Friday, October 23, 2009

What If Doug Hoffman Loses?

CBS has an article about Palin's endorsement of Hoffman here. It's fair, that's not why I brought it up. I brought it up because of this line:
Given that this is a moderate district (Obama won with 52 percent of the vote in 2008, Bush with 53 percent in 2004 and former Rep. McHugh repeatedly won easily as a moderate), a third-party conservative candidate has a slim chance of actually winning the seat.

What's more likely: Hoffman derails Scozzafava's chance at winning, handing the Democrat Owens a victory and House Democrats another seat on Nov. 3.
Okay, that is a possibility. What if that happens? What if we follow the courage of our convictions and it results in a loss? I'm not saying that he will lose or that the Democrat will win; I'm just saying it's possible.

The most obvious answer is that there's no difference between the Republican and the Democrat anyway. Putting in an "R" rather than a "D" will accomplish nothing. There is no one who infuriates me more than the traitors on our side. The Olympia Snowes of the Republican Party. I would rather be in the minority and be principled than get a majority and betray those values. But there's more to it than that.

If you had presented me with this type of scenario about a year ago, I probably would have gone the Gingrich route. But things have changed.

I have decided that it is better to not vote for the lesser of two evils, even if that means that the greater evil may succeed. Why? It's kind of hard to explain....

Why is America waking up today? Why are there tea parties sprouting up like weeds? Why are there some people who are finally getting involved after 30 plus years of political apathy? Simple: they've been pushed too far.

We can compromise and get a majority, maybe. But we won't be any better off. It's the choice between Obama and McCain. One way you die quickly; the other way you die slowly and painfully. Either way you're dead.

I posit that the American people will never truly rise up and take their country back until they are pushed up against the wall and forced out of their apathy to do so. That will not happen as long as there are moderates "handling" things for us. It's not gonna happen.

So, what if Doug Hoffman loses? What if the Democrat wins? What good will standing by conservative principles have done then?

Who woke the American people up more: John McCain or Obama?

Think about it.

2 comments:

Greg said...

When Gov. Palin resigned, she stated quite clearly that she would do what she could to help get conservative candidates elected, whether they are reps, dems or no party at all. She has kept her word, and stands on principal. I think she would have done herself more harm if she had stayed out of the race or sat on the fence like Mitt, Huck and TPaw, all 3 could have thrown it back at her, and the media would have been sure to do so. If you take a principaled stand, and keep your word, that is a good thing, even if there is a loss. Dede is a democrat in all but name, so electing her would not have done the repubs any good anyway. There is still ten days to go before the election, with a fresh infusion of money, Hoffman can still win this race. If Gov. Palin shows up in his district for a few rallies, practically every voter would turn out. I hope she considers going, she's going to WI in early Nov, coming down a few days earlier shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Uffda said...

I agree she should keep her word, and she did. It's still a risk. If the Democrat wins, the media will say Palin doesn't have any real impact, and the GOP will say "See! You divider, horrible person you!"

Whatever. I think Palin goes on the idea that you just do what you think is right and let the rest work itself out.