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Thursday, August 17, 2006


Lieberman (R)

It's all but official.

From The Politicker (via TPM Cafe):

This morning, a source at the National Republican Senatorial Committee confirmed in a phone interview that the party will not help Schlesinger or any other potential Republican candidate in Connecticut, and it now favors a Lieberman victory in November.

"We did a poll and there is no way any Republican we put out there can win, so we are just going to leave that one alone," said the NRSC source.

Instead, the NRSC is pulling for Lieberman over Ned Lamont, who rode an anti-war message to a victory in the Aug 8 primary.

Will national Democrats just sit back and allow the NRSC and Lieberman (R) to kill any chances of winning any of the three GOP House seats in CT, and thus any chances of Democrats winning back the House, period?
(Posted at KOS)
I think this is a simple tactic, but one that bear fruit. Much like republicans refer to the Democratic party as the "democrat" party, all of our discussions should refer to Lieberman as "Lamont's Republican Opponent". Hopefully Lamont would only refer to Lieberman as "My Republican Opponent" on the stump.

Why? As LBJ said, make the bastard deny it. If Joe asks why he is being referring to that way, the answer is "Look who endorsed you, do you reject their endorsements?" If he embraces the endorsement, it becomes Lamont against Bush. If he rejects the endorsement and label (enough and emphatically) Republicans may ask why they are supporting him.

Here's to the defeat of Lamont's Republican Opponent!
"Most Republicans would agree that he'd clearly be a better choice than Lamont," said the source."

The lack of state and national Republican Party support for Schlesinger is something that is going to come back and bite them. And it is not going to track in any of the typical polls.

There are solid old-school conservative Republicans who like Lieberman but are doing a simmering slow burn that their party has abandoned their candidate. These are people who will "voice support" for Lieberman right up to election day. And then vote for Schlesinger.

For Republicans, the unanswered question is always going to be how much they can really trust Lieberman.
Both the Lamont campaign and the National Democratic Party need to treat Joe Lieberman as the de facto Republican candidate. Call him GOP Joe. Calling Liebmerman the "Republican opponent" will be mistaken for Schlessinger.

GOP Joe is getting help from right wing extremists who want to continue their failed and disastorous policies that are driving this nation into moral and financial ruin.
Looks like "The Kiss" float was a lot more accurate than I really thought possible.

It's fascinating - the Lamont campaign has actually shown that Lieberman is in fact a closet Republican - and has been for years.

Honestly, before August 8th I thought that Lieberman was kind of a Democrat.

That's just not the case, is it?
my 6 year old would be a better choice than red ned--he certainly has more real life experience
It shows how extreme some of you Republicans have become when you can call a guy who has earned the money to become a millionaire (you know.. in that free enterprise capitalist system you have) as being "red".
Red Ned didnt earn anything. He made it the old fashioned way like Red Ted. He inherited it. His grandfather was a avowed communist who hung out with Armand Hammer. Check the facts (oops--never mind, dont let the facts screw up your good story). He is another in the long line of do as I say, not as I do liberals.
Just Say NO to Republican Joe!
just say no to Red Ned
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