July 13, 2006


Liberal Assault on Joe Could Hurt Democrats in Other Senate Races (E.J. KESSLER, July 14, 2006, The Forward)

Some Democrats are nervous that if Senator Joseph Lieberman loses his primary to an antiwar challenger, thousands of hawkish Jewish Democrats who see the Connecticut lawmaker as their standard-bearer will either abandon the party or sit out the November election.

As long as he's rejected for his ideas and not his ethnicity there's little evidence they'll mind.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 13, 2006 7:38 PM

The article says "thousands". That is quite likely, considering the hundred of thousands who vote. And that might be enough to tip a few elections, like Santorum in his close race.

Posted by: obc at July 13, 2006 8:10 PM

Don't forget the Dems accepting and supporting a socialist for the VT Senate race.

Posted by: AWW at July 13, 2006 9:00 PM

Anyone asked Ned Lamont about his throughs on the latest conforntation between Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah? The reply, and the reaction of some of the Netroots crowd to that reply, would likely be fascinating.

Posted by: John at July 13, 2006 9:17 PM

There's an awfully strong streak of anti-Semitism in the "antiwar" movement.

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 13, 2006 10:43 PM

LGF highlighted a Kos komment today which echoed John Lennon - 'imagine if there were no Israel'.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 13, 2006 10:57 PM

I'm with what I think AWW is getting at -- this would not just turn off Jews, it would turn off all moderates who can see the Democrats rejecting them and turning to leftists.

Posted by: pj at July 14, 2006 8:36 AM

They were fine with Jesse Jackson calling them hymies.

Posted by: oj at July 14, 2006 8:50 AM