle for politicians whose attacks on liberty are only slightly less intense than those of the Party of Pelosi.
Conservatives know they need the GOP, and the GOP is surely beginning to understand how much it needs conservatives. So there can be no more million-dollar campaigns for ACORN-backed, tax-and-spend, secret-ballot-bashing turncoat RINOs who are to the left of Obama on social issues.
Liberty is the only alternative to tyranny, and conservatives will always fight for liberty. That fact needs to sink in with the GOP...pronto.
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Can we say goodbye to the tax-and-spend-and-earmark philosophy that has decimated the Republican party in Congress?
Obama: 2 visits to VA, 3 visits to NJ. Too bad he couldn't make it to NY-23.