Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Inmates Aren't Running The Asylum...Yet

Maybe since the ultra-reactionary wing of the Republican party has devolved into the Home for the Confused, this is a sign that the few remaining sane are tunneling their way to freedom:
Democrats won a special election in New York State’s northernmost Congressional district Tuesday, a setback for national conservatives who heavily promoted a third candidate in what became an intense debate over the direction of the Republican Party.

The Democratic candidate, Bill Owens, led with 49 percent of the vote, while the Conservative Party candidate, Douglas L. Hoffman, had 46 percent...

Leading conservative voices — including The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and The Weekly Standard and the talk show personalities Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck — took on the Republican nominee, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who supports gay rights and abortion rights and had embraced some Democratic economic policies like the federal stimulus package. They labeled her as too liberal.
The attacks on Ms. Scozzafava eventually took their toll, and she stunned her party over the weekend first by withdrawing from the race and then by urging her supporters to vote for Mr. Owens, a 60-year-old lawyer from Plattsburgh.
But you can bet there will be the usual Greek chorus of rightist wingnuts wailing that they just haven't been crazy enough, and if only they could find some Miss America-looking twit to spout lunacies they could take back America!.

BTW, this will not end well. He's going to lower taxes and still maintain good schools? Say goodbye to your roads and bridges, and hope you can find a place to haul your garbage to.

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