Video: Lieberman vs. Lamont

posted at 9:15 pm on July 6, 2006 by Allahpundit

If you want clips of the Freshmaker, go see Crooks & Liars. This is Joementum country, baby.

I did include one brief clip of Lamont — where he implicitly blames Bush for Haditha. The rat. I also rearranged some of the clips to make them more thematically cohesive. Enjoy.

Update: Greg Tinti liveblogged the hell out of it. He calls it an easy win for Joementum.

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Leiberman makes a lot of sense. I have listened to lamont, and all I hear is the mentos commercial, and Fred Sanford yelling “You big Dummy!”

Wyrd on July 6, 2006 at 9:38 PM

Allahpundit, this doesn’t seem to be showing up at the HotAir homepage. I only got to this page by coming from Michelle Malkin’s link on her page.

EFG on July 6, 2006 at 10:12 PM

Smooth video editing Allahpundit. You might want to offer this to Joe’s team. It sure makes a great case for Joe.

EFG on July 6, 2006 at 10:17 PM

Nothing better than watching one liberal attacking another liberal for not being liberal enough. One more on there and we would have 3 blind mice.

NRA4Freedom on July 6, 2006 at 10:25 PM

Can we stop fawning over this screaming liberal versus “the even worse” screaming liberal? I want to hurl whenever I hear either one of them speak. Aside from being on the right side of the issue in Iraq, I can’t think of anything I like about Lieberman. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. We have a Republican candidate for Senate in this race. Let’s support him.

RobertCSampson on July 6, 2006 at 10:26 PM

Leiberman, the experienced, thoughtful, well spoken politician, shows that Lamont is just a juvenile wannabe.

speed647 on July 6, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Iraq is only one issue. But it is a pretty big issue…

EFG on July 6, 2006 at 10:35 PM

Lieberman would be better than the Freshmaker. But only just barely. As long as the republican isn’t another RINO open borders idiotarian I have to agree with Sampson, it would be better to have him than Lieberman. But it would be VERY hard to be worse than the freshmaker. I guess the sin-dy shrillhan would be worse, but few others could be.

RH

RobertHuntingdon on July 6, 2006 at 10:42 PM

Yes, support the Republican. But a Lieberman victory over Lamont strikes a blow at the noisy, obnoxious, far left. I’ll take that if I can’t get my Republican.

moc23 on July 6, 2006 at 10:52 PM

Bwahahaha! “He voted as a conservative… now he’s coming out as an extreme liberal…”

If I could tolerate dipping into the sewage-cistern I would love to go see what the DUmmies have to say on that… begin the inane conspiracy theories!! Never mind, why go there to check, I can imagine them just fine! “He’s running as a liberal and he’s going to abandon us and turn Rethuglican the minute he gets in!!!!!!” or some such whiny moronic screech like that.

But after hearing that last line, about the “this man wants 100%” and “beginning of the end for that party” I’ve changed my mind. We DO need to get rid of lieberman… this guy is the exception that proves the rule, a liberal who is NOT a total idiot! GET HIM OUT!!! ;)

OK, guess I’m mainly kidding… unless by some miracle we could actually get the republican in instead…

RH

RobertHuntingdon on July 6, 2006 at 11:09 PM

Nice work Joe! :-D

Looks like the Freshmaker is fixin’ to go 0 for 19!

venmax on July 7, 2006 at 12:23 AM

Where’s better off blue? He needs to see this ….. the rarely seen “democrat with a backbone”. Joe spanked the “freshmaker”.

darwin on July 7, 2006 at 8:28 AM

What a shmuck that Lamont guy is.

Shmo on July 7, 2006 at 9:41 AM

Republicans should be cheering for Lamont — I mean, a split ticket would give the Republican that Senate seat. Lieberman has a much more likable personality — but come on — he is still extremely left, it’s just more difficult to notice when he stands next to that Lamont freak. I’m for Lamont — he demonstrates quite clearly the stupidity of the DemonRat party.

wytammic on July 7, 2006 at 9:48 AM

RobertCSampson,
I’ve read some of your other posts … and we think alike:) This ticket is a gift to the Republican candidate. If the party does not capitalize on the split — then we deserve to lose.

wytammic on July 7, 2006 at 10:13 AM

wytammic, the Republicans have pretty much conceded the seat; the GOP would likely finish third in a split. If Joe is defeated in the primary and then runs as an independent, expect a lot of ‘Republicans’ (the RINOs that pass for them up in that neck of the woods) to vote for Joe. As an independent, he would likely vote more as a Republican on procedural issues. And, while certainly not a conservative, Joe is better than supposedly GOPer Chafee on most key issues (primarily WOT and national defense).

Mike O on July 7, 2006 at 10:31 AM

Thanks Mike —
I pretty much hate concession:) Being from the midwest — I assume all Republicans should be as determined and spirited as we are. I guess I also prefer someone on the left or right — those fence riders … well … let’s just say you never know where they fall until it’s too late.

But I still think that Lamont helps the DemonRat true colors shine through.

wytammic on July 7, 2006 at 10:48 AM

Two words … “slam dunk”

BrunoMitchell on July 7, 2006 at 11:18 AM

Credit where due: Lieberman spoke his mind, mentioning that there have been improvements in Iraq. And is being attacked by his own party in an attempt to silence him? If the Dems stifle dissent in their own party, who would trust them with power over the country? Sounds like the Clinton era all over again. Read Gary Aldrich’s book “Unlimited Access” for a behind the scenes look at the Clinton White House.
I respect Lieberman for speaking the truth about Iraq. He’s ahead of the rest of his party, who are due to discover that it was a good war in…oh, about two years and six months. As soon as President Bush leaves the White House. Until then the Democrats can back in the glory of being oracles who will claim to have won the War against the Bush Administration as troops begin to return home. Like it wouldn’t have happened without their nipping at Bush’s heels for the last three years. What’s the opposite of a moral victory?

Doug on July 7, 2006 at 1:04 PM

Dosen’t Lamont look like Malcom from “Malcom in the Middle” aged 30 years?

harmonica on July 7, 2006 at 1:15 PM

To add my 2 cents:

Lamont looked like a rabbit caught in the headlight of the oncoming train. He looks scared to me. Watch his eyes.

Yeah, Lieberman was strong, but he is still a Democrat!

sharinlite on July 7, 2006 at 1:31 PM

Yes, please, remember how Sore Loserman acted during the campaign. Forget all this fawning over Lie-berman. He’s a perfect complement to Algore.

Connecticut Rs, get up and get a candidate! Let the evil party tear themselves up. We need an R.

ScottG on July 7, 2006 at 2:47 PM

Like Moc23 said, anything that puts a thumb in the eye of the whackjob left — Mentos Nutroots is good fun, but it’s still one liberal punching another.

Joe Lieberman is a good man and a serious Senator, and he is a liberal Democrat. But he can be counted on to do the right thing, and not just the partisan thing, when America needs him to. And that’s worthy of support, I think.

Jaibones on July 7, 2006 at 2:59 PM

I’m gonna say it one more time because no one is listening. Joe Lieberman is still.. Ned Lamont or not.. a screaming liberal none of you should be thinking of supporting in any way shape or form except possibly the candidate of last resort if it appears Ned Lamont is going to win. The proof is in the pudding..

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/l000304/

Gang of 14, F from the NRA, Family Entertainment Protection Act, voted against much of the Bush tax plan, supports stem cell research, Endorsed by the following, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator and Minority Leader Harry Reid, CT Representative Rosa DeLauro, CT Representative John Larson, all Democratic CT candidates for U.S. Congress, both Democratic CT candidates for Governor, the League of Conservation Voters, CT Planned Parenthood (the pro abortion organization) , UNITE-HERE, The Human Rights Campaign (gay rights organization) , the CT AFL-CIO, and lots of other liberals and their institutions. The man is a liberal democrat.. please stop already.. How do you think he voted on all of the issues of the past year?

http://www.issues2000.org/Joseph_Lieberman.htm

RobertCSampson on July 7, 2006 at 4:02 PM

AP edited this? There’s enough continuous asskicking to make me think Tarantino himself was behind the wheels of steel. All Props to The Most Unmerciful, The Most Belligerent….

Kid from Brooklyn on July 7, 2006 at 5:57 PM

Liberman is a good man. Know wonder the hard left want him out.

RobCon on July 7, 2006 at 6:19 PM

I just watched this video, and the only thing I could say for the Senator is that he has common sense when dealing with Iraq. Because when at the beginning he starts saying who he has received endorsements from, that turns me off. Of course, I don’t live in CT so I can’t vote there, but I wouldn’t vote for the Senator either as a Democrat or as an Independent, because even if he would be a Democratic “maverick” for some things, he would still vote Democratic in most of the programatic issues. And those are the ones that keep me in the Republican party, even when I have disagreements with some of my Congressmen and Senators.
He’s right on one issue, one issue only.
But it is still a reflexion of the lack of freedom the libs practice, while at the same time saying they’re the compassionate and open minded ones.
Mierda es!!

batperez on July 7, 2006 at 7:14 PM

So Liebs is the new Zell? Is this the madness that the left has descended into? Are we in a Dantesque circle or something?

Kid from Brooklyn on July 7, 2006 at 8:49 PM

How the Dems could have been so blind as to not nominate Lieb as their Presidential frontrunner for 2003 is lost to me.

I have always like Lieberman for quite some time, and yes I’m a die hard republican (since age 13 when I watched footage of the Marine Barracks bombing in Beruit, long story so never mind on that).

I disagree with Lieb on many issues, mostly the 90% voting in lockstep with the party of defeatism, the democrats. But I think everyone can agree he has taken the correct position numerous times when it comes to national security and military matters, most unlike the general makeup of his party since the mid-50’s. Even when he disagrees with an issue or politician, it’s unheard of for him to be vindictive or nasty in his remarks (another rarity in his party) and thats something we could use more of in DC. The question was put forth whether Joe could be the new Zell, sad to say as much as I respect him for his intellegence, experience and his positions on national security/Iraq, Joe is sometime bit too nice where as Zell has that uncanny ability to lay bear the unvarnished truth (A la “The Spitball” line from the RNC convention )on camera that many would love to say in public but hesitate out of fear of the liberal PC police.

As to the election race, talk about tough choices for repubs, vote for the party’s nomination (nat too familiar with that person) or throw their full support (a move that would drive the extreme left absolutely nuts and might be more rewardable for repubs) Joe’s way, especially if he runs as an Indi. Conservative voters need to ask themselves can they be happy with a half a victory with Lieb winning re-election (which is a surer bet) or try to go for it all by trying to elect a repub in his seat, regardless its ultimately up to the voters to decide their choice, not the MoveOn.org wing (can one still call a whole policical party a wing) of the Dem party.

Any bets on how low the left will sink to try and unseat Lieb?

Terlizzi999 on July 8, 2006 at 4:55 AM