Dede Scozzafava, the Republican congressional nominee who dropped out of New York’s special election last week to endorse Democrat Bill Owens, said Wednesday night that the GOP is “really not based on any sort of substance.”
If that’s so, how’d she get booted out? Wait, Politico might be playing loose with quotes:
Speaking with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Scozzafava warned Republicans that “you have ideology that’s really not based on any sort of substance that can move an agenda forward, that can really help people in this country.”
What if you want to move an agenda back?
“You know, the original Republican Party was all about less government interference in the lives of individuals. It was about promoting self-sufficiency versus government dependency.”
That’s debateable. If subsidized railroads and harbors and opposition to polygamy qualify as “less government interference in the lives of individuals”, OK. Their first President sure interfered in a lot of lives.