NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

ENDA and Fossella's Conservative support

On Friday the House passed the ENDA bill which prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. Rep. Vito Fossella, to his credit actually broke with his Republican Party and President Bush, a rarity and voted in favor of this legislation. As Fossella continues to feel the pressure of having to ideologically move to try his hardest to retain his seat he is going to start alienating the Conservatives of his district.

Recently we have seen the Conservative Party threatening to oppose Rep. Walsh, an upstate Republican over his departure from the party stance on the war. While Fossella is still holding fast to his support of President Bush and the never ending war in Iraq, movement on issues like ENDA may be the first indications of a fractured relationship with Conservative voters and possibly the Conservative Party.

While I strongly disagree with their sentiments comments like this is what Fossella is up against trying to hold onto a seat in a Democratic leaning district;

“We will remember this vote for violating religious liberties and making homosexuality and other sexual orientations into federally-protected classes. We will remind our supporters in 2008 about who voted against their religious freedom and in favor of sexually abnormal behaviors.” [via Traditional Values Coalition]

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