Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman loses but this "closet Republican" is no independent

African American Political Pundit says: Closet Republican, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) lost the Democratic Senate primary Tuesday night. His loss to Ned Lamont was a referendum on the Joseph Liebermann support for the Bush Iraq war. Now Liebermann says he plans to run as an independent in November. He also predicts that he would be returned to the Senate for a fourth term. This is the same Senator that predicted he would win the Democratic Primary, predicted he would be Vice President of the United States and predicted that we would find Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's) in Iraq. Whatever!

This "closet Republican" lost the election because of his "blind faith" in Bush and his support of the Bush war in Iraq. End of story.

Candidly, I'm glad he lost. He was no Democrat and he is no independent. I hope other "closet Republicans" and other politicans both Democrat and Republican who support the Bush War in Iraq feel the wrath of the African-American voters in November.


Joe Lieberman. Obviously. An 18-year incumbent, former vice-presidential nominee, swimming in money and establishment backing, and he claims a moral victory for not getting blown out of the water? Bonus points for still keeping the "my crappy site was hacked" storyline.


Republicans. They're going to do some silly press conference on Wednesday claiming the Democratic Party is held in thrall by craaaazy people who agree with, um, 2/3rds of the American people on Iraq. If they want to make a big deal and remind people they have no exit strategy for Iraq, then by all means, therein lies the path to bizarro 1994.

If they really thought Lieberman losing was such a bad thing for the Democratic Party they wouldn't have gone out of their way to prop him up. Instead, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, the wingnutosphere, several Republican congresscritters, and the GOP's Big Money all rallied around their man. This is not a happy day for them.


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