I'm sure the net wizards that Joe hired were hearing the clock ticking like thunder as they let over 3/4 of the day slip away, but they managed to get their website up just under the wire. Congrats, people. Well done!
As I mentioned earlier, Kirby and I are going to refrain from posting on Joe's new blog, but we'll be commenting right here on the content and comments there.
But don't let us stop you from engaging in COURTEOUS, POLITE, and RESPECTFUL discussion over on Joe's Blog. Some of the comments are pure gold.
And keep in mind Dan Gerstein's promise to the people of Connecticut:
We are not going to censor comments from our opponents, unless they post obscene material.You can see it here and on Joe's blog. No censoring unless it's obscene! Dan, I admire you for that.
Instead, we are going to use our free speech to point out any of the blatant lies or crude insults the Lamonsters post to call attention to the kind of negative, destructive politics that Ned and his followers like to practice."Lamonsters!" So, immediately Dan throws out the insults.
He does this in the SAME SENTENCE in which he decries INSULTS!
We're all about healthy discussion. But we do appreciate your sense of irony, Dan; no matter how unintentional it is.
Healthy discussion is something Joe wasn't that interested in until a valid candidate challenged what he sees as his God-given seat in the Senate.
So already we're seeing low-class plays on Ned Lamont's name. "The Full Lamonty", and "Lamonsters", appearing all over Joe's website. I was seriously hoping they wouldn't stoop to that level, and in fact, Ned Lamont's website has always given the opposition the courtesy they deserved.
But, just as Joe's grimace and stiff nod at Ned's polite greeting at yesterday's parade indicated, it looks like Joe Lieberman has let his Yale polish get scrubbed off by the friction of his relentless ambition to retain his Senate seat.
I fear that Dan Gerstein and Lieberman's "Rove-inspired" campaign staff will stoop to even lower depths before this is over. The "527 groups" are already making their presence known, and their agenda is "GET JOE ELECTED", no matter what.
I worry about how ugly they're going to make it.
And then there's Jim and this thing. Tony Soprano would be proud of you, Jim Amann!
But you're an embarrassment to the entire Democratic Party and everyone who believes in the value of a vote. JOE LOST THE PRIMARY! Get it through your thick skull, Jim! He lost. It's over. Only through a loophole in the law can Joe even mount a campaign like this.
Why wasn't Al Gore given a do-over 3 months after the 2000 election? How about John Kerry getting a mulligan and having a new election in February 2005? Is THAT the kind of democracy you want, Jim?
Jim, do you realize that you're telling the majority of VOTING DEMOCRATS that you care NOTHING ABOUT THEIR OPINIONS?
Two people who have been around WAY too long...
Joe Lieberman and Jim Amann
It's time to elect officials who are in tune with the voters.
Anyway, you should all let Joe know what you think. But play nice.
COMMENTS UPDATE: So, now that Joe's blog has been up for a couple of hours, I've grabbed a few of the comments and posted them below, for your snarking pleasure.
(I just knew this was gonna be funny)
Nice website - did you guys pay the bill for the web server this time around?
Congrats on the new blog Joe. Now go out there and beat those godless liberals senseless.
Yes, the new site and the new blog are just like joe-mentum. They're joe-notonous.
Don't you Kos-cousins know the word "joe-notonous" is a vicious anti-semitic slur?
It's gonna be hard to take this website seriously when the "On the Issues" page has nothing about Joe's position on the Iraq War.
Good job with the name calling Eric. You must be getting tips from my radio show. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to get my favorite "Democrat" back on my show.
sigh. i suppose no one will see this post either.
Steve Banks, the word "sigh" is a well-known anti-semitic slur. You should be banned.
And the spurious claims of anti-semitism are the most despicable elements of his painful performance. He has shown a real lack of class.
Giuliani, McCain and Rice... terrific company to be in Joe. Welcome to the Republican Party, we're damn glad to have you.
Liebermanforliberman, the word "Lieberzombies" is a well-known anti-semitic slur. Shame on you.
I simply must commend Team Lieberman for the "Sunset" ad. It's worked better than any laxative I've tried, and I feel so calm now. Serene, really.