Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Second Half Begins

[posted by Kay Ryan]

The day after Joe Lieberman was KOed in the CT Democratic primary (52/48) by the light-weight Ned Lamont, Indy Joe came out swinging as the Independent contender in the November rematch.

The gloves came off as Lieberman jabbed at the out of state & home grown Leftists who supported the D-feat-o-crat, Lamont: "If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out of Iraq by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again. I don't think Ned Lamont gets that and that's a serious difference between us." Indeed.

Indy Joe leads in the polls for his bid in the three way general election in November, 46% to 41%. 55% of CT voters trust Joe Lieberman on National Security; 33% and plummeting for Lamont. Republicans, stopped just short of an endorsement, but have vowed (Rove) that not a dime will be spent to defeat him. The Republican candidate, Alan "Who?" Schlesinger, is polling at 6%.

Speaking for Republicans, White House press secretary Tony Snow said: "....the Democratic Party, whose national leaders now have made it clear that if you disagree with the extreme left in their party, they're going to come after you." Referring to the nauseating bunch of McGovernly lefties surrounding Lamont on stage: Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson; Michael Moore, Markos Moulitsas, and John Murtha, were there in spirit AND on the RNC website.

Some of Lieberman's Democratic supporters argued his primary deafeat would hurt the Democrats in the midterm elections this fall and even in the WH race in 2008. Said former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, "The way the Democrats can take both houses of Congress and the presidency is NOT on the war...the McGovern wing of the party has taken over."