Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Paging General Custer

Here’s the actual headline from the conservative blogger Erick Erickson:

In NY-23, Conservatives Win

In the real world, Democrat Bill Owens won, beating the carpetbagged and wingnut-approved Doug Hoffman. Mr. Erickson’s logic is that the goal all along was to beat the GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava since she wasn’t right-wing enough, and they did that; she dropped out last Saturday, backed Owens, and came in third.

I guess you find solace where you can, even if it’s by having your hand-picked candidate beaten by a Democrat in a district that hasn’t elected one since Ulysses S. Grant was around. Therefore you have to have the resilience of another Civil War hero, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who on June 25, 1876, told his troops at the Little Bighorn that we’ve got the Indians right where we want them.

The teabaggers have now set their sights on Florida and will work to defeat Charlie Crist so that a real Republican — Marco Rubio — can run for the Senate. I’m sure that the Democrats are shaking in their boots.