Thursday, October 12, 2006

Campaign calls on Ned to Stop Distorting Joe's Record

Joe's campaign today demanded an apology from Ned for lying about Joe’s record on fighting for equal rights and his participation in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Ned has yet to take personal responsibility for his campaign lying about Joe’s record, nor has he taken any actions to hold his campaign staff accountable.

At a press conference yesterday with a small group of African-American political activists, Ned stood by as former State Treasurer Henry Parker handed out an open letter on “Paid for by Ned Lamont” paper that openly questioned whether Joe went to the March on Washington in August of 1963 or to Mississippi in the fall of that year to help promote African-American voter registration.

Joe responded immediately:

There are many others who contributed and risked much more than I did. I never put a medal on myself. But was I there? You bet your life I was there, and no amount of deceit by a partisan politician will negate that fact.

Joined today by former Congressman Jim Maloney (D-CT) and African-American and Latino community members, Lieberman Campaign Manager Sherry Brown said:

We are here today to demand an apology from Ned Lamont for his campaign’s scurrilous lie about Joe Lieberman’s civil rights activism yesterday, and to call on him to stop constantly distorting Joe Lieberman’s record and start honestly debating the issues on the merits.

Over the last several weeks, it has become clear that Ned is getting increasingly desperate to make up ground in this campaign, and as a result, that he will literally say or do anything to get elected.

Sherry also pointed to two mail pieces from Ned's campaign this week as examples of Ned Lamont’s campaign of misinformation, distortions, and lies. One mail piece went beyond lying about Joe's position on Social Security privatization and went so far as to claim that Joe is “George Bush’s point man on Social Security privatization.”

The fact is, Joe last year joined 41 other Senate Democrats in signing a letter that “publicly, clearly, and unambiguously” rejects private accounts funded with Social Security dollars.


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Posted by: Eric Blankenbaker on 10/12/2006 at 4:53 PM

6 Comments:

Blogger CT Bob said...

"Ned has yet to take personal responsibility for his campaign lying about Joe’s record..."

Eric Blankenbarker must has suffered some kind of cranial injury! Ned's campaign has already stated that they weren't challenging Joe's four-decades-ago college civil-rights record, and the African-American spokesman of the Association who actually WROTE the letter has said in the Hartford Courant that he was mistaken.

Does Eric have some kind of learning disability?

Or is he so wrapped up in the Lieberman culture of lies that he can't bring himself to publish the truth?

Eric will have a successful career in DC. He'll make a really good lobbyist someday.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....start honestly debating the issues ....

Of course you can only do if Joe LIE-man comes out of seclusion. It is something all real Democrats would love to have - real debate.

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame on Ned Lamont and his campaign staff. It's clear that Lamont knows he stands no chance of winning in November and is determined to spend the rest of his campaign dollars on personal attacks.

3:20 AM  
Blogger CT Bob said...

Anonymous, get a clue. Joe must go. He's bad for the state, and bad for the nation. Personal attacks are Joe's specialty; Ned talks about the issues. Joe hates talking about the issues. Don't drink the Kool-Aid. It's not very good for you.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ned talks about this issues? b.a., you really need to open your eyes. Tell me, what's Ned's plans for homeland security in relation to CT?

5:00 PM  
Blogger CT Bob said...

Well, reversing the 86% cut in funding port security would be a good place for him to start. You know, the thing that Joe voted against funding.

Not that Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, etc. are all THAT important or anything. Why would Joe even BOTHER with those piddling little ports when there's so much BETTER stuff to waste our tax dollars on?

(This Free-Speech moment was brought to you by Connecticut Bob)

7:52 PM  

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