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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Good sign for Democrats

Tonight democrats were finally sent a message that they will hear. Ned Lamont ran as an anti-war candidate and beat out three term Senator, and great friend of the Bush administration, Joe Lieberman. Democratic activists nationwide helped in supporting an alternative and won the primary. While this doesn't mean that the Senate is rid of the war hawk, it does mean that the leadership in the Democratic party is going to have to start listening to their constituency. For five years party members sat back as their leadership abandoned them, letting Bush do whatever he felt like (with the exception of ruining social security because a few republicans were up for re-election) and our country has suffered greatly for it. Finally now we have a sign that the democratic party may be forced to move back somewhat to the good side.
Still there is much work to do. The very activists who have brought down old Joe should have looking for a replacement for Diane Feinstein as well. Unfortunately the Democrats in California didn't do that, but thankfully the Green Party went ahead and did it for them. Todd Chretian is a left winger running as the alternative. He's part of the only party which has supported peace all along the way. Democrats and Republicans frustrated about the war should really give him a strong look.
This is part of what he has to say about why it's time for a change.
"Sen. Feinstein occupies the center of California politics. It is difficult to distinguish her, for instance, from Gov. Schwarzenegger, which is why he is considering endorsing her. She supports the occupation of Iraq, stands 100% with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and helped President Bush pass the USA Patriot Act (twice). She opposes gay marriage, a living wage, national health care and supports President Bush’s immigration proposals, which millions of Californians rejected on May 1 by marching in the streets. No doubt her money and her fame will bring her many votes, but, as I’ve always said, if this races turns into a referendum on the war in Iraq and voters looking to express their solidarity with immigrant workers vote for me, then this race could get very interesting."

GNN has must read article about why Dems won't dump Feinstein

4 Comments:

  • At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Go Ned!!

    CoolAqua

     
  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said…

    A good result, great to see, a real break through.

    1 down...

     
  • At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Alli said…

    You know, 75,000 dollars of contributions isn't such a big deal when you consider the Bush rangers who each raised over 100,000 for our Pres. And of which there are hundreds!!!! The sad truth is that money is politics and politics is money. I think you are all totally missing the point about the Leibermen race. Stinkin Greens. You always miss the forest.

     
  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger Snave said…

    Go Ned go, and Joe, why try and be a spoiler? I thought I heard Lieberman say recently that he has always done what was in the best interests of the Democratic party... in this case, politely conceding defeat might be the best way to go?

     

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