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  •  OK, . . (0+ / 0-)

    So Lieberman was a total surprise, huh.
    (sigh)

    From now on, every time someone posts something here about "The Dems can't do anything in the Senate because Joe Lieberman is the 51st Senator", go ahead and remind us who elected him (even after he lost his party's primary to the grassroots) . . . . . .

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    by Lenny Flank on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 03:28:24 PM PST

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    •  the people of CT elected him (1+ / 0-)
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      your political sense is not very finely tuned.

      Here's the breakdown in CT:

      Registered Voters: D: 704,811 (34.4%); R: 433,029 (21.2%); O: 908,647 (44.4%);

      It ain't the people's republic of berkeley, and it ain't as blue as NY or MA or RI, its neighbors.

      Joe won because he got all the R's and some of the D's (and because the R candidate was an entertaining  loser).

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 03:38:19 PM PST

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      •  There was no way Lamont could have won... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...once Lieberman entered the race as an indie and the Republicans decided to throw their own canidate under the bus.

        Lieberman was the incumbent.  It takes a lot of things to go right to take down an incumbent.  A lot of Democrats voted for him because he's been their Democratic senator for decades.  If the Republican canidate was a real canidate, then maybe there could have been a chance.  But, overwhelmingly, Republicans supported Lieberman.  That, plus a lot of indie support (indies like indies), plus a fair amount of Dem suport, meant that Lamont was doomed.  Not a damned thing that anybody in the Democratic party could do about it.

        •  alas, that's exactly right n/t (0+ / 0-)

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 06:22:55 PM PST

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