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Thursday, October 19, 2006


Bush Hearts Joe

He kisses... and tells:

This summer, we saw what happens when a Democrat rejects his party's doctrine of cut and run. Senator Joe Lieberman, a three-term Democrat from Connecticut, supports completing the mission in Iraq, supports victory in Iraq. And for taking this stand, he was purged from his party. Think about what that means. Six years ago, the Democrats thought Joe Lieberman was good enough to run for Vice President of the United States.

Now, because he supports victory in Iraq, they don't think he's fit to be in their party. There's only position in the Democrat Party that everybody seems to agree on: If you want to be a Democrat these days, you can be for almost anything, but victory in Iraq is not an option.

They even both like referring to the "Democrat" Party. It's like they're finishing each others sentences nowadays. So cute!
I think it's very important to point out that as a Democrat, Joseph Lieberman ran for Vice President AGAINST George W. Bush in 2000, and for President against him in 2004! The Lamont campaign is constantly addressing the lack of votes he has attended, saying he has the 2nd lowest voting turnout rate in the Senate. I have a strong feeling the Senator who has the lowest number of votes is John Kerry, who you may remember, was busy getting votes for President. As a Democrat, I do not see eye to eye with Mr. Lamont's campaign's criticism of these missed votes. It's about time someone stood up to George Bush, and I know no better way than to challenge his job directly.
In the latest debate, Schlesinger said that Lieberman was more liberal than Lamont and I thought it was interesting that Schlesinger was telling conservatives they should see Lieberman as the more "liberal" not because of whatever it is that Lieberman says, but because of his 18 year Washington career and that Lieberman has become delusional because of that career. Lieberman doesn't deal in real life and hasn't for a long time and thats what makes him capable of spending like wild.

I'm surprised that there weren't any questions directed at Schlesinger about how much he's in sync with the Republican Congress and the Bush administration on spending. He's very aggressive about profligate spending and his own party has been in control during the worst of it. How would he have been a leader to stand up to it? I'm sure he would have had an answer and I'd have liked to hear it.
Schlesinger will be on WNPR's Where We Live on Friday morning, 9-10 am.
Awwwww how cute.
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