Martin Peretz wrote an excellent editorial Monday noting that Connecticut's would-be Senator Ned Lamont is Karl Rove's dream Democrat:
shallow to the extreme, a one-trick pony candidate who displays all the
depth of a rainpuddle when it comes to the situations in places like
Iraq and Iran.
All of that is quite true of course. But Peretz left out the most
important fact about Ned Lamont: he's nothing but the lapdog of the
most hateful, unhinged fringe leftists in the blogosphere, like Jane
Hamsher and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga.
Mark Finkelstein notes that Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is strangely coy about his close personal friendship and tireless promotion of his lapdog Ned Lamont.
Why might that be? Hmm, let me think: could it be that if he
acknowledged the relationship openly, Ned Lamont might have to answer
for so many of the vicious, hateful, and just plain lunatic fringe
stuff that appears regularly on his blogger-buddy web sites?
Indeed, I'm quite certain Markos has urged Lapdog Lamont to distance
himself from the blogs, now that the press is actually getting wind of
just what the "netroots" in the blogosphere are often like--racist,
hateful, vicious, and totally unhinged. These are people who refer to
Joe Lieberman as "rape gurney Joe" and make racist, anti-semitic cartoons about him,
and who say things like "screw them" about Americans killed in Iraq.
Which you'd think Lamont would just walk away from--but he can't. Jane
and Markos helped him raise tens of thousands of dollars, helped him
make campaign commercials, and almost entirely created his campaign.
They were there from the beginning, so like the good little puppy he
is, Lamont can only do so much to deny the relationship without being
called a liar and/or an idiot.
Aw, isn't he their precious little baby? Whozza cutest widdle
Senator? Who's momma's big boy? Who's daddy's favor playtoy? Good
widdle Neddy, good boy, good widdle boy!!!
(Photoshop by Jaymaster. Thanks also to Martin Shoemaker and
Bernadette Durbin, who also turned in some pretty swank photoshops, but
this was the best I thought. I'll post the others if Lamont wins
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- Kos & Hamsher's Cute Little Lapdog: Ned Lamont
- The face of the left wing
- Photoshop Expert Needed
- Ned Lamont's Trousers Are Burning
- And So It Begins
- Daily Kos and the Company You Keep
Cross-posted at Dean's World.