Connecticut Dems Greet Pelosi Amid Jew-Bashers at Fundraiser
The 59th Annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner was held last night in Hartford, Connecticut with special guest Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
It was a grand time… A standing ovation for failed candidate Ned Lamont, no pictures or mention of former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate and war defender Joe Lieberman, more attacks on Lieberman, and anti-Semitic remarks to the press!
It was a great evening for all involved!
Failed Far Left candidate Ned Lamont got a standing ovation from the democrats. (Connecticut Local Politics)
The Journal Inquirer noted the obvious absence of Senator Joe Lieberman:
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman may call himself a Democrat, but anyone at the big shindig thrown Friday by the Connecticut Democrats who denied him their nomination last summer would be hard pressed to go along with the senator.
As hundreds took their seats at the 59th Annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner in Hartford – the state Democratic Party’s largest fundraising event of the year which featured an address by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – two giant video screens flashed candid pictures of prominent party leaders who hold federal, state, and municipal offices.
The pictorial roll call also featured shots of several Democratic candidates who lost their races in the last election, including Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, who upset Lieberman in the party primary but lost the general election when the senator ran as an independent candidate.
There were, however, no pictures of the state’s junior senator and former vice presidential candidate, a development one wag compared to his being “disappeared” from the likes of the annual Politburo photos published by the former Soviet Union.
Lieberman, who did not attend the fundraising dinner because of his customary observance of the Jewish Sabbath, also was notably absent from the long list of party leaders cited in Democratic State Chairman Nancy DiNardo’s welcoming remarks.
That roster began with former Gov. William A. O’Neill, who also was not in attendance, ran through each of the state’s constitutional officers, legislative leaders, and current and former members of Congress, and even included Lamont, whose mention was greeted with a standing ovation and loud cheers.
Meanwhile, Democrats who can usually be counted on to deliver pithy remarks on practically anything proved especially reluctant to make on-the-record comments about Lieberman.
There were, however, several private and consternation-laden conversations about how Lieberman, a fervent supporter of the war in Iraq, had just scolded Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid for saying that the war has been “lost.”
Many of the democrats were bothered that Joe Lieberman was even mentioned on the program:
Some in the crowd, who sported Lamont political buttons, privately complained about how Lieberman’s name appeared in the program for the fundraiser as a “special guest.”
But, student Matt McLaughlin had the most memorabel line to the press, via the Connecticut Post:
Matt McLaughlin, a 22-year-old college student from Glastonbury, said Democrats should be more vehemently against the war. “If they didn’t pass a bill authorizing more money, our troops would be out of there within a month,” he said. “The problem is all the vested interests in Washington like the energy lobby and the Israel lobby.”
It’s all the JEWS fault!
Nice dinner guys!
The democrats seem to be having problems with those “a** kissing” Isralis lately.