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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:29 PM
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Conason: Sore Losers
Connecticut voters did what they felt was best for the country -- and should ignore the right-wing scolds who support Bush's failed policies.

Aug. 11, 2006 | The overthrow of Joe Lieberman has intensified the anxieties of the Republican establishment and their friends in Washington's professional chattering class. This week they were full of furious insults, dire predictions and brazen lies about the political uprising of those well-heeled peasants in Connecticut who dared to ignore the conventional wisdom and did what they felt was best for country and party.

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So Vice President Dick Cheney claims that those Connecticut voters -- many of whom lost neighbors and friends on 9/11 -- encouraged "the al-Qaida types" by supposedly endorsing the "notion that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home." Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman accuses "national Democrat leaders" of "defeatism, isolationism, and blaming America first." And Weekly Standard editor William Kristol charges that those voters didn't really dump Lieberman because of his position on the war, but because "he's unashamedly pro-American." (Either those leafy suburbs are crawling with subversives, or Kristol is a nasty little McCarthyite.)

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"I (Michael Ware, Time's Baghdad bureau chief) and some other journalists had lunch with Senator Joe Lieberman the other day and we listened to him talking about Iraq. Either Senator Lieberman is so divorced from reality that he's completely lost the plot, or he knows he's spinning a line. Because one of my colleagues turned to me in the middle of this lunch and said he's not talking about any country I've ever been to and yet he was talking about Iraq, the very country where we were sitting."

In other words, Lieberman lacked credibility with voters on the most critical issue of the moment. He may pretend now to be a "critic" of the White House, but that isn't why Karl Rove has been calling every day since the primary to offer his support and best wishes.

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http://salon.com/opinion/conason/2006/08/11/pundits/
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:31 PM
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1. In other words Lieberman is a Republican in Democrat
clothing....divorced from the truth...
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:03 AM
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7. An "elephant in a donkey jacket" - Favorite phrase from Al Sharpton
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 12:04 AM by SharonAnn
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:31 PM
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2. You beat me to it. I was just going to post this. Great article, isn't it?
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 PM
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4. It amazes me how this primary result has just turned the whole
political world upside down like it has! :crazy:

I am curious to read what Conason has to say about it..


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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:55 PM
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5. Yes.....it is nothing but the truth!!
Lieberman can't run from the truth.....forever!
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Reckon Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:34 PM
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3. The republican attack dogs look stupid to the rest of the Nation.. n/t
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 PM
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6. Yea they do don't they?
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