The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it’s important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York’s 23rd Congressional district. It’s my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.The local Republican Party in the NY-23 district has made a serious miscalculation here by nominating a RINO. The RNC doubled down on that mistake by throwing their weight behind the wrong candidate. As Melissa Clouthier said in her blog on pajamasmedia.com,
Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a “time for choosing.”
The Republican establishment made another miscalculation last year. They underestimated the resolve and force of the tea party movement. These folks are ticked. They are angrier at the Republican establishment than they are at President Obama and his Marxist minions.One recent poll's findings were that 73% of the "base" is pissed at the "elite" leadership. A leadership that has made the mistake of thinking that running a moderate or RINO will win over moderate or independent voters. NOT, that's why Obama won last fall. His bait-and-switch, snookered the independent voters who are now as disenchanted with his unrestricted/undisciplined spending. The RNC has miscalculated the anger of the base and that of the "Tea Partiers" completely.
So the Republicans have seemed as stunned with the tea partiers as the tea partiers are stunned at their party. The grassroots folks have had it. They’re tired of being disrespected. They’re tired of being told to pipe down and go along to get along when the candidates the party picks stink and then lose.Me? I've come to the conclusion that the leadership at the RNC hasn't a clue what the base wants, and moreover just doesn't care. That's the reason why the Tea Party has gained immense popularity. There is more than a small kernel there for the establishment of a new party, if the RNC and the leadership continues to ignore the desires of the base of this party.