Doug Hoffman: Car Owner

29 Oct

This piece at HuffPo from Chris Kelly, a writer for Real Time with Bill Maher, is funny.

What Doug Hoffman really has is an accountant’s willingness to repeat what he’s told. Glenn Beck is mad as hell about ACORN? So is Doug Hoffman. The Concerned Women for America don’t like abortion? Neither does Doug Hoffman. The Family Research Council hates gay people? So does Doug. Did you bring the check?

No one cares about their accountant’s life story. They just need him to get the numbers to work.

Still, it must be hard to get a crowd fired up. Even the name, “Doug.” It’s like someone started writing “Douglas” and lost interest.

I haven’t seen any of Hoffman’s lit, but it apparently hearkens back to that magical 1980 when Reagan was elected, the US won the cold war through hockey, and we had hostages in Iran.

I guess Doug Hoffman had some role in the Miracle on Ice, although, if memory serves, the assist went to Pavelich. Hoffman was the Olympics’ accountant. (The Games ended up $6 million in debt and had to be bailed out by Jimmy Carter.) The connection between Hoffman’s math skills and the Reagan Revolution is a bit of a stretch.

6 Responses to “Doug Hoffman: Car Owner”

  1. Ward October 29, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    Doug Hoffman: Leading two Dems in the polls.

    • Alan Bedenko October 29, 2009 at 8:51 am #

      I found this and think it’s very interesting in re: Hoffman’s character:

      At these interviews Mr. Hoffman made it very clear he felt all candidates were very well qualified and if he wasn’t selected he would support and help our candidate. In an email just two days after we made our selection Mr. Hoffman congratulated Assemblywomen Scozzafava and offered his help. Mr. Hoffman says he is a member of Glenn Beck 9.12 Project which includes principles like Honesty and sincerity, but his actions speak volumes to his commitment.

  2. Chris Smith October 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    Ward, this has been a safe Republican district since the day the lines were drawn specifically to BE a safe Republican district. The fact that a Democrat is even competitive at this point is surprising.

    In fact, I think Hoffman being in the race doesn’t just split the Republican vote, I think it splits the moderate vote between Dede and Owens. Moderate Republicans who might have voted for Owens might now vote for Dede just because they resent a national network of dixified teabag idiots swamping their district in support of Owens. I don’t have any data to back it up, just my supposition based on observation of the race.

    Whenever a third candidate injects himself into the race, it throws the entire balance off kilter.

  3. TheMadKing October 30, 2009 at 1:41 am #

    All that fine writing and venting by Chris Kelly, and Doug Hoffman’s campaign is growing every day. Leads the polls over both Democrats now. Nothing I like to see better than a libtard get totally stuffed, LOL! How does it FEEL, Chris 🙂

  4. The Humanist October 30, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    @ TheMadKing – yes, a Teabaggin candidate who is a little behind the curve on local issues in his district (in which he isn’t eligble to vote anyway) may beat a conservative Democrat (who liberals aren’t supporting) and a moderate Republican (another show of non-support by liberals) in a race for a seat that has been comfortably Republican for the past 16 years.

    Indeed….the “libtards” are totally stuffed, whatever that means. And I’m sure the possible triumph of this stealth Teabagger (undercover Teabagger? on-the-down-low Teabagger?) will trigger a wave of similar victories across the nation because Teabagism is such an incredibly popular philosophy with adult voters. /snark

  5. Ward October 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    Dierdre Scozzafava — great nominee for the North Country. A Marist College poll found that the overwhelming majority of NY-23 voters, upon viewing her TV ads, said the ads made them less likely to vote for her.

    No wonder the carpetbagging Lefties are boosting her candidacy, and dercying Hoffman’s as divisive of their beloved Republican Party in Upstate NY. //double-snark

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