Sunday, December 11, 2005

Can Lieberman Save the Democrats?

We're pleased to say we actually voted for Senator Lieberman, when he ousted nutsack RINO Lowell Weicker from the US Senate in 1988. Our joy at Weicker's defeat was tempered by his election as governor of Connecticut soon after.

Lieberman is the kind of Democrat the party needs more of, as he showed again last week by actually supporting the troops in Iraq. His points: we're winning as long as we don't lose our nerve and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Naturally, this made Lieberman unpopular with the Defeaticrat faction, as the WaPo reports:
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.
We'd say that it's Reid that's in a different place from the majority of Americans. Despite the massive bombardment of negative stories provided as part of the MSM narrative, most Americans know that the Howard Dean/John Murtha approach would lead to disaster. Although the war is unpopular, what people want is for the US to win it, and the Democratic "cut and run" negativism is not getting the traction they expect.
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.
As usual, Pelosi makes no sense at all. First she says she completely disagrees with Lieberman, then she validates everything he said.
"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.
Rather than listen to Lieberman, these "liberal" groups are determined to run the Democrat party off the cliff. Not surprisingly, Weicker, who used to consider himself presidential material, is eager to regain the limelight. He severed ties with the CT Republican Party to win the governorship as head of his own party. Now, even the Democrat Party is not anti-war enough for Looney Lowell.

Weicker - Sheehan in 2008, because sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you need two.

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