Maybe the GOP is listening to us after all. After supporting liberal Republican Dede Scozzafava in New York’s 23 district Congressional race things have now changed. The RNC backs Doug Hoffman now after Scozzafava dropped from the race just hours ago.

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele says that Scozzafava’s “selfless act” has paved the way for the RNC to back Hoffman. Doug Hoffman, running as a Conservative Party candidate, has been endorsed by Sarah Palin and is the preferred candidate for conservatives who felt like their party (Republican) had turned a blind eye towards them.

Dede Scozzafava referenced a Siena poll which shows a dead heat between Doug Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens; Scozzafava acknowledged that she was too far behind to win. The New York assemblywoman released her supporters as well to back whomever they choose. Scozzafava however did not endorse Hoffman herself.

In a twist of irony, the special election in New York 23 is only happening because of the fact that President Obama named Rep. John McHugh Secretary of the Army. Obama stands to be the biggest loser in the New York 23 race. Many, including myself, look at the Congressional race in New York as a referendum on liberal Obama and democrat policies moving through the Congress right now.

The RNC has garnered much criticism lately for backing the liberal Scozzafava and even going as far as running ads against Doug Hoffman. RNC Chairman Steele says that as the RNC backs Doug Hoffman it will be more than a verbal endorsement. It will include the all important financial backing of the RNC and get out the vote efforts as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

If you’re a tea party member, a town hall protester or just a conservative who felt like the “establishment” wasn’t listening, have faith. The fact that the RNC backs Doug Hoffman now is proof positive that our collective voice is being heard. Sometimes it just takes awhile for it to be acknowledged.