Thursday, October 19, 2006

Today's debate

posted October 18th

Joe showed that he is the only candidate in the race who is capable of fixing the gridlock in Washington and finding solutions to the problems that Connecticut voters care about in today's debate.

While Ned attacked from the left and Alan Schlesinger attacked from the right, Joe talked straight about the challenges we face as a country, his ideas for meeting them, and not least of all, why his experience and ability to work across party lines make him uniquely qualified to get things done for Connecticut.

The perfect example of that is the $3 million in funding he secured for the Bushnell. With Republicans in control of Congress, the only way that he could help deliver those dollars was to draw on the good will and relationships he had developed with his colleagues on the other side of the aisle.

Ned, on the other hand, would never have been able to get those results for the people of Connecticut. He has spent this entire campaign making partisan attacks, pointing fingers, and demonizing those who disagree with him, just as he did in today’s debate. And the reality is most Republicans would never lift a finger to help someone like him.

In sum, Joe showed that he is just what most Connecticut voters expect from a Senator — an independent-minded leader who makes up his mind on the issues based on what is right and what is best for Connecticut, who believes neither party has a monopoly on good ideas, and who will put people ahead of politics to get things done for our state.

The debate will be broadcast on WSFB Channel 3 at 7:00 PM tomorrow night.
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Posted by: Eric Blankenbaker on 10/18/2006 at 6:51 PM

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to Eric: That dog ain't huntin' no more.

Joe has an 18 year record -- talking about it isn't negative. Well, unless it's a negative record. Or unless Joe is ashamed of it and wants to keep it quiet. And if that's the case, it's JOE'S fault.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey BA, maybe just one copy of the debate thread(???) ;-)

I look forward to watching and making up my own mind. The LIEberliars have proven repeatedly that they live in their own manufactured reality, just like GWB et al., so I never would give any credence to their assessment; not even a nanogram of salt. I'm sure Joe was convinced he 'won', though, given his immediate bolt from the premises. [cough cough]

J

8:48 AM  
Blogger baghdadjoe said...

Eric - Actually what Joe showed is that Lieberman is one of the senior senate ostriches, sticking his head in the sand, refusing to acknowledge problems or his large role in creating them.

It's time to clean house and get some adults in Congress, especially the Senate. America can no longer affort Lieberman's denials of reality.

10:41 AM  
Blogger gchaucer2 said...

Bob -- I had a pop-up block on the comments -- didn't happen before and not sure if it is my computer. Anyway, I looked at the link to the Full ... re: Lieberman and the "classiest" idiots. Perhaps Eric can absorb the oft repeated observations on his nemesis blogs that bipartisanship at the debates was a reflection of what Lieberman claims to embrace.

The Joe "blog" is just so awful, at least folks get to comment here.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The perfect example of that is the $3 million in funding he secured for the Bushnell."

A better example is the $300 BILLION in funding he's helped to secure for the Bush knell to create a War in Iraq which is plummeting out of control. The past 3 weeks alone, following the NIE damning report, have been the worst. Sadly, the same morning of the NIE report, Lieberman renewed his vow to "stay the course" with Bush.

Time for a change. Lamont, (or Schlesinger!) But NO MORE JOE.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Eric Went-Blank ......how much is Joe LIE-man paying you to ignore reality?

Did you use to work for Pravda?

11:54 AM  

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