Friday, September 15, 2006

Ad Wars

Take a look at Joe Lieberman's new ad. He seems to have finally remembered why as lot of people like him.


I'm also including links to two new Lamont radio ads, which are part of their national security push over the last week or so.

Fear Itself (mp3)
Once Upon a Time (mp3)

Both sides agree that Lieberman works with his Republican colleagues and the Bush Administration. The Lamont campaign is trying to convince voters that Lieberman has worked with them on the wrong things.

20 comments:

bluecoat said...

No need to post a link I'm sure because I guess everybody has noticed that Armed Services Committee members/ Republican Senators Warner, Graham, McCain and Collins are standing up to Bush with their own bill on interrogations and trials of terror suspects so that there won't be another overturned decision in the courts, which would delay even further bringing the captured terrorists to trial. I am glad these four and other Republican Senators are willing to stand up to Bush and do right by both the Constitution and smart security policy.

TrueBlueCT said...

Coming from the former Dem V-P nominee, I hope everyone understands how pathetic Joe's new ad is.

It would be great if the American political landscape wasn't comprised of a two-party system. But it is. And the fact of the matter is that the last dozen years has witnessed the epitome of partisan politics, the GOP juggernaut that has steam-rolled the Democrats. There has been no sharing of power, and CT hasn't gotten its fair share of the pie.

In the face of 51% mandates, an obscene war, and record-breaking deficits, Lieberman is trumpeting his ability to go along with the Republicans in charge?

No Joe. What we want is someone who can stand up. Someone who can say Abu Ghraib was wrong. Someone who can look at the on-the-ground situation in Iraq without the rose tinted glasses. Someone who doesn't say, "I like ear-marks" in the face of a Bridge to Nowhere. Someone who doesn't vote for the Bankruptcy Bill before voting against it. Someone who doesn't create a sham political party out of political desperation....

TrueBlueCT said...

P.S. We also want someone who remembers what its like to live in this state, who isn't in the pocket of the corporations, who doesn't point fingers at the other side while running his own negative campaign, who shows up and votes when it matters, and who knows that keeping this country safe and invading Iraq are two different things.

MikeCT said...

Just when you thought he couldn't stoop any lower, Joe Lieberman parked in a handicapped space this morning.

Chris MC said...

Astute analysis and succinctly put GC.

Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT ad...

Bobby McGee said...

"...it's about people, no politics."

Obviously it's not about the 3000 american PEOPLE dead in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

do Lamont and his supporters have ANYTHING to talk about besides quitting in Iraq?
ok, shutting down the NSA

yeah, there's a broad agenda for the whole state....not....

lets be honest said...

mikect, please know the facts before posting. the employees at fairfield were the ones who had the senators car parked in the space and there were people there at all times in the event that someone needed the space. just ask the fairfield public affairs department. this seems to be an epidemic among the lamonsters of only posting half of the story. i expect more from you mikect in factchecking your information.

TrueBlueCT said...

What's with Eric Blankenbaker. Joe's blogmaster just can't help himself.

First, he makes stuff up. Like when he states the Joe has never been to Torrington. I mean I understand he didn't get hear until a couple weeks ago, but if you don't know something for a fact, don't be so lazy. (Hint to Eric, try Google.)

Second, despite Lieberman's campaign being so high-minded about civility and tone, they can't stop referring to the Dem nominee in derogatory terms. Ned isn't the "Cable Guy", he's Mr. Lamont. Does anyone think Senator Lieberman would be happy with his staff resorting to name-calling?

Honest to goodness. If you hope to have it both ways for yourself, don't whine incessantly about the other guy's behavior.

TrueBlueCT said...

Whoops. Eric stated that Ned had never been to Torrington. My mistake.

7:42Anon--

Amazing. Not one, but two straw-man arguments in your eensy-weensy post.

Quitting Iraq? Said who? No one has ever said quit. But it could be that the Iraqis are going to have to figure things out for themselves. Isn't our American military essentially acting like a Nanny state?

Shutting down the NSA? There you go again. Does it matter to you that no one on the Lamont team has taken a position anywhere near to that? But since when do Republicans trust government to spy on Americans? Next thing you know, the IRS will be playing sneak-a-peak with your bank records. Are Republicans for privacy, or anti-privacy? Please let me know.

Finally, can you answer the eternal question. When do you think things will get better in Iraq, and if you don't know, how many more Americans should get killed before we change course?

Anonymous said...

By the way, in Nedland "civil liberties" rate as an issue

"terrorism"....naw, not important

http://nedlamont.com/issues

Perhaps this is the real "content coming soon!!!"

Anonymous said...

Democrats have a great record on privacy. Obviously spying on an opponent is more important than spying on terrorists

Schwarzenegger Computer May Have Been Hacked: Police
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20060912/tc_cmp/192701124

Anonymous said...

Joe Lieberman doesn't work WITH Republicans he works FOR Republicans.

Lieberman is endorsed by Sean Hannity,Rush Limbaugh,Ann Coulter,Chris Shays,Tony Blankley,Dick Cheney and it's obvious by George W Bush.

The chumps a Republican.

MikeCT said...

let's be/lieberman staff,

the employees at fairfield were the ones who had the senators car parked in the space and there were people there at all times in the event that someone needed the space.

Yeah, I can see multiple staff in that photo just waiting for a car with disabled-looking person to pass by looking annoyed. Then I'm sure they would all jump in seconds to move Joe's car before the disabled person could drive away. Clearly, they and/or the campaign had the best interests of disabled people in mind. And Joe wasn't in or near the car when it was parked, and couldn't see that this might pose a problem. Sounds credible and thoughtful at the same time. After all, it's not a space for the disabled until the disabled show up and demand it. And laws are only for suckers like us.

justavoter said...

Very good and your ending comment is right on Lamont will convince people because its true Lieberman has in the last 3 years supported the Neo Con Republican Agenda and thats why voters will vote for Lamont.

Anonymous said...

TBC:
"Quitting Iraq? Said who? No one has ever said quit."

You don't attend you own rallies or you are in an Orwellian memory hole...this was Neddie's primary night speech


At one point in his speech, Lamont called for a pullout of 132,000 U.S. troops from what he called the "bloody civil war in Iraq" and said they deserve to return home to "a hero's welcome." The line inspired the crowd of Lamont supporters to begin chanting "Bring them home! Bring them home!"

I suppose it all depends on what your definition of "quit" is?

Anonymous said...

In the primary, Lieberman proudly claimed he was a good Democrat, voting with Democrats 90% of the time.

Let's see where Lieberman exercised his Independent spirit and sided with Republicans:

Lieberman voted with Republicans on the Iraq War, the Bush-Cheney Energy Bill, the Condi Rice appointment as Secty of State knowing that Condi lied to the world about WMDs; he approved Michael Brown at FEMA without fact-checking his resume, folded FEMA into the Dept of Homeland Security thereby destroying it...

When Lieberman had the chance to hold the Bush Administration acountable on the costs and conduct of the war, he missed 30 key votes on Iraq, including a vote to provide better protective equipment to the troops. He doesn't hesitate to send other people's kids into harm's way — and then he doesn't have the decency to show up for a vote to better protect the troops.

He voted for Bush's No Child Left Behind Act -- despite the fact that the CT Dept of Education strongly opposed the bill and is suing the Fed Govt over it.

Lieberman didn't bother to show up for the Medicare Perscription Drug Act, which was a gift to the insurance and drug industries at a cost of over $400 Billion.

So Lieberman's symbolic gesture of erasing the partisan line only means that Lieberman will make dumb votes no matter what party he represents, when he decides to vote at all.

Anonymous said...

true blue ct said "who doesn't point fingers at the other side while running his own negative campaign..." did you even watch the ad? please explain to me how that ad was negative. this last post also states that joe voted democrat 90% of time, but mentions times joe voted republican. is there something wrong with a democrat working with a republican? lets be honest; would you want your candidate to vote with his party 100% of the time, like some tool or machine?

Anonymous said...

OMG are you kidding that "He seems to have finally remembered why as[sic] lot of people like him."?? This ad is not only godawful just plain dumb, he can't even erase a g*&&@## line on a f!$&ing blackboard. Crikey.