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Heads we win, tails we win too

By Michael J. Smith on Friday October 13, 2006 12:43 PM

Went trawling for intellectual comedy at Daily Kos just now and quickly found it:
Why I Am Not Pessimistic About CT-Sen
by Big Tent Democrat
Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 08:51:10 AM PDT

It is certainly true that the polling puts Lamont behind. It is certainly true that Lamont's general election campaign has not been sharp. It is certainly true that Lamont is likely to lose at this juncture.

But I am not pessimistic. Why? Because this is one campaign that we can be proud of fighting for to the last person. Everything about this campaign was the right thing to do. Lieberman has been a cancer in the Democratic Party. He has been cut out. He SAYS he will caucus with Dems if he wins, so we have no qualms about having threatened a GOP majority.

It's a little difficult to follow Big Tent's thinking here, but he seems to be saying that if Lamont had won, that would be great, but it's OK if he doesn't, because Lieberman will "caucus" with the donks, even though "we" have "cut him out" -- can anybody make head or tail of this?

Such a highly cultivated capacity not to learn from experience cannot be easy to acquire, but a surprising number of Kosniks seem to have mastered it -- a vast, Elgarian choir of highly-trained, full-throated stultitude. Bottom line: no matter what happens, it's vital for everybody to keep right on doing exactly the same thing.

Comments (4)

KO$ 'N Friends are a little late on this one. Sam Seder on AAR's Majority Report proclaimed a win/win CT victory last month.


I note with pleasure that AAR is bankrupt.

J. Alva Scruggs:

In a way, the defeat is a victory for them. They can say with a straight face that the system works. Admittedly, it's a terrible system, and it's designed to work great harms, but there's no point in being a gloomy gus. Time to turn those frowns upside down and move on. It only hurts if you think of an elephant.


Yes, they'll spend the next month or two brewing victory gin from their tears.

For more fun, watch for the official sign from Kos Mountain to make nice and cease with the Liebs-as-cancer metaphors.

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