How happy am I that Ned Lamont beat that phony Lieberman? Why, so happy I’m crash-landing in Iowa City Friday night to celebrate for the weekend with Mike G. What are we celebrating?
Why, the DRAGGING OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TO THE FAR OUT WACKO EXTREMIST LEFT!
Just look at that Lamont guy. Who among us does not know this man’s clear communist sympathies? Standing up to George W. Bush? Opposing the war? Pink, pink, pink. Somebody get that man a mahogany glass cabinet so that he may display his leatherbound copy of The Communist Manifesto for all the world to see.
Honestly, if the stooges in the media and rightwingoverse keep calling guys like Lamont far left nutters, it’s going to make the left look really great. Not only that, it’s going to reveal just how little of a serious point they have about anything. Over and over (the only way they know how to speak) we hear that the Democrats are far left, and that’s bad, because it is. Sooner or later, however, the question rises to the top of the muck: What does that mean? How is Lamont far left?
As Ned Lamont simply represents the majority of Democrat voters, and holds the same position as the majority of the American people, and as the majority of pretty much any group of sane people holds about Iraq and the competence of George Bush, what is happening is that “far left” has been applied to such a common sense ubiquitous position that the stigma is being erased. People scratch their heads and say “Holy smokes, that either makes me far left, or that makes those Republicans fucking idiots!”
Back when Republicans could still run on “Hey, gimme credit, I’ll figure out how to run the country eventually, TRUST ME!” people would look more seriously at option one and then back away from it. Unfortunately, Republicans stayed in office and we all know what a clusterfuck that’s been. They’ve revealed that they can’t be trusted, that they don’t know what they’re doing, and that they’ll say anything to stay in power.
So democracy raised its beautiful head today and the voters of Connecticut went for somebody that represented them. Vile insinuations abound, but what happened was the crazy idea that your vote can make a difference, and that Senators aren’t in office for life. Viva la revolution!
And what a pity. The fact that so many were startled by this is a precise measure of the decay our system has accumulated. Joe Lieberman thought he was entitled to his seat, and apparently so did a lot of other people. Tonight he was revealed as belonging to a fringe.