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Saturday, August 12, 2006


TPM on Joe: "It's enough. F--k him."

Unusually strong - but warranted - language from Josh Marshall. I would hope Lieberman's comment this week was similarly the last straw for all Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliateds who are sick of the McCarthyist tactics of Bush, Cheney, Rove, and Lieberman:

But now Lieberman is not only running as the de facto Republican in the race, he's running as the worst sort of Republican, going on the trail claiming that any serious questioning of our policy in Iraq is a victory for the terrorists, even pulling in yesterday's terror plot take-down into his angle against Lamont. With Lamont, those guys might have blown up the plane. Leaving Iraq is a win for the terrorists. A Lamont win is a win for the terrorists. That was after Wednesday when Joe pledged to save the Democratic party from the extremists he seems to think make up the entire Democratic party. Except for Joe.

So questioning the president's policy on Iraq is a win for the terrorists. The Democratic party is outside the mainstream of American politics. I can go to Republicans for that, right?

So it's not just about the independent candidacy any more. It's about him. Enough. Just leave.

I suspect we'll hear a lot more of that from people who previously either supported Lieberman or at least gave him the benefit of the doubt, like Josh Marshall. Everything becomes completely obvious now, blatant to the point where it's become insulting.

"I supported adn defended this guy??", they all seem to be saying.
Finally, enough is "enough." The news from Liberman's devastating defeat is the "outing" of his real constituency and his true ideological bent.

While many may have suspected that there were close personal ties with Rove, Cheney, Norquist, Mehlman or any of the rest of the Republican Neocon Noise Machine, it took the defeat of "one of theirs" to bring them all out, spitting, fuming and foaming at the mouth. With Joe marching in lockstep.
Well, it turns out "those nutty Connecticut bloggers" were absolutely right all along.

Joe Lieberman is an insane, bloodthirsty neoconservative masquerading as a Democrat. Friend of Cheney, enabler of Bush, Karl Rove confidant.

Thank God the Lamont people were able to expunge this cancer from the Democratic party.
Al Franken also called for Joe to go on Friday. Had been somewhat sympathetic until recent terror demagoguery.
Al Franken said that his wife supported Lamont and that he hadn't seen her in weeks because she was up in CT helping the Lamont campaign.
First Wes Clark, now al (I'm not funny so I try politics) franken. Spare me
As a Lamont voter from CT, I can tell you that Lieberman's message is being recieved by very few people, outside of eager Republicans who see a chance for a senate gain. Most are repulsed by the Lieberman for Lieberman proposition; this political rouse is certain to backfire on, well, backwards Joe.

Lamont took 59% in my 'looney left-wing' town, and he is poised so far to now get better results with the full backing of the demorcatic party. Lieberman's only success so far is nationalizing his story, which will do him little good in terms of Connecticut voters in the end, some of the bluest in the country. Whining on Fox and CNN about his 'unrecieved message' will do little more than further tarnish an already stained reputation.
Red Ned took 59% of perhaps 40% of total voters. If my math is correct that is less than 24% of the total electorate. How many connecticut independents are going to me "receptive" to having a laughing stock/do as I say not as I do like Ted Kennedy as their Senator?
and that is your "looney left wing town"
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