Scozzafava STILL Talking...

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 5:12 PM
For a candidate who dropped out of a congressional race, Dede Scozzafava still has a lot to say.  And, not surprisingly, she has a lot of bad things to say specifically about the Republican Party--the party which it seems she just used in order to secure a place in the race.  After all, I can't imagine why someone would run as a Republican and then turn around and say the party is anti-woman and lacks substance. 

Not surprisingly, MSNBC was happy to give Scozzy a soapbox to stand on:



Here are some snippets of her interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, as reported by Politico:

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.”

“I don’t think it’s good for the health of our party. Any party that just tries to purge members that might have any sort of independent thinking, I think, eventually will run itself to very much of a minority status,” she continued. “I think any sort of party has to be willing to solve the problems. And in order to solve problems, you have to look at things sometimes differently. And you do have to drive towards some sort of consensus building.” 

Scozzafava also said she plans to remain a member of the GOP, despite being stripped of her Republican leadership post this week in the New York state Assembly:

"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.  I feel my philosophy and my viewpoints and my record — I voted 95 percent with my Republican leader in the state Assembly,” she continued. “But you know, people had a bigger agenda that they wanted to push. And the only thing I can say is anybody that endorsed the opponent didn't vet my record.”