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Hey, Joe: This is why we're going to kick your ass today

by: Maura

Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 04:15:20 AM EDT

Switching gears entirely from my previous contemplative and restrained election eve diary, I had time to actually read news for the first time in a few days and came upon this quote, which almost exactly encapsulates why so many of us ordinary Nutmeggers have given every free moment we can spare to help Ned Lamont win. 

Joe, this quote is exactly why you must go:

He lamented that he had not “clarified” his criticism of the war and the White House earlier, but he also argued that Republicans were “salivating” over the possibility that Democrats would pick an antiwar liberal instead of Mr. Lieberman.

“They are anxious to say the left wing is taking over, the antisecurity wing,” Mr. Lieberman said of Republicans.


You know what?  Go to hell, Joe.  Antisecurity wing.  You're worse than the Zell Miller of Connecticut.  You deserve to lose big today, and I'm going to do EVERYTHING I possibly can to make that a reality.

Maura :: Hey, Joe: This is why we're going to kick your ass today
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Wake Up Connecticut (0.00 / 0)
Thanks Maura, your 2 posts (Up-Down-Up-Down-and UpUpUp) are articulate and express the full range of emotions involved in a campaign such as this.

My only addition to your notes is that tomorrow we will continue to work, whatever the election outcome. Our work will not end with an election vote. It never does.

Thanks for being so pissed!

"I am not a Blogger...But I play one on the internet."

Back at 'cha (0.00 / 0)
And good luck today.  I hope to see you tonight at a celebration!

I'm out the door now. Off to set up some signs and vote. Have a great day.

[ Parent ]
Imagine the author of the Homeland Security Act,JOE LIEBERMAN (4.00 / 1)
which resulted in the Katrina disaster calling anyone else anti-security.
Joe Lieberman was the chairman of the Homeland Securiry Committee in the Senate when that bill was written and confirmed "your doing a heck of a job" Brownie after a whoppig 42 minute confirmation hearing.

Everyting Joe Lieberman has had a hand in as a Senator since the Election in 2000 has been a complete failure.His incompetence has made the USA,Israel and the world LESS SECURE.


[ Parent ]
Bush or Lieberman? (4.00 / 1)
He said a victory for [candidate] will send a message to the country: “In the Democratic Party, there’s no room for strong-on-security Dems.” He said that would be disastrous for the Democrats. “You can’t win in this country,” he said, “unless you assure people" that you aren’t going to compromise on national security. He said he has backed the war on terror because he never forgets about the “radical Islamic terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and want to do it again.”

Channelling Karl Rove, We need some fear and connection between 9/11 and Saddam/Iraq in ward 1.

Lower than pond scum...


The question is not what you are, we already determined that, we are now negotiating price.
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Criminal Pond Scum (0.00 / 0)
PNAC NEOCON complitity

"If those in charge of our society...can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves." ~~Howard Zinn

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It's a beautiful morning in CT (0.00 / 0)
and I've already voted! I work at a poll later this afternoon until closing. I call in the results to Lamont's HQ and then I come home where I will join in the celebration here!

Joe-- WRONG ON DEFENSE! (0.00 / 0)
I know, you know it, we know it!

Maura (4.00 / 3)

thanks for the hard work.  I sure as hell didn't work as hard as you (working 2 jobs to make ends meet kinda prevented me from doing that.  At least I can take solace in the fact that me working 2 jobs is 'uniquely American'.)I'm pretty sure there weren't many people wh odid.  You were all over the place.

We will kick Joe's ass today.  I already voted and I'm sure many others will vote for Ned as well.  Your hard work was not in vain.  You and the rest of you guys are true fighting Connecticut Yankees.

BTW this sign is hanging up overlooking Rte. 7 in Danbury, right across the highway from the Danbury Fair Mall.  Somehow I doubt it will be taken down anytime soon since it was a fucking bitch to get up.  Or so I heard.

Average people used to buy that crap (0.00 / 0)
And DLC Dems have done a poor job of explaining simply and plainly that the Rethug chickenhawk chest-puffed-out act is A) false patriotism B) responsible for a FAILED Iraq C) a dangerous path for our nations security and well being  and D) undermines our economy, education, health care, infrastructure, jobs, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

But no longer! When the gates are crashed and busted off their hinges, historians will look back and say that Connecticut led the way with a jolt of NEDERGY!!!

"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning." - Warren Buffet

Zell Miller jr (0.00 / 0)
I wonder if little Joe is going to do an appearance at the republican national convention in 2 years after he is beaten

I wouldn't be surprised if he did! (0.00 / 0)

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."--James Madison

[ Parent ]
The Candle burns brightly (0.00 / 0)
Maura, I have the hope that all the work that you have done will have been worth it.  You have been a leading force in the progressive movement.  Please feel that you have given it your all, Maura. 

You have been involved in all the subsets of the progressive movement.  You are the netroots of Connecticut and a mighty fine writer in the progressive blogosphere. 

You deserved those pints and may you have many tonight, just to celebrate all your hard work.

Hasta La Victoria!

Joebituary (0.00 / 0)

Joe Lieberman bows out.
By William Saletan

Say it ain't so, Joe.

Here's Joe Lieberman on TV, quitting the race.

I have such fond memories of Lieberman's campaign. Actually, it was never the Lieberman campaign. It was the Joe campaign. The Web site was www.joe2004.com. The campaign vehicle was the Joemobile. The blog was www.blogforjoe.com. Why the Joe theme? To identify with the average Joe, I suppose. And maybe because the folks at the Lieberman campaign thought the name Lieberman sounded, well, a bit too Joeish.

Joe was the heir apparent, Al Gore's right-hand man. A bit too right-hand, as it turned out. He started out the race with a presumptive seniority that might have been called, in the parlance of his campaign, PrimoJoeniture. But on the stump, voters found him Joematose. He had trouble rustling up Joenations. Antiwar Democrats in Iowa found his support of the Iraq war Joefensive. He went into a Joesdive. He was Joewhere.

In New Hampshire, however, he sensed a Joepening. All those McCain independents could vote in the state's Joepen primary. Joe set up house there and went to work. The crowds welcomed him with Joevations. He surged in the Joevernights. "Joementum!" crowed his campaign. He was Joevial.

Alas, Joeverconfidence felled him. He finished fifth in New Hampshire and was written off. He was Joast. Joadkill. D-Joe-A.

Yet he refused to bow out. The Joe must go on, he vowed. Critics said he was in Joenial, but he flew south, taking his Joe on the road. He faced down his lengthening odds with a certain Joe de vivre. Where would he break through? Joeklahoma? AriJoena? North DaJoeta? New MexiJoe? The Joe Me state?

Alas, he came up empty tonight. Joe-for-7. Joe-miliation.

Joe revoir, Joe. Joerivederci. Hasta Joe Vista. Somewhere conservative Democrats are laughing, and somewhere McCain independents shout. But there is no Joe in Mudville. Joe Lieberman has struck out.

Hell.. (0.00 / 0)
I'd be happy with "Democratic Revolution", let alone anything remotely progressive. Tack back your country, folks.

[ Parent ]
SOS (4.00 / 1)
I am a Democratic official who is supporting Ned - I have spoken to colleagues around the state and people are getting nervous about Ned and sticking with Joe.  We have got to get the word out!!!

why we're really going to "kick ass" (0.00 / 0)
Check out Holy Joe's thinly-veiled race-baiting radio ads on FM 93.7 Hip-Hop station.  If this is from "the conscience of the Senate" we've got bigger problems than we've imagined.

I was listening this morning to 93.7 (0.00 / 0)
and I almost drove off the road when they said that Lieberman was running a highbrow campaign and Lamont was only attacking.

Their station was running an attack ad from Lieberman implying that Lamont was racist!  Unbelievable.

I am proud to work Chris Donovan's campaign for congress in CT-05!

[ Parent ]
Joe's ad (0.00 / 0)
Yeah I heard a Joe ad about how principled he was blah, blah, blah, then the music shifted and the ad started trashing Ned.  It almost seemed like a spoof ad only it wasn't

[ Parent ]
Observations in Connecticut - and a question (0.00 / 0)

I voted this morning in Redding. Lots of Lamont signs in town and even 3 Lamont signs at the polling place. I didn't see any signs supporting Lieberman at all.

Is there any place to find exit polls before the polls close tonight. I would love to see updates before the end of the day if possible.

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