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Lieberman Death Watch

 
Green Man  (OP)

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08/08/2006 11:03 PM
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713 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 95.32%
Name Party Votes Pct
Lamont, Ned Dem 138,836 51.92
Lieberman, Joe (i) Dem 128,566 48.08

:lieberman: fatlady
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08/08/2006 11:06 PM
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:lieberman: 1rof1
Frodo failed, Bush has the ring!
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08/08/2006 11:07 PM
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Reported on the Lamont blog: Joe was on C-span and conceeded, but says he will win in November.

Unconfirmed.
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Pollyannuh

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08/08/2006 11:09 PM
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If hillary loses credibilty or Dean,

do you think that those of us that wanted Lieberman out could give a shit.

The democractic party is now being changed. Thats the message.

WE have the guts to change our party. We don't follow some POS president because he says we are at war.

Republicans are chicken shits that in the face of vile evil they still hold the line.

what idiots.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 121589



Boy, did you hit that nail on the head!

cheer

The Republicans want us to think that getting Lieberman out of office is a negative.

Yeah, it's a negative, alright. NOT.

There's a freakin' incumbent Republican MAJORITY that followed bush into the hell of Iraq (not to mention all the incumbent Dems, ha!) who are going to LOSE their seats come November over all the buschit lies.

Thanks, A.C. 121589, for saying what had to be said in a very succint way.
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From here:
[link to www.courant.com]

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman conceded the Democratic primary to challenger Ned Lamont shortly after 11 this evening, but vowed to continue his campaign as a petitioning candidate.
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Hey, maybe we can get Joe to move to New York and run against Hillary! They'll vote for anybody.
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So True!

How "new York' is Hillary?

Moved in two weeks before the prelims?

Wow!
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08/08/2006 11:13 PM
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This post by "duane" shamelessly stolen from the Lamont blog:

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Shimmering red and orange with a haze of misty pink, the sun rises announcing the dawn of a new day in America.

Americaís corporate media and corporate politicians will bemoan the loss of Senator Joe Lieberman. Of course, what they are most fearful of losing is their hold on our system of democracy.

The race for the United States Senate in Connecticut wasnít about Joe Lieberman or Ned Lamont as much as it was about the true expression of the will of the people.

The netroots and the grassroots proved that the principles of democracy cannot be constrained by apathy. When candidates stand for their principles they can still win in America. The Connecticut Democratic primary proves that principles are still more important than doing what is politically expedient to get reelected.

Americaís new day is built upon the promise of people feeling excited about the political process rather than discouraged. Itís about people believing their vote counts and they can make a difference. Itís a renewal of the love we all once held for our nation enough to sacrifice our time, energy, money, and acting outside of what we were told is conventional wisdom.

As we live in a world overwhelmed by despair, the Connecticut Senate race represents hope for a future without chaos and war throughout the world. It reminds us that freedom is action and not hollow words.

Iím proud of Ned Lamont for being a class act in a time where so many candidates for national office choose arrogance over humility. More importantly I am proud of all of my fellow Americans who cared enough about the precious gift of democracy to bring about profound change.

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Pollyannuh

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Wonder if bush stayed up late to see the returns?

Bet they didn't serve pretzels tonight.

devil6
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08/08/2006 11:27 PM
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Jeez, folks. The real election is in November, not tonight.

Just a freaking political party primary.
sigh
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08/08/2006 11:32 PM
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Jeez, folks. The real election is in November, not tonight.

Just a freaking political party primary.
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A primary that has made national news
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08/08/2006 11:40 PM
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Much of the reason why Americans bought into the Iraq war was because of the bipartisan support for it, and the reassurance from both sides that it was the right thing to do.

That would be H. Clinton, J. Biden and J. Lieberman.

Personally, though, I think antisemitism has a role to play in this, also. No, maybe not antisemitism, but anti-Israel sentiment.
"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (Colossians 2:8)
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08/08/2006 11:48 PM
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Jeez, folks. The real election is in November, not tonight.

Just a freaking political party primary.
sigh
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As I just posted in another thread...

This tells incumbants that supported the Iraq war that it IS an issue, and people WILL vote based on it, and they ARE in trouble.

Expect EVERY polititian to distance themselves from Bush and the Iraq war starting tomorrow because of this election.
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Anonymous Coward
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08/08/2006 11:52 PM
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he lost as vice president,if I were him I would lock my sorry ass up.

go rebbi else where


thats president lieberman of the independent party to you sir lmao
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This just shows that public is smarter than the programers think we are. These open the borders, globalists, NWO, politicians are going down in November. koolaid
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The Nation Tue Aug 8, 9:16 PM ET
The Nation -- "Stay the course -- that's not a winning strategy in
Iraq and it's not a winning strategy for America," declared anti-war candidate Ned Lamont as he accepted the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Connecticut.
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The man Lamont beat, Senator
Joe Lieberman, conceded defeat in the Senate primary Tuesday night. But the three-term incumbent announced he would go ahead with a sore-loser campaign on a third-party line against the candidate of the party that nominated him for vice president in 2000.
"I will not let that result stand," Lieberman said of the decision of Connecticut Democrats to hand their party's nomination to Lamont, a political unknown before his frustration with Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq led him to challenge the Bush administration's favorite Democrat.
"We've just finished the first half, and the Lamont team is ahead," the senator told supporters gathered at a Hartford hotel. But the senator claimed "our team... is going to surge forward to victory in November."
With 97 percent of the state's precincts reporting in the most closely watched Senate primary the nation has seen in years, Lamont had 52 percent, while three-term incumbent Lieberman trailed with 48 percent.
Turnout was high in the primary, especially in areas that were friendly to Lamont. But the challenger's margin was not enough to discourage the senator from running on his "Connecticut for Lieberman" line in a fall race that will also include Republican Alan Schlesinger.
It is expected that Lieberman will try to paint Lamont as a one-issue candidate, and there is no question that an anti-war message defined Lamont primary campaign.
But, as he declared victory, Lamont painted himself as a reformer who would seek not just to change U.S. foreign policy but to reorder national priorities -- particularly on issues such as health care and education.
Saying that Connecticut "voted for big change," the primary winner told his cheering backers, "It's time to fix Congress."
To Lamont's view, that fix requires opposing the Bush White House -- something Joe Lieberman refused to do on the most fundamental issues of the day. That failure cost Lieberman his party's nomination Tuesday, and could yet cost him his Senate seat.

[link to news.yahoo.com]

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08/09/2006 01:18 AM
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The good Senator will now run as an independent and has a good chance of winning the election in November when all the voters will vote (watch the independant voters and republicans give him the needed votes...and yes nay sayers are welcome to bookmark this post). Once again the Democratic party shoots itself in the foot....btw, I am not a Republican....I am an Independent.

The more the Democratic party moves to the Left...the more they isolate themselves IMO
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Lieberman Loses, Vows Independent Run
Aug 09 12:03 AM US/Eastern

Three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman fell to anti-war challenger Ned Lamont in Connecticut's Democratic primary Tuesday, a race seen as a harbinger of sentiment over the conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 2,500 U.S. troops in Iraq.

Unbowed, Lieberman immediately announced he would enter the fall campaign as an independent. Only six years ago, Lieberman was the Democrats' choice for vice president.



"As I see it, in this campaign we just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead. But, in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November," Lieberman said after congratulating Lamont.

Lamont, a millionaire with virtually no political experience, ran on his opposition to the Iraq war. "They call Connecticut the land of steady habits," he said. "Tonight we voted for a big change."

Lamont won with 52 percent of the vote, or 144,005, to 48 percent for Lieberman, with 134,026, with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

Lieberman's loss made him only the fourth incumbent senator to lose a primary since 1980.

Turnout was projected at twice the norm for a primary.

In Georgia, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the fiery congresswoman known for her conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 attacks and a scuffle this year with a U.S. Capitol police officer, lost a runoff for the Democratic nomination.

And in Michigan, moderate Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz lost to a conservative in a GOP primary.

Elsewhere, voters in Colorado and Missouri also chose candidates for the fall elections.

The Connecticut Senate race dominated the political landscape, and its outcome promises to echo through the fall. The race was watched closely by the liberal, Internet-savvy Democrats who lead the party's emerging "netroots" movement, groups such as Moveon.org that played a big role in pushing Lamont's candidacy.

Critics targeted Lieberman for his strong support for the Iraq war and for his close ties to President Bush. They played and replayed video of the kiss President Bush planted on Lieberman's cheek after the 2005 State of the Union address.

Officials said turnout Tuesday was up to 50 percent, when primaries usually only draw 25 percent of voters. And vote totals showed roughly 16,000 more ballots cast for the Democratic Senate primary than the party primary for governor, reflecting the extra attention to the Lieberman-Lamont battle.

In the lead up to the primary, 14,000 new Connecticut voters registered as Democrats, while another 14,000 state voters switched their registration from unaffiliated to Democrat to vote in the primary.

Jubilant Lamont supporters predicted victory in November.

"People are going to look back and say the Bush years started to end in Connecticut," said Avi Green, a volunteer from Boston. "The Republicans are going to look at tonight and realize there's blood in the water."

On the final day of the race, Lieberman accused his opponent's supporters of hacking his campaign Web site and e-mail system. Campaign manager Sean Smith said the site began having problems Monday night and crashed for good at 7 a.m., denying voters information about the candidate.

"It is a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise voters," Smith said.

Lamont said he knew nothing about the accusations. "It's just another scurrilous charge," he said.

A week ago, polls showed Lieberman trailing Lamont by 13 percentage points. The latest polls showed the race tightening, with Lamont holding a slight lead of 51 percent to 45 percent over Lieberman among likely Democratic voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

The telephone poll of 784 likely Democratic primary voters, conducted from July 31 to Aug. 6, has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Lieberman's falling poll numbers spurred some Democratic colleagues to make last-minute campaign appearances, including former President Clinton, Sen. Barbara Boxer of





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