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August 06, 2006

Left W(h)ingers In Tizzy That Newt Gingrich Called Lamont-Backers "A Legitimate Insurgency In Connecticut"

See the HuffPo, linking to Think Progress.

A commenter at the latter site huffs that where once they were called "traitors," now they're being called "insurgents." How gob-smackingly vile!

No longer “traitors” for asking legitimate questions, we are now describing Americans as insurgents? That seems to move beyond shrill name calling to a more serious accusation. Is this “insurgency” to be crushed by tanks as well…..? A frightening prospect in a country that is led by a group whose only response to an enemy is brute, physical violence.


“Insurgency” in CT?? If that’s how little newt would like to call it, at least he should acknowledge by reasoning that the majority of Americans are not insurgents?

Of course, Gingrich called it a "legimate insurgency," and meant "insurgency" in the political, not military, meaning; but they're all terribly offended and shocked.


If that's the case, maybe they should talk to Howard Dean's brother, who similarly called Lamont backers "insurgents" in a fundraising letter for Ned Lamont.

rom: "Jim Dean, Democracy for America"

To: [redacted]
Subject: 14 days to put Lamont over the top
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 19:04:20 +0000

Dear ...........

Watch Ned's Message to DFA

Three months ago, Joe Lieberman led Ned Lamont in the polls by more than forty points. But you took a chance on Ned and thousands of DFA members around the country pitched in to help his insurgent campaign. The result? Two new polls show that Ned Lamont has surged into a narrow lead over Lieberman.

Idiots. They sit around all day thinking up new ways to be "outraged" and "shocked."

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