Because they do stupid stuff like backing Dede Scozzafava in a special election for the solid Republican seat in New York's 23rd Congressional District, the seat held until recently by John McHugh, a Republican who is leaving to become Secretary of the Army.
The seat is now open and a new representative must be chosen. In this district, the GOP generally has no chance of losing no matter who they put up. But rather than back a conservative, the GOP got behind a RINO State Assemblywoman named Dede Scozzafava who votes to the left of many of the state's liberal Democrats.
I won't go deep into the history of this nightmarish woman. Michelle Malkin is doing a fantastic job here already, detailing Scozzafava's ties to ACORN, support for abortion and unions, including the infamous card-check legislation that Dems love...even her apparent corruption and siphoning of campaign funds to sham businesses run by family and friends. She's everything that we conservatives hate in the most liberal of Democrats, and here she is, running under the GOP banner with the full backing of once-credible "conservatives" like Newt Gingrich.
This article by Warner Todd Huston spells it out quite well, too. Dede Scozzafava must withdraw, and the GOP needs to join the rest of us conservatives behind Doug Hoffman, who now has to run as a third-party candidate under the banner of the New York State Conservative Party because Scozzafava won't relinquish the GOP seat. Hoffman already has the support of solid conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Fred Thompson and Gary Bauer. The message is getting out, and it seems that everyone except the GOP leadership is receiving it. Hoffman's actually out-polling her now, but she could still serve as a spoiler and toss this seat to the Dems unless she backs out or Hoffman can win big.
I support Doug Hoffman. Lagniappe would too if he could vote. Please join us by sending Hoffman a donation and by letting the GOP and Mr. Gingrich know that if they go liberal on us this year, they can go it alone in 2010.
Read Doug Hoffman's editorial in the New York Post. He's one of us. Send him a few dollars and poke both Obama and the GOP in the eye.