Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Articles That Low-Information Voters Should Read
Ned Lamont - Official Campaign WebsiteNed Lamont - Ned Lamont, the Political EntrepreneurNed Lamont - "Democrats Back Lamont; Lieberman Files Independent Run" (F0x)Ned Lamont - Unofficial Ned Lamont ResourceNed Lamont - Unofficial Lamont BlogNed Lamont - "The Democrats Mean Business" (WSJ)Ned Lamont - "Ned Lamont vs. Joe Lieberman" (The Nation)Ned Lamont - "Lieberman Loses Debate With Challenger Ned Lamont"Ned Lamont - "Lamont: Lieberman Sounded Like Cheney"Ned Lamont - "Lamont Fires Up Naples" (New Haven Independent)
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Here's Hoping There's A Lot Going On Behind the Curtain
I wouldn't be surprised if they use their pressure on Joe privately so that it make it easier for Joe to backtrack and pretend he was misunderstood or whatever he want to say in order to save face.
We won't know whether Dems who are mum are going to fight an indy Joe until he actually leaves - but I really hope that a lot of them simply won't tolerate an indy Joe and vow to defeat him. Based on Joe actually saying he'll stay in the party until the primary, it looks like we'll have to wait until August 8th to see everyone's true colors.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
The Campaign to De-Legitimize the Dem Primary
Based on the last week or two, it's pretty clear what strategy Joe's settled on: Convince people that Democrats who participate in the primary are totally unrepresentative of the party as a whole, so it would be irresponsible of him to respect the result. Of course it's without merit, but that's his argument.
In fact, his camp are saying because of the timing of this primary (Aug 8), that a small fraction of Democrats will be represented. See David Broder today in the WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/16/AR2006061601561.html
Anyways, I tried to take a humorous tack to responding to this one. Here's my letter to the Hartford Courant (which I shared on myleftnutmeg this morning)
The way you hear Joe Lieberman and his supporters talk about it, you'd think only 'left wing weirdos' will have the chance to vote in the primary. Sure, August 8th is in the middle of vacation season, but absentee balloting isn't some secret option that only the far left wing is privy to. This Democratic primary will be just as open and fair as any other, and the Democrats who care to vote will do so. If Joe wants to find an excuse for abandoning the Democratic party, he'll have to come up with something else.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Is the DLC in Favor of Democracy, or Not?
But to the DLC, it's a purge. As a student of Russian history, I know what that word meant in that context, and it sure didn't have anything to do with elections!
What's the DLC's problem with democracy?
Monday, May 29, 2006
LamontBlog: Great Jumping Off Point
I also have to highlight a great feature that you can use at LamontBlog. You can pull up all the diaries that have been posted at DailyKos, MyDD, Firedoglake, etc. with pre-set tags of Lieberman or Lamont. It's really convenient, and is located on the lefthand side. Use it.
And don't forget to use the right tags if you diary about the race.
Jane Harman - Joe Lieberman of the West
I've opened up comments now to anybody registered with Blogspot, so please feel free to chime in. I'm looking for people who want to help make this a resource.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
The Inspiration - Beverly Hills, 90210
And, even though it hasn't stopped me before, I wondered a little, is it proper to be getting involved in out-of-state races for Senate and the House?
What changed my mind was Beverly Hills -- or, more precisely, the six-figure sum from that small town in LA that Joe Lieberman has raked in over the current election cycle (2005-06). Suddenly, rather than feeling like an intruder, I felt it my duty to get involved and level the playing field. Plus, Ned Lamont has sworn off lobbyist money - and he is counting on us ordinary folk to pitch in for him.
Anyways, I intend, with the help of other out-of-state Nedheads, to develop this site as a resource for people who want to spread the word about Joe.
My emphasis will be on getting people to get active helping Ned. Yes, contributing ourselves and asking our friends and family to donate themselves will be a part of it. However, the focus will not be on how much money is raised, but how many people actually get invovled. And giving ourselves will enable us (and those we contact) to successfully recruit others by showing our sincerity and willingness to sacrifice. And then these recruits will then recruit others etc. etc.
What should we be asking each person we contact to do? I think it has to be kept simple:
(a) Briefly say why Joe should be replaced with Ned
(b) Donate what they can afford to the campaign
(c) Alert those they know in Connecticut about the race
(d) Ask those they know to do (b) and (c)
I'm doing this now, and will be posting up what has helped me and what hopefully will help others.