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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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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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To: Aussie Dasher
Aw, come on liberals, we all know this election is a slam-dunk for you guys. Getting all worked up with negativity like this is sooooooooooo uncool...

I wouldn't even bother going out of the house on Tuesday if I were you, I'd just stay home and get stoned and listening to old Firesign Theater albums.

But don't get too messed up, or else you'll miss the Special Election for Democrats held on Wednesday. That's the one that really matters.

51 posted on 11/03/2006 9:48:29 AM PST by Kenton
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To: ConservativeMind

Oh, boohoohoo!


52 posted on 11/03/2006 10:59:30 AM PST by juliej
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To: juliej

Yes, we are not hearing much about the depressed turnout from the moonbat left. Wouldn't that be ironical.


53 posted on 11/03/2006 11:11:26 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Ha ha ha! Fantastic! Things are already unraveling for them! Can't wait till Tuesday. Better yet, can't wait till Wednesday, when they have to wake up to another Republican Congress :)


55 posted on 11/03/2006 12:59:37 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...

Connecticut ping!

The liberal blogosphere is filled with accusations that national Democrats helped Mr. Lamont only half-heartedly, failed to infuse his campaign with cash and couldn't resist effusively praising Mr. Lieberman even after he lost the Democratic nomination. Mr. Obama has been the focus of particular scorn for not campaigning in Connecticut against Mr. Lieberman.

An open letter to Mr. Obama posted on the Daily Kos blog (www.dailykos.com) implored him to do all he can to defeat Mr. Lieberman.

"Why you would want to spend another day in the Senate with the duplicitous, war-mongering Joe Lieberman is beyond me," the author wrote.

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

56 posted on 11/03/2006 9:43:01 PM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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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."

"...honest elections"...Tens of thousands of fraudulent ballots from dead people are virtually all democrat registered.

"for our values"...ummmm would she care to name them? Killing unborn babies? Granting full Constitutional rights to enemy combatants and muslim jihadists?

No thanks.

57 posted on 11/03/2006 9:50:26 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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