Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The State of the GOP in New York

I feel compelled to ask an obvious question. What is wrong with the republican party? I am specifically speaking of the New York party, but I suspect my sentiments hold for many states and on the national level.

New York held its primaries on Tuesday and the state party should be ashamed. With the results of the people in it is clear that the party no longer represents it's members.

Carl Paladino beat Rick Lazio in a landside. And Joe DioGuardi beat David Malpass and Bruce Blakeman by sizable margins. Blakeman was the party guy and barely reached 20% of the vote. Why is the party so out of touch with the people? There's likely many reasons, but right about
now, it doesn't matter. The people are speaking and we are not happy!

There is a movement afoot.

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  1. One bright spot.

    Chris Gibson in NY-20.


  2. Don't forget Ann Marie Buerkle in NY25.

    Republicans everywhere have to stop allowing the left to define the debate. They have to stop accepting their premises.

  3. Or Nan Hayworth in NY-19, too.

    Or Richard Hannah in NY-24.

    Or Tom Reid in the vacant NY-29

    Plus I wouldn't be surprised if most of the districts downstate and in NYC and Long Island remained in Dem hands, but the Dems are going to have to fight tooth and nail for them, which would pull away resources from other, mor competitve districts.

    I understand your pessemistic outlook regarding NY-21, but that's not to say there are competitive races elsewhere in the Empire state.

    Hell- The fact that Charlie Rangel won his party's primary should be fodder for every GOP candidate's ad.