Some more thoughts from our consultant friend Brett:
Since election day, I've been asked by several people, what my favorite thing was about Tuesday? Well, some great people, like Gov. Jennifer Granholm won, while some truly despicable folks, like Santorum and J. D. Hayworth lost.
But what made me happiest is the thought that somewhere, Zell Miller was pissed off. Again. Probably threatening a speakerphone and complaining to challenging an empty picture frame to a duel. How do you like me now, Zig Zag? (ed: Brett better be careful as Zell is probably using his sonar hearing to close in on his location forthwith).
And how does Brett feel about the "Dems are conservative" meme I dismantled on MSNBC?
As a little addendum to Cliff's appearance on MSNBC, I'd like to point out, once again, the hypocrisy of Republicans and the lapdog media. During the election season, Republicans tried to tar Heath Shuler, Jon Tester and even Brad Ellsworth as liberals, or as folks who support the liberal agenda (See quotes below).
Now that they are elected, Republicans are saying that the election of these so-called "liberals" are proof that the Democrats are becoming more conservative. So, either the Republicans were lying about Shuler, Tester and Ellsworth before, or they are lying about them now. Either way, they're lying, and maybe that's something the press ought to pick up, instead of this Rovian talking point...
Taylor says Shuler lacks the experience needed to be effective in Washington and portrays him as a pawn of "outsiders" who want liberal Democrats to take over the House.
The Associated Press State & Local Wire, October 19, 2006
While Burns touted events that his campaign said were aimed at showing Tester is liberal Tester is highlighting ethics and taxes.
The Associated Press State & Local Wire, October 25, 2006
"Will Brad Ellsworth vote for liberal Democrat Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House? Ellsworth has taken money from her PAC," says one GOP ad that ran this fall. "Pelosi and other Democrats want to raise your taxes, cut and run in Iraq and give amnesty to illegal immigrants"
The Associated Press, October 20, 2006