Saturday, May 06, 2006

Netroots for Ned Lamont

George W. Bush is only polling at 24% in Connecticut. That is extremely encouraging for Ned Lamont. As Kingsbridge states at Daily Kos: "What's most pathetic about Lieberman is that all it takes for Democrats to vote against him is to know his opponent." Sadly 90% of the people in Connecticut say they do not know Ned Lamont well enough.

"The enormous opportunity for Ned Lamont lies with Lieberman's continued support for the Iraq War, which is overwhelmingly unpopular in Connecticut. According to Quinnipiac, barely a third of Nutmeggers believe invading Iraq was the right thing to do, and twice as many people favor reducing or withdrawing all our troops as those who favor maintaining the status quo or increasing troop levels. Indeed, nearly three-quarters of registered Democrats favor withdrawing troops.

Incredibly, however, barely half of Connecticut voters are aware of Lieberman's strong support for the war. And Lieberman is making an enormous effort to make sure they don't find out about it. A series of glossy campaign fliers sent to constituents says nothing about his support for the war; indeed the fliers don't mention Iraq at all. Were Ned Lamont to succeed in making Connecticut Democrats aware of just what a hard line hawk on Iraq Lieberman has been, the senator's already eroding support could begin to collapse."

Ned Lamont asserts the following regarding the Iraq War.

Three years ago, President George Bush rushed our country to war in Iraq and Senator Lieberman has cheered him on every step of the way. No, there was no imminent threat to America, there were no weapons of mass destruction, and we were not greeted as liberators.

Today, America is no safer, Israel is no safer, Iran is more dangerous, Osama bin Laden is still at large, and our brave troops are stuck in the middle of a bloody civil war. I believe that those leaders who got us into this mess should be held accountable.

As you all know, Tim Tagaris has left the DNC and will be joining Ned Lamont. Not surprising that Tim would do this considering Lamont's Statement on Net Neutrality.

“I support the Network Neutrality Act. The Internet is a powerful marketplace of ideas. Free and equal access to information is critical to our American values.

Lieberman hearts Bush:

"Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States." -- Joe Lieberman, August, 2002

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) said he would rather "work out how to authorize surveillance in a reasonable way." 3/15/06

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