It’s an episode of “All in the Family” meets “Cops.”
George Joseph, Republican Party Chairman of Oneida County, wrote off the election in the 23rd, slammed Scozzafava, then attacked conservatives:
Joseph blamed the Conservative Party for this circumstance as much as the breach of trust in the Republican nomination process:
“ As a party chairman I have intolerance for those who start banging the drum after the fact. It smells like a spoiler and it will be a spoiler. The relationship between the Republicans and Conservatives has been breached. For Republicans, the election is lost either way. If Hoffman can win it, which is a long shot ,where does that put us? ”
Joseph adamantly refused to call for Scozzafava to withdraw from the race. “ That would just be affirming Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long’s position. What are we going to do ? Let him tell us who we should nominate? ”
No, you let the people tell you whom you should nominate. This dude is a chairman?