And The (dead)Beat Goes On
From The Hill, “Democrats are worried that Lieberman may be giving Republicans a golden opportunity to undermine their message.” Well finally, Democratic Senators understand what we on the left have been saying for a very long time. Joe Lieberman is an albatross around the neck of the Party, the sooner we cut him loose, the better. He knows that in order to win in the general election, he will need strong Republican support in Connecticut, so expect to hear more GOP talking points come out of Lieberman’s mouth over the next few months.
Yes, Lieberman is undermining the Democrat’s message, he sounds like a Republican and is using the same tactics to smear Democrats, but this is nothing new. He’s been undermining Democrats for years. His little “gang of 14” ensured that the Supreme Court made a sharp right turn with the addition of John Roberts and Samuel Alito. He has continually helped sell the occupation of Iraq, an occupation that is destroying our country and theirs. As long as he continues to fight for his Senate seat against the Democratic nominee, we should follow David Sirota’s lead and refer to him as the de facto GOP candidate, Joe Lieberman. That’s exactly what he is, hell even the White House and Ken Mehlman are on his side, and why not? Lieberman may be one of the few Republican Senators that has a chance of holding onto his seat come November and a win for Holy Joe is a win for the GOP. That’s not smear, that’s the truth.