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  •  Republican's Favorite Democrat (3+ / 0-)
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    is...Joe Lieberman.

    Let the Republicans give their committee seats to their favorite Democrat. That's the last thing Reid needs right now, but it'll happen if Lieberman stays in the race.

    So...

    This is CLASS WAR, and the other side is winning.

    by Mr X on Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 01:05:47 PM PDT

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    •  Lieberman: no integrity left (4+ / 0-)

      There is nothing left, nada, zilch, zero integrity left in the "Party of Joe".

      I hope that Lieberman supports the winner of the Democratic primary, as classy Ned Lamont has pledged to do.  The best thing Lieber-loser could do after his August 8th defeat is to sign up for Faux News, they need a replacement blow-hard for Tony Snow-job.

      Oh wait, why waste time at Faux News, Lieber-loser can just jump right to the White House, he is already Bush's chief apologist, he may as well be paid for it.

    •  The REAL reason Senators campaing for Joe (3+ / 0-)

      is that they are scared that they will one day be held accountable for their own voting transgressions.

      No Ned victory = safer incumbency and less accoubtability

      •  turn that around.... (4+ / 0-)

        ...and it's a slogan in itself

        Accountability for Incumbents: Vote Ned.

        •  billions for killing palestinians is bipartisan (0+ / 0-)

          HARTFORD, July 26 — Lesley Korzennik walked into a diner in Norwalk recently hoping to vent her frustrations with Senator Joseph I. Lieberman — over his continued support for the war, among a litany of other things. “I’m furious at him,” she said.

          But when she was asked about how she would vote in the Democratic primary next month, Ms. Korzennik, 46, who says she strongly supports Israel, sighed. “Given all that’s going on in Israel right now,” she said, “I am not going to let Lieberman go.”

          Ms. Korzennik expresses the mixed sentiments a significant number of Jewish Democrats feel about Mr. Lieberman, who is facing the toughest race in his three-term Senate career, just six years after he was Al Gore’s running mate.

          There is little question that Mr. Lieberman enjoys strong support in the national Jewish community, and several pro-Israel groups and prominent Jewish donors are rallying to funnel money and manpower to defend his seat. Many of the senator’s Jewish allies also assert that concern about his political fate, as well as about Israel, is likely to increase Jewish turnout for Mr. Lieberman in the primary.

          But Mr. Lieberman’s supporters also acknowledge that his challenger, Ned Lamont, is receiving substantial support from Jewish voters, as well as some prominent Jewish Democrats.

          “There’s no appreciable difference between the two of them on Israel,” said David B. Pudlin, the former Democratic majority leader in the Connecticut House, and one of Mr. Lamont’s more prominent Jewish advisers. “It is about Iraq, affirmative action, health care — these are things Jewish voters are going to care about.”

          You will lie to your grandchildren when they ask what you did to prevent climate change.

          by Peter Pan on Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 02:21:09 PM PDT

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      •  Standard procedure. (1+ / 0-)
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        No, party leaders campaign for the incumbents. It doesn't matter which party. (Remember Santorum campainging for Specter in 2004?) That's the way politics is.

        If the party leadership doesn't have Joe's back, Joe has every reason to jump. If you are in leadership, you want every vote you can get, even the ones who can be a pain in the ass at times.

        I do not live in CT, so I will not be voting in this primary, but I would prefer to see Lamont win over Lieberman. However, if I were a Democratic Senator, I would be campaigning for Lieberman until the primary. If Lieberman lost, I would be convincing him to drop out.

        I don't care what any prominent Democrat does before the primary, and neither should anyone else here on dKos. After the primary, however, they all better damn well back the winner, whoever that may be.

        Let's make Tommy Moore our Governor.

        by wayward on Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 08:19:58 PM PDT

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