Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lamont wins!

Lamont beating Lieberman was a nailbiter, sure - but it signals a sea change in Democratic politics, perhaps even in the greater sense of overall American attitude.

"This shows what blind loyalty to George Bush and being his love child means," said Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the leader of the Democratic House Congressional campaign. "This is not about the war. It's blind loyalty to Bush."

Not sure where exactly Lieberman was Bush's love child (sounds like something for the Enquirer to sort out), but if yesterday's rumored and unprecedented 50 percent turnout rate holds, so does the rest of Rahm's assessment. Fealty to a failed ideology and fallen political leader from the other side of the aisle won't endear you to an electorate disgusted with same - something many other Democratic leaders need to realize.

It's not rocket science; just simple common sense: the time to embrace people-powered politics is long overdue, and not one Senate seat should be considered truly safe unless it's being used to fulfill the will of those it's duty-bound to serve.
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