Friday, November 6, 2009

NCGOP's Hoffman invitation is Stupid Thing of the Week

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Welcome to the Stupid Thing of the Week. North Carolina Republican Party chair Tom "I'm not gay, dammit!" Fetzer is throwing his party’s support behind the Palin/Beck faction and its move to purge the GOP of “moderates.” In a move that is leaving some political observers gasping or scratching their heads, Fetzer has invited New York Conservative Party congressional candidate Doug "Mr. Excitement" Hoffman to speak at the Republican Party’s Hall of Fame Dinner on Nov. 21 in Raleigh. Hoffman was endorsed by various Republican bigwigs – Palin, Pawlenty, Perry – over the GOP’s own candidate, Dede Scozzafava, who just wasn’t Neolithic enough for the new, improved, and increasingly nutzoid party.

Hoffman -- who doesn’t even live in the New York congressional district in which he ran --  of course lost the race, giving that congressional seat to Democrats for the first time since the Civil War.  That's success enough for Fetzer, though, who said Hoffman’s candidacy – against a Republican, remember – “inspired conservatives across the country . . . he will reach out to North Carolina conservatives to help us reclaim our government." Well, good luck with that, Tom. Encouraging disarray in your own party is certainly one way to be remembered. By the way, here's the kind of oratorical excitement you can expect from Hoffman if you head to Raleigh for his speech:

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