Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Left Is Ready To Eat One Of Their Own

Poor Joe Lieberman.

He is speaking his mind, and is about to get killed by his own party.

From the Washington Post.

Lieberman Wins Republican Friends, Democratic Enemies With Support for War

Five years ago, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman was one of President Bush's arch political rivals. Now many in his party complain that he sounds more like Bush's running mate.

The Connecticut Democrat's strong public defense of Bush's handling of the Iraq war has provided the White House with an invaluable rejoinder to intensifying criticism from other Democrats. In public statements and a newspaper column, Lieberman has argued that Bush has a strategy for victory in Iraq, has dismissed calls for the president to set a timetable for troop withdrawal, and has warned that it would be a "colossal mistake" for the Democratic leadership to "lose its will" at this critical point in the war.

Lieberman's contrarian behavior is not out of character -- he is far more hawkish than the majority of Democrats, and he has vigorously backed invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein from the beginning. But the latest defense of Bush and his stinging salvos at some in his own party have infuriated Democrats, who say he is undercutting their effort to forge a consensus on the war and draw clear distinctions with Republicans before the 2006 elections.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is troubled by Lieberman's comments, Reid's aides said. "I've talked to Senator Lieberman, and unfortunately he is at a different place on Iraq than the majority of the American people," Reid said yesterday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters this week that "I completely disagree" with Lieberman. She added: "I believe that we have a responsibility to speak out if we think that the course of action that our country is on is not making the American people safer, making our military stronger and making the region more stable."

Liberal political groups, including Democracy for America and, are considering ways to retaliate, including backing a challenge to Lieberman in next year's Democratic primary. Former senator and Connecticut governor Lowell P. Weicker Jr., an opponent of the war, has vowed to run as an independent, absent a strong Democratic or Republican challenge to Lieberman.

The Washington Post even put up a very unflattering picture of him to emphisize their disapproval, something I am all for, BTW, and they got a good one.

But doesn't this show where politics is getting us?

I don't agree with GW Bush on many things, his spending, his Illegal Imigrant Amnesty, that is somehow, not Amnesty, to name just two.

McCain is still a big hero of a Republican, while being a Maverick, and the Right hasn't gone out of there way to destroy him, I have, but The Republicans haven't.

And now Lieberman is a Maverick Democrat, and the Left has started the campaign to destroy him.

That's OK, just watch, as the Dem's are thinking about how many votes they are going to get, Lieberman will be one of the few to be elected in a grandiose fashion.

The rest will either squeek in, or be un-elected.

Even Hilary is can't back the nonesense that her party and How-weird Dean is spewing.


Blogger Pastorius said...

I need your help in learning how to put multiple photos in a post. Whenever I try to do it, all the photos show up next to each other at the top of the post.

That looks dumb.

Anyway, bro, this is a good post. Good catch on the ugly-Lieberman" photo from the Washington Post.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Cosmo Kramer said...

Howard Dean, what a crock!! He absolutely makes NO SENSE at all!! THAT would explain why I don't focus on Dean's ways and means of politics....

8:48 AM  

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