If you haven't yet heard, last evening the news broke that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has officially endorsed Doug Hoffman, who is running for congress in the closely-watched congressional race in the 23rd Congressional District of New York. The vote will take place November 3rd.
There are three candidates vying for the seat: Democrat Bill Owens, Republican Dede Scozzafava, and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
Owens has been endorsed by President Barack Hussein Obama - enough said.
Scozzafava is running as a Republican, although there is little in her voting record that distinguishes her from a garden variety Democrat. I'm not even sure she qualifies as a RINO.
The only thing of any significance regarding her is that she inexplicably (or perhaps not) chalked up an endorsement from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich earlier this week, and apparently enjoys the support of the party leadership.
Hoffman has won endorsements from conservatives such as Dick Armey and Fred Thompson, but the endorsement he received from Sarah Palin should have the vapid Republican Party leadership quaking in its loafers.
Her endorsement of a conservative third-party candidate was not just a slap at the always-meandering Newt Gingrich, but a shot across the bow of the Republican Party itself. I hope Michael Steele is paying attention - not just for the future of the party, but of America as we know it.
Many have called this race a referendum on Obama's presidency, and perhaps it is, but I am not concerned with that right now. What I am interested in is the immediate future direction of the Republican Party itself, and specifically as it relates to the elections next November, which I see as more important to the future of our nation than even the elections in 2012.
Why? Because I firmly believe that if Obama isn't stopped cold in the next mid-term elections, by 2012 he may very well have taken us too far down the road to ruin for this nation to ever turn back. I know some who, far more intelligent than I, feel it may already be too late to right the ship.
I am not ready to go down that road as yet.
One thing is certain, if the Republican Party insists on pushing RINO candidates as they did last November, and have been for some time, we will have no chance whatsoever to halt our slide into the financial and economic abyss, as thoroughly fed-up conservatives are not going to go to the poles to vote for any more wolves in sheep's clothing.
One would think after two straight electoral defeats, the party leaders would have figured that out.
Let's hope Sarah Palin has their attention, because it's time for the Republican Party to put the RINOs in the zoo where they belong.