Carol Platt Liebau: Missing the <i>Real</i> Story?

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Missing the Real Story?

Has the MSM been so gleefully busy covering stories about the presumed rifts in the Republican party -- over spending, immigration and President Bush's leadership -- that it's been missing an even bigger Democratic crack-up?

Maybe so -- but at least you've gotten to read about it on this blog, here (and here, too).

3 Comments:

Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

The anti-Lieberman push has been going on for months and months. The phrase "Nedrenaline" (referring to Liberman challenger Ned Lamont) is used at Daily Kos all the time.

Essentially the problem that many Kos-Democrats have is that Lieberman is too conservative and "Republican" for them.

There are great changes broiling away in the Democratic party - much of it driven by Kos and the "Netroots". The future of the Democratic party will depend upon the influence that Kos and others have upon it.

They're also trying to change the way the Democrats nominate politicans - changing the duopoly that "Gazillionaires and Party Hacks" have upon policy and congressional representation.

Oh - they also have little time for Hillary's presidential bid as well. Too conservative for them I think!

3:56 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

How is this a crack-up? Connecticut is a safe Democratic state. Whoever wins the primary wins the seat And Ned Lamont has pledged to support the Democratic nominee in the general election.

Of course, Joe Lieberman has not. Because he is no longer a Democrat.

I'm really sorry that Marshall Wittman is upset about this. Of course, he's part of the DLC, the brilliant group responsible for the notion that Democrats will win elections if they always agree with Bush. And before that, of course, he worked for the Christian Coalition. Maybe he should go back to helping Ralph Reed steal money from Indians.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I have to agree with the above comments. I don't see this as a crack up in the Democratic Party. I see this as the Democratic Party becoming more monolithic in its liberal policies. I see it as the Party becoming more and more true to itself. I hope it continues.

Of course it would be BIG news if a long time, well established Democratic Senator was defeated in a primary in a heavily Democratic state. But, again, I think it would simply be affirmation that the Democratic Party has moved sharply to the left of the years.

Is that good for the Democratic Party? It depends on how you define good. If good is clarity of position, it would be GREAT for the Democratic Party. If good is winning a majority in the United States, it would be GREAT for the Republican Party!

I couldn't help but laugh at the LA Times' depiction of MoveOn.org as "a leading voice for left-leaning activists"!

I'm "left-leaning" on several issues. But I can hardly see MoveOn as being a voice for me!

8:19 AM  

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