Tuesday, August 08, 2006

IT'S OFFICIAL: Ned Lamont Wins In Connecticut

In my opinion, this is a huge event, and a clear example of democracy in action. Joe Lieberman did not represent the views of Connecticut Democrats, and tonight's results prove it.

This isn't over, however. Joe Lieberman, in a stunning 'fuck you' to America's system of democracy, has vowed to run as an independent in the General Election, despite his loss. The race for the Senate in CT is bound to be an interesting one - with Lamont winning the Democratic Primary, most of the Democratic establishment is now obligated to support him. However, there's a big difference between support in words and support in actions. Because of this, there's going to be intense pressure for Lieberman to drop out of the race. As Joe has been fairly douchey for such a long time (Supporting the GOP in their invasive actions regarding Terri Schiavo, and telling Dems to STFU about the Iraq War come to mind), it wouldn't suprise me if he stayed in the race despite the intense pressure.


There is something everyone can do, however, if we wish to see our system of Primary elections and representative democracy respected:

Call or email the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and tell them to vigorously support Ned Lamont, the Democratic Nominee...

Phone (202) 224-2447
Email:info@dscc.org

Email Harry Reid, the Democratic Leader in the Senate, and tell him to support the Democrat in this race...

Email Form Here

Contact California Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and tell them to campaign vigorously for Ned Lamont...

Senator Boxer:

Phone: {213) 894-5000
Email Form

Senator Feinstein:

Phone: (202) 224-3841
Email Form

By doing these simple things in the coming days, we will be able to help Ned Lamont in his campaign. This November is definitely going to be very exciting.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

BRUINDEMS HAVE A NEW FRIEND...


Even if he is made of foam. Bruin Democrats now have a lifesize cutout of State Treasurer Phil Angelides!!!
Look forward to seeing Foam Phil at all Bruin Democrats events!