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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

How We Can Easily Ensure a Lamont Victory

I'm sure I'm not the only person to get this admittedly evil idea, but I haven't seen anyone blog about it yet.

So Lieberman has a four-point advantage over Lamont and Schlesinger is at... what? 4%? So... all we have to do to ensure Lamont's victory is bump Schlesinger's numbers up the tiniest, tiniest bit, stealing Republican votes from Lieberman?

Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Too Machiavellian for you? Then get off the stage. As Ford Prefect said, "They care, we don't. They win."

Who can do this? Who can organize a get out the vote campaign for Schlesinger? It could work, you know. I'll feel guilty about it later.

13 Comments:

Blogger Gary Sartori said...

I have never seen anyone so obsessed about getting rid of someone in my life. If only you put some of your effort into defeating Bush, and not a fellow Democrat, you and your party might actually get something accomplished.

7:19 PM

 
Blogger Sundog said...

Get used to it. If you think one loudmouthed Republican - or a thousand - will shut me up, you are wasting your time.

I'm not sure where you live, but in THIS universe, Bush isn't running for anything.

7:00 AM

 
Blogger Sundog said...

Oh, and in THIS universe, Lieberman isn't a Democrat. He has his own party. The Democratic candidate is Ned Lamont.

You ought to spend some time in the reality-based universe. It's not such a bad place - at least, it isn't when you guys aren't in power.

7:02 AM

 
Blogger Gary Sartori said...

I already got used to being an idiot. With regards to you shutting up, keep on talking, the more you talk, the less relevent you seem. Oh, and last time I looked, Lieberman was a Democrat. Not the kind of Democrat you want. Lieberman likes to work with people across party lines, not like the Democrats of today who flip flop on wars, and generally eat their own.

7:45 AM

 
Blogger Sundog said...

"Oh, and last time I looked, Lieberman was a Democrat."

Ah, that reality-based universe has bitten you again. He simply isn't. Read a newspaper. Ned Lamont is the Democratic candidate.

Facts are inconvenient things, aren't they?

I am all for people working across party lines, when the political environment hasn't been thrown into open war by Republicans. As it is, this is war. Lieberman has chosen his side.

7:49 AM

 
Blogger Gary Sartori said...

I read newspapers all the time. Lieberman is a Democrat. It's not my problem that you can't figure it out. I suggest you talk to your associate to find out if Lieberman is really a Democrat. Matt seems to have a pretty good head on his shoulders.
I really wouldn't call Lamont a Democrat. I would call him a cartoon caricature. Dopey of the seven dwarfs springs to mind!!!!

11:50 AM

 
Blogger SeedFreak said...

sd,

Joe remains a democrat by choice and legal designation, legally he is referred to as a DEm until Dec 31st and after his swearing in ceremony he can be a Dem or IND depending upon what he chooses and designates at that time.

You know damn well that Joe is a DEM so stop harrassing YOURSELF with this hand-wringing.

11:59 AM

 
Blogger SeedFreak said...

sd,

Joe remains a democrat by choice and legal designation, legally he is referred to as a DEm until Dec 31st and after his swearing in ceremony he can be a Dem or IND depending upon what he chooses and designates at that time.

You know damn well that Joe is a DEM so stop harrassing YOURSELF with this hand-wringing.

11:59 AM

 
Blogger Sundog said...

Sorry, no. Democrats decide who the Democratic nominee is.

He's a Democrat the way Judas was a Christian.

12:14 PM

 
Blogger Gary Sartori said...

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1:17 PM

 
Blogger Gary Sartori said...

Seedfreak, if sundog wants to dilute himself into thinking that Lieberman isn't a Democrat, let him. We know better.

1:21 PM

 
Blogger cfaller96 said...

sundog, check this comment out. Harsh, but I think very accurate.

And for the record, Lieberman is not a Democrat. He is an independent, a member of the Connecticut For Lieberman party. He is the Connecticut For Lieberman party's nominee for the Connecticut senate seat.

It's pretty cut and dry. By law, only Ned Lamont can be referred to as the Democratic candidate.

3:04 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we still consider him a Democrat? I supported him in the primary but he decided to ignore his party and run anyway. Right now the polls show him winning only because a majority of Republicans say they'll vote for him (along with a tiny and shrinking democratic vote)

7:47 PM

 

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