In Michigan, the conservative Republican backed by the Club for Growth (Tim Walberg) defeated liberal incumbent Joe Schwarz in the 7th congressional district.
In Georgia, Cynthia McKinney lost, proving that a blank look and the ability to hit police officers with impunity will only get you so far. She not only lost, but she was routed by Hank Johnson. The partisan in me says that it would have been good to have McKinney as a Demo standard bearer in November, but I am heartened to see Demo primary voters throw her out. With apologies to idiots everywhere, she is an idiot. Good riddance. The country is better off.
And most notably, Joe Lieberman lost in a close race to Ned Lamont in for the Demo senate nomination in Connecticut. Lieberman's narrow loss in the Demo primary shows that he could (and very likely would, in my view) win in the general election as an independent candidate. So, he now says he's pressing forward as an "independent Democrat". Good for him.
This is the Demo Doomsday Scenario, and it just makes me laugh. Just yesterday, I talked here about the Heads-Rove-Wins-Tails-Demos-Lose nature of this gambit by Demos. Don't these genuises think their plans through to the end game? "Okay, boss ... So, we get inside, we break in ... and then ... and then ... what if the police come? Wait, we'll get to that later ..."
That mischievious little twit Kos, the guy who hatched this heresy inquisition against Lieberman, is now apoplectic.
In response to Lieberman's decision to launch an independent senate candidacy, here is Kos's "call to arms" to leftists/Demo true believers to stomp the life out of the Lieberman campaign (with my commentary inserted in brackets):
Like I said, it was a good night over all.
Now, Lieberman wants to stab his allies and his party in the back. It won't be the first time. [Is this a joke? Lieberman gets taken down by his party, the party who nominated him for VP six years ago, the party he votes in lock-step with except on matters of national security, the party who now betrays him, but he is supposed to be loyal? Turn around and face the congregation. The choir won't even buy this BS. Sorry, in leftist circles, I should clarify. The singing people at religious services are referred to as "choirs".]
Here's what we all need to do the next few days:
1. Push Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of all committee assignments. [Off with his head!! He is not pure!! Punish him!! Ruin him!! The name Lieberman will be spoken here no more.]
2. Let people know what a sore loser Lieberman is. [Leftists got Lieberman and Gore to pursue the failed recount strategy in Florida, and now they are going to try this?! This is priceless. Demos are calling Joe "Soreloserman"? Oh, please. Wait, that's my line. ROFL!! This just means he is a true Democrat, worthy of the support of lunatics like Kos. All true leftists contest elections and never admit defeat, blaming losses only on the failure to get their message out or upon some fiend like Katherine Harris or Ken Blackwell. Good grief. This line may cause Demos to clamor for a recount or even revote to throw their support behind Lieberman, if indeed he is a sore loser.]
3. Get all Democrats -- including Bill Clinton -- to publicly back Ned Lamont. [Again, this is an exquisite strategy proposed by Kos, leading me to believe that Karl Rove has hacked into the Daily Kos. Please, please, please get that big piece of Limburger to change his mind and urge Demos to now support Lamont. This would convince all the independents and Republican voters beyond a shadow of a doubt to vote for Lieberman. All Demos with a conscience would also sniff what the Limburger was doing, as well. And the result? Lieberman in a cake walk. Such a strategy further illustrates what a bunch of charlatans leftists are. No principles. No core ... Clinton. Vote for Lieberman.]
4. Get the Democratic interest groups who backed Lieberman to switch allegiances in the general. [If they know what's good for them, I am sure they will comply. They will comply publicly (or most will), but privately they will vote for Lieberman. A number of them dislike Kos and his leftist inquisitors and distrust what they are doing.]
The DSCC and the DCCC will have to deal with the fact that this race will continue to suck oxygen from great pickup opportunities. And I won't apologize for that, because as a proud Democrat, I will help in whatever way I can the Democratic nominee from the Great State of Connecticut. [I am now beginning to think this post was written by Kos while he was drinking. Did he not think of this possibility? Yes, this race is now a headache when it was a sure Demo thing. Lieberman was a Demo long before Kos knew what a Demo was. Kos is a proud leftist. The Demos are merely a tool. Of course he won't apologize, because by doing so he would admit that he created a potential disaster for Demos. This contest allows the Demos to make the Republicans' case in the most important issue of our time: Demos can't be trusted to defend the country, and they will purge even their own who do so. This is a matter of faith to them.]
The Republicans rejoiced at Lieberman's decision to stay in. They couldn't be happier. [Why wouldn't we be happy? Connecticut, a safe Demo seat, is now in play, and (as noted above) the Demos are acting out the Republican script. Was this unforeseen? Only to the irrational and those driven by blind ambition and/or red-hot hatred.]