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Posted by straight shooter on July 30, 2009 under General, Political

RINO a sign of ‘disarray’ in New York GOP

A political science professor in New York says state Republican Party leaders aren’t requiring GOP candidates to adhere to the core values the party was founded on a clear sign the party is in “disarray.”

New York Republicans have chosen liberal state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava as their nominee for the special election to replace Army Secretary-designate John McHugh (R-New York) in the state’s 23rd congressional district. Democrats have yet to select their candidate.

Following the defeat of social conservative GOP candidate Jim Tedisco in the neighboring 20th district earlier this year, 11 New York Republican county chairmen decided to nominate a candidate in Scozzafava who supports abortion and same-sex “marriage.”

David Corbin, assistant professor of politics at The King’s College in New York City, says the Republican Party in the Empire State is searching for its identity.

“More than anything, it just shows you how much in disarray the party is in coming to grips with what the party is for,” says the educator.

“The party isn’t for the party; the party is for its principles – and unfortunately I think a lot of party chairmen get caught up in being for the party and having enough individuals who have a certain letter next to their name rather than having those letters mean anything when individuals end up serving in Congress.”

Corbin says there is very little understanding at the both the national and state levels about what exactly it means to be a Republican. He suggests that before being nominated, GOP candidates need to be asked the question: “What does it mean to you to be a Republican?” and if they don’t fit don’t run!

The first thing that needs to be understood is that the Republican party is conservative … if you can’t be don’t expect to be elected … run for the Dems or Independent!