Hey, the smell of jackass seems a little lighter

Hear that sigh of relief? That’s Capitol police feeling a little less physically threatened. CNN’s reporting that crackpot egomanaic my favorite politician Cynthia McKinney has lost her primary challenge. I wonder if this is her communication director’s fault too. Hope you can find that pin now, Cyn – they’ll probably want it back.

The same story mentions that Joe Lieberman also failed to win his Democratic primary and says he’s going to run as an Independent, demonstrating his continued devotion to insuring his seat doesn’t end up with a Democrat in it.

6 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 9:05 am

    I just can’t wait til she blames the gays and the Jews.

    Oh wait, that was her dad…

  2. JM94 (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 10:48 am

    Why shouldn’t Lieberman run as an Indy? His party screwed him, paybacks are a bitch. Hillary supported the war, they are mobilizing against her. He isn’t running the war, he isn’t responsible for the collosal mistakes, yet he’s the scapegoat.

  3. JM94 (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    Sorry, typo-they aren’t mobilizing against Hillary.

  4. Don (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    His party? Which party would that be, the one that’s been stumping for him pretty consistently all through this? Jesus, Bill Clinton – who he spoke out against when the anti-blowjob squad was on the attack – came out to help him campaign.

    I suspect you mean, however, the voters who he is supposed to represent and who do not feel represented by him. So they did what they have every right to do and what the primary system exists for: to find and choose an alternate candidate.

    The fact that he’s now going to do his best to be a spoiler, in direct opposition to what is best for the party – which he claims to be interested in – is no real surprise to anyone. In 2000 he chose to keep running for that senate seat, despite the fact that if he became veep it would fall to the republicans-controlled government in CT to pick an alternate to fill the spot.

    Lieberman has always done what’s good for Lieberman and fuck everyone else.

  5. JM94 (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

    Respectfully, I couldn’t disagree more. The far left of the party made this a National election. Yes, Clinton campaigned for him,because he is smart enough to step in when he knows his party is shooting itself again, moderates win elections, but if this was really about the Connecticut voters, why did so many Democrats from other states come to support Lamont? Why did the Soros lead 527’s pump so much money and time into defeating Lieberman? Why did they spend so much time recruiting/registering new voters in Ct.?

    I thought that the Liberal party was about acceptance, welcoming other’s opinions? Now it appears if you disagree, get out.

    Perhaps Lieberman also understands that a Senator represents everyone in his state, not just his party, or one sect of his party. Ct. has many independents, moderate Republicans who vote for Democrats etc. He is serving the people, all of them.

  6. Don (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

    I guess I don’t get where you keep – to me – randomly redrawing these lines between who is a voter, an interested party, the ‘far left’ (which I think is a convenient fiction for some people), the ‘Liberal party’ (I’m not sure who exactly that is), the ‘people’ who you say Lieberman is supposedly serving, etc.

    I also question the wisdom of this statement that “moderates win elections” since all evidence doesn’t seem to support this. The Presidential ticket with Lieberman on it, who you identify as a moderate? Not a winner. Last I looked the House and Senate are filled with a majority that isn’t Democratic moderate or, for that matter, Democratic anything.

    The bottom line is that the primary system exists so the party’s voters can pick the person they think most likely to represent them accurately. CT’s registered Democratic voters think that is Not Lieberman. For him to then claim that he’s going to do what’s best for the party by ignoring their decision and running independent is an insult to the election system and a perfect reflection of why he’s in this mess in the first place: a majority of Democratic voters felt that Lieberman was interested in doing what Lieberman thinks is best, not what his constituents want.

    If Lieberman wants to say that he’s going to run because he thinks that’s what’s best for Connecticut then that’s fine, but he hasn’t been doing that because he wants to have his cake and eat it too: Get the support of the party as a whole without supporting the party in return. Refusing to have a one-sided relationship with someone is not “if you disagree, get out.” It’s insisting that someone give back what they get.

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