Connecticut United States Senate election, 2006 / Lamont should be elected

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Position: Lamont should be elected

This position addresses the topic Connecticut United States Senate election, 2006.

For this position

Quotes-start.png "President Bush did not need Mr. Lieberman's persistent support on Iraq when he had the deference of his own party members in Congress. What the country needed -- and what Connecticut had the right to expect -- was for Mr. Lieberman to risk some of his bipartisan clout to call attention to the way Iraq was spiraling out of control." Quotes-end.png
From The Senate Race in Connecticut, by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, October 29, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "But this primary is not about Mr. Lieberman’s legislative record. Instead it has become a referendum on his warped version of bipartisanship, in which the never-ending war on terror becomes an excuse for silence and inaction." Quotes-end.png
From A Senate Race in Connecticut, by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, July 30, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Plus, of course, Lieberman doesn't "tiptoe" around the war issue - he actually supports the war in Iraq - still! -- and thinks it was the right thing to do, and he's in lock step with Bush on all of it. Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, but either Lieberman thinks he did, or he's a secret neo-con who thinks we should invade countries and bring them democracy by a gun. And so far that's working out real well in Iraq, isn't it?" Quotes-end.png
From Lieberman's Mistaken Idea of Who's Polarizing, by Christopher Durang (The Huffington Post, August 8, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "You can make a kooky radical dream come true. You know, the one where a clean-cut businessman from Greenwich gets nominated - a guy who agrees with most Americans on issues like war, taxation, and health care. But this way-out Utopian vision is far from a sure thing. So, Democrats of Connecticut, make a miracle! Quotes-end.png
From I Will Now Use A Brechtian Technique to Rally Our Cadres In Connecticut For Lamont, by RJ Eskow (The Huffington Post, August 7, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Finally and most urgently, we need to change Washington to replace a national security policy of weakness with one of strength. Our costly and counterproductive decision to go to war in Iraq has weakened America - by taking our eye off the ball in Afghanistan, by overstretching our military, by failing to invest in homeland security, by putting Israel's security at risk and by alienating our allies and further angering our adversaries." Quotes-end.png
From What Voters Want From Their Senator, by Ned Lamont (The Hartford Courant, August 27, 2006) (view)

Against this position

Quotes-start.png "Irrespective of one's position on the Iraq campaign, do we want to endorse a neo-isolationist removal from the world scene? Such a movement as would satisfy" Quotes-end.png
From Vote for Lieberman?, by William F. Buckley Jr. (National Review, September 26, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Clearly, Lieberman's position on the war is out of sync with many voters in the increasingly blue Nutmeg State. But his refusal to join in the shrill national campaign of Democratic vituperation against the president is an example of the principle that has animated his Senate career for the past 18 years." Quotes-end.png
From Lieberman for Senate, by New York Post editorial board (New York Post, October 20, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "In this case, if they choose Lamont over Lieberman, Democrats in Connecticut will be losing a leader. And they'll be gaining a man who is at best a cipher and at worst a shameless panderer on matters of central importance to American security." Quotes-end.png
From Clueless in Connecticut, by New York Daily News editorial board (New York Daily News, August 8, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Mr. Lamont's view is that there are very few antagonists whom we cannot mollify or conciliate. Let's call this process by its correct name: appeasement. The Greenwich entrepreneur might call it "incentivization." Mr. Lieberman's view is that there are actually enemies who, intoxicated by millennial delusions, are not open to rational and reciprocal arbitration." Quotes-end.png
From Lieberman, by Martin Peretz (The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Unfortunately for all concerned, Tuesday's contest is saddled with two such thoroughly unsavory and tiresome candidates that they're about as welcome as, respectively, heat and humidity." Quotes-end.png
From Conn Artists, by Jeff A. Taylor (Reason, August 3, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Some Democrats claim the "fiscal conservative" by saying they want to balance the budget. Lamont, for instance, says he'd "roll back Bush's tax cuts" - that is, raise taxes. But even such a massive tax hike would hardly be sufficient to close the current deficit, and it certainly wouldn't pay for Lamont's sweeping spending plans." Quotes-end.png
From Spending: Dems Still Don't Get It, by David Boaz (New York Post, August 28, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "As someone who has supported the war, I feel a heavy personal responsibility to end our mission in Iraq as quickly as possible. But I believe that Ned Lamont's strategy of pulling all our troops out by an arbitrary, politically determined date will lead to the collapse of Iraq, Iran surging in, and Iraq becoming a safe haven for al-Qaida and a launching pad for terrorist strikes against other countries in the region and the United States." Quotes-end.png
From A Team Player, by Joe Lieberman (The Hartford Courant, August 27, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Mr. Lieberman, who disagrees with President Bush on virtually every domestic issue, understands the stakes in Iraq, even if his party members fail to." Quotes-end.png
From Time for a turnover?, by Larry Elder (The Washington Times, August 27, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "In a better world, the U.S. war on terror, at its core, would be bipartisan. That world was what Joe Lieberman's politics represented. That world is dead. Democratic support for the Republican administration's plans to fight these terrorists is down to about zero." Quotes-end.png
From Bad Timing, by Daniel Henninger (The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Lamont seems to think that we should just sit down with the Iranians and show them why going nuclear is not a good idea. This recalls Sen. William Borah's immortal reaction in September 1939 upon hearing that Hitler had invaded Poland to start World War II: 'Lord, if I could only have talked with Hitler, all this might have been avoided.'" Quotes-end.png
From Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain, by Charles Krauthammer (The Washington Post, August 11, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Lamont, a multimillionaire limousine liberal, represents the modern McGovernite rank-and-file of the Democratic Party. His most ardent supporters are more likely to carry a laptop than a lunch bucket, and they are still inclined to blame America first." Quotes-end.png
From The Last Hawkish Democrat Leaves the Building, by Jonah Goldberg (Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2006) (view)
Quotes-start.png "Most of all, Mr. Lieberman knows the consequences for U.S. security if the Lamont Democrats prevail. A Senator Lieberman would prod the Bush Administration for a strategy to win in Iraq; a Senator Lamont would cut and run and hope for the best." Quotes-end.png
From The Lamont Democrats, by The Wall Street Journal editorial board (The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2006) (view)

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