Wednesday, November 4, 2009
NY-23.....NeoCons GO DOWN in FLAMES...Big Time
As an update to last Monday's article (23 RD Congressional District Special Election), yesterday, the extreme right NeoCon faction of the GOP was dealt a crushing blow in it's effort to take control of their party.
Hand picked, litmus tested, ultra-conservative ideologue activist Doug Hoffman was soundly beaten by Democrat Bill Owens to fill out the term left vacant by Republican Congressman John Mc Hugh who joined the Obama Administration as Secretary of the Army earlier this year.
NY-23 had not elected a Democrat to office in more than 150 years. Given this history and a truckload of money along with high profile endorsements from Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Army and others during an in-party fight with moderate Republicans, the election of Democrat Owens is testimony to the mess the GOP now finds itself experiencing.