Women are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
hoffman leads owens by 19 in a 3-way, by 15 in a head to head
Public Policy Polling: More NY-23 mess
independents break 61% for mcdonnell in VA
Independents flocking to Republican in race for Va. governor - washingtonpost.com
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
No, I am not kidding. She is right of average for her NY Republican caucus, and dead center, nationally.
Actually, though, Boris and Nolan find Scozzafava to be pretty much in the exact center on a national scale:
Her ideological "common space" score is 0.02. These scores, similar but far superior to interest group ratings, put state legislators around the country on the same scale with each other, as well as with members of Congress.
Being in the center nationally puts Scozzafava to the right in New York:
Scozzafava's score puts her in the 58th percentile of her party, which makes her slightly more conservative than the average Republican legislator in Albany, so she's a conservative in her [state] party.
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Scozzafava is a Conservative Republican (by New York State standards)
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Come on, you can do better than that can't you?
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Based on Scozzafava's positions, it suggests something most of us have known for quite some time.
The GOP defines Conservative as "SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE with economic conservative."
Abortion & Gay Rights trumps anti-tax, smaller government, strong defense, pro-gun and pro business hands down.
Dede for Congress: Issues
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.