Dede Scozzafava is a Republican candidate for NY-23. Last night she held a dinner and afterwards someone from her campaign called the police on John McCormack from the Weekly Standard. Here’s what he says about it:
I spotted Scozzafava later as she was walking to the parking lot, and asked her: " Assemblywoman, do you believe that the health-care bill should exclude coverage for abortion?" She didn't reply. I asked her twice more. Silence.
After she got into her car, I went to my car and fired up my laptop to report the evening's events.
Minutes later a police car drove into the parking lot with its lights flashing. Officer Grolman informed me that she was called because "there was a little bit of an uncomfortable situation" and then took down my name, date of birth, and address.
"Maybe we do things a little differently here, but you know, persistence in that area, you scared the candidate a little bit," Officer Grolman told me.
This sounds like a misunderstanding is all, but let’s look at how Malkin responds to this:
I just read through Scozzafava’s issues page on her campaign site, and nothing strikes me as her being a “radical leftist”. As matter of fact items like these speak the speak the opposite:
Those are two cornerstone conservative points. Yet since Scozzafava is apparently pro-choice that’s enough for Malkin to label her a “radical leftist” and is why people like Malkin are a cancer for the Republican Party. They can’t be honest about the reasons they disagree with the people they like. Instead they believe that if you disagree with them on any one issue then you must be from the other side. If the Republican Party wants to become the party of Steppford, where everyone is the same, then so be it, but they must also plan to remain a diminishing minority until such time that they change this position.
America is a bunch of clones. It’s a country full of unique individuals with different ideas. That’s why the Republican Party is in such dire straits right now. They fail to recognize that and the constant actions by them or their supporters reaffirms this position. Given the lack of choice we have when it comes to parties in this country that leaves those actual Republicans and Conservatives who might disagree on a single issue or two to either give up their voices really being heard or become Democrats.
If the Republicans want to regain power then they need to denounce people like Malkin, Beck, Limbaugh and the rest of the others who are intolerable of any ideal that might not coincide with their own.