It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To!
You would cry too if it happened to you
!National Democrats have abandoned their anti-war Senate candidate in Connecticut, say liberal bloggers who earlier this year were heavily courted by top Democrats in their quest to take over Congress.
Democratic nominee Ned Lamont -- darling of the left-wing blogosphere -- now trails Sen. Joe Lieberman by 10 points or more, and the highly energized bloggers who helped win him the nomination in August blame the national party.
But I'm in the mood to laugh myself. The Democrats seem to be on the verge of a historic victory, and the liberal bloggers are crying in their beer because the national party didn't help them defeat a Democrat. The better news is that this disgust with the party is being transmitted to the base by the likes of Matt Stoller, MyDD's incredible 12-year-old blogger:"Well there are a number of reasons, but among the most prominent is the total abandonment of Lamont by the party establishment," he wrote in a blog posting at Direct Democracy (www.mydd.com). "Let's be very clear -- this is not Lamont that they are abandoning, it's the party primary voters that they are abandoning."
Liberal vitriol in recent weeks has been directed at some of the Democratic Party's most beloved figures, such as former President Bill Clinton, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York and even rising star Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
Off-year elections are all about energizing the base. Thanks to Le Fraude's stupid comments about getting stuck in Iraq, the Republican base is energized and angry at the Democrats. And so are the liberal bloggers.