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  •  no kidding (none)
    can you imagine the outpouring of financial support if a real democrat came here or to dfa and asked for our support?

    i just posted in jerome's diary, who's running against him in the primary and how do i contribute.

    b/c even though i'm just a young single-parent who's just trying to get her income back to pre-bush levels, i'd save my pennies and eat at home for the rest of my life to get rid of joe republican.

    •  AND would fundraise in my state for him (none)
      nc doesn't have a senatorial race in 2006 and i can think of at least 100 people in my tiny little red county that would send a primary challenger money.
    •  IMHO Part of the problem is (none)
      ...that primarying Joe would be tilting at a windmill - there is almost no way to win given his impossibly high approval ratings.

      Not many politicians are willing to jump into a losing race - especially if you have future career ambitions in the CT Democratic party.

      If you are going to take on a sitting Senator in the primaries and still harbor career aspirations, you better win!

      In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ---George Orwell -6.63; -6.51

      by TheKickingDonkey on Tue Nov 29, 2005 at 09:11:33 AM PST

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      •  are those approval ratings (none)
        from democrats?  or is it all registered voters?  i'm just curious about how much of his "base" is republican.

        and mb you need both to win (i don't know ct's political landscape) but this is the northeast and not the deep south.  i would've thought your democrats would want...well...democrats.

        but alas, i'm in nc where we have a joementum for governor and 2 republican senators.

    •  Call Chuck Schumer.... (none)
      ....he's head of the DSCC.

      OK, so Lieberman is a Bush apologist.

      Schumer's unwillingness to even go so far as to say that a primary challenge to Lieberman is a matter for the Connecticut Democratic Party marks Schumer as a Lieberman apologist, and by extension, as a Bush apologist.

      There's a large part of me that genuinely feels that Joe's goal is to insure that US Security policies are so much more draconian and savage than Israeli Security policies (as is already the case with our pro-torture interrogation doctrine, one which has already been rejected by the Israeli Supreme Court) that little things like non-judicial assassination, continuing violation of UN Resolutions, illegal nuclear, chemical and biological WMD Programs, and so forth, will be comparatively moderate and more defensible than they are at present.

      But maybe I'm wrong, and what's called for is for Joe to give a wide-ranging deposition in Syrian custody while undergoing waterboarding, beatings to the testicles and soles of the feet, and a range of enforced stress positions of the kind that he finds acceptable practice. Perhaps then we could see what kind of stuff Joe Lieberman is really made of.

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