Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 4th, 2006 9:02 am by HL
Looks like this could be the end of Crazy Joe Lieberman. Seems a Ned Lamont has opened up a double digit lead with only 5 days to go. Lieberman is getting desperate. He is trying to get his supporters to break up Lamont campaign gatherings republican style.
Lieberman said it bothers him that many voters say they “appreciate the work I’ve done and they respect my integrity” but plan to vote for Lamont anyway because of the war. He said he won’t change his mind on the war because he thinks “it would be disastrous mistake for America” to set a deadline for the troops to pull out. That would only encourage “a brutal enemy,” he said.
You can look at me. I’m not George Bush,” the senator said.
He said, too, that “I am about more than just Iraq.”
It’s not just the war, Joe.
So I just tracked this down with several sources, and something really strange is going on. Lieberman’s campaign seems to arming his supporters with aggressive talking points in order to pick fights at Lamont events.
There were only four booths and six stools in the whole place, and they were basically all occupied. When Ned went in, all of the supporters ripped off their ‘civilian clothes’ and revealed their Lieberman T-Shirts.
A large man, around 50 years old or so, then started screaming at Ned, “Are you an Al Sharpton Democrat, or a Bill Clinton Democrat?” Ned was trying to answer, and the gentleman kept yelling. The Lamont press secretary tried to intervene, and meanwhile, the people behind the counter who owned the restaurant were horrified and embarrassed. Then Ned Lamont went up to the few people in regular clothes and introduced himself, even as the Lieberman supporters kept screaming. He also tried to introduce himself to the Lieberman staffers, but to no avail. The screaming continued, and it was so abrasive that he left, and the whole crowd followed him outside.
These kids poured out, and a half a dozen reporters were mostly outside. The large man kept yelling, and was joined by one particularly obnoxious Lieberman supporter who started yelling about national security and how Lamont would endanger the country. The messaging seemed rehearsed. The Lieberman supporters started getting aggressive, pushing some of the Lamont staffers. When confronted, the Lieberman staffers said that they are just doing what the bloggers did.
So what does Lieberman do now? Run as an Independent. He will lose a lot of Rebpublican swing voters because he had Clinton campaign for him. Republicans like Joe, but they hate The best President this country has seen in our lifetimes more then the devil himselfl. Thats why Bill did it you know, Not to help the guy who stabbed Clinton in the back, but to bury him. Bill Clinton the political master.