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Monday, July 31, 2006

Lieberman's shameless race baiting flyer (and a few words)

Here's the racist flyer from team Joementum that everyone is dying to see. Read it and puke.

Front side:

Back side:

Now on the back side, notice the key race baiting phrase "He didn't pay as much attention to race...until he got into the senate race"

Now as a promise, here's another Drudge siren moment from Greg Sargent at TPMCafe:
The Lieberman campaign has now acknowledged to us that they produced the flyer, which was distributed in and around black churches. A Lamont spokesperson blasted Lieberman for the flyer, saying the Lamont campaign was "disappointed" with the tactic.

"People have reported to us that it was distributed at churches in the minority community," Lamont spokesperson Liz Dupont-Diehl told Election Central.

The flyer contains a picture of Joe Lieberman clasping arms with Bill Clinton. It hails Lieberman's record on civil rights while blasting Lamont's record on race. It questions why he resigned from an exclusive country club only just before beginning his Senate campaign, and includes a couple quotes from Lamont about his decision in a New York Times story from July.

"According to Lamont: He didn't pay as much attention to race...until he got into the Senate race," the flyer reads. "Stand by the guy who has stood by us and always will. Vote for Joe Lieberman for U.S. Senate."

Dan Gerstein, an adviser to Lieberman speaking on behalf of the campaign, confirmed that the campaign was behind the flyer and defended the tactic.

"We're surprised that the Lamont campaign wants to make an issue of this," Gerstein told Election Central. "This flyer simply states the facts, and in particular repeats a very questionable statement Mr. Lamont made which raises many questions he has yet to answer. If he's so concerned about discrimination, why didn't he resign from this club before he became candidate for U.S. senate? Also, what are the policies at the club and why won't he answer that question?"
I bet the house that Dan "the DLC hitman" Gerstein and Sean "low info voter" Smith were the masterminds behind this racist smear campaign in the first place. How can anyone have any respect for Joe Lieberman is beyond me at this point. Using race baiting to smear someone like Ned Lamont is beyond disgusting.

AGAIN, WHERE IS THE FUCKING MEDIA ON THIS!!! Christ, how can you guys in the media allow the Lieberman campaign to get away with this type of shit?!? You guys in the local media was aware of this crap for weeks yet you haven't done ONE report of this OBVIOUS race baiting tactic while allowing Lieberman to dodge not answering relevant questions.

That the hell is going on here? How did the media allow Lieberman to get so off the topic of the issues regarding this primary race? Can someone ANYONE from the media e-mail me and explain this to me? With over 2500+ Americans dead and tens of thousands injured in Iraq, you guys allow Joe to babble about Ned's holdings and don't hold Lieberman's campaign accountable for their OBVIOUS race-baiting flyer (for God sakes, the bloggers and a reporter from OUT-OF STATE had to break this story).

To add insult to injury, "psycho" Marion and the rest of the goons at Lieberman central lied about Ned's statement.

Sargent gets it right and knocks it out of the park.
In the flyer the Lieberman camp left out a couple other of Lamont's quotes in the July Times story, which read as follows:

"It's not as diverse as it should be," Mr. Lamont said. "I didn't pay as much attention to that before the race began, to tell you the truth.

"They don't have any discriminatory policies," he added.
Again, is it too much for the media to stop allowing themselves to get fooled by Lieberman's bullshit tactics and call him out on crap like this? At this point, you're doing a disservice to the voters of Connecticut by not holding the Lieberman campaign accountable for this type of garbage and not asking Lieberman the relevant questions that placed him in the primary race in the first place.

Where's the question on Schiavo?

Where are the questions about Iraq?

Where are the questions about the current state of affairs in the Middle East?

Where is the follow question from Mark Davis regarding Lieberman's Halliburton holdings.

Where are the questions surrounding Lieberman's refusal to announce his events (or hold ANY public events).

Where are the questions regarding Joe's refusal to answer any questions from THE PUBLIC (while holding phony photo-ops and using kids from his campaign as props).

Enough is enough!

BTW: You so-called Democrats who support this jerk have no heart and at this point, I question you loyalty to the party as Democrats should NEVER stoop to this level of campaigning (against a good man like Ned). The Lieberman campaign is running a whisper smear campaign in the inner cities of Connecticut for God sakes! At what point do you walk away from Joe?