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On The Ground With Lamont/Lieberman

Jane Hamsher from Connecticut: E.J. Dionne repeats a piece of conventional wisdom that irks the hell out of me every time I hear it - if Lieberman lo

Jane Hamsher from Connecticut:

E.J. Dionne repeats a piece of conventional wisdom that irks the hell out of me every time I hear it - if Lieberman loses the primary and runs as an independent it will distract everyone from the true villain, the GOP, and therefore we should just give him a pass.

Balderdash. Lieberman has been an integral part of the GOP's bully machine for the past six years, the Democrat useful for his willingness to discipline his own kind. Ned Lamont is running a legitimate primary contest and Joe is refusing to abide by the results of that primary. As Lowell Weicker said the other day, when he became an independent he didn't screw with the Republican primary first (my words not his) he just left. Joe is mucking up the Democratic primary and then abandoning the party to attack it from the outside. How this is the fault of Ned Lamont or his supporters I would very much like to know.

In related news, Lieberman takes Wal-Mart money; the Lieberman for Lieberman party only has about 6,700 signatures to go; College Republicans are giving Lieberman a hand; Lieberman crowds aren't quite massive; Lieberman is getting by with a little help from his Senate colleagues, and guess who David Horowitz's favorite Democrat is?

The Lamont campaign, meanwhile, is ready for it's "final push."

--Guest Post by Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report

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