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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:18 PM
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Lieberman Kicks Off Go-It-Alone Campaign

http://cbs4denver.com/nationalpolitics/politicsnational...

Lieberman Kicks Off Go-It-Alone Campaign

(AP) WATERBURY, Conn. Stripped of support from the Democratic Party and working with a new campaign staff, Sen. Joe Lieberman kicked off his independent bid for re-election Thursday with a planned visit to this gritty city that last year re-elected a mayor who also lost his party's primary.

Lieberman's late-morning visit to a Waterbury pizza joint his first public appearance since losing Tuesday's primary and his first since dismissing his campaign staff was to thank Waterbury for its fervent support during the primary. Lieberman won 60 percent of the vote here in his narrow loss to anti-war candidate Ned Lamont.

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Lieberman hopes for the same fortune. Although top Senate Democrats, including John Kerry and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Harry Reid of Nevada, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Chuck Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, are throwing their support to Lamont, Lieberman filed petitions Wednesday to mount an independent campaign.

"While I consider myself a devoted Democrat, I am even more devoted to my state and my country," Lieberman said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, a day after his stunning loss. "I think it would be irresponsible and inconsistent with my principles if I were to just walk off the field."

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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:19 PM
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1. Someone tell Joe
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:20 PM by jasonc
that the party IS the people that voted, and they voted him out.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:23 PM
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2. That poor man
He just needs to lie down and take a nice long rest.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:29 PM
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3. Lieberman continues to do everything in his power to hurt the Democratic
Party and the people of the United States. He has already been kicked out of the Dem party because of his disloyalty. Now, he hopes to divide Democrats in Conn. What a jerk!
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RCinBrooklyn Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:34 PM
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4. Selfish, arrogant, egotistic, self-centered, rotten, nasty old white man.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:45 PM
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5. The Daily Show did MUST SEE coverage of Joe 2nd place "victory"...
...last night! Really funny stuff, next replay on Comedy Central at 2:00pm EDT.

Sorry, the Comedy Central website appears to be down due to maintenance, but here's the link anyway: <http://www.comedycentral.com >
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:49 PM
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6. same day as the new terror threat.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:52 PM
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7. "go it alone" = Joe + MSM + GOP + Cheney eom
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:00 PM
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8. Joe-Speak Translator:
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:00 PM by mikeytherat
Original:
"While I consider myself a devoted Democrat, I am even more devoted to my state and my country," Lieberman said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, a day after his stunning loss. "I think it would be irresponsible and inconsistent with my principles if I were to just walk off the field."

Translated:
"Although I am a 'man of the people,' when the people spoke I didn't like what they said. So, fuck 'em, I'm running anyway because I am the only hope you people have, even though your votes say otherwise."

Simpler Translation:
"You peons really fucked up, and only I, Holy Joe, can save you from your disastrous participation in our democracy."

Hubris, thy name is Joe.

mikey_the_rat

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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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14. Thanks for the translation.
You can certainly 'read between the lines'! :smoke:
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:24 PM
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9. May he have the luck of Katherine Harris in his campaign eom
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:30 PM
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10. BOOOOO!
He's wasting his time.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:53 PM
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11. Katherine Lieberman reporting for duty to the party of me, myself & I.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:04 PM
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12. Miserable old pansy. . .
:evilfrown:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:36 PM
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13. Well at least the damage Joe is doing....
he's doing to himself now, and not the party. I never could figure out why Joe was always the go-to guy for talkshows and speaking engagements on behalf of the democratic party. He hasn't represented us since he went back to the senate after the 2000 sElection.

Now when Joe speaks, he's speaking for "Joe" & not the party. I hope it doesn't take him as long as it's taken some others to figure out that he's just irrelevant now.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:15 PM
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15. Harry Reid needs to strip LIEberman of all of
his appointments. He's no longer a Democrat thus he's no longer a senior Democratic senator.

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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:28 PM
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16. "I am even more devoted to myself and my interests."
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 08:53 PM
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17. Joe, old bean, you were KICKED OFF the field.
I guess that stunning blind tackle scrambled your brains, eh?
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:00 PM
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18. Loserman the 'Spoiler'.... pathetic (nt)
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