Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Joe Dives Into The Shallow End

Joe Lieberman’s paranoia has reached its peak as he today blames the Lamont campaign for sabotaging him website. It could be those evil bloggers….or, maybe it’s that his $15 a month web hosting service isn’t capable of handling a statewide GOTV effort. But if Holy Joe can’t figure out that making out with President Bush on national TV might cause him some problems in the primary, this little truth might prove too logical for him to grasp as well.

In other Lieberman news, Chris Matthews just reported on Hardball that Lieberman will in fact run as an independent if he loses to Lamont today. See, he’s not really a Democrat, he’s an incumbent hell bent on keeping his job. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Joe.

Update: Early returns have it at 60%-40% Lamont. Could be a blowout, but then again, those machines can always "self correct" at any moment.

Update II: I'm heading down to Drinking Liberally, but wanted one last update. With 35% of precincts reporting, it's 54% to 46% Lamont. Still, there is always the less sinister (than vote switching that is) fact that urban areas will likely report last and some seem to think that that's where Lieberman will get much of his support. I don't see it, but I'm still only cautiously optimistic.


Anonymous david said...

American politics are quite bizarre to the non-American. DeLay can't get off the ballot and so the Republican Party may need to back a Write In candidate. But where do you write on a touch screen voting machine?

Sen. Joe has said he'll run as an Independent if defeated by Lamont. Just what is it about democracy that Lieberman doesn't get?

And I've been reading some really disturbing stories of what American troops have been doing in Iraq & Afghanistan. What's more disturbing is I don't see these stories on any major American website. It's like the USA has this amazing "bad news" filter surrounding it.

It reminds me of poor old Winston Smith reconstructing the newspaper archives to reflect today's truth. Perhaps Lieberman's defeat will allow a few of these dark stories to reach the front page. Because I'm tired of talking to Americans who seem to live on another planet.

6:05 PM  
Blogger The (liberal)Girl Next Door said...

David--It's like another planet in that it's round, we just live inside of it (instead of on it) and it's not so much see through as it is a projected reality that is reflected down on us.

Not much truth penetrates the bubble, but some of us are working hard to see beyond it and even trying to bring our fellow citizens along with us. Thanks for sticking with us as long as you have, it can't be easy.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

I'm not counting any chickens yet, but it looks good for Lamont. Good riddance to Holy Joe.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

It's 10.30 and according to Google News Lamont won! I'm so happy!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous geocrackr said...

So now that Nomentum (ha! heard that on Rachel Maddow this morning) has officially unfurled his "Fuck You, Democrats" banner, it's time for each of us to call our respective Democratic senators and ask them:

a) Are you pledging your full support to the Democratic nominee, Ned Lamont?

b) Now that Lieberman has left the Democratic Party, are you going to support stripping him of his Democratic committee assignments?

Both simple questions that require straightforward answers. Remember to be polite.

11:55 AM  

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