Sunday, May 21, 2006


I will always remember the words of Digby, when he wrote:

I believe that there is finally a recognition that the Party has hit the wall. We have moved as far to the right as we can go and we have been as accomodating as we can be without thoroughly compromising our fundamental principles.
Connecticut has come to realize that their representation in Washington is indeed compromising their principles. I said it once and I will say it again regarding Ned Lamont: Thars gold in them thar hills if you care to look and the people of Southbury certainly looked and Kevin Rennie noticed it.
The darkest omens for Lieberman came near the end of the night when Southbury, nearly the last to vote, announced it was still waiting for a response to a winter invitation to Lieberman to meet. Until he does, Southbury cast five votes for Lamont, three abstentions and zero for Lieberman. One of the night's loudest cheers rang out.
And cheer they should. Branford Boy at My Left Nutmeg recently wrote a post regarding the "Liberal Wraith in Connecticut", and he makes a statement about the New York Times article:
The piece is classic "he-said-she-said" journalism, with no attempt to call the Lieberman camp on its distortions. It also tries hard to hew to the DLC line that the best hope for Dems is to become more like Republicans.

"A very simple thing happened that changed Democratic politics dramatically, and that was that the war turned bad," Mr. From said, adding of the senator's critics: "There's a group in our party that makes a lot of noise and I don't think they've ever won an election. They're trying to take out one of the great statesmen our party has and that's wrong."
Am I understanding that From is calling for purging us from the party. That's what happens when the citizens rise up, as did the folks of Southbury. Do not let it shake your will. You are the heart of the Democratic party in Connecticut and you can make a difference.

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