I knew that when things got desperate for Senator Lieberman, his campaign staff would go to some lengths to cause some trouble for Ned Lamont.
Let's face it. We knew it would happen. But I expected things like various types of slurs, half-truths, and outright lies to be spoon-fed to the Mainstream Media (MSM).
I never expected them to lose complete control of themselves and start acting like hoodlums.
Years ago, I took pride in the fact that my senator was Joe Lieberman. I've voted for him repeatedly.
Now...I've never been more ashamed of that fact.
And you can count on those of us in the People Powered Media (PPM) to be there FROM NOW ON to document these thuggish tactics on honest people who want to support their next Senator.
People are getting HURT, and we need to make sure those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There will be cameras at every Lamont appearance from here on in.
Word to the Lieberman Campaign: It's a dumb and very damaging way to generate publicity for your rapidly failing hero. Wake up now before you really screw up.
Your "kids" are getting dangerous.
From a Lamont Campaign press release:
Lamont Campaign Decries "Paid Hooligans"
STATEWIDE - Two events on US Senate challenger Ned Lamont's schedule today were disrupted by representatives of Senator Joe Lieberman, when they tried to remove signs from Lamont supporters and drown out remarks by the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Middletown and disrupt Mr. Lamont's stop for a meal at Ted's Hamburgers in Meriden.
"I'm disgusted that a United States Senator would use paid hooligans to attempt to disrupt our events and incite violence in this way," Campaign Manager Tom Swan said.
The representatives shouted from across the street of a Lamont rally in Middletown Thursday afternoon, in an attempt to drown out the words of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was endorsing Lamont as he accepted the endorsement of the Machinists' union. Later, at Ted's in Meriden, they crowded the small restaurant and attempted to disrupt the event, flowing Lamont and his supporters outside.
"This is a sign of a desperate politician trying to cling to power," Swan continued. "There is no excuse for this kind of behavior when we should be discussing the issues that matter to Connecticut residents. The Lamont campaign has always been about the issues - and we will continue to focus on those issues. We hope that the opposition will join us in a civil campaign as we approach Democratic primary vote on Tuesday."