Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Open Forum

Now that the election's done, what's happening around the state? Also, don't forget about the upcoming special election in Bridgeport.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Republicans now have 83 Mayor/First Selectman offices, vs. 82 for Democrats.

In a "Democratic" state, we have a majority of municipal CEOs as Republican, a Republican Governor, and 3 out of 5 Congressmen Republican.

Looks like we are more "purple" than anything else...

mainmonkey said...

what were the numbers before this election? Are we moving in the right direction?

Anonymous said...

So Enfield Dems retained their 7-4 Council majority with an "ain't great how we get along with the Board of Ed..." message. So much for the fear of revaluation that everyone thought was going to stir voters...

I gotta believe the Tax Payers' Party candidate (Charles Woods) spoiled the vote again this year for the 4th Republican At-Large candidate, Greg Stokes. Makes sense now that Woods is still a registered Democrat on the voter rolls...

MVD said...

onward to '06!! My idea: a liberal with statewide name recognition should tell Lieberman to oppose Alito or he'll be primaried...I know this is just wishful thinking on my part...but why should Lieberman support Alito whose views are so out of line with most Connecticut voters? We shouldn't stand for it....

DeanFan84 said...

MVD--

My thoughts are that Joe has cut a deal with the Bush administration.

It should be widely known that in March, 2005, Mrs. Lieberman was hired by Hill & Knowlton, (infamous PR/Lobbying firm), to work on Big Pharma issues.

Less than a month later, the New Haven Register runs this editorial, "Lieberman Crafts Drug Company Perk". People should read the whole item, (link below) but here is an excerpt:

"Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is reportedly poised to introduce a bill that would be even more profitable for drug companies. Lieberman proposes that a drug company get as much as two years of additional patent protection for any drug it wants as a reward for developing a drug that can be used to treat or prevent a bioterrorism agent or emerging infectious disease."

Obviously, any deal that would extend drug patents would be worth tens of billions of dollars to the pharmaceutical industry. The question then is whether Hill & Knowlton is in the background hyping the "Bird Flu" stories? Could the public be manipulated, via fear, in order to increase Big Pharma profits?

Hey, I don't know. Perhaps it is sheer tin-foil-hat-thinking. What I do know is I'd be much more comfortable if my Senator's wife didn't work for a propaganda outfit like Hill & Knowlton.

Call Joe's office at 202-224-4041 and let him know we are watching.


http://www.hillandknowlton.com/us/index/newsroom/press_releases/3546

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_%26_Knowlton

http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14307982&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=517515&rfi=8

MikeCT said...

On the radio today, I heard an ad from the anti-gay Family Institute of CT endorsing Edna Garcia for State Senate in Bridgeport. All the more reason to support frontrunner Ed Gomes.

DeanFan84 said...

MikeCT--

Yeah, what's with all the Hispanic Democrats voting against gay rights?

For a scorecard of who voted for and against Civil Unions, see:

http://www.ctfamily.org/civunionvote.pdf