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Memories of 94…

Posted: November 3, 2009 by datechguy in elections, opinion/news
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…are mentioned on Morning Joe and Documented at Red State:

Joe Scarborough tells me and the record of newspapers and television transcripts from the time confirms that Scarborough rarely talked about abortion, but editorialists across the country did. Scarborough was all about taxes, regulation, and small business.

Of course, on October 6, 1994, Roll Call had to report, “In the state’s 1st House district, being vacated by retiring Rep. Earl Hutto (D), Republican attorney Joe Scarborough defeated state Rep. Lois Benson in the GOP primary runoff, 54 to 46 percent. Democrats hope their candidate, former auto dealer Vince Whibbs Jr., will be able to portray Scarborough as a far-right candidate out of step with the district.”

The press then did what they are doing this year. Scarborough and the GOP were — and I had forgotten this — portrayed as “The Party of No.”

Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The NRCC is insane.

Vote Hoffman!

BTW Chuck Todd mentions a special election in California where he states it likely going to be a democratic win but is going to be MUCH closer that people thing. Boy that $1,000,000 is looking better for Dede the angry now.

UPDATE: Steyn opines

I’d far rather she switched to the Dems now than pulled a Jeffords or a Spector down the line. But so much for Newt’s assurance that she’d be a reliable vote for Boehner as Speaker. Beyond that, her behavior reflects poorly on the party bosses who nominated and funded her, and not just for the obvious reason that the geniuses of the Republican Party’s national leadership blew just shy of a million bucks on a supporter of the Democratic candidate. This is where David Frum & Co miss the point: I’m all for growing the base, expanding the coalition, etc. But the Scozzafava candidacy was a characteristic example of the tin-eared faux-sophistry that does nothing but blow your own foot off. It’s a shame over 900 grand’s worth of good people’s donations at a time of recession should have to be tossed out of a moving vehicle on the Adirondack Northway to demonstrate the obvious point that nobody needs Scozzafava Republicanism.

Update 2: Smitty at The Other McCain reminds us of Ca-10 as well.

Update 3: Hotair has the video