Friday, August 04, 2006

Reverse-Joementum

Posted by codemorse

Remember that whiney Andrew Sullivan reader who got so upset about Daily Kos sticking its interstate internet nose where it didn't belong - namely, the upcoming Connecticut election? (I do. For some reason, Blogger doesn't. Despite my post being clearly searchable here - titled "Sullivan Simpers" - it's somehow mysteriously vanished from my editable postings and from the site itself.)

Well, worry not, proud and confused Republican! Your brothers and sisters are with you! And if you'd like to show your support for Lieberman, Joe will even pick up the tab!

From This Modern World:


———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 18:52:09 -0400From: “[windows-1252] College Republicans” Reply-To: College Republicans To:
collegerepublicans@PRINCETON.EDU

Subject: Unconventional Primary Campaign Opportunity (LIEBERMAN)

Republicans,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. In June, I informed you all of a campaign opportunity for State Senator Tom Kean race for U.S. Senate in NJ. Continuing the tradition of letting you about summer campaign opportunities here is a much more unconventional option: Incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman (Democratic Primary)Lieberman is facing a tough primary fight versus far-left anti war activist Ned Lamont.

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August 4-9th Primary Campaigning:

Elissa Harwood ‘09 (NOT A CLUB MEMBER) has organized a series of buses departing on Friday August 4 from Washington DC (6:30 Foggy Bottom Metro) and NYC, destination: Hartford, CT

People interested in campaigning for Lieberman in the Democratic Primary will have lodging accommodations paid for (by his campaign), as well as food and transportation.

(emphasis added)

Why not just run on the Republican ticket, Joe? That's the only place you get solid support these days. Contrary to the absurd and willfully-wrong propaganda (Joe is the only Democrat with a spine/love of his country! Joe is being unfairly, democratically opposed! How dare people exercise a right to vote their consciences!), Lieberman is not opposed solely because of his support for the war. He's opposed because a lot of people in Connecticut hate his politics, generally.

And I don't blame them. As a full-time resident of Connecticut for four years I'm hear to tell you, he's no great shakes.

What does it say about a candidate when the opposing party is the one supporting him?

8 Comments:

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

I don't know, ask John McCain.

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

I would, but I don't support him.

Can't speak for other democrats, but much as I like the man, I disagree with much of his politicking.

He's certainly a less egregious choice than say, Jeb Bush, but still.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Well, aside from Bush fatigue (I know that sounds dirty), I'm not entirely sure what's wrong about Jeb Bush personally.

But that being said, McCain got tons of support from Democrats during the 2000 Campaign, which made him "unelectable" in the Republican primaries, because the hard right found him a less than pure Republican.

It's that sort of party extremism that gave us George Bush.

Maybe I'm overreading the Lieberman situation, but I'm afraid that's exactly what would happen to a Democratic candidate who gathers Republican support. He (or she, Portia) would be submarined by the hard left.

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Well, I'm of the potentially-unpopular belief that the Presidency should remain a democracy, not become a familial aristocracy.

Another Bush, or Clinton for that matter, would insure that anyone who's been voting since George H.W.'s first run would have had one of those two names to pick from each time.

And I hear you about McCain now. And about the whole submarining thing. It's one of the dangers of extreme politics.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Yeah, I think most people have Bush fatigue. Which is unfortunate, because Jeb would have apparently been much better than George.

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

And by the way, that's pretty cool re: 4 year full time resident of Connecticut in the main post.

Check me out:
20+ year resident of New York
4 year resident of Illinois
3 year resident of Georgia
1 year resident of Florida (not including a two family residences there now)
6 month resident of Virginia
[Almost 1 year resident of North Dakota, beat that, bitches!]

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous portia said...

6 years in Oklahoma, jabs. It might not trump ND, but it's close.

I think the submarining issue isn't a straight tit-for-tat thing, but rather is dependent on other factors, like who's currently in power politically and how Americans feel about our current direction. And, of course, the scale of the election. Lieberman's playing on CT's stage, not a national one. On the national stage, I don't think Republican endorsement would hurt him overall, since the "hard left" (such an amusing coinage for such a large number of people!) already doesn't care for his politics.

McCain, on the other hand, is running right back to the hard-right "base" that seemed so surprised in 2000 by his support from some Dems.

Sorry; I had a point in there somewhere, but I hab a code and between the mucinex and the headache, my train of thought is running local.

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

"my train of thought is running local"

Nice!

 

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