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Liberal bloggers rip party over Lamont
Washington Times ^ | 3 November 2006 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 11/03/2006 12:09:44 AM PST by Aussie Dasher

National Democrats have abandoned their anti-war Senate candidate in Connecticut, say liberal bloggers who earlier this year were heavily courted by top Democrats in their quest to take over Congress.

Democratic nominee Ned Lamont -- darling of the left-wing blogosphere -- now trails Sen. Joe Lieberman by 10 points or more, and the highly energized bloggers who helped win him the nomination in August blame the national party.

Matt Stoller, a District-based blogger, wondered this week why Mr. Lamont is getting trounced.

"Well there are a number of reasons, but among the most prominent is the total abandonment of Lamont by the party establishment," he wrote in a blog posting at Direct Democracy (www.mydd.com). "Let's be very clear -- this is not Lamont that they are abandoning, it's the party primary voters that they are abandoning."

Liberal vitriol in recent weeks has been directed at some of the Democratic Party's most beloved figures, such as former President Bill Clinton, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York and even rising star Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.

"We have all been angry for some years now about being stabbed in the back by the Democratic Party in Washington," liberal blogger Sandra Yolles wrote in the comment field to Mr. Stoller's post. "We are angry that they have not fought for our values, for our ideals, for our Constitution, for honest elections, for the people who elected them."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2006elections; democrats; elections; lamont; liberals; libs; lieberman; moonbats; netroots; rats; shadowparty
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The election's not until Tuesday and they're at each other's throats already!

Gotta love those 'Rats!!!!

1 posted on 11/03/2006 12:09:45 AM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

It's beautiful!


2 posted on 11/03/2006 12:11:31 AM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: Aussie Dasher
Let's hope the moonbats all stay home on Tuesday out of anger at the Democratic establishment.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

3 posted on 11/03/2006 12:13:12 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Wouldn't THAT be the great irony of 2006! LOL!


4 posted on 11/03/2006 12:16:14 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Stay home on election day! Show The Man you won't be taken for granted!


5 posted on 11/03/2006 12:18:12 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Saddam Hussein Had A Nuclear Weapons Program)
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To: Aussie Dasher
...total abandonment of Lamont by the party establishment...

But the total abandonment by the party establishment of their sitting Senator and 2000 Vice Presidential candidate is AOK?
6 posted on 11/03/2006 12:20:33 AM PST by msnimje (You simply cannot be Christian and Pro-Abortion.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Yeah, stay home on election day and hand America's future to the 'Rats!!!

I DON'T think so!!!


7 posted on 11/03/2006 12:22:22 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think that most of the conservative voters understand the stakes and are voting Republican even if they have reservations. It would be hilarious irony if, after all the MSM crowing, the disillusioned voters that stay home are the fever-swamp, nut-job leftists.


8 posted on 11/03/2006 12:27:40 AM PST by frankensnake
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To: goldstategop

Maybe that is why so many counties are mandating absentee ballots only. Since demorats will probably stay home more than Republicans would, putting the ballots in the home is a way to combat this.


9 posted on 11/03/2006 12:33:18 AM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Aussie Dasher
We are angry that they have not fought... for our Constitution, for honest elections

Democrats don't fight for the Constitution and honest elections, they fight against them.

10 posted on 11/03/2006 12:34:01 AM PST by NJRighty (Liberals interpreting the Constitution? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!)
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To: NJRighty
Their party has fought against election safeguards. Chutzpah!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

11 posted on 11/03/2006 12:35:13 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Stupid liberal bloggers!

All the DNC really wanted was their money!


12 posted on 11/03/2006 12:35:15 AM PST by airborne (If Democrats win in November, America will suffer.)
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To: Aussie Dasher; Question Liberal Authority
Yeah, stay home on election day and hand America's future to the 'Rats!!!

Umm, I think he was talking to the 'Rats! ;-)

13 posted on 11/03/2006 12:39:10 AM PST by maryz
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To: Aussie Dasher

Moveon.org will have a perfect record of backing losers if lamont loses this election.


14 posted on 11/03/2006 12:48:36 AM PST by GregH
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To: Aussie Dasher

Send a message! It works every time, MoonBats!


15 posted on 11/03/2006 12:58:41 AM PST by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Mr. Stoller concludes that "Democratic Senators are moral lepers, weaklings, and that is the only reason we aren't further ahead ...

I couldn't say it better myself!
16 posted on 11/03/2006 1:05:18 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: Aussie Dasher
"We are angry that they have not fought for our values, for our ideals, for our Constitution, for honest elections, for the people who elected them."

It's interesting to see how the left and the right sometimes use similar language.

17 posted on 11/03/2006 1:17:59 AM PST by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: GregH
Moveon.org will have a perfect record of backing losers if lamont loses this election.

I think they're backing Nelson (FL) as well.

18 posted on 11/03/2006 1:18:59 AM PST by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

We are angry that they have not fought for our values




Gee, what would those values be? Those people have no values.


19 posted on 11/03/2006 1:21:11 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: Aussie Dasher
"We must not let them continue to think they can get away with the lie -- the lie that they are representing us."

You tell 'em, Mizz Yolles! Vote third party! That'll teach 'em! LOL!

20 posted on 11/03/2006 1:32:01 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Aussie Dasher
Come on, guys! Tell us how you really feel! LOL!


21 posted on 11/03/2006 1:48:20 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Aussie Dasher

"blame the national party."

Democrats the party of no personal responsibility, always blaming someone else. At least they are consistent.


22 posted on 11/03/2006 1:55:56 AM PST by kalee
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To: Aussie Dasher

The NutRoots needed a good smack in the face.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 1:59:46 AM PST by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO " We are going to take things away from you for the Common Good ")
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To: Aussie Dasher
We are angry

That's all they are all the time.

24 posted on 11/03/2006 2:05:27 AM PST by dan_s
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To: Aussie Dasher
No no no. We need to ENCOURAGE the dims to vote on November 8.
25 posted on 11/03/2006 2:30:06 AM PST by Toadman
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To: Aussie Dasher

"We have all been angry for some years now about being stabbed in the back by the Democratic Party in Washington," liberal blogger Sandra Yolles wrote in the comment field to Mr. Stoller's post. "We are angry that they have not fought for our values, for our ideals, for our Constitution, for honest elections, for the people who elected them."

Get used to it, baby! LMAO...this is priceless. I love it. Infighting. The rats eat their own.


26 posted on 11/03/2006 2:31:38 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: goresalooza; All
Run Joe Run! “Lieberman has the support of 73 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of independents, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday.” “Lieberman’s coattails could carry the GOP incumbents to re-election and undercut Democratic hopes of majority control of the House.”
27 posted on 11/03/2006 2:34:01 AM PST by AKSurprise ("Massachusetts 10,555 sq miles surrounded by reality".)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"We are angry that they have not fought for our values, for our ideals, for our Constitution, for honest elections, for the people who elected them."

Teach them a lesson and vote for the libertarian or better yet stay home. Curse both their houses.

28 posted on 11/03/2006 2:52:54 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: paudio
It's interesting to see how the left and the right sometimes use similar languagewords

. The words are the same but the meaning each attributes to the words is not the same language.

29 posted on 11/03/2006 2:55:41 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Aussie Dasher
Lamont's CT campaign is beginning to look like Alan Keyes IL campaign, that is, the party nominee can't figure out the primary is over and he needs to appeal to the general electorate. They keep throwing the same red meat to their base over and over again.

Keyes: Homosexuality is sin!!! End abortion!!!
Lamont: Get us out of Iraq!!! Out now!!!

This should give a prime chance for Schelesinger to win, except the stupid party has decided Lieberman should get all our votes due to agreeing with us on one issue.

30 posted on 11/03/2006 2:57:57 AM PST by BillyBoy (ILLINOIS ELECTION "CHOICES:" Rod Bag-o-$hit or Judas Barf Too-Pinka)
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To: All
Yes they are doing the same in USENET
31 posted on 11/03/2006 3:12:09 AM PST by MaineVoter2002 (If you dont vote on election day, then who are you electing?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

They've abandoned him because they know he's gonna lose.


32 posted on 11/03/2006 3:36:20 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Well there are a number of reasons, but among the most prominent is the total abandonment of Lamont by the party establishment," he wrote in a blog posting at Direct Democracy (www.mydd.com). "Let's be very clear -- this is not Lamont that they are abandoning, it's the party primary voters that they are abandoning."

Hillie had Lament up to Westchester a while ago. I don't recall ever seeing a photo from that meeting.

33 posted on 11/03/2006 3:38:15 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Brilliant

They've abandoned him because they know he's gonna lose.


They didn't so much abandon Lamont, they just stayed out too much to suit the left. The DNC was smart enough to realize that the only way they could "lose" was alienate Joe enough to caucus with the Republicans if he won.


34 posted on 11/03/2006 3:47:22 AM PST by Sapper26 (All men should marry, you can't blame everything on the government - Jed Clampett.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I love trouble in the enemy's tent.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 4:10:15 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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To: msnimje

"But the total abandonment by the party establishment of their sitting Senator and 2000 Vice Presidential candidate is AOK?"

That's what primaries are for. It was obvious the establishment wanted Lamont for one reason. That was his anti-war stance and they wanted to ride his coattails.

Once it be known that it wouldn't fly, they realized that Lieberman is going vote lib anyway except on the war, they may have a winning position on Iraq without Lieberan, so might as well throw Lamont to the wolves.

He served his purpose.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 4:12:47 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Obama in 08)
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To: frankensnake
I think that most of the conservative voters understand the stakes and are voting Republican even if they have reservations.

For all the talk on talk radio about the success of Red-state Republicans, I cant help but think that the leftist professors and public school teachers are having an effect on the rate of lib-Democrat weenies being created in this country.

I've spent a lot of time in the past two weeks handing out literature and signs for my local Republican Congresscritter (Mike Fitzpatrick, a fabulous conservative) and it apalls me how brainwashed some of these young people are.

Of course, the other Dem-lovin' group seems to be oldsters who are stuck in the politics of the 40s 50s and 60s.

Some of the most vocal moonbatish people I met out on the volunteer campaign trail were old people who had a viceral almost physical hatred for all things GOP.

Just yesterday, these two old men practically threw the (GOP) literature back in my face, and then proceeded to call any and every Republican a "mid-evil devil", etc.

37 posted on 11/03/2006 4:53:21 AM PST by Edit35
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To: Aussie Dasher

The Liberal Bloggers are so very correct. The Democrat Party uses the Liberal Bloggers and abuses the Liberal Bloggers. When the Democrat Party needs money, the Liberal Bloggers are tapped; When the Democrat Party needs ideas, the Liberal Bloggers brainstorm; When the Democrat Party needs to take to the streets, the Liberal Bloggers mobilize. Subsequently,the Liberal Bloggers get stiffed when their candidate wins the CT Senate primary over the establishment candidate. No Justice.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 5:00:42 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: taxesareforever
..why so many counties are mandating absentee ballots only.

My theory as to why lib-Dems love absentee ballots so much is that they can be so easily fraudently filled out.

In 2004, the Dem-Kerry operatives here near Philly were caught going into prisons trying to get absentee ballots filled out.

And then there was another Dem-lib guy here in Penna. who was found guilty of filling out ballots in an old folks home.

And could anyone see what would happen if you simply handed out absentee ballots in any major US city?

I would predict 102-percent would come back marked Democrat.

No, absentee ballots should ONLY ONLY ONLY be for the truly sick or disabled, or perhaps traveling salesmen types who cant get home for the election. Or the military, of course, and overseas workers.

39 posted on 11/03/2006 5:01:13 AM PST by Edit35
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To: Mark; Aussie Dasher
Send a message! It works every time, MoonBats!

If you want to send a message, use Western Union
Louis B. Mayer

40 posted on 11/03/2006 5:07:12 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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41 posted on 11/03/2006 5:08:31 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Aussie Dasher

I suggest a FReeper project to mass-register on MyDD and DailyKos and post bitter rants blasting the Democrat establishement. Anything to suppress commie turnout.


42 posted on 11/03/2006 5:15:40 AM PST by montag813
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To: Aussie Dasher

Gee, the rats' base has discovered they have DINOs also.


Everyone moves to the Beltway and forgets the old folks at home.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 5:32:46 AM PST by razorback-bert (I met Bill Clinton once but he didnít really talk ó he was hitting on my wife)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Lieberman becoming a Republican would be sweet.... for say... a chairmanship position.... I like him better than chafee or snow...


44 posted on 11/03/2006 5:46:09 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: razorback-bert
Single issue voters cannot carry them to victory. You can have a big show under a big tent. Otherwise you are on the outside looking in. Those that won't go to the Big Tent circus because they are scared of clowns miss the larger part of the show.
45 posted on 11/03/2006 5:46:50 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
We are angry that they have not fought for our values, for our ideals, for our Constitution, for honest elections, for the people who elected them.

Then perhaps you should reevaluate the excrement sandwiches you are voting for, Ms. Yolles. They do not stand for values, the constitution, certainly not for honest elections, and the voters are simply sheep to be fleeced.

And as for ideals, they prefer the term Utopia.

46 posted on 11/03/2006 5:50:36 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: AKSurprise
I can't believe it--after months of mouthing nonsense the Q folks finally figured out the impact of Lamont on the state's three critical U.S. Congress races.

I noticed Robert Novak counted all three of these races in the Dem column when he predicted a turnover in the House.

Novak may well be wrong on all three.

Ned Lamont and John Kerry will be the two primary reasons the Republicans hold the House of Representatives.
47 posted on 11/03/2006 7:34:38 AM PST by cgbg (We have a redhouse media/politician hot air emissions global crisis!)
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To: Dick Vomer

"Lieberman becoming a Republican would be sweet.... for say... a chairmanship position.... I like him better than chafee or snow..."

Exactly! I don't know what it'll mean for the breakdown of the Senate, but I'd take a Lieberman for a Chafee any day! I'm ususally a hold-you-nose-and-vote-for-the-RINO person, but I won't lose a moment's sleep when Chafee loses. (OK, I may wince a little if his loss is the deciding vote in the balance of power....)


48 posted on 11/03/2006 8:08:26 AM PST by soccermom
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To: Aussie Dasher

The party bosses don't want their power threatened by liberal bloggers.

It is all about aquiring personal power. The left wing bloggers were just checked and mated.


49 posted on 11/03/2006 9:11:30 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Stay home on election day! Show The Man you won't be taken for granted!

Withold your vote until the Democrats stop acting like Rinos.

50 posted on 11/03/2006 9:15:10 AM PST by Stentor
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