Disclosure: I worked for the Lamont campaign doing web design and production and some writing for the official blog (from 9/5/06 to 11/07/06).

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Gerstein Unhinged

Now, this doesn't sound very "soothing":

"They're so blind in their hatred of Joe Lieberman that they have to make even the most trivial, silly things an issue."

Breathe, buddy, breathe ...

"I've already gotten three calls about this. It just shows how tone deaf people are. Why aren't they calling about Lamont's flip-flop on earmarks? Why isn't that an issue?"

OK, now he was making me tense.

"This is a camp that mocks Joseph Lieberman's wife and kids and we make one honest mistake that we own up to and they jump all over it. I can send you documents that show how much more negative they are than us, how they continue to resort to these kinds of tactics. ... It's not even a close call."

I thought we were all going to relax and get away from the negativity here. Remember the soothing sounds of the waves, the female announcer's dreamy voice: "Joe Lieberman thought you might enjoy a break from Ned Lamont's negative attacks," she cooed. "So, just sit back and think about - good stuff."

And the best news:

...Gerstein said they were going to continue to use the ad.

"Of course we will," he said. "Why in God's name wouldn't we, just because Ned Lamont's people reflectively attack us? That's just insane."

Um, actually, you might want to stop using the ad because it's a horrible ad. But don't listen to me.

I'm just going to sit back, relax, and and enjoy the sunset:

joe sunset
Well, this is just pretty damn funny.

I am all a-giggle as I write this post. Clearly the "sun setting on the career of Lieberman" metaphor pointed out by the Lamont people has put Herr Gerstein into paroxysms of rage. It's amazing how incapable Gerstein and Lieberman are when it comes to accepting responsibility - for anything. You'd think they were 12 years old.

Not exactly the kind of mindset you'd want your Senator to have...
I'm afraid the apology from Josh Islay, which I commend for his taking the blame, was demolished by Gerstein's rants. He raises negativity to a new level.
Most moderates and liberals have been subjected to the rantings of the Limbaugh, Coulter, O'Reilly ilk for years. It warms the cockles of my heart that the blogosphere allows other voices to be heard.
Now it is time for a full frontal attack on the real issues.
By the by,
joe2006 has removed that ad from his website -- the "unity" ad is back in its place.
I realize I'm piling on the train wreck here, but doesn't Gerstein mean "Lamont's people REFLEXIVELY attack us"?

Not only does he not know up from down, he needs to brush up on his basic English vocabulary.

Unless he means to compliment Lamont supporters on their thoughtful ("reflective") attacks. Well done, there, gang!
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