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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Are you now or have you ever been...?
The NY Republican party is beyond parody at this point. Pataki thinks he has Presidential prospects. Nobody knows why. Jeanine Pirro's amazing self-destructing candidacy for Senate. Act II in her candidacy for Attorney General. The search to find somebody, anybody, willing to be the sacrificial lambs to Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton. Finally dredging up "KT" MacFarland, a minor appointee in the Reagan administration, then watching her tell a gathering of Suffolk County Republicans that Hillary has helicopters flying over her house taking pictures, people photographing her apartment from across the street, and plans to corrupt her precious bodily fluids. OK, I made that last part up. She has a challenger, though; John Spencer, mayor of Yonkers. Most notable for thinking the Minutemen are pretty cool.

You'd think they'd quit while they're behind. But nooooooo. The NRCC is accusing New York Democrats of being allied with the Communist Party. Apparently someone named Elena Mora, who is apparently the chairperson of the NY state Communist Party (who knew they even still existed?), who wrote a piece for the People's Weekly World (which I've never read but suspect would give the Weekly World News a run for its money on the credibility front) saying in part,

“New Yorkers have every reason to expect a big sweep for the Democrats in November, starting with the governor’s and U.S. Senate races, on down to the state Senate.

Extremely important for the national picture are the congressional races. It looks like New York voters will contribute at least one and maybe more seats to the 15-seat change necessary to end Republican control of Congress.”

The article mentioned four Democratic candidates by name, including "Kirsten Gillenbrand [sic]", who's running against John Sweeney for the 20th district House seat. This was apparently enough for an NRCC spokesweasel to come out with this remarkable bit:
“It’s good to know Democrats can count on the support of card-carrying Communists to win over the hearts and minds of Empire State voters,” Patru said. “While it’s fitting that the party of failure and the philosophy of failure would join forces, we find these revelations quite disturbing nonetheless. New York Democrats, particularly these candidates, should tell voters whether they are now or ever have been in cahoots with Communists.”
No shame. No scruples. No sense of history or propriety.

And really. "Cahoots"? I know it's a real word, but it sounds like he's accusing them of going to a dive bar together.

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