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August 08, 2006
LANNY DAVIS looks at the netroots and doesn't like what he sees:
A friend of mine just returned from Connecticut, where he had spoken on several occasions on behalf of Joe Lieberman. He happens to be a liberal antiwar Democrat, just as I am. He is also a lawyer. He told me that within a day of a Lamont event--where he asked the candidate some critical questions--some of his clients were blitzed with emails attacking him and threatening boycotts of their products if they did not drop him as their attorney. He has actually decided not to return to Connecticut for the primary today; he is fearful for his physical safety.
Some of us have been noting this new climate of fear in America for a while, now.
UPDATE: Paul Mirengoff says that Davis hasn't been paying attention.
And I should probably note that Robert Musil was on the "climate of fear" story early on.