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Thursday, August 10, 2006

 

New Haven Register to Joe: "Get Out Of The Race"

Sen. Lieberman's hometown paper calls on him to exit gracefully in a devastating editorial this morning (read the whole thing):

Joe Lieberman should accept the results of his party's primary. He lost.

He should reconsider his bid to run as an independent candidate and get out of the race.

For an 18-year-incumbent who was the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential candidate, his margin of defeat to Ned Lamont, a political unknown until a few months ago, was significant. Lamont even carried Lieberman's home town of New Haven.

Lieberman says he is still a Democrat, but his campaign will divide the party that rejected him....

Somehow, the irony of a general election strategy that relies on Republican votes to win seems to have eluded a politician who touted his Democratic credentials during the campaign. It merely supports Lamont supporters' charge that Lieberman is a closet Republican.

By running as a third-party candidate, Lieberman has left himself open to the charge that he is not only a spoiler but that he cares more about himself than the party to which he still claims allegiance....

Lieberman has served the state with distinction during a long career as a state senator, attorney general and U.S. senator. He should withdraw now with grace, although we hope that his career in public service will continue, if not in the Senate, in another elected or appointed post.

Comments:
Maybe Joe thinks the democrats are wrong. Maybe he thinks the US needs to stand up to Islamofascists and the reluctance of his party to do so is a character flaw of his party. Maybe he sees his allegiance as being with his country and not his party. Maybe (gasp) he's right.
 
Imagine that, a liberal newpaper in an exceeding liberal city supporting the more liberal of the two liberals. Go figure.
 
Islamofascists, you say.

Huh.

Maybe he does think the Democrats are wrong. Maybe he shouldn't have run in their primary, then.
 
great retort
 
Joe Lieberman is no liberal. In fact, he is not even a moderate. Joe Lieberman is a Rubber-Stamp Republican, and a leading enabler of Supreme Leader Bush and his war crimes.

Senator Lamont is the "moderate" in this race.
 
Imagine that, a liberal newpaper in an exceeding liberal city supporting the more liberal of the two liberals. Go figure.


Except that the Register endorsed Lieberman over Lamont in the primary...
 
mmmm good koolaide
 
New Haven Register a liberal paper? C'mon, you gotta be kidding me. The Register is known to be one of the most conservative papers in CT, endorsed Bush both times, and has stood solidly behind Lieberman.
 
not conservative, just smart
 
so you say it's both a liberal newspaper and smart? I wish that were true.
 
Real candidates could have beaten Bush in both elections, but the democrats put up losers. The idea that they came so close is a testament to how vulnerable Bush was. I remember the VP debate in 2000 and the general consensus was, why arent these 2 guys the pres. candidates. Problem for the dems is that all the adults are gone and the wingnuts are left (pun intended)
 
yup there are smart liberals as well as dumb ones (just a lot more dumb ones) as well as smart and dumb republicans.
 
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as well as...dumb republicans.

Yeah, we've noticed. Thanks for providing the example.
 
have you noticed the dumb democrats? You know, the ones whose quotes hang on the wall of the terrorists hidouts in iraq encouraging them to hang on just a little bit more and the americans will leave. The ones quoted on al jazera to whip up the arab masses.
 
Spend a lot of time in terrorist hideouts, do you?
 
have you noticed the dumb democrats? You know, the ones whose quotes hang on the wall of the terrorists hidouts in iraq encouraging them....

No, too busy noticing the Republicans who started a war in Iraq they were warned was going to become Al Qaeda's most potent recruitment tool and be a total disaster to boot.

Guess what, energyanalyist, we were right. You, Joe and the rest of the Republican's were wrong. That makes you Osma bin Ladin's best friends.
 
Right. If we only get out of Iraq and Afghanistan and Israel gets out of Palestine the world will live in peace.
 
How all seeing you must be that you can tell that everyone is wrong and you were right. Wow and this is a generational struggle. Wow what are the lotto numbers for tonite.

Seems to me that the recruitment tool is the democrats that encourage the fighters to hang on a little bit longer. Just like they did in Viet Nam. Makes one wonder if the goal is the US's success or the "Party's" success.
 
Go Joe! Lamont stinks!
 
goodness that's useful
 
Right on!
 
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