Thursday, August 31, 2006



Man, it seems like I can't go a day without slapping Joe around for something. Yesteday, Fox News was doing a piece on the negative impact on the Democratic Party that Lieberman is having because of his decision to continue running for Senate after being defeated in the primary by Ned Lamont.
Specifically, Joe will most likely have an adverse affect on the three Dem candidates who are running against weakened incumbent Republicans. Fox was able to ask Joe directly if his independent run will help the GOP candidates. Joe's arrogant response to this?

"Well, they should have thought of that before they had the primary."

To which I respond, "Whaaaa?" So Joe is basically taking revenge on the Democratic voters in his state because they didn't vote for him in the primary? Is he also seeking retribution against the party itself because most national Democrats respected the vote of the people in their selection of Lamont as the Democratic candidate in the primary? Or is it even worse than that - is he angry that he was even forced to participate in a primary process? Perhaps Lieberman believes that an incumbent like himself shouldn't ever have to answer to his constiuents. Am I the only one who thinks that his statement is basically the equivalent of a small child throwing a tantrum we they don't get their favorite toy?
A statement like what Lieberman said yesterday should be the final straw with Democratic leadership. In no uncertain terms, Minority Leader Harry Reid should state that Joe Lieberman is no longer welcome in the Democratic Party, meaning no seniority and no committee assignments. His actions have demonstrated that he wants nothing more than to sabotage the party at every available opportunity. Statements like yesterday's comment clearly illustrates that Joe is about Joe. His arrogance and petulance have earned him a one-way ticket out of the party.

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