Saturday, October 21, 2006

Courant Endorses All Democrats in Congressional Races

The Hartford Courant will endorse all five Democrats running for Congress, tomorrow, according to Colin McEnroe. The DCCC has jumped on this, and has released some excerpts:
Scandal taints Congress, with members being sent to prison, forced to resign or under indictment or investigation.

2nd DISTRICT: COURTNEY: Mr. Courtney's ethic of hard work, compassion and integrity -- and his leadership on health care -- make him the best choice.

4th DISTRICT: FARRELL: She knows how to build bipartisan coalitions to get things done. Schooled and steeled by two grinding campaigns for the House, this articulate, personable, bright woman is knowledgeable about federal issues and would be an effective change agent to clean up Congress.

This is very rare for the Courant.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is to make up for their forthcoming Lieberman endorsement

Besides, anyone remember Governor Eunice Groark?

MikeCT said...

Here are the Courant endorsements. Their comments on Murphy & Johnson reveal how far she has fallen:

Mr. Murphy has a command of health care policy that rivals Mrs. Johnson's because of his service as the Senate chairman of the state legislature's Public Health Committee. He championed a workplace smoking ban and stem cell research. A strong environmentalist, he introduced legislation requiring that cars sold in Connecticut meet tougher emissions standards. Mrs. Johnson's record on the environment is mixed: Though she opposed oil drilling in the Arctic refuge, she supported an energy bill that provided giveaways to oil companies and lacked tougher fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.

Mr. Murphy is a fluent, even inspiring speaker. He speaks eloquently, for example, of the state's struggle to deal with $40 billion in federal cuts in funding for the poor, elderly and students that Mrs. Johnson voted for in the Deficit Reduction Act.....

But she has failed to serve as a check on her party's worst instincts as it balloons the federal deficit, weakens House ethics rules, blindly backs U.S. occupation of Iraq and allows the president unprecedented executive powers. Mr. Murphy would provide just such a check.

Anonymous said...

The only thing more unAmerican you could do Nov 7th than voting Republican would be to vote Republican and vote for Joe Lieberman.

How many more kids are you willing to sacriface for their mistakes?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it rich how the same people who go ballistic about criticism claiming "their patriotism has been questioned" call the people they disagree with unAmerican?

Now I may think the Courant is out to lunch and Murphy a shill for whoever gives him a check. I do not believe either is anything worse than misguided. Guess it's old school manners, s'pose

MikeCT said...

From tparty:

What's hilarious is that the Courant will endorse Lieberman at some point, as they did in the primary. After this, though, it will be fun to see what type of tortured rhetoric they will be forced to employ in order to find even the most slightly coherent way of doing so.

Anonymous said...

I watched the 1st CD Republican candidate forum on CT-N tonight. This guy Scott MacLean is a nice guy, perhaps, but L-O-S-E-R.

Thank you -- Chris Healy and Dick Foley -- for 'masterminding' yet another losing campaign.

If we had run Mirium -- at least it may have helped with expanding our base!!

Anonymous said...

Once again I am amazed to read that when given criticism, republicans and their supporters revert to name calling.

Nancy Johnson, Christopher Shayes and Rob Simmons have not fairly represented the people of Connecticut. All one needs to do to confirm this is review their voting records, which reflect their true priorities.

Anonymous said...

I simply can't get over the fact that there's people who don't see Lieberman's arrogance and rovian dirty tricks campaign. The polls are somehow being manipulated to support Lieberman. He has made this election about him, he's everything to everybody and on all sides of every issue! For a democratic, blue state, Lieberman should be reprehensible.

Vote Ned Lamont. True blue.

Anonymous said...

The Hartford Courant is just another extension of the CT Dem party. As long as money keeps getting poured into Hartford-- they are with you.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>If we had run Mirium -- at least it may have helped with expanding our base!!



Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Now I can go on with my life -- the Courant has made their endorsements. Considering how the Courant is doing it is hard to think the editorial board is insync with most CT residents.

Weicker Liker said...

ACR...

Miriam Masullo was an aweful candidate.

You guys did absoluetely nothing to win the Primary.

If you had lifted a finger to turn people out, especially in your backyard of Southington, you would have won.

Anonymous said...

It's about change baby!! The Courant and NYT endorsements are saying we need it now more than ever!!

CC said...

I MIGHT have taken this seriously if not for the laughable praise of John Larson.

Weicker Liker said...

How come we don't hear about Mr. Larson's questionable activities from a few years back with Capitol Hill Interns?

Anyone remember the Vanity Fair Magazine piece that showed him in a compromising position?

Partying with interns 48 hours after the September 11th attacks...

Anonymous said...

Ask Congressman Jim Sullivan (D-Didn't Win) what Courant and NYT endorsements meant against Simmons

Anonymous said...

18 of the 20 endorsements to date go to Democrats!!! Yeah, this paper has credibility. The same people praising these endorsements will be the first ones to claim that FOX new is biased.

The Architect said...

The Courant did endorse Bush twice... looks like they're flip-flopping.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
18 of the 20 endorsements to date go to Democrats!!! Yeah, this paper has credibility. The same people praising these endorsements will be the first ones to claim that FOX new is biased."

Hey numb nuts. The endorsements are on the EDITORIAL PAGE. The EDITORIAL PAGE is supposed to be biased.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:16 your right we SHOULDN'T take the endorsements seriously. That's got to be one of the most idiotic posts..