Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's Chief-of-Staff called-up DeDe Scozzafava and according to Darrell Issa, her endorsement of Democrat Owens followed. The question is: what did Dems offer to RINO Republican, Ms. Scozzafava? I have an idea about that.
The Hill reports this from Issa:
Just hours before [Scozzafava] endorsed the Democrat, she received calls from Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. She also received calls from the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senator Chuck Schumer," Issa wrote. "Was Scozzafava promised something in return for her endorsement of the Democrat? Time will tell."I doubt that it would have taken much for Scozzafava to flip - in fact, maybe nothing. Revenge is sweet, but it must be even sweeter when the White House calls. For Rham Emanuel to call Scozzafava...that's a big deal. I suspect that Scozzafava has a czarship in her future, in return for the Owens endorsement.
Gateway Pundit reports on Patrick Gaspard, the White House ACORN czar, and his part in Scozzafava's flip. The story suggests that DeDe's husband, union organizer Ron McDougall, was "in talks months ago," with Democratic operatives about a switch to the Dem party. Read that story here.
Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) originally supported Scozzafava, but moved to Doug Hoffman's camp the day before Scozzafava exited left. Here's his statement:
Doug Hoffman is a Ronald Reagan conservative that has received endorsements from conservative leaders all over the country including conservative New York Republicans like former Governor George Pataki, but most important, he has the endorsement of conservative Republican voters in his own district," Issa said in his endorsement.I have to wonder why Issa would have ever endorsed Scozzafava. There is nothing in her political background to bring a conservative to support her political philosophy.
My hope is that Scozzafava changes parties. As my husband so elegantly said, we don't need these people "who don't stand for crap."
Others talking about White House offers for DeDe:
The Lonely Conservative
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