Riehl World Viewhas an exclusive today that is a damning indictment of the old-guard Republican Establishment that just doesn’t “get it” with regard to the Tea Parties and the 9-12 Movement:
A special report on NY – 23 — Questions of bogus polls, large sums of wasted campaign money to cash in on GOP coffers, insider influence and politics as usual originating out of Washington, DC came my way via sources I trust within the NY GOP who wish to not be named. Independent research has verified many, if not all of their claims.
A known, well-placed NY Republican source with no dog in this fight reached out to provide the full story behind the nomination of Dede Scozzafava in NY – 23. Unfortunately, I’m forced to contradict a previous post where I blamed it onthe local GOP, while encouraging conservatives to become more involved – as I would still do. Also, to be clear, they were well aware of Michael Patrick Leahy’s account at TCOT Report. They did not dispute it, but insisted it only contained half the story as the rest likely wasn’t known by Leahy or his Conservative Party contacts.
Unfortunately, the fingers that matter appear to point back to Washington and the NRCC. No wonder we are now reading reports of the NRCC going all in for Dede in NY – 23. Someone needs to cover their behind in something that is said to have not won many friends even including within the RNC itself. That’s likely the reason why they were so slow to give to Scozzafava in NY – 23 until well after the NRCC. In short, they were ticked-off as it appears the NRCC rigged it and blew it from start to finish. But GOP first and uber alles in DC at the end of the day.
As I’ve been able to independently confirm corresponding facts, I am opting to publish the report, not to damage the GOP, or the NRCC – but because Republicans must come to terms with the power of new media in this day and age. Politics as usual will simply not cut it any more.
For her part, the woman who engineered this epic Republican political fiasco, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, remains unbowed and unrepentant in her conservative apostasy. Nor does she make any excuses for the blatant cronyism she exercised in supporting her friend and ideological compatriot in the New York State Assembly in her bid to win a seat in Congress.
While true and Duprey certainly deserves plenty of blame according to my sources, the more important claim is not that the NRCC delegated the decision to local Republicans like Duprey, as Newt would insist, instead they deferred to an old line power broker, former NRCC Chair and former NY Representative Tom Reynolds. They insist NRCC Executive Director, Guy Harrison, or his aides, were on the ground to sheppard Scozzafava through the allegedly open process from selection to finish, regardless of polls, or how local Republicans felt. The NRCC in the person of Reynolds thought they knew better than that and them.
The gist of the article is that when the seat became open (thr preceding representative was appointed by the NY Governor to fill Hillary Clinton’s old Senate seat), the NRCC reached out to the local GOP for candidates, and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey hand-picked Dede Scozzafav, her best friend, to be the nominee. The old timers fell right into line, and even snookered Newt Gingrich into falling for their line as well.
The conservatives of the Tea Party/9-12ers were not so easily rooked into buying the pig in a poke.
The TCOT Report is working on an expose as I write this on who snookered Gingrish into drinking the Kool-Aid. Meanwhile, read this story and be more than a little shocked at how taken for granted we are as Conservatives.
Wake up, GOP. We’ve been awakefor months now; and we’re no sheep.