karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,
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Dis-connect-icut

With 97% of precincts reporting, it appears Ned Lamont has won the Connecticut Democratic primary. Republicans have their designated RINOs (Republican In Name Only), now the Democrats have discovered their DINOs. As is the case with Republicans, DINO is not a label one bestows on oneself – it is gifted by others in the party.

Joe Lieberman has been labeled a DINO, and worse. (I thought depicting people in blackface went out with Prohibition.)

According to this post by thatwordgrrl, Lieberman should consider himself thrown out of the Democrat party and should resign himself to being a Republican.

This is a wonderful example of single-issue voting. The only issue Lieberman is being challenged on is his position on the Iraq war. The party of tolerance and open-mindedness has declared persona non grata a Senator who votes with the party on 90% of all issues.

From Real Clear Politics, we have:
A more detailed analysis will follow in the morning, but if these numbers hold up (Lamont 52%, Lieberman 48%) it is just about the worst result possible for the Democratic Party. First, it almost guarantees that Lieberman will run as an independent and given the arc of the public polling it is very possible that Lamont peaked about two weeks ago. Lieberman's 48% makes him the clear favorite in the three-way. Republicans Chris Shays and Rob Simmons have received a boost in holding on in their vulnerable districts, two seats the Dems have to win if they hope to capture the House. And as much as mainstream Democrats may try to downplay this result as a Connecticut issue, the rejection of a three-term Senator who was the party's VP nominee only six years ago will have repercussions throughout the country and they don't help the Democratic Party.
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