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Waking Ned lamont

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    The Republicans' only source of pride in this election is democrat Lamont losing to (albeit barely) democrat Lieberman. Sad.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Oh, I have a feeling there will be more to point to than that. But we shall see.
  3. And if they won them all, there record would be ... what , 5-45?
  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Think of how this race embarasses the GOP. That seat was there for the taking, if they had a halfway decent candidate.
    But if the GOP had one, Lamont would never have won the primary...or maybe even challenged Lieberman.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    BTW, the most recent numbers are 52-38 in favor of Lieberman. This thread is the first whisper of Lamont I have heard since August, which means to me the Dems think the seat is safe in whichever hands, which means to me they think Joe will live and let live. Add Bernie Sanders to the indie list, and that is two seats the 'phants ain't taking.
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, the Democratic voters in Connecticut could have supported a good man who had been loyal to them and his party for years, until they sold him out. They threw away a guaranteed win because the far left in that state had a hissy fit.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Actually, the the more liberal Democrats in Connecticut felt that Joe had sold them out, which led to the primary win for Ned Lamont, who is just a rich guy from Greenwich with very little public service experience. Joe is getting his votes from a combination of Republicans, conservative Democrats and independents. It's still a guaranteed win for Joe, who will continue to vote like Joe in the Senate. In the long run, none of it makes a bit of difference.
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    If Lieberman hadn't been too busy fellating Imus, Matthews, etc. and lost touch touch with the people in his home state, Lamont's challenge never would've gotten off the ground. That seems like a bigger factor than anger over Iraq - other Democrats who backed Bush on Iraq didn't get stiff primary challenges. Lieberman only has himself to blame for the Lamont phenomenon getting as far as it did.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, gee, it's going to be a bitch being back in the Senate with both parties wanting your help for the next six years. Please don't throw me in that there briar patch.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    dead on - that is what the republicans of CT have always seen in Joe. What happened in CT shows how out of touch the "democratic" party is- not just the leadership but its followers also .

    A group of lemmings heading over the cliff.

    Republicans did not bother to look to their candidate. They knew what they had in Joe - one of the last intellectually honest politicians left.

    All that you know about Ned Lamont was learned when he resigned from the all white Round Tree Country Club after 15 years of membership- timing very suspect - the beginning of his campaign.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    All it demonstrates is that primaries are dominated by the radical wings, Democrat and Republican, common knowledge as indicated by the way politicians turn abruptly toward the center after winning one.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    A must in CT to balance serving those of Fairfield County and then the rest of state.
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