You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

They are not going to let Lieberman lose. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 04:37 PM
Original message
They are not going to let Lieberman lose.
Advertisements [?]
Bill Clinton is all over the airwaves there, or will be soon.

Lieberman is getting huge new staff, ramping up. Looks like it really does mean they fear losing Lieberman more than gaining a great new candidate like Lamont.

I think it is about the Iraq war after all. The Democrats appear to need to keep it going as much as the Republicans, and Lieberman will do that for them.

Interesting how this is playing out, very interesting. It is about Lieberman, it is not about the Connecticut voters it appears to me. It is about keeping the "nutroots" from making a difference. It is not just about money either, as Lamont has his own money...he just can't use it in the race much anymore. Now Lieberman can ask for double donations.

The Clinton TV Ad Blitz to Come in Connecticut

"This is now a fight between whether Lieberman can lie and snooker enough reporters to reprint his lies, or whether Connecticut voters will have the opportunity to vote on Joe Lieberman's war. The whole Democratic machine from DC is helping Lieberman, including ex-President Clinton and lobbyists galore.

Lieberman's meltdown has stopped. This is going to be a dogfight from here on out"

And Lamont speaks out on the money we are spending abroad while depriving our own citizens of their needs.

""I think we're spending too much money abroad. I think we're wasting too much money in Iraq and I think we ought to be investing in jobs. I think we ought to be investing in education. I think we ought to make universal health care a right for every American in this country," says Ned Lamont, (D) For US Senate."

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -They are not going to let Lieberman lose. madfloridian  Jul-26-06 04:37 PM   #0 
  - Funny, Clinton was on TV throughout 2003 and 4 always careful to say  blm   Jul-26-06 04:39 PM   #1 
  - His hold on the party is being threatened by the upstarts.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 04:46 PM   #9 
  - "It's about the war"  cliss   Jul-26-06 05:22 PM   #23 
  - The K/E money leftover was closer to $15 million  karynnj   Jul-27-06 07:15 AM   #76 
  - Let me find it, there was a complete rundown.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 12:34 PM   #108 
  - Aha, CNN changed their totals from the previously posted article.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 01:07 PM   #112 
  - lol--office space (the movie!)  ray of light   Jul-27-06 01:20 PM   #115 
  - CNN made a 48,420,000 error, glad they fixed it.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 01:29 PM   #116 
  - If I were suspicious of CNN  karynnj   Jul-27-06 02:38 PM   #124 
  - Thanks again - that makes sense  karynnj   Jul-27-06 02:36 PM   #123 
  - CNN did it on purpose to foster backlash against Kerry. The corpmedia are  blm   Jul-28-06 05:28 PM   #153 
  - karynnj, watch out in case anyone else quoted CNN on the original  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 01:54 PM   #117 
     - Thanks for the heads up - I need to find a good link  karynnj   Jul-27-06 02:35 PM   #122 
  - No ome gets a free ride bill.....  WCGreen   Jul-28-06 03:46 AM   #136 
  - Very true  karynnj   Jul-27-06 07:10 AM   #75 
  - Twelve more days. They've called in the big guns, but Lamont  Old Crusoe   Jul-26-06 04:41 PM   #2 
  - I hope you are right, but there has not been time...  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 04:49 PM   #14 
  - I see what you are saying, but there is hope. Look at 2004.  karynnj   Jul-27-06 07:30 AM   #77 
  - I think you might have it exactly right -- especially on the second  JerseygirlCT   Jul-26-06 08:49 PM   #26 
  - Hi, JerseygirlCT. Nice to see you again on DU.  Old Crusoe   Jul-26-06 09:19 PM   #29 
  - I do remember that NH remark -  karynnj   Jul-27-06 07:33 AM   #79 
  - It is The Most Arrogant!  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:16 AM   #92 
     - I don't even mind the Clintons so much  JerseygirlCT   Jul-27-06 12:32 PM   #107 
        - Good point about Wicker  zidzi   Jul-27-06 02:31 PM   #120 
           - I remember those sleeping bear commercials very well  JerseygirlCT   Jul-27-06 07:05 PM   #128 
           - Ironically, what won Lieberman the 1988 election...  MarkDevin   Jul-28-06 04:33 AM   #138 
  - Eventually, there's a cabinet seat  bleever   Jul-27-06 12:17 AM   #53 
     - Who are you talking about?  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:19 AM   #93 
        - This is my polite way of telling Joe not to stink up the joint by  bleever   Jul-27-06 11:53 AM   #101 
           - Oh, nicely put!  zidzi   Jul-27-06 02:32 PM   #121 
  - Very disgusting, VERY! Are they going to use Diebold to seal the vote?  partylessinOhio   Jul-26-06 04:41 PM   #3 
  - As I've said before on DU, We don't use Diebold in CT. (yet)  discerning christian   Jul-27-06 12:18 AM   #54 
  - I am so disappointed in Clinton for supporting Joe  buff2   Jul-26-06 04:43 PM   #4 
  - Because it was never personal, merely political  Taverner   Jul-26-06 04:44 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, like in "The Godfather."  MarkDevin   Jul-26-06 10:28 PM   #33 
     - DINGDINGDINGDING  Taverner   Jul-27-06 11:01 AM   #90 
  - strange, isn't it?  AJH032   Jul-26-06 04:45 PM   #8 
  - Because he knows it ain't about Right or Left,  greyhound1966   Jul-26-06 04:53 PM   #16 
  - Ummm Greyhound  FormerDem06   Jul-26-06 09:43 PM   #32 
  - So what's your point? I am aware that the number of have-nots in, or  greyhound1966   Jul-27-06 03:32 PM   #125 
     - I don't agree. Lamont has a varied family background. His great  CTyankee   Jul-28-06 04:46 PM   #149 
        - I sincerely hope that you are right. Since I don't live in CT  greyhound1966   Jul-29-06 03:04 PM   #154 
  - It's about maintaining the power status quo, not so much about personal  Raster   Jul-26-06 11:17 PM   #39 
     - Very cogent post there, Raster...  ms liberty   Jul-27-06 08:07 AM   #83 
     - thank youl. perhaps I shall.  Raster   Jul-27-06 12:24 PM   #105 
     - Exatamundo! And BC thinks  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:24 AM   #96 
        - and why not, he's fooled them for decades. n/t  greyhound1966   Jul-27-06 03:34 PM   #126 
  - Cause he's doin' that "triangulation"  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:20 AM   #94 
  - I honestly think that if most people believe that the war is wrong  WI_DEM   Jul-26-06 04:43 PM   #5 
  - If Lieberman wins the primary, does it follow that he will win the race?  AlinPA   Jul-26-06 04:43 PM   #6 
  - Yes. If he wins the primary, he's in...  SteppingRazor   Jul-26-06 04:46 PM   #10 
  - OK, but not OK at least its not an R. (for the numbers toward control) n/t  AlinPA   Jul-26-06 08:34 PM   #25 
  - Whichever wins the primary, almost certainly, wins the seat. n/t  greyhound1966   Jul-26-06 04:55 PM   #17 
  - Yes, absolutely. I think there's still a very good chance that  JerseygirlCT   Jul-26-06 08:50 PM   #28 
  - If Lieberman wins the primary, I'm voting Green.  MarkDevin   Jul-26-06 10:30 PM   #34 
     - I don't think there is a "Green" on the ballot in this primary.  discerning christian   Jul-27-06 12:31 AM   #57 
        - Not in the primary  NoPasaran   Jul-27-06 06:45 AM   #72 
           - Thanks for that info!  discerning christian   Jul-27-06 12:32 PM   #106 
  - Look, we must believe in Lamont  MissWaverly   Jul-26-06 04:48 PM   #11 
  - I've been doing volunteer work for the Lamont campaign.  MarkDevin   Jul-26-06 10:31 PM   #35 
     - May I thank you, personally,  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:23 AM   #95 
     - Same here, dude!  LynzM   Jul-27-06 11:28 AM   #99 
  - NAFTA, Welfare Reform, Globalization, Lieberman  The_Casual_Observer   Jul-26-06 04:48 PM   #12 
  - To name a few  AJH032   Jul-26-06 04:59 PM   #18 
  - Eight years of peace and prosperity!  dbaker41   Jul-26-06 05:04 PM   #22 
  - Not for everyone  rman   Jul-27-06 02:07 AM   #65 
  - How soon they forget.  oasis   Jul-27-06 01:02 AM   #62 
  - That's all well and good but  Red Knight   Jul-27-06 10:48 AM   #89 
     - Don't forget the Telecommunications Act of 1996.  bvar22   Jul-27-06 10:45 PM   #129 
        - Yep Bill was great regulator, wasn't he  depakid   Jul-28-06 03:53 PM   #148 
  - I think history will remember Clinton as a good president.  MarkDevin   Jul-26-06 10:32 PM   #36 
  - bush set the bar  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:25 AM   #97 
  - Don't forget about DoMA!! n/t  xynthee   Jul-27-06 06:01 PM   #127 
  - I think it's too late...  SaveElmer   Jul-26-06 04:49 PM   #13 
  - I hope you are right.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 04:51 PM   #15 
  - Kos has a good take on this issue.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 05:01 PM   #19 
  - Sounds like Kos wants a pure forfeit  Awsi Dooger   Jul-26-06 09:40 PM   #31 
  - Lieberman is not spending his millions....  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 10:59 PM   #37 
     - Kos needs to realize it's not as simple as winning the Montana primary  Awsi Dooger   Jul-26-06 11:35 PM   #44 
        - Not really.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 11:43 PM   #45 
           - It's probably my sports background  Awsi Dooger   Jul-27-06 12:09 AM   #51 
           - I can understand his tone most times.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 12:38 AM   #59 
           - I don't think it's about the war  WildEyedLiberal   Jul-27-06 12:41 PM   #109 
  - Turnout, Turnout,  zidzi   Jul-27-06 11:27 AM   #98 
  - I understand that Clinton put a condition on his support  dbaker41   Jul-26-06 05:03 PM   #20 
  - That's a theory, but there is no proof that I've seen. NT  Eric J in MN   Jul-26-06 09:30 PM   #30 
  - If that's true then I'm OK with what Clinton is doing.  bklyncowgirl   Jul-27-06 06:21 AM   #70 
  - I've been thinking that very thing  DYouth   Jul-26-06 05:04 PM   #21 
  - Yawn. Clinton still around? How's WTO-NAFTA working for us?  davidwparker   Jul-26-06 05:38 PM   #24 
  - Exactly.  sleipnir   Jul-26-06 11:19 PM   #40 
  - Of Course Not  benny05   Jul-26-06 08:49 PM   #27 
  - Uhm.. regular people still vote in primaries, right?  skipos   Jul-26-06 11:16 PM   #38 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Raster   Jul-26-06 11:21 PM   #41 
  - Clinton made it clear to Lieberman he will support Lamont  AtomicKitten   Jul-26-06 11:27 PM   #42 
  - Not under those circumstances, no. Anything else, all bets are off.  Raster   Jul-26-06 11:33 PM   #43 
  - Oh, come one. Vilifying? Who vilified? I didn't.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 11:54 PM   #48 
  - psssst:: I didn't say you did.  AtomicKitten   Jul-27-06 01:21 AM   #63 
  - Clinton can then go on record as stating he no longer supports Lieberman  Imagevision   Jul-27-06 12:08 AM   #50 
     - Yep, and those will be good times indeed.  AtomicKitten   Jul-27-06 01:24 AM   #64 
     - The problem is that theprimary election endorsement still exists  karynnj   Jul-27-06 07:56 AM   #81 
  - Why can't Clinton campaign for whomever he wants?  orangepeel68   Jul-26-06 11:48 PM   #46 
  - It's not cheating. I never said it was.  madfloridian   Jul-26-06 11:52 PM   #47 
     - yes, you never said it was cheating  orangepeel68   Jul-27-06 12:04 AM   #49 
        - Well, in a way I do look at it like that.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 12:29 AM   #56 
  - We're learning just how far right the Dem party has moved.... nt  Reckon   Jul-27-06 12:14 AM   #52 
  - I not sure about this one, I was pretty upset until I heard Clinton's  okieinpain   Jul-27-06 12:26 AM   #55 
  - Don't !!!  discerning christian   Jul-27-06 12:43 AM   #60 
  - Yeah -besides, how many incumbants need x-prez level help in a *primary*  Rose Siding   Jul-27-06 08:19 AM   #85 
  - DINO!!!!!!!  bushmeat   Jul-27-06 12:31 AM   #58 
  - Bill Clinton called me tonight  Caria   Jul-27-06 12:53 AM   #61 
  - Look how this Repub is spinning it:  Contrary1   Jul-27-06 02:20 AM   #66 
  - Wow.  Clarkie1   Jul-27-06 03:04 AM   #67 
  - McCain putting principle before party?  NoPasaran   Jul-27-06 06:51 AM   #74 
  - I was thinking global warming, campaign finance reform, etc.  Clarkie1   Jul-27-06 10:52 PM   #132 
  - My first thought was the same as yours -  karynnj   Jul-27-06 08:03 AM   #82 
  - It shouldn't.  PassingFair   Jul-28-06 01:06 PM   #144 
  - Oh, I so hope the Democrats Lose!  Norquist Nemesis   Jul-27-06 08:09 AM   #84 
  - And the GOP only wants what's best for the Dems of CT. Right?  MarkDevin   Jul-27-06 10:52 PM   #133 
  - It's it up to the real CT Dems to TURN OUT on the day of the vote.  BullGooseLoony   Jul-27-06 03:23 AM   #68 
  - At the risk of getting attacked, I think the Democrats are trying to  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-27-06 04:48 AM   #69 
  - I think the percent of self described Jewish leaders  karynnj   Jul-27-06 08:56 AM   #86 
  - How awful. I suspected as much. Thanks for sharing.  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-27-06 11:48 AM   #100 
  - karynnj, are there a great number of dual citizenships in that  itzamirakul   Jul-28-06 02:45 PM   #146 
  - You might be interested in reading the Mearsheimer/Walt paper  itzamirakul   Jul-28-06 02:31 PM   #145 
  - Is this what it will take to convince Dems that Bill Clinton is an asshole  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-27-06 06:28 AM   #71 
  - Both on TV and Radio, I hear mostly Lamont ads. NESN has had only  ihelpu2see   Jul-27-06 06:46 AM   #73 
  - I am not a Connecticut voter, yet I am greatly anxious for Ned Lamont  AzDar   Jul-27-06 07:30 AM   #78 
  - No matter who we are talking about  RangerSmith   Jul-27-06 07:38 AM   #80 
  - Here's an excellent resource: Vote Out Incumbents Democracy  ShortnFiery   Jul-28-06 05:01 AM   #139 
  - Clinton was all over the place in 1994 and we lost both chambers  gasperc   Jul-27-06 09:00 AM   #87 
  - You are right. We did lose then. Also 02 and 04.  madfloridian   Jul-27-06 12:06 PM   #103 
  - Lamont will win, I predict 58%-42%  gasperc   Jul-28-06 12:00 PM   #142 
  - No he wasn't  cmkramer   Jul-28-06 05:22 PM   #151 
  - K&R-- excellent analysis....  mike_c   Jul-27-06 10:38 AM   #88 
  - This is a power struggle in the party.  Bleachers7   Jul-27-06 11:04 AM   #91 
  - I disagree.  AtomicKitten   Jul-27-06 12:22 PM   #104 
     - Hillary  Bleachers7   Jul-27-06 12:52 PM   #110 
     - I agree there are overtones  AtomicKitten   Jul-27-06 01:19 PM   #114 
     - Showing loyalty to a senator as disloyal as Joe?  western mass   Jul-28-06 04:21 AM   #137 
        - loyalty is in the eye of the beholder  AtomicKitten   Jul-28-06 12:27 PM   #143 
  - Lieberman has always been a front man for the defense industry...  Q   Jul-27-06 11:59 AM   #102 
  - I'll be damned.  ulysses   Jul-27-06 12:55 PM   #111 
  - And we know The Defense Industry is presently "Making a Killing" ...  ShortnFiery   Jul-28-06 05:03 AM   #140 
  - Always good to hear from you, good sir!  LincolnMcGrath   Jul-28-06 05:24 PM   #152 
  - kick  ray of light   Jul-27-06 01:18 PM   #113 
  - "they"? I thought it was up to the voters in CT?  onenote   Jul-27-06 02:05 PM   #118 
  - "They" are the problem, afterall so it seems  Generator   Jul-27-06 02:28 PM   #119 
  - It could be worse, you know. We just have to suck it up now  CTyankee   Jul-28-06 04:50 PM   #150 
  - No no no no no.  Singular73   Jul-27-06 10:46 PM   #130 
  - Lieberman "has the best chance of winning?"  MarkDevin   Jul-27-06 10:49 PM   #131 
  - No, that's not it.  calico1   Jul-28-06 06:02 AM   #141 
  - It's about money and nothing more. the whole fucking world... so sad  BigBearJohn   Jul-28-06 12:07 AM   #134 
  - We're trying to change that  ProudDad   Jul-28-06 02:36 AM   #135 
  - If he does win- and I don't think he will that's the last nail  depakid   Jul-28-06 03:51 PM   #147 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC