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Quote of the Day

by RonChusid

From the Lieberman-Lamont Debate:

LAMONT: I think these things should go through the congressional process. Sir, you have been there for 18 years. You support the earmarks, you work with the lobbyists, and that’s what needs to be changed.

LIEBERMAN: The earmarks are great for Connecticut.

11 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. HEY RON!!!!!

    In lieu of the sham that is the Emmy noms, please know that even though I don’t watch the show anymore, I, like many others in cyberworld believe Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls was yet again robbed. Lots of others in the industry agree too. Apparently the new voting procedure Emmy instituted this year in selecting noms is known unofficially as the “Lauren Graham Rule.” If you google that phrase, you’ll learn what it means. My girl, Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars was also snubbed. Word is they both made it to the blue ribbon panel of 15 finalists but didn’t make the final cut to get a nom. In fact if you google “Lauren Graham and Kristen Bell” you will get even more articles from distressed tv critics who don’t understand the disconnect bewteen them and the industry folks who do the voting. We’ll get’em next year!

  2. So how did the debate go?
    I read where Nick did well and read other reports that Joe did well.
    One question to ask Joe…
    How long has he been a member of the Republican Party?

  3. Republicans would be better off without Joe.In fact so would the Dems.

  4. Florida Dem,

    I see winning an award (or being nominated) as a sign that someone is generally deserving or recognition. They might not deserve the award for being the actual best, and the nomination might actually be for past achievements, or being popular as opposed to quality, but the nomination does mean something.

    In contrast, I don’t see lack of a nomination as necessarily mean someone is any less deserving than those who did get nominated. The process gives awards to some who are deserving and leaves others out.

  5. The odd thing is Joe historically has a pretty liberal voting record-not as liberal as Kennedy’s or Kerry’s but pretty liberal nevertheless. Lieberman doesn’t stick by his record. In fact I think of Lieberman and his voting record and I envision somebody runnign faster and farther from his voting record than Jamie Lee Curtis runs from Mike Myers in the first Halloween! Kinda ironic in that supporting policies from Soc. Security privatization to Iraq Joe is supporting people much scarier than some psycho running around in a twisted William Shatner mask.

  6. I don’t think Lieberman has been running away from his record. He is trying to make it appear that he pretty much only has varied from the majority Democratic position on Iraq and that this is the only significant difference between him and Lamont. For example, this is from his opening statement in the debate:

    “I’m running for a better future for Connecticut based on my 18 years of service and results for our state. Ned Lamont seems just to be running against me, based on my stand on one issue, Iraq. And he is distorting who I am and what I have done.

    “So let me tell you some things that may surprise at least Ned, but shouldn’t. I know George Bush. I have worked against George Bush. I have even run against George Bush. But, Ned, I’m not George Bush. So why don’t you stop running against him and have the courage and honesty to run against me and the facts of my record? The fact is that I have opposed George Bush on most of the major policy initiatives of his administration, from tax cuts for the rich to privatizing Social Security.

    “I have done so not for partisan reasons, but because I believe he was wrong. I’m a Democrat with a 35-year record of fighting for progressive causes, for the middle class, for civil rights, for women’s rights, for human rights and a lot more. I voted with my Senate Democratic colleagues 90 percent of the time. And when I have disagreed, I have had the courage of my convictions to say so. That’s who I am. That’s who I have been. And that’s what I offer Connecticut voters for the next six years — experience, principles and results.

  7. florida dem, I’m a new convert to the Gilmore Girls, catching the re-runs. It’s nearly as interesting as Northern Exposure, which was as close to Twin Peaks as a series could get without a David Lynch.

    As far as I know, Buffy the Vampire Slayer didn’t get an emmy nod, and that was a shame.

    On topic, I’ve yet to be a fan of Joe and didn’t vote for him when we lived in Connecticut, but find the blogosphere hyperventilating about him to be overblown. Hmm… hyperventilating and overblown, is that a mixed metaphor?

    At any rate, the party is certainly a big tent. What happens in individual states is more a reflection of local politics than a reflection of the “power” of the interents. In my thinking we’ve got to think global but work local, as the old slogan suggested.

  8. KJ,

    The party needs to be a big enough tent to accomodate a Joe Lieberman if he gets the nomination.

    If Connecticut Democrats don’t feel that Lieberman represents their views, they are also entitled to try to replace him with another candidate.

    Once the primary battles are over most likely concentration will shift to beating Republicans as opposed to removing Lieberman. Of course if Lieberman is on the ballot along with Lamont this will all continue until election day.

  9. Ron

    From what I have read there is more complaints about Joe in the blogosphere than in CT itself. CT leans rather moderate.

    I’m looking at all of this and I am reminded of when certain members of the blogosphere went after another candidate with all out attacks. Like Joe or not – it is up to CT voters – plain and simple.

  10. It certainly is up to the voters, but Lamont is doing far better than I initially suspected. The blogosphere has been heavily promoting Lamont, but the blogosphere is not big enough to account for all of Lamont’s support so far.

    I still believe one way or another Lieberman will wind up remaining in the Senate, but we’ll have to wait for the vote to see.

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