Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sunday Open Forum

This mass E-mail from Joe Lieberman's campaign manager just arrived in my inbox. See if you can spot the irony.


We just finished another encouraging week of putting people ahead of politics and putting a victory in November in our sights.

While Negative Ned spent the week offering the people of Connecticut nothing but more false attacks and empty rhetoric, Joe proposed several new ideas to help ease the squeeze on Connecticut's middle class families and renew the American Dream for all who seek it.


Namecalling: the best way to put people ahead of politics.
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What else is going on?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton was in Stamford campaigning for Diane Farrell. Great event, great crowd. Hillary did a tremendous job, as did Diane. I think this is Farrell's year -- Shays better start packing.

Anonymous said...

caliguiri done in Southington after Zoni's mailer hit my mailbox. Everyone is talking about it!

Anonymous said...

Caliguiri is done in Southington. When Zoni's mailer hit my mailbox I couldn't get over how perfect it was-issue based, talking about all he has said the last 11/2. Everyone in town is talking about how great it was!

Brian said...

I found this quote by bill maher from Larry King Live last month to sum up Joe Lieberman very accurately.

KING: Connecticut Senate race. Joe Lieberman. What do you think?

MAHER: You know, Joe Lieberman is a selfish guy. He’s proved that twice. Because in 2000 he could have helped the Democratic party and therefore I think the nation, by either choosing to run for the Senate or run for vice president. He said no, it’s more important for me to still be around. And that’s what he’s saying this time. It’s more important for me to run as an independent. I’m going to be the representative of Connecticut, whether the voters like it or not. This from the guy who criticized Bill Clinton for being immoral because he had sex in the Oval Office.

KING: He’s ahead in the polls, though.

MAHER: Yes, he is. I’m sure he is. Because the Republicans are not even backing their own candidate. That’s why. But this is always what happens with that Republican party. They are somehow able to conflate real morals and values with sex. Because they’re Republicans, Larry. They’re bad at sex. They’re pasty, unattractive white people, and if you had to have sex with them it would be over in an excruciating three minutes. So what they always like to do is conflate sex with morals. You know, Joe Lieberman was so upset about Bill Clinton and his horrible morals. Well, Joe Lieberman should look at his own morals.

Brian said...

I found this quote by bill maher from Larry King Live last month to sum up Joe Lieberman very accurately.

KING: Connecticut Senate race. Joe Lieberman. What do you think?

MAHER: You know, Joe Lieberman is a selfish guy. He’s proved that twice. Because in 2000 he could have helped the Democratic party and therefore I think the nation, by either choosing to run for the Senate or run for vice president. He said no, it’s more important for me to still be around. And that’s what he’s saying this time. It’s more important for me to run as an independent. I’m going to be the representative of Connecticut, whether the voters like it or not. This from the guy who criticized Bill Clinton for being immoral because he had sex in the Oval Office.

KING: He’s ahead in the polls, though.

MAHER: Yes, he is. I’m sure he is. Because the Republicans are not even backing their own candidate. That’s why. But this is always what happens with that Republican party. They are somehow able to conflate real morals and values with sex. Because they’re Republicans, Larry. They’re bad at sex. They’re pasty, unattractive white people, and if you had to have sex with them it would be over in an excruciating three minutes. So what they always like to do is conflate sex with morals. You know, Joe Lieberman was so upset about Bill Clinton and his horrible morals. Well, Joe Lieberman should look at his own morals.

Southington Voter said...

As a registered I, I have to say that Dave's mailer was much better than the two I've received from Sam.

A side note: Dave had a huge and lively contingent of supporters at the Southington Apple Harvest Parade today. He even used two of the large signs he has all over the place and people were going nuts. I didn't see Sam at all when his supporters walked by.

If Zoni holds his own at the debate, it's his race to lose.

Brian said...

House Majority Leader Christopher Donovan Slams Lieberman for Failing to call for Speaker Hastert’s Resignation
For Immediate Release

For More Information Contact: Liz Dupont-Diehl, Communications Director, 860-989-7893.

(STATEWIDE) – Connecticut House Majority Leader Chris Donovan just released this letter to Joe Lieberman after Lieberman today again refused to call on Speaker Dennis Hastert to immediately resign. Lieberman has repeatedly attacked as too “partisan” anyone calling for Hastert to resign, even though leading Republicans, Democrats, and a national newspaper have all said Hastert’s role in covering up the Mark Foley sexual predator scandal means he is unfit to continue leading the U.S. Congress.

Democratic Nominee for US Senate Ned Lamont has repeatedly called for Hastert’s Resignation.

The full text of the letter is below:


State Representative
Christopher Donovan
House Majority Leader Legislative Office Building, Room 4106
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Senator Joe Lieberman U.S. Senate Washington, D.C.

Dear Senator Lieberman,

As you may know I’m supporting your opponent, Democrat Ned Lamont in the upcoming election for United States Senate. Yet I must write to say that I am disappointed in your refusal to demand that Speaker Hastert step down as speaker in lieu of his mishandling of the inexcusable conduct of Representative Mark Foley. What Mr. Foley did was absolutely wrong and Speaker Hastert did nothing to stop it. He turned his head away from Mr. Foley’s transgressions. He thought more of his Republican colleague than the well-being of the trusting young people in the House page corps.

Ned Lamont, correctly, has called for Speaker Hastert to step down. You, instead, have criticized those who want accountability from those entrusted with great authority. Mr. Foley misused his office to pressure his subordinates. Speaker Hastert valued political camaraderie over exercising his responsibility to take immediate actions to halt Representative Foley’s sexual pressures.

This whole incident is very troubling to the American people. We want more from our elected officials. I had hoped your immediate response would be to protect the pages. Instead you have opted to protect Speaker Hastert. Speaker Hastert must go, now.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

/s/ State Representative Christopher Donovan


Senator Lieberman,

Look inward and search for that connection to spirit, to God that you so often profess. Look inward to resolve your stance on the Foley case, on the war in Iraq and our future war on any number of countries.

Look inward and tell me that you truly believe what you profess to the press.

— Barbara McDonald Oct 8, 01:48 AM #

Brian said...

Lets get LIEBERBUM out of office.
Also, I'm sick of Nancy Johnson and Rob Simmons who use thier republican card to justify ads filled with lies.

Rob Simmons ads are so shameless about the sub-base. REALITY CHECK. Rob Simmons was at the bottom of the line when it came to people who had anything to do with the sub-base. He doesn't even mention about how many of those jobs are federal-government jobs who don't even go to Groton residents.

Rob Simmons talking about military experience is all smoke and mirrors. It's complete garage to attack Courtney on that issue. We should be attacking Rob Simmons on refusing to debate Joe Courtney at Uconn last month.

Joe Courtney is waiting to debate you on the issues, in which you falsely attack Joe On. Oh yea....Simmons would be exposed about all the bullshit tax and sub-base ads.

Brian said...

Statement Issued by Ned Lamont about Joe Lieberman's continued self-servingness in Congress. Come on people lets make a change.



“Senator Lieberman has gotten so used to defending the status quo in Washington, he’s now defending those who covered up an awful situation where a sitting Member of Congress abused children,” said Ned Lamont. “The absolute minimum that should happen in this case is for the Speaker of the House to resign. He cannot effectively govern the U.S. House of Representatives with a cloud like this hanging over him. The fact that Senator Lieberman refuses to see this and instead denies his own statements is just more proof of why we need a change.”

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Dave Zoni got a mailer out. The election is over.

Caligiuri's TV ad is running constantly on every cable channel and he's dropped a bunch of mailers

and Jodi's numbers in this district are going to be monumental

A few blog posts a campaign do not make.

mr X said...

Ned Lamont- A Loser for the ages Anti American, Anti War Rich Liberal Just exactly what we dont need in The US Senate.

Anonymous said...

Golly gee, Sam's wife endorses him-LAME! I'd be embarassed at such a weak commercial. Zoni knocked on my door and when I asked him what he would do for the district, he had 4-5 REAL solutions that made sense. Caliguiri's info is rehashed Zoni material (Senior property tax freeze, expanded health care for all). Unfortunately the Republican candidate is moving to the center trying to get elected, then we know what happens, back to the far right.

Anonymous said...

obviously the anon @8.24 didnl;t look at Caliguri's web site or when his issues were rolled out. Which was quite some time ago

For the rest of you, go to www.samforsenate06.com and draw your own conclusions regarding who actually has depth on the issues

Meriden Voter - 13th said...

I'm a voter in Meriden; therefore I have no vote in the Zoni/Caligiuri race, but from what I've read in the Rec-Journal, Dave seems to have been talking issues long before Sam. Even when Sam called Zoni on the "push polling" chagre, Zoni responded by talking about Health care and good paying jobs. I had a chance to talk to both at the Cheshire Fall-Festival and Sam was a nice conversationalist, but not about the issues; I couldn’t get Zoni to shut up about education and property tax reform. This is a fun race to watch.

Anonymous said...

Meriden voter...well I see Senator Gaffey visits the web site. I'm sure Dave does well to memorize the caucus talking points.

Sam;s web site, with extensive issue discussions about jobs, taxes and energy policy went live early in the summer. As we well know, the press prefers to cover complaints about one's opponent to issues, especially the Record- Journal who in one story had Sam in the wrong party and Ed Pocock running for the wrong office

In regards to "good paying jobs" CBIA has endorsed Sam. It was not beacuse he just carries on a nice conversation.

15th in Wtby said...

Amen to that Meriden 13th! Being from the 15th SD I don't have a dog in this fight, aside from being from Bunker Hill in Wtby, but Zoni talks about issues constantly and the plight of working families! At the monthly Ponte dinner last week, I talked to him about the ever changing landscape in Ct regarding education funding and its link to property tax reform and how Senior property tax freezes are vital to our elderly. He also discussed the importance of stiffer DWI and DUI penalties and how personnal itwas for him.I wish my Senator Hartley would champion these issues like Zoni does.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:24, Sam's website went up in May, wasn't updated until mid September, and when Zoni was interviewed in March by the Record Journal concerning his candidacy, all Zoni talked about was Education funding, Property tax relief, Alternative energy and Healthcare for all. Who is copying who? That was March!! All Sam did was come up with a 6 point plan to regulate the trash hauling industry so he could get free press. Next thing he may want to regulate is the concert arenas and entertainment industry.

Anonymous said...

I suppose you missed the press Sam got over the summer about cutting taxes on gasoline.

Later on Jodi Rell adopted that as part of her energy proposal

If you want to accuse Jodi of copying Sam, fine. All I know is Zoni has repeated stated on his blog he opposed the tax cut. So much for copying each other

Avery Dazzle said...

First, if you are going to go back and forth on a blog, at least have the courtesey to make up names, so it is not so confusing.

Second, that Dave Zoni mailer was the biggest fluff piece I have ever seen. It looked odd, with him blowing bubbles with a child. You would think a guy in the publishing field could make a better mailer. Also, that was an awful story about his family, but what does that have to do with politics? Everyone is against Drunk Drivers and both parties are for strict penalties and strict limits. That is an early 90's issue, that MADD has done a great job legislating. DEAD ISSUE. Kind of like Zoni's campaign.

Third, Dave Zoni has no real policies. He wants health care for all, once again who doesn't. Caligiuiri has a plan, laid out on his website, don't see one for Zoni.

Finally, Zoni had the boring, hashed out truck carrying a big sign in the Southington parade. Caligiuri was creative, had new signs, "WE NEED SAM", with someone dressed up like Uncle Sam and was taking the time to meet with and talk with people on the parade route. See pictures at: http://samforsenate06.blogspot.com/ . It was creative.

Zoni seemed like he was rushing through, trying to keep pace with his truck that was flying by. Maybe he was trying to run away from the Cheshire PZC: he put a sign up that violates all sorts of zoning codes.

Dem for life said...

To Avery, today's copy of the Record-Journal did a profile of Caligiuri and Zoni. It was interesting because the 1st question asked what the biggest issue of the campaign was. Caligiuri responded that a stronger economy and job growth was the biggest issue. Fair enough. Zoni replied affordable healthcare for all, another good response. This is where it gets a little ticklish. The 3rd question asked, "If elected, what would be your top priority as a freshman senator?" Zoni responded first- healthcare for all-pretty consistant with question 1. Caligiuri responds-"Lowering the price of gasoline by reducing the gross earning tax...". Now I ask, what happened to question 1? Did he forget the biggest issue was jobs, as answered in question 1, or did something change in the 45 seconds it took to answer question 2?
I want a senator or representative that will stand by his convictions (Zoni) and not sway to which ever way the wind blows (Caligiuri).