Archive for February 10th, 2009

CT Democrats Officially Wise To/Sick Of Lieberman

I think it’s safe to say that CT Democrats have realized that Joe isn’t one of them:

A new poll shows that Independent Senator Joe Lieberman, who left the Democratic Party after losing the Senate primary to businessman Ned Lamont in 2006, would “get crushed” if challenged by Connecticut’s State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in 2012.

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According to the Quinnipiac poll, “By a narrow 48 – 45 percent margin, voters disapprove of the job Sen. Joseph Lieberman is doing and give him a negative 43 – 49 percent favorability. Republicans approve 75 – 20 percent. Democrats disapprove 70 – 21 percent and independent voters split 48 – 46 percent.”

“By contrast, State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal gets a 79 – 12 percent approval rating and 71 – 13 percent favorability rating,” Quinnipiac’s website notes. “Republicans approve of the Democrat 66 – 25 percent. Democrats approve 85 – 6 percent and independent voters approve 81 – 10 percent.”

The poll determines, “If Sen. Lieberman faces Blumenthal in 2012, the Democratic challenger has an early 58 – 30 percent lead. Republicans go with Lieberman 67 – 23 percent while Blumenthal leads 83 – 9 percent among Democrats and 55 – 29 percent among independent voters.”

I think the message here is probably more about Joe’s unpopularity rather than Blumenthal (who I’ve heard is a bit of an uncharismatic cold fish) being an Unstoppable Juggernaut Of Win.  I don’t think his 2006 get-all-the-Republicans-and-peel-off-just-enough-Independents-and-clueless-Democrats-to-win strategy is going to work again – his cover is completely blown.

1 comment February 10th, 2009 at 09:26pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Lieberman,Politics,Polls,Republicans

A Win For Geithner = A Win For Wall Street

Hooray…

In the end, Mr. Geithner largely prevailed in opposing tougher conditions on financial institutions that were sought by presidential aides, including David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, according to administration and Congressional officials.

Mr. Geithner, who will announce the broad outlines of the plan on Tuesday, successfully fought against more severe limits on executive pay for companies receiving government aid.

He resisted those who wanted to dictate how banks would spend their rescue money. And he prevailed over top administration aides who wanted to replace bank executives and wipe out shareholders at institutions receiving aid.

Can someone explain to me what it is that makes Geithner a Democrat?  Is he pro-choice or something?

The depressing truth is that this probably is what makes him a Democrat…

February 10th, 2009 at 07:09am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Economy,Obama,Wankers


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