David Brooks on Lieberman: "Democrats privately despise the netroots"

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It's always refreshing to hear a conservative pundit explain the liberal blogosphere to the world. He's another Lieberman supporter who loves to attack bloggers to falsely spread nonsense about us. Has he commented on the right wing blogs that attacked Hariett Miers or Bush's immigration stance? Hearing Democrats privately talk to Brooks about the blogoshere is the same nonsense that Robert Novak tried to peddle when he was on CNN.

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Brooks: I find privately most of the Democrats despise those people...

mcjoan has more:

David Brooks is qualified to tell us who is a Democrat?

Sorry David, Joe isn't a Democrat any more, and Mark Shields effectively rebutted that claim, I thought. Shields pointed out a number of things from his discussions with real Democrats who actually live in Connecticut. This race is about more than the war, but that it includes a whole host of issues including his votes on judicial nominations, his support of Bush on so called "values" issues, and most importantly, his willingness to abandon the Democratic party if the primary doesn't go his way. He also made the critical point that if Lieberman had been as aggressive in his debate with Cheney six years ago as he was with Lamont last night, he'd probably now be Vice President...read on

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Roots CTG: Yea baby!

Roots CTG: Yea baby!

The Project so far has been hugely successful and I'm glad to be part of it, but it couldn't have happened without your support. Check out CTGProject for your updates.

FDL: We're asking for a one or two paragraph comment on either the book or the effort that put it into their hands. We’ll devote as much space as we need to in order to get as many as possible. Because the books were delivered in DC your best bet is probably contacting your rep’s DC office. You can find contact information here....



NY Times: Lamont Should Be Taken Seriously

NY Times: Lamont Should Be Taken Seriously

The NY Times:

Ned Lamont has already shown that his candidacy should be taken seriously. On May 19, a third of the delegates to the Democratic state convention voted to endorse him instead of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.

Now, with just over two months until he faces the senator in the Aug. 8 primary, Mr. Lamont hopes to defy polls, political experts and the calendar and win the nomination. To do so, he must greatly expand on the support he has won for voicing opposition to Senator Lieberman's support for President Bush on key aspects of the war in Iraq....read on"

The Times is finally seeing the light.

Help out Ned if you can.



John Hall for Congress

John Hall for Congress

Do you remember when I posted about the RNC using Hall's classic song in Bush's campaign?

Boing Boing: "The Bush re-election campaign has been using the 1970s hit "Still the One" without copyright clearance. The songwriter behind the tune wants that to stop.

"I was watching TV, and there all of a sudden was my song, my guitar playing, my voice coming out of the speakers," said the 56-year-old [John] Hall, still a working musician. Hall wrote "Still the One" with his then-wife, Johanna D. Hall. The two as well as surviving members of the band are supporters of Democratic Sen. John Kerry and don't want their work used to promote Bush's re-election, Hall said.

John Hall is running for Congress and needs your support. I talked to him on the phone for a long time two weeks ago and he knows what he's talking about. "Throughout the first week in June, Jackson Browne will headline series of intimate musical gatherings to support John Hall's race for Congress...read on"

I've put John Hall on my Act Blue page. Please help out if you can.



MoveOn supports Ned Lamont

MoveOn supports Ned Lamont

Dear MoveOn member in Connecticut,

"I wanted to share the results from our online primary with you before we tell the media. Drumroll, please: By a whopping 85% to 14%, MoveOn members supported Ned Lamont for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat—securing him the MoveOn endorsement."
It’s important to note that MoveOn boasts 50,000 Connecticut members."

Support Ned here...Francine Busby as well...

Update: Pach discusses Holy Joe and the Human Rights Campaign.



Citizens Crash the Gates of Congress

Citizens Crash the Gates of Congress

Thanks to everyone who bought a book so this could happen.

Politics TV:

"Citizens from around the east coast descended on Washington on May 23 to hand deliver copies of Crashing the Gate by Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas to every Democratic member of the House and Senate. 250 copies of the book were donated one at a time by Americans from around the country in less than two days.."

Download the video at Politics TV. (Youtube wasn't playing it properly.)

Grab a copy of "Crashing the Gate" if you haven't so far. It's an excellent read.



Yearly Kos

Yearly Kos

Here's the website.

I'm speaking on a Friday panel I believe.



Ned Lamont's campaign on CNN

Ned Lamont's campaign on CNN
"The Situation Room's" blog segment with Jacki Schechner, featured Ned Lamont's new ad campaign that highlights Markos from Daily Kos. Jackie explains that the push Lamont is receiving for his bid to unseat Holy Joe is coming from...the Liberal blogs..

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The Lieberman camp's response: "The ads are cute, but cute never saved a job or stood up to big oil"

Atrios says: Neither did Joe "Voted for the Energy Bill" Lieberman.



Action Alert: Let's Make Sure They "Get It"

Action Alert: Let's Make Sure They 'Get It'

It's time to invite the Democrats in Washington to join OUR party. What better introduction to the netroots to provide our representatives with than Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas' Crashing the Gate. . . We're going to hand deliver a copy of Crashing the Gate to every Democrat in the House and Senate on behalf of everyone who believes our elected representatives should be aware of the importance of people-powered politics....read on"

What we need you to do is donate a copy of Crashing the Gate.

Update: They made their quota of 250 books. Congrats people...

--guest posted by Pachacutec



Unconditional Surrender: Maine Blogger case

Unconditional Surrender: Maine Blogger case

Here's a follow up report to Taylor's story posted here yesterday:

MBA: "Moments ago, lawyers for the advertising agency suing MBA Member Lance Dutson filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in U.S. District Court in Maine..."This is a textbook case of how blogs work. This result could not have come about without the blogosphere. Lance's defense team was put together through the blogs and pressure was brought to bear on WKP through the blogs."read on"

I'm glad that C&L was able to lend a helping hand....




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