The Right Wingnuts led by Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin lost their election in the 23rd Congressional District of New York as the ultra-conservative Republican candidate Doug Hoffman conceded to Democrat Bill Owens.
Owens gained 49 percent of the vote, versus 46 percent for Hoffman, and six percent for Dede Scozzafava, whose name was still on the ballot, even though she dropped out of the race.
This race saw the original Republican challenger Dede Scozzafava back out of the race under extreme pressure from within her own party and the Right Wingnut fringe. They - led by media pundits Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin - hand picked Doug Hoffman as the man who would save them. With their withering communications drumbeat, Hoffman rose from nowhere in the polls to the point of being considered the front runner before tonight's election.
Had the Right-Wingnuts stayed out of the race and allowed Scozzafava to run her campaign, the GOP would doubtlessly have kept this seat, which had voted consistently Republican since the days of Ulysses S. Grant. Now, however, the Democrats have won five consecutive special Congressional elections.
The Far Right has demonstrated exactly how they can keep the Democrats in power forever. Keep purging moderate Republican candidates, replace them with Far Right Conservatives, and the Republican Party will continue its descent into the dustbin of history.
Bring on 2010, Wingnuts!!
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