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  1. #1 Lieberman irks Democrats by criticizing Obama 
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    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.
    They HATED anyone who backed Lieberman against Lamont!!
     

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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"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Fan View Post
    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"?
    I doubt it. He's one of the few senators who vote their conscience and for what they believe, rightly or wrongly, is in the best interests of their country. I don't always agree with him, but have always admired him.

    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.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    I doubt it. He's one of the few senators who vote their conscience and for what they believe, rightly or wrongly, is in the best interests of their country. I don't always agree with him, but have always admired him.

    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.
    I've always been a 'R' and liked Moynahan as well. He was very fortunate though. He served in the Senate when it was permissible to listen to the opposition, be civil while doing it, and maybe, just maybe, agree with them because it was the best thing for the country. For all you youngin's out there, believe it or not, there was a time when politicians behaved like responsible adults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostThere View Post
    I've always been a 'R' and liked Moynahan as well. He was very fortunate though. He served in the Senate when it was permissible to listen to the opposition, be civil while doing it, and maybe, just maybe, agree with them because it was the best thing for the country. For all you youngin's out there, believe it or not, there was a time when politicians behaved like responsible adults.
    Sadly, it's been a long time. Poor Bush, expected to go to Washington and have them be civil. Wouldn't it be a better world if our duly elected officials actually put the welfare of our country over their narrow individual and party interests?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Fan View Post
    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"?
    You are correct in your assertion that Lieberman is a social liberal but I think he is more conservative than some of those northeastern Repubs (especially on defense, military and security issues). He has never been a straight party line voter, and he votes his conscience which is an admiral quality with the current crop of DC critters in Congress.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Sadly, it's been a long time. Poor Bush, expected to go to Washington and have them be civil. Wouldn't it be a better world if our duly elected officials actually put the welfare of our country over their narrow individual and party interests?
    To me it should be an offense so severe that immediate removal from office was effected for any pol, either R or D who uttered the words that an issue was not in the best interest of their respective party, so they were against it or wouldn't support it. An immediate firing offense! :mad:
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