250px-Sarah_Palin_portraitLast night, despite the efforts of Sarah Palin, the Club for Growth, Fred Thompson, Dick Armey and various teabaggers, NY-23 went Democratic for the first time since the 19th century.

The wingnut reaction to this calamity? We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.

Erick Erickson:

This is a huge win for conservatives.

The Anchor Baby:

Hoffman may have lost narrowly, but NY-23 is a much broader victory for conservatives who believe the Republican Party should stand for core limited government principles.

David Brody:

Doug Hoffman may have lost but conservatives across the country won.

Some Random Teabagger:

Even in the Hoffman loss, Conservatives won.

Sarah Palin:

The race for New York’s 23rd District is not over, just postponed until 2010.

I’d love to hear Joe Girardi or Charlie Manuel say that after one of them loses the series. “Our race for the World Championship isn’t over — just postponed until 2010.”

So to recap: Hoffman receives endorsements by Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Dick Armey and after the Palinites battered him, Newt Gingrich. Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh give him tons of free airtime. The Club for Growth pours a million bucks into his coffers. The teabaggers and RedState army mobilized.

And despite all of that, Hoffman still loses – in a conservative district that Democrats haven’t won in over a century.

Victory is ours, comrades!