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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 09:16 AM
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Hartford Courant Tries To Understand Lieberman's Critics
Senator Failing to Calm Critics: Lieberman seeks Truce but Attacks continue

WASHINGTON -- Joe Lieberman returned to Washington in January vowing to be a true independent. He was a healer, he said, in a unique position to bring warring politicians together.

He's had some success.

Lawmakers from both parties, prodded by Lieberman, have met regularly at the White House to discuss the war on terror. A bipartisan breakfast group he started has also convened regularly. The senator wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week, urging a "truce in the Washington political war over Iraq," and made the plea again Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation."

None of this has calmed his critics. Day after day, the bile trickles out, from bloggers, commentators and others.

In one scathing declaration, former House Democratic staffer David Sirota wrote that he wished Lieberman's "melting, Emperor-from-Star-Wars face would stop appearing on my television set and freaking out my dog, Monty."

Bloggers are branding Lieberman a "war criminal," or "the most dishonest, dishonorable person in Washington, D.C., today."

Meanwhile, on "Meet the Press," Chuck Hagel, Nebraska's Republican senator, unloaded after Lieberman said he wanted to win in Iraq for his children and grandchildren.

Hagel said he was "offended" by suggestions that those who want to curb U.S. involvement were advocating defeat. "We all have children and grandchildren. He doesn't have a market on that, nor do any of my colleagues."

Why does Lieberman incite such anger? Why doesn't he get more credit for trying to bring people together?

Tom Andrews, a former Democratic Maine congressman who is national director of Win Without War, a coalition of religious, environmental and civil rights groups, tried to explain.

"He's not only on the other side of most Democrats, but he's opposed by a clear majority of the American people," he said.

It was pointed out that Lieberman's view is shared by others in politics, but they don't get the daily thumping he endures.

"That's because he's in your face about his views," Andrews said. "He goes out of his way to lecture people about why it's important to back the president in Iraq."

SNIP


Tom Andrews nails the key reason why Lieberman pisses off so many of us
"...he's in your face about his views. He goes out of his way to lecture people about why it's important to back the president in Iraq."
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 09:26 AM
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1. A "healer"? "trying to bring people together"?
This assbucket has relished sticking it to Progressives at every opportunity. He's a "healer" like Vincent Price's Dr. Phibes character. :puke: :puke: :puke:
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 09:32 PM
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2. Answer: he lied his way back into office
"no one wants to end the war more than I do..." Ummmm, wrong on that Joe.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 10:15 PM
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3. Welcome to DU!
I find lieberman about as trustworthy as bush these days. Which is not saying much.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 11:19 PM
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4. Thanks
He really makes me ill. So does The Courant.
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Brad Alan-Desjardins Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 12:43 AM
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5. Hey whats wrong with the Courant
I think it's a sensible liberal paper that can be loved by both sides of the aisle, if you are pissed cause the paper is totally dedicated to spread whatever propaganda LIEberman spews up then you got a real beef with the paper because they do that.

I'm think of getting a 4 week mail subscription(weekends only) with the paper, $14 for a months subscriptition isn't too bad. It's part of my plan to look beyond my horizions, meaning I want to learn about news thats within in my city which is Pittsburgh.

Here are the papers i'm thinking of getting on a monthly weekend basis, check it out

-The Hartford Courtant
-The Baltimore Sun
-The Anchorage Daily News
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
-The Boston Globe
-The San Antonio Express News
-The Arizona Republic
-The Houston Cronicle
-The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
-The Partiot News (Harrisburg, PA)
-The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, WY)
-The Dallas Morning News

I can tell by your avatar that your from Connecticut, where you from? New Haven, Waterbury, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Britin, Hartford?
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Brad Alan-Desjardins Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 04:17 AM
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6. Although I didn't like the editorial they just published
Speaking out againist unions and that pro-union bill Congress just passed. WTF for a paper that's supposed to be moderately liberal they sure hate unions.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 05:13 PM
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8. Courant backs Business
It is above all a paper of the Economic Establishment so it is very protective of business. I would not describe it as a particularly liberal paper. I think it represents mainstream views in the state. If I had to give it a political designation I would probably say moderate Republican. It justs turns out that the only sizeable bunch of moderate Republicans around today, nationally, is in the Democratic party.
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 08:09 PM
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9. The Hartford Courant was bought by the Republican biased Chicago Tribune Cos. in 1999-2000
The Courant has been trending rightward since the purchase by the Chicago Tribune Cos. The Chicago Tribune Cos. is also trying to sell the Courant. Don't think they have any buyers yet.
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5150 Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 08:08 AM
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7. Tell nasties: admit it, you rock
I am not an antishemite and I haven't even read the book. Yet claiming descent from Sem Shem Shemp (however you say it) as a point of pride seems strange because it is truly Curly's story. Moe, Larry and Curly were the original Trinity until Curly's sad, untimely end. Oh Woe the age of the Anti-Curly led to wailing and gnashing of teeth every time the so-called Curly Joe appeared on the screen. Shem was only the Saviour in the sense he saved us from the anti-Curly. No way was Shem as cool as Moe.
I am not an antihamite--- why I never heard of such a thing. Ham was Noah's son and no one hate Ham do dey?
This book I never read is chock full of names including Gomer but please don't tell. Religious minded folk applied the name of Gomer to a tribe of Europeans I do not wish to embarass. Except for Bill Donovan, the shoot from the hip Catholic spokesman. Did you know Chuck Conners sighted a rifle with his pants?
Only God Himself can know the truth of how the nations of man came into being. God and Mormons and British Israelites and any other ahole with an opinion.
Those who love the smell of napalm in the morning should not talk of Holocaust denial. Shoah is the word: use it.
Speaking of Holocaust did you hear the latest on Elie Wiesel? A bust got hung on a guy in a New Jersey psych lockup because Wiesel didn't know you don't go with a strange man in San Francisco to his room just cuz he wants to talk in private. Wiesel gave out a holler when the man slipped an arm around him before running away. I only wish nasties would turn tail and leave you alone when hollered at. The CHARGES the New Jersey guy faces are numerous and serious but what do you care about someone slurred with a psycho label and previously incarcerated for same?
There were once a comic strip called "Skippy" the most beloved in the land. You don't care the military-industrial complex locked the cartoonist up as a psycho. Nor do you care about Woody Guthrie. Wiesel has a Nobel and even moreso an Oprah endorsement. Look up the name of Moniz and realize the lobotomy was previously called leucotomy and proved the Nobel genius of the icepick-wielder from Fascist Portugal with respect to the poor sap whose brains got scrambled. Leucotomy translates from Greek as white operation but you can call it a blackops.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 08:30 PM
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10. Nobody likes a pissy ol' hack
lecturing you on why it's important to back the resident chimp on Iraq.

And now it's out that libby Lied and Soldiers Died.
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