TOM ALLEN CAN BE JUDGED BY HIS ENEMIES-- KARL ROVE AND JOE LIEBERMAN
Rarely do I announce our Blue America candidates more than a few days in advance. And, you'll probably notice, that I never add them to our list until the day of their Firedoglake chat. I just made an exception. In the last few days I've been working out a Blue America chat with Congressman Tom Allen, the progressive Democrat running for the Senate seat currently in the hands of Susan Collins, a complete Bush rubber stamp. Tom has a great staff and today Tom Sullivan, who does blogger outreach for him, confirmed Saturday, June 9th (2PM, Maine time).
I was so happy I could barely contain myself and then I noticed that treacherous ex-Democrat, Joe Lieberman, still treated like a Democrat by Reid and Schumer and allowed to hold a committee chair as though he weren't an integral part of the Bush-Rove-Cheney real axis of Evil, is out getting his corporate pals to pony up big bucks for Collins. Few senators have done as much butt-licking for corporate America as Liberman and he'll bring her lots of dough. He is desperate to keep her in the Senate for many reasons, one of which is to keep his sorry ass relevant. If the Democrats win a working majority next year, Lieberman's constant threats to join the GOP won't matter. In fact, he will probably be kicked out of the Democratic caucus.
Chris Cilliza is reporting at the Washington Post today that Holy Joe is "planning to co-host a fundraiser for her on June 21 in Washington, D.C." along with Snarlin' Arlen. "Let's try to make this a bi-partisan tour de force" is what the invitation says. Bipartisan will mean a bunch of Republicans, a mixed bag of lobbyists and other professional whores, and Lieberman.
So I decided to make a donation to Congressman Allen and to open up his Act Blue page at Blue America. Even a $5 or $10 contribution means a lot in helping Tom show that there is support for Democrats who want to end the war and who stand for the progressive principles and values disdained by Collins and Lieberman.