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May 21, 2011

NY-26 May Be Lost, Because Some Are Being Suckered By The Fake Tea Party Candidate Who's Actually A Pelosi Democrat

Sighing. They keep doing it and doing it. Mostly we don't fall for it. This is one of those times we are falling for it, as the Democrat is ahead by four, and the fake Tea Party candidate, who supported Obama and ObamaCare and ran as a Democrat here three times, has 9% of the vote.

Jack Davis, "Tea Party" candidate, is a complete fraud and Democratic plant. Says the Tea Party Express. Oh, and everyone else not named "Jack Davis."

GOP nominee Jane Corwin, an independently wealthy state lawmaker, was largely expected to dominate the race, held in what may be the Empire State's most conservative district. But the candidacy of deep-pocketed third-party candidate Jack Davis, who will appear on the ballot on the Tea Party line, has gotten in the way. Recent polling suggests that he's draining support from Corwin, giving Democrat Kathy Hochul, the Erie County Clerk, a chance to pull off an upset.

At least one local tea party group has been attacking Davis, a Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-Republican, as a tea party fraud for several weeks. American Crossroads, which invested $650,000 on the contest so far, and other outside conservative groups have joined that refrain.

Each party's national campaign committees have also committed at least $250,000 for television advertising.

American Action Network, another major conservative outside group, will begin airing campaign ads as well, according to Politico.

But the Tea Party Express' involvement suggests the beginning of a ground war as well in what has suddenly become an election with national implications symbolically, if nothing else.

“The press conferences will clearly reveal Jack Davis as a big-government supporting liberal who only wishes to split the Republican vote and gain a House seat for Democrats,” reads the advisory released by the Tea Party Express.

A reader told me this guy's ads were running on this site, at least when accessed in this district. I didn't approve that ad and didn't know about it. The appearance here is not an endorsement. He's just buying ads on conservative blogs in order to trick people.

Here's how this happened: Someone in the "Tea Party Coalition" got into a snit about not being suitably stroked.

In the wake of Chris Lee’s resignation (for his shirtless stupidity), the local Republican Party put forth Jane Corwin as the establishment replacement. As Jazz Shaw points out, the decision-making under a special election in New York is left up to Republican chairmen, which gives rise to infighting. Yet Jane Corwin had a solid voting record and was rated the second-most conservative member of the state legislature. The same Conservative Party that endorsed Doug Hoffman and injected the third-party challenge for NY-23 sided with Corwin.

However, Tea Party Coalition leader Jim Ostrowski was unsatisfied with the lack of input allowed in the selection process. He decided to enlist millionaire and three-time Democrat congressional candidate Jack Davis to run on a Tea Party ballot. Up until now, Tea Party insurgents have run to the right of the establishment. Jack Davis’ run sets a new paradigm.

Jack Davis’ Republican credentials are nonexistent. Like Dede Scozzafava, he has a history of ACORN/Working Family Party endorsements and is ardently pro-abortion. Davis’ signature issue is a new tariff program that is advocated by Keynesian and far-left economist Paul Krugman — the policy makes Smoot-Hawley look like free trade. He is opposed to any and all entitlement reform at the federal level, and his campaign manager is a progressive consultant.

While tea partiers were protesting the Obama stimulus, GM takeovers, cap and trade, and ObamaCare, Jack Davis was sending campaign donations to Democrats who voted to enable these laws. A donation was sent to Louise Slaughter one week after cap and trade passed the House. Louise Slaughter was the Democrat leader who came up with the “deem and pass” rule for ObamaCare that helped sway fence-sitters to vote yes.

So, because this asshole didn't feel that the very properly consulted when the GOP nominated the very-conservative Corwin, he decided to recruit and back a liberal.

Jack Davis is also a little mentally unstable:

Jane Corwin can still win this. But it's going to take some people waking the hell up and stop putting their egos -- Listen to meeeeeee!!!! -- ahead of actual results.

This always worried me about the Tea Party. There are politics in politics, after all. There's plenty of this bullshit in the Republican Party, God knows. But I did worry that the Tea Party would do many of the same things the Republicans do for exactly the same reasons -- ego, Respect My Authoritah!, etc. -- but people wouldn't see through that, as the Tea Party, for good and for ill, is supposed to be above all that, and just about principle.

It's not. It is a creation of human beings and therefore prey to all the usual failings of humanity. Greed. Jealousy. Vanity. Attention-seeking.

And here, there is a good chance a Democrat will be elected because a prick decided to act like a prick and recruit another prick to sabotage the conservative cause.

MediScare: Jane Corwin is also being battered as some kind of big defender of which she's really not.

Seniors insanely continue insisting upon a plan that's going to leave them with rationing and death panels in eight years or so. They're just determined to have death panels.

At some point I guess the rest of us have to throw up our hands and give the people what they want.

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