Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’

Wonder what you would find if you frisked Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman’s re-election strategy for 2012?

Answer: Retirement.

At this rate, it seems like Democratic Senators are dropping like flies.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, Lieberman opted not to seek a fifth term on Wednesday, as he faced the likelihood of strong challengers on both the right and the left.

Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in 2006, but he won the general election as an independent. In the years since, Democrats and left-leaning independents in the state have soured on him, in part because of his support of Republican John McCain in the 2008 presidential race.

Lieberman said he looked forward to completing the last two years of his term with his long-held priorities in mind: protecting America, protecting the environment and representing Connecticut.

So long Joe.

In 2006, Lieberman won with a majority of independents and the help of many moderate Republicans. In 2012, he would most likely face a loyal Democrat and an energized Republican candidate with hopes of a better outcome than Linda McMahon’s 2010 US Senate campaign. In other words, the support just isn’t there.

Unlike the North Dakota Senate seat, Republicans do not have very good odds at picking up this seat. As I mentioned above, Linda MaMahon’s 2010 campaign was unsuccessful after dropping $50 million of her own money against one of the worst Democratic candidates in the 2010 midterm election cycle. Either way, I will be rooting for a strong conservative Republican to come out of the blue-state of Connecticut with a victory.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during their 2008 presidential campaigns?

Answer: They jumped on a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) program to help spread their message.

Of course… That was okay back then for Democratic candidates to embrace the WWE for their own political gain, but now that WWE chief Linda McMahon has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, it’s a different story:

In response to widespread criticism from Democrats who blasted Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) program content that she oversaw as the company’s CEO, Republican groups pointed to the time when then-Democratic Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared on a WWE show to promote their presidential campaigns in 2008.

Democratic organizations took a hard line against the company Tuesday night after McMahon beat out former Congressman Rob Simmons in the state Republican primary, accusing her of many things, including profiting from peddling violence to children.


On Tuesday, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Eric Schultz called WWE programming “violent, sexually explicit material that glorified the exploitation of women, and the mentally disabled.” Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan accused the GOP of nominating “a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks of scenes of necrophilia as ‘entertainment,’ and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs,” referring to sketches that appeared in WWE programming during McMahon’s tenure as CEO.

Republicans fired back, asking why Democrats did not voice similar concerns about McMahon’s entertainment company when their candidates agreed to appear on “WWE RAW” two years earlier.

Another example of liberal hypocrisy… I wonder if the Democrats are becoming more and more desperate as the fall election approaches? That should be a quick and simple “Yes!”

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Sen. Liberman (I-CT)

Wonder what you would find if you frisked U.S. Senator Joe Liberman (I-CT) during an interview with a local news anchor?

Answer: He might become a good old-fashioned New England Republican in 2012!?

😯 Say what now!?!?

I must admit… I kind of feel bad for Sen. Liberman, because the Democratic Party tossed him head first under the bus. Fortunately for him, he quickly got back up and won his Senate seat back while running as an independent. The only question I still scratch my head at is: Why does he always go back to caucusing with the Democratic Party? After all, whenever it appears that he might vote with Republicans, liberals come swarming out of the woodwork in full force to try and cut him down.

Personally, I see Sen. Lieberman as a nice guy, but the last thing we need in our government is another RINO/moderate Republican. The 2012 elections are still quite a long ways away so only time will tell. In the meantime, conservative victory 2010 is underway!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND)?

Answer: “Na-na-na-na! Na-na-na-na! Hey! Hey! Hey! Goodbye…”

FOX News has just reported:

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd will not seek re-election this fall, Fox News confirmed early Wednesday.

The five-term Democrat is expected to make an announcement later in the day. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.

Dodd is facing troubling poll numbers and his popularity has dropped since his 2008 failed run for president.

Word of his retirement comes hours after North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan announced he will not seek re-election.

Dorgan’s surprise announcement dealt another blow to Democrats already struggling to protect their Senate majority.

The announcements will complicate efforts by Democrats to maintain their advantage in the Senate, where they hold an effective 60-40 majority, including two independents who align themselves with Democrats. That’s just enough to break Republican filibusters if all 60 stick together.

Poor Democrats! This week has been really rough for them. Not only did Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) retire, but Democratic Lt. Gov. John Cherry decided today that he would not run for Governor in Michigan. Don’t forget about Gov. Bill Ritter (D-CO) who also decided to withdraw from his re-election race.

Side-Note: And I thought it was the Republican Party that was falling apart? Care to comment liberals and the media? 😀

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