Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Joe Lieberman: Dead to Me

People paying WAY too much attention to this blog may have noticed the "On Notice" and "Dead to Me" lists on the right. Besides being an homage to Stephen Colbert, this is a way to share who has pissed me off lately (though I won't add people lightly).

Joe Lieberman (I-CT) was simply on notice because while he has a better voting record than some loyal Democratic Senators, has been publically enabling the President, been disastrously wrong on foreign policy and during his primary versus Democratic nominee Ned Lamont, hinted that he might be a sore loser following the primary.

Indeed, it came to pass:

"I called Ned Lamont and congratulated him on his success today... We've just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead. In the second half, our team... is going to surge forward in November." -Joe Lieberman

Wanker. Not only does this make our former VP nominee seem about as mature as a petulant kindergartner, but it could have negative ramifications...

In a two way race, Ned Lamont becomes Senator Lamont easily. But, a three way race could create traction for a Republican candidate. In a year when we have a chance to take back the Senate, or at least get close, it would be disastrous to have to spend money in what should be a safe seat.

Furthermore, as we witnessed in the recent Harris Miller / Jim Webb race, the loser of a primary is supposed to SUPPORT HIS PARTY. Lieberman claims to still be a Democrat, but if he gave a damn about the Democrats, he would be lending his own resources to the party's nominee.

But no, Lieberman decides to invalidate the primary, hurt his party and give the GOP a chance just to protect his fragile little ego. Here's hoping Chris Dodd can talk him out of this insanity. Until that time, Joe Lieberman is dead to me.


Blogger Jennifer said...

Petulant kindergarteners are more mature, this is just lunancy. The arrogance of that man is unreal. Why wouldnt America need a new Senator from CT after 18 years?

8/09/2006 7:11 AM  

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