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Matthews on Imus

As you may know, Imus (as only he can be) is taking a incredibly stupid stance on the CT primary for Lieberman. He’s taking the dumb position: ‘so what if he’s incredibly stupid on Iraq, the other stuff is good’. Matthews, in his brilliance, laid it out on the line the way it needs to be done. Here’s the video:

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | 16 Comments

Willington DTC: “either withdraw from the Democratic primary forthwith or pledge forthwith to support”

On July 25, 2006 at a special meeting, the Willington Democratic Town Committee passed the following resolution:

WHEREAS Connecticut Junior Senator Joseph Lieberman has announced his intention to run as a candidate of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, should the Senator lose next month’s Democratic primary and,

WHEREAS Senator Lieberman continues to ask for support from Willington members of the Democratic party,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Willington Democratic Town Committee hereby deplores the intended action by Senator Lieberman to run against the Democratic nominee for United States Senate, if that nominee is not Joe Lieberman and,

FURTHERMORE, The Willington Democratic Town Committee urges each Willington Democrat to contact Senator Lieberman and ask him to either withdraw from the Democratic primary forthwith or pledge forthwith to support, without obstruction, the choice of the Democratic Party voters on August 8.

Willington Democratic Town Committee, July 25, 2006

Mark Palmer Co-Chair
Robert Jellen Co-Chair
Kathleen Pacholski Vice-Chair

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | 2 Comments

Iraqi PM Paints Rosey Picture of War

Perhaps mindful of the negative response shown by Democrats and Republicans in Congress yesterday who do not agree with his stance on the Israeli-Lebanese conflict, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki did not bother to mentioning it in his speech to a joint session this morning. Not only did he neglect the conflict, but he again failed to define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization when he spoke about Iraq being on “the front lines of the war on terror”.

His speech went on with no mention of the ongoing violence in Iraq and the constantly rising civilian death toll. Many Democrats are taking issue with his rosey depiction of the situation on the ground.

Meanwhile, in a press conference yesterday, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff seemed a bit unsure of our progress (or lack there of) in Iraq. When asked if we were winning in Iraq he stumbled for a good six seconds and blurted “I wont say we’re winning but we’re not losing”.

When will it be made clear to the American people that the war is turning into a serious civil war that we cannot controll. The only logical solution is to redeploy to and secure the boarders and let the Iraqis fight it out and provide the necessary tactical support. See John Murtha’s plan.

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Armed Conflict, National Defence | 2 Comments

SoapBlox Transition

Dear Readers,

Netrootsmovement.com will be changing its formatt any day yet.  It’ll  be the same blog but now with a My Left Wing & My Left Nutmeg style.  That means you, the readers, can post and rate diaries!  I hope this will boost the readership and make this a read community!  Start thinking about your first diary!

-Chris

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Factoid | Leave a comment

Meet Ned Lamont

Attention CT Voters!  I will be hosting a Ned Lamont meet and greet event tonight at 6:30pm at 6 Clapboard Hill Rd in Westport CT!  Its a great opertunity to meet Ned and ask him any questions you may have in preparation for the upcoming August 8th primary!

Againt thats:

Tonight – Wednesday July 26th at 6:30pm

at 6 Clapboard Hill Rd in Westport CT (06880) 

July 26, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | Leave a comment

Bill to ask Lieberman not to run outside the party?

Did you think it was strange when President Bill Clinton announced he will campaign for Joe Lieberman in the primary? I certainly did, especially after I remembered that Joementum was the first Democrat to speak out against Clinton on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Remember this…

So you can imagine how surprising it was to hear that the President had forgiven this stab in the back and decided to support a candidate who does not see eye to eye with him on quite a few issues. Then I saw that LamontBlog is reporting a rumor that surfaced a few days ago when President Clinton first agreed to campaign for LIEberman. If true this could be wonderful, if not no sweat because Bill and Hillary will campaign for the winner of the primary and his name will be Ned Lamont.

Here’s the rumor…

Again, it’s great that Sen. Clinton and President Clinton will both be supporting the winner of the August 8th primary. It has been suggested elsewhere that Bill might sit down with Joe today and try to convince him to abide by the results of the primary. It’s sounding more and more like that’s part of how (and why) Hillary – one of the first senators to come out and say she would unconditionally support the Democratic candidate in November – convinced Bill to come campaign for Joe.

July 24, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | 3 Comments

Ouch, Joe’s gotta be hurtin after this one…

Joe Lieberman and I have been friends and colleagues for 38 years. We ran for and won seats in the Connecticut legislature as a team of reformers in 1970. He was my state senator and I was his state representative. He rose to Senate majority leader as I became speaker of the House. With others, we formed the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats, a progressive coalition, to further the causes of peace in Vietnam and justice at home.

As Joe points out, his record on a number of issues, such as the environment, is good. But on the two biggest issues of our times, he is dead wrong.

His blind support of the Iraq war, begun illegally and a continuing catastrophe, is monstrous.

And his defense of an incompetent president, a vice president who fits the dictionary definition of fascism and an extremist administration that has perpetrated torture, illegal eavesdropping and a general shredding of the Constitution is insulting to the people who elected him in the first place.

Joe’s constituency is not Bush and Cheney; it is the progressives and moderates, the blacks and Hispanics who gave him his start in politics. We feel he has betrayed us by becoming “Bush’s favorite Democrat.”

…listen to Ned play piano here.

July 24, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | Leave a comment

1000 Hits!

Thank you to over 1000 readers of Net Roots Movement!  Its a start!

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Factoid | 2 Comments

$3.01.

Nationwide average for a gallon of regular gasoline, an all-time record.

The U.S. retail price of regular gasoline reached an estimated average of $1.52 per gallon in March 2000.

July 23, 2006 Posted by | The Energy Crisis | 2 Comments

Rasmussen Poll!

Taegen Goddard is reporting that Rasmussen’s new poll will have these figures for the race. The complete poll is only available to Rasmussen subscribers. Some caution should be exercised in my opinion as Rasmussen uses much smaller sample sizes than Quinnipiac and also robo-calling.

In Connecticut, Poll Shows Lamont Ahead by 10A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Ned Lamont (D) beating Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) in the Democratic primary, 51% to 41%.

Here’s the stunning finding: In the general election, Lieberman and Lamont are tied with 40% with Alan Schlesinger (R) trailing behind with 13%.

http://politicalwire.com

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Decision '06 | Leave a comment