#1 Lieberman irks Democrats by criticizing Obama06-16-2008, 06:06 AM
I love how Lieberman drives the Duers crazy. Markos must still feel like a fool for pushing Lamont.
Lieberman irks Democrats by criticizing Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Lieberman is fast becoming the Democrats' public enemy No. 1.
The four-term Connecticut senator, who came tantalizingly close to being Al Gore's vice president in 2000, not only has been campaigning for his pal, presumed Republican nominee John McCain, now he's publicly criticizing the Democrats' standard-bearer, Barack Obama. Lieberman has strayed before, most notably switching from Democrat to independent in 2006 to hold onto his Senate seat after a Democratic primary loss.
But the latest betrayal has upset Democrats, who often answer in clipped but polite tones when asked about Lieberman. The reason: The independent still caucuses with the Democrats on most issues except the Iraq war, and he holds their slim political majority in his hands.
"There's a commonly held hope that he's not going to be transformed into an attack dog for Republicans," said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., an Obama supporter.
Lieberman has wasted no time in questioning Obama's positions on Iran and Israel, two topics on which Lieberman and McCain agree. Just one day after Obama clinched his party's nomination, Lieberman joined Republicans on a McCain campaign teleconference call assailing Obama following his foreign policy address to a leading Jewish group.
Lieberman accused Obama of blaming U.S. policies for "essentially sort of strengthening" Iran.
Here is a goody I had forgotten. Hey DU do you remember this??
Obama had backed Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut.
06-16-2008, 07:14 PM
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I believe that Lieberman is still a social liberal, therefore he'll never gain my political support, regardless of his current party affiliation. I will stand with him though in his views on National Security and the fight against Islamofacism. I wonder if the Dems will ever "get it"?My conservative blog: http://lefttoright.net
06-17-2008, 08:21 AM
I've been a lifelong Republican, but also liked Daniel Patrick Moynahan. I believe he was at least fair.
Hope Lieberman would make the switch and help turn the tide against the dems.
06-18-2008, 06:24 PMBetter to die on your feet than live on your knees.
06-18-2008, 10:34 PM
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He will vote for McCain; ex Mayor Koch is also thinking about backing McCain because they don't want a Prez that has less qualifications as Commander-in-Chief than Jimmy, the peanut farmer, Carter. To them the number 1 issue is the defense and safety of this country. GWB for all his faults has done a great job at doing that, and a repeat of 9/11 did not happen again out of pure blind luck like some liberals and libertarians think it has.
Last edited by lacarnut; 06-18-2008 at 10:37 PM.
06-20-2008, 06:45 PMBetter to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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