Lamont Wins – Democrats Lose?

So Lamont pulled off the primary win, based solely on bringing home the troops from Iraq. It’s a pity about Lieberman, as he was the one Democrat that I could conceive of myself voting for. It will be very interesting to see how this affects other Democratic races. Certainly this will tend to polarize and radicalize them more in the North East, as the nutroots folks now have a scalp and will apply these tactics to every race they can in the future.
But where does this leave moderate Democrats (who, unlike “moderate muslims” actually seem to exist)? I think this is the begining of the splintering of the Democratic Party; well, actually this is when the cracks become public and gaping. People are going to have to choose to jump with the nuts or stand against them. I think the next few years will see the rise of a strong third party movement that will eventually supplant one of the other two.
Interesting times.
Real Clear Politics agrees:

And as much as mainstream Democrats may try to downplay this result as a Connecticut issue, the rejection of a three-term Senator who was the party’s VP nominee only six years ago will have repercussions throughout the country and they don’t help the Democratic Party.


14 Responses to “Lamont Wins – Democrats Lose?”

  1. Crusader says:

    My biggest problem is I don’t see a third party appearing that I could vote for. Both parties are for more goverment spending, which I am against, and though the Libertarians are against that, they are nuttier than the nutroots folks. Folks like me (Social conservative-federalist-economic libertarian-small government starve the beast-hawk), few as we are, will be screwed no matter where we put our votes. If the Libertine….err…Libertarian Party would get its head out of its arse on some practical matters, I could go with them, but I am not holding my breath.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    The Bingley ’09 Party may soon appear in NJ.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Yeah, the Democrats are fracturing, although I contend that the first public crack was when Zell Miller spoke at the 2004 Republican Convention.
    Still, ’tis sad to see, but at least the Dems can’t hide behind their facade of being united. Their new symbol is not a donkey, but a jackass.
    Speaking of symbols, will the Bingley ’09 Party use this?

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    That would look great on the t-shirts…

  5. Support Bingley ’09
    The Es-scape-goat Party.

    (we’ll have to figure out how to fit NJ and ewe, perfect together into this campaign.)

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    PT, you’re in charge of bumpersticker development!

  7. Oh holy CRAP, that was INSPIRED, PT!!

  8. Get your OWN goat for once!
    VOTE BINGLEY in ’09!!

  9. Nightfly says:

    Let’s see – is “Whig” taken yet?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hey, Mr-Ponytail-Flaunting-‘Fly, I still got some hair left!

  11. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Well, most men have hair throughout their life, Mr. Bingley. The problem is, not all of it is in the open.

  12. Let your vote be herd!

    I think a major plank in our platform should be farmland preservation
    Perhaps Red could be persuaded to be the political speech writer.

    And if this venture falls through, there’s always . . .

    Bingley 09 1/2
    Coming straight to VHS

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    Will there be a Beta version, PT?

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