Saturday, September 16, 2006

Weekend Open Forum


  • This afternoon Chris Murphy will deliver the official Democratic response to President Bush's weekly radiom address.


  • DeStefano and Glassman win the NARAL endorsement. Rell's stance on Plan B is the main reason for the loss.


  • And finally Connecticut Goes Hollywood.



What else is going on?

37 comments:

MikeCT said...

Here is the audio of Chris Murphy's radio address. Murphy also has a new TV ad.

Beth Bye, who will likely add a state rep seat to the Democratic side (formerly held by Bob Farr) has her Web site up.

Genghis,
You can add Dick Blumenthal to your campaign links in the right column.

bluecoat said...

Silvester scandal figure denied new trial
By Don Michak, Journal Inquirer
09/16/2006


DeStefano can't lure Rell into battle -- an analysis
By Keith M. Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer
09/16/2006


Anonymous said...

Is Lite Rock still trying find problems with Medicare Part D?.....now there's a nonstarter of an issue

bluecoat said...

Problems with Medicare D are two and affect different groups:
1. the govt. is prohibited from negotiating best price like they do for VA purchases for drugs and for purchases for most goods and services BUT this is an issue for the taxpayers who pay current Medicare payroll taxes not the seniors who enroll in the Medicare D program
2. the donut hole provision in the Medicare D benefit that kicks in for some but not all enrolled senior citizens - unless they buy the donut hole supplement.
I have no idea waht Murphy said because I haven't listened to his speech.

bluecoat said...

there's also a front page article in the NHR on JDS's fundraising and campaign situation but I can't post a link right now; I don't care for this new posting setup here at CLP; I;m a low tech guy and my new high tech mouse doesn't right click - just the old one; or maybe I need a tutorial of some sort..

bluecoat said...

Am I ths only one that wonders why someone from the CT Dept of Information Technology is very often on this blog. hardly seems like a place for taxpayer funded stuff to be used.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think its a BIG deal Rell didn't get the NARAL endorsement. She is trying to do the typical Rowland "wink" to progressive / independent / democrats - trying to suggest she's not "that type" of republican. But then NARAL comes out and say "oh yeah you are". I know DeStefano has dredged up some old votes - it seems she was rather conservative as a legislator.

Anonymous said...

new Lamont ad up on www.nedlamont.com/blog

Anonymous said...

NARAL is no big deal. period. Want someone to deliver, call Domino's

By the way, I'm waiting for the Kevin Rennie expose tomorrow on the Mark Nielsen overdue library book scandal

Anonymous said...

bluecoat:

if negotiating best price is such a good idea, then how come the Democrat prescription drug bills all contained the same prohibitions that are in the new Medicare law?

the answer is the Dems know what Republicans know: price controls stifle innovation and raise costs.

Chris MC said...

Some nice posts there bluecoat, thanks.

If you can substantively address A6:02's question, that would be helpful. If you come up with enough on Medicare "D" to start a new thread, ping me off-blog and perhaps I or someone else can post it front-page. I offer that as the "issues" Contributor.

I don't care for this new posting setup here at CLP; I;m a low tech guy and my new high tech mouse doesn't right click - just the old one; or maybe I need a tutorial of some sort..
This isn't the place for it, but if there were an email available where you could be reached, I'm sure we could work through it. Not sure what you're referring to about the new posting setup though....

Anonymous said...

I like the new ad. In Connecticut you can be either a Yankees fan, or a Red Sox fan. And the two sides tend to respect, (if not like), each other But heaven help the sleaze-ball who thinks he can get away with being both.

Go Yankees! Go Red Sox! Go Yankees! Go Red Sox! That's Bi-Joe in action.

Anonymous said...

will Ned Lamont propose an exit strategy from this dangerous quagmire?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060916/ap_on_re_us/new_orleans_crime

MVD said...

Anyone thinking that Rob Simmons is a moderate, independent kind of guy, should look at this video. It's rather amazing.

Anonymous said...

sounds lie Ned never heard of Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs or Johnny Damon, but they aren't big names on the Greenwich polo circuit

Anonymous said...

Hey if Joe switched sides and became a Republican, I'd respect him more. Instead he plays this "Independent Democrat" bullsh*t game that is so, so transparent.

Can you imagine that after his new contract, Johnny Damon had said, "but in my heart I'll always be a Red Sock"?

For the record, Ned is a solid Yankees fan. Does anyone know where Joe's loyalties lie? Does he even like sports? (my gut says he was always the last kid picked.)

retired IT guy said...

Bluecoat, Your reference to someone from Dept of IT always being on here is not entirely correct. The IP logged is the States external firewall and it could be any agency. Still not right but thought I help you as you stated earlier you had some tech issues.

Anonymous said...

ned got picked early cause his daddy owend the league

Tim White said...

Bluecoat... re: CT Dept IT... I believe municipalities also register on this blog as "CT Dept IT."

So... it may not only be a state agency... it could also be a local agency.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Anonymous said...
For the record, Ned is a solid Yankees fan


Well there go at least 3 counties.

Certainly if he identifies more with New York City than with New England he's clearly unqualified to represent us in the Senate.

Bobby McGee said...

"sounds lie Ned never heard of Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs or Johnny Damon, but they aren't big names on the Greenwich polo circuit"

I guess Joe did change teams for the money huh? Too bad he doesn't have many at bats...maybe if he voted more...

I think the sports analogies have gone far enough...

Anonymous said...

ACR--

For the record, Lieberman is a self-proclaimed Yankees fan. But in this election season I would never expect the career politician to confirm his "loyalties".

Mr. Lamont on the other hand isn't shy about who he really roots for.

Anonymous said...

I am tired of hearing Bridgeport needs money. They get enough! I read the CT Post today urging Rell and the
Bond Commission to provide another 16.5 million for Steel Point. Forget it! Bridgeport even skews the ECS
funding because it gets so much education funding and it denies a fair share to other communities. I
can tell you even current Democratic state candidates are getting fed up and are actively saying door to
door and in their speeches that Bridgeport gets too much. It is good money chasing bad. They raised taxes
in Bridgeport and there is still not enough money. What the Hell is going on here? We cannot kiss Bridgeport's
ass anymore. It is not my town. I will not have a guilty conscience about that city anymore. I need to take
care of my own. I am pissed.

Anonymous said...

Rell's position on denying contraceptive drugs at Catholic run hospitals has actually convinced me to
vote for DeStefano. I mean he does not have a chance at all but I cannot support someone who thinks like
captain caveman and beyond the dark ages. By the way I am a man, and a Democrat. Kudos to NARAL.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that Fedele's voting record on partial birth abortion has been brought
up. It is good the focus is on him. It is no secret Rell wants to retire and tend to her
health. It is too bad the voting public does not have a clue what is going on here. But
hey life is tough and we all have fast paced schedules to worry about politics. Just be
aware you are voting for Fedele not Rell. Just a little heads up.

The Architect said...

Wow, Simmons is quoting people. That surely means he's in cahoots with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld!

Mr X said...

Who cares if Lamont is a Yankees fan or a Red Sox Fan.He still is going to lose in November.

AnonAndOnAndOn said...

Murphy gave us all a chance to see how quickly he snaps up the opportunity to read the Dem script.

I can't BELIEVE his handlers let him do that.

"Roll over!"
"Stay."
"Paw."
"Now read this."
"Good boy!"

bluecoat said...

6:02; negotiating the best price is not price controls, it's the fiscally responsible thing to do....nice spin though.

bluecoat said...

the point about the CT IT log on is that somebody is, or was, using a gvot computer for non-govt. business.

bluecoat said...

and 6:02, the Democrat version of the Medicare D bill that allowed for price negotiation was the one used by the Republicans -- the Republicans just struck the paragraph that provided for price negotiation Youmay recall that both Kennedy and McCain voted against the bill for different reasons.

bluecoat said...

OK 9:45; so you're telling us the choice is DeStefano/Glassman or Fedele/Williams - that's a whole different ballgame. the voters must now decide who they think can best raise their taxes. yuck..

Anonymous said...

Catholic hospitals always had plan B in their med drawers. My wife is an RN at one and said its been there since it was first approved. Also GWB's FDA approved it for over the counter sale. Go to CVS and pick some up.

Anonymous said...

For the sake of Stratford, Councilman Alvin O'Neil needs to resign and resign
now not later.

Mr X said...

50 days until Degenerates for America and Dumpjoe.com are history I for one will be glad to see these useless groups go bye bye so long and FAREWELL Also we will mourn the loss of Ned Lamont's Senate Campaign which was a dirty one so they get what they deserve.

If you want to read good ,real and truthful comments go to the dogfood for america blog

http://dogfood-for-america.blogspot.com

Fenix said...

What's all this talk about Chris Murphy's Washington handlers? Word on the street is the RNC had it with Nancy's lack-luster campaign team and Rove and his pals are now calling the shots, replaced the campaign manager and so on. And yet all the Johnson people say is Murphy is "sagging" ...if the Murphy campaign is sagging so bad why did the NRCC have to come in to bail Nancy Johnson out? Was her campaign staff and her record THAT bad? Sounds like Nancy is the one who has "handlers."

You can see that the national party is pulling the strings at the Johnson campaign by the ad they recently put up (the one about wiretapping) it's straight out of the Rove playbook, namely, to scare the electorate into voting Republican. Also, the ad doesn't look like a cheap piece of crap like Nancy's attack ads on taxes...I'd be embarrassed if after 24 years in Congress I had to attach my name to such a cheesey, piece of crap...

Nancy's been nothing but a pawn of the Bush Administration, and now they're running her campaign for her too because she can't handle running against Murphy by herself. If Murphy is sagging, than Nancy must really be dropping if she needs all this outside help. What, all the drug company money isn't enough to run the Johnson campaign? I hope she keeps running attack ads, I love the smell of Republican fear in the morning. Murphy has got all the momentum, see ya later Nancy, I hope you don't have to rely on Medicare Part D once the Dems put you into retirement...

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