Wednesday, August 09, 2006


White House Accuses Lamont Of Being A Candidate Of The Far Left

Maybe it’s the water down there in Crawford? Or the Kool-Aid. If Lamont is any kind of a leftist beyond, maybe, at the most, a New Deal Democrat, I'd be very surprised. He's another centrist, another social democrat. He's just less—so far—of a suckup to power than Lieberman.

The Administration, I have to admit, is consistent: consistently crazed. The last poll I glanced at says 60% of Americans don’t like the war at all. How Rove translated that into claiming that the Lamont choice isn’t about the war is truly remarkable. Turd Blossom just keeps digesting stuff and turning out pig shit.

I wonder if there's even the slightest hint of cynicism on Snow's part when he has to read crap like this. They're all mad. Unfortunately, they're running the country and they want to run the world. Reuters
W.House: Democrats' extreme left defeated Lieberman
August 9, 2006

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - The White House accused the Democratic Party on Wednesday of catering to the extreme left after Connecticut voters defeated Sen. Joe Lieberman in a primary election over his support of the Iraq war.

Foreshadowing a debate likely to play itself out in November congressional elections, White House spokesman Tony Snow called the election a defining moment for the Democratic Party.

"I know a lot of people have tried to make this a referendum on the president. I would flip it. I think instead it's a defining moment for 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," he said.

The former vice presidential candidate lost Tuesday's vote, in which Democrats chose a U.S. Senate candidate for the November election, to Ned Lamont, who had accused Lieberman of being too close to President George W. Bush.

Lamont had cast the race with Lieberman as a referendum on the Iraq war.

But Snow said the vote did not reflect American views on Bush's policies, but rather how the Democratic Party dealt with the Iraq war and other issues of national security.

Lieberman, a three-term senator and vice presidential nominee in 2000, filed petitions on Wednesday to run as an independent against Lamont.

Snow said Bush had no plans to campaign for Lieberman, who has made clear he will still vote on the Democratic side if elected as an independent.
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