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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:51 PM
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"Lieberman's Loser Bi-Partisanship" - Robert Parry-Consortium News
WHERE in Robert Parry tells the essential story of a craven hypocrite


CONSORTIUM NEWS


http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/080906.html

Lieberman's Loser 'Bipartisanship'


By Robert Parry

August 9, 2006


Sen. Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut not only because of his undying support for the disastrous Iraq War and not just because of his hostility toward Democrats who object to George W. Bushs heavy-handed policies in the Middle East.


Lieberman lost to political newcomer Ned Lamont because Lieberman has become an extreme example of a Democrat who puts getting respect from Washingtons pundit class over everything, even over principles and causes that most Democrats hold dear from a functioning democracy to the environment.

Lieberman would rather be welcomed onto Fox News Sunday or banter with radio talk-show host Imus than be known as a hard-nosed fighter against global warming or for electoral reform. In his hunger for the respect of the insder class, he displays the conceit of a man who presents himself as above politics but is not above self-aggrandizement.

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In other words, when Bush and Cheney have operated with the utmost partisanship against Democrats, Lieberman objects little or none. He may have gone along with the unfair ridicule heaped on Gore, in part, because virtually every major national pundit also was piling on against the Democratic standard-bearer.

However, when Democrats have tried to fight back even on issues of principle like the Iraq War and Bushs expansive assertion of executive powers Lieberman is energized to denounce this political activism in the harshest terms.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:59 PM
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1. I'll bet when Joe hangs up the phone after an appearance
on the Anus radio program, during the next break, Anus and that bald headed asswipe tell anti Semitic jokes about him.
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Reckon Donating Member (729 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:04 PM
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2. Lieberman is a Faux mouth piece for the NeoCons... n/t
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