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(New York Daily News)   Conservative Republicans are now open to running candidates whose nicknames include the word "Crazy"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 40
    More: Obvious, Carl Paladino, Dean Skelos, Buffalo Republican, Blasio, Eliot Spitzer, Vito Lopez, independent candidates  
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2013-09-09 03:31:58 PM
Oh horse farker. I missed you.
 
2013-09-09 03:33:43 PM
He's on the school board at one of the schools in Buffalo. This year should be interesting. Of course, he'll lose to Cuomo again.
 
2013-09-09 03:35:12 PM
Because "crazy" is an improvement over "retarded"
 
2013-09-09 03:52:07 PM
If the Conservative Party want to split the vote with the Republican party in New York and give the Democrats a landslide victory for the gubernatorial race, then by all means, they should proceed.
 
2013-09-09 03:53:44 PM
You act like this is something new, Subby.  The GOP has embraced numerous candidates common referred to as "crazy" in recent years.  To cite only a couple of the most obvious examples:

themediocrefight.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-09 03:55:07 PM
"Some people gave him that reputation," Long said of the "Crazy Carl" moniker.

No.  He gave himself that reputation when he started distributing racism and horse-farking centered emails.
 
2013-09-09 04:03:59 PM
Hm. I was going to (sort of) defend the Republican party on this one, because subby's headline is wrong - it's the Conservative Party that says they're open to having Carl Paladino run for governor under their banner.

But then... the Republicans already did it.

So... whatever. Laughable line in the article about this somehow helping the Conservative Party become NY's second largest party.
 
2013-09-09 04:07:59 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Hm. I was going to (sort of) defend the Republican party on this one, because subby's headline is wrong - it's the Conservative Party that says they're open to having Carl Paladino run for governor under their banner.

But then... the Republicans already did it.


So did the Conservative Party. Carl Paladino was their nominee in 2010 as well.
 
2013-09-09 04:10:00 PM
Crazy Carl is slashing, slashing, slashing budgets.  Everything must go!

Education, pensions, firefighters- he might even lay himself off.  No one is safe when Crazy Carl starts slashing!
 
2013-09-09 04:22:40 PM

RexTalionis: So did the Conservative Party. Carl Paladino was their nominee in 2010 as well.


Didn't know that.
Also, apparently he was a Democrat before 2005.
 
2013-09-09 04:30:42 PM
After losing his gubernatorial race, he successfully ran for a spot on the Buffalo school board.

So, after he failed to win himself one way to mooch off the taxpayers, he couldn't be arsed to get a real job and figured out another way to mooch off the taxpayers.

That's some real good Conservtiving there, Carl.
 
2013-09-09 04:45:18 PM

imontheinternet: Crazy Carl is slashing, slashing, slashing budgets.  Everything must go!

Education, pensions, firefighters- he might even lay himself off.  No one is safe when Crazy Carl starts slashing!


His budgets are INSANE!

/Don't get me started on his "Christmas in August" sale. . .
 
2013-09-09 05:00:13 PM
Carl "GODDAMN THAT HORSE HAS A BIG DICK PORN" Paladino?

Oh, serious hiliarity will be had. Please proceed, potential Gubernatorial candidate.
 
2013-09-09 05:09:01 PM

tallguywithglasseson: RexTalionis: So did the Conservative Party. Carl Paladino was their nominee in 2010 as well.

Didn't know that.
Also, apparently he was a Democrat before 2005.


BSABSVR?
 
2013-09-09 05:11:16 PM
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RIP Crazy Horse.
 
2013-09-09 05:13:17 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: RIP Crazy Horse.


pours out some of my 40...

www.40ozmaltliquor.com
 
2013-09-09 05:21:45 PM
I'm glad I live in sane Colorado where a nutjob like Tom Tancredo would never dream of running for gover...

Wait, what?

Goddamnit.
 
2013-09-09 05:22:59 PM
I came for a picture of Michelle Bachmann.
Was not disappointed.
 
2013-09-09 05:23:54 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Hm. I was going to (sort of) defend the Republican party on this one, because subby's headline is wrong - it's the Conservative Party that says they're open to having Carl Paladino run for governor under their banner.

But then... the Republicans already did it.

So... whatever. Laughable line in the article about this somehow helping the Conservative Party become NY's second largest party.


Here's the thing about the Conservative Party in New York. They basically ARE the Republican Party. Every time I can remember voting, the Republican candidate and the Conservative candidate are the same person.

But, like Rex said, if they want to change it up, split the vote and hand it to the Democrats, more power to 'em.
 
2013-09-09 05:24:47 PM

RexTalionis: If the Conservative Party want to split the vote with the Republican party in New York and give the Democrats a landslide victory for the gubernatorial race, then by all means, they should proceed.


Give?

It's New York - any Democrat running in a statewide race starts off with a two-million-vote head start in voter registration. Cuomo, Schumer and Gillibrand are locks for two thirds of the vote no matter who the GOP nominates. Maybe a rookie in a statewide race only gets to 55%, but they're not seriously challenged these days. The attorney general (Schneiderman) is a hack who proudly associated himself with Al Sharpton, and he won by 12.

A Democrat with any kind of name recognition in New York  really has to screw the pooch (or piss off Sheldon Silver) to only win a statewide race by under 15 points.
 
2013-09-09 05:25:42 PM
"And that's why I, Crazy Joe Davola, have just one thing to say to President Obama: SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!!!"
 
2013-09-09 05:27:02 PM

Two_Noodles: I came foron a picture of Michelle Bachmann.
Was not disappointed.


Let's be real, here.
 
2013-09-09 05:32:00 PM
blog.popcap.com

Also considered...
 
2013-09-09 05:32:34 PM
Maybe they should start running candidates named "Danger."

Like maybe,

Carlos Danger.
 
2013-09-09 05:35:51 PM

Macular Degenerate: Maybe they should start running candidates named "Danger."

Like maybe,

Carlos Danger.


www.guerrillacandy.com

/approve
 
2013-09-09 06:25:09 PM

RexTalionis: If the Conservative Party want to split the vote with the Republican party in New York and give the Democrats a landslide victory for the gubernatorial race, then by all means, they should proceed.


New York practices "fusion voting".  If one candidate is nominated by two parties, all the votes from both party lines count towards the one candidate.

Now, that's assuming the Republicans also nominate this guy, of course.
 
2013-09-09 06:31:41 PM

Geotpf: RexTalionis: If the Conservative Party want to split the vote with the Republican party in New York and give the Democrats a landslide victory for the gubernatorial race, then by all means, they should proceed.

New York practices "fusion voting".  If one candidate is nominated by two parties, all the votes from both party lines count towards the one candidate.

Now, that's assuming the Republicans also nominate this guy, of course.


I'm aware that NY practices fusion voting. However, I don't think that the mainstream Republican voters will back Paladino and vote conservative. I don't see them voting for a guy who lost big in 2010 (which was supposed to be the Tea Party wave year) for the 2014 Gubernatorial election.
 
2013-09-09 07:04:56 PM
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RIP CRAZY IVAN
 
2013-09-09 07:46:18 PM
cdn.nahright.com

"They used to call me 'Crazy Joe'.  Now they call me 'Batman'."
 
2013-09-09 08:15:25 PM
Well, it's not like they have anyone else left...
 
2013-09-09 08:45:28 PM

Gyrfalcon: Well, it's not like they have anyone else left...


There are some Republican county executives who have their shiat together, but Cuomo's got a $20+m headstart on their fundraising, so they're going to chill out - and maybe they run if another six or seven Democratic assemblymen get perp-walked over the next nine months or so. But with their luck, a couple of Republican assemblymen will get popped too.
 
2013-09-09 09:51:25 PM
Crazy Carl?

*reads TFA*

Crazy Carl!

//God bless him
 
2013-09-09 10:32:29 PM
i.imgur.comRIP "Crazy" Joe Davola
 
2013-09-10 12:21:09 AM

what_now: Oh horse farker. I missed you.


Is he the Waffen SS cosplayer, too? Or was his schtick just horse porn?
 
2013-09-10 03:22:41 AM

Cyberluddite: You act like this is something new, Subby.  The GOP has embraced numerous candidates common referred to as "crazy" in recent years.  To cite only a couple of the most obvious examples:

[themediocrefight.com image 575x484]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x291]


Came here to say this.

/Thank you, Cyberluddite.
//You saved me some typing.
///No, not really.
////At least not after the slashies.
//Slashies!
 
2013-09-10 03:35:13 AM

Cyberluddite: You act like this is something new, Subby.  The GOP has embraced numerous candidates common referred to as "crazy" in recent years.


Wait... are there recent GOP candidates  not commonly referred to as crazy?

But there's a difference between people calling you crazy, and you embracing it and reclaiming the c-word until it's part of your nickname.
 
2013-09-10 08:25:45 AM
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-09-10 10:10:43 AM
The Conservative Party needs to put up candidates like this for all NY elections.  Go for it!
 
2013-09-10 12:13:03 PM

Gulper Eel: RexTalionis: If the Conservative Party want to split the vote with the Republican party in New York and give the Democrats a landslide victory for the gubernatorial race, then by all means, they should proceed.

Give?

It's New York - any Democrat running in a statewide race starts off with a two-million-vote head start in voter registration. Cuomo, Schumer and Gillibrand are locks for two thirds of the vote no matter who the GOP nominates. Maybe a rookie in a statewide race only gets to 55%, but they're not seriously challenged these days. The attorney general (Schneiderman) is a hack who proudly associated himself with Al Sharpton, and he won by 12.

A Democrat with any kind of name recognition in New York  really has to screw the pooch (or piss off Sheldon Silver) to only win a statewide race by under 15 points.


The country is going to look like this eventually; NY is just, as is usual for this sort of thing, a decade or two ahead of the curve.

It's too bad, really.  Without a credible opposition party, the Democrats will slip into complacency and corruption like they have in NY.

Part of the problem for the Republican Party at the national level is that, as they've moved to the right, the Democrats have moved rightward as well, to the point that there isn't really much of a relevant ideological space to the right of the Democratic Party.  So, in order to be relevant long-term, the Republicans will have to stake out a position to the left of the Democratic Party (and, I think, they'll ultimately fall out on that side at some point).  Problem is, the ideological space over there isn't all that big, either; the Democrats have managed to corner most of the relevant ideological space for themselves, which is quite a feat.  For the Republicans, doing what they're doing (staking out the social-conservative positions for themselves) may be the best option they have, and they're losing those battles faster than I ever thought they would.
 
2013-09-10 06:35:39 PM

Skw33tis: Without a credible opposition party, the Democrats will slip into complacency and corruption like they have in NY.


In New York, the Democrats cannonball into complacency and corruption and play Marco Polo when they're not trying to pull down the interns' swimsuit straps.

It's a splendid thing, going into the voting booth every year and getting to choose between corrupt and crazy.
 
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