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chrisau214 Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:29 AM
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Democrats Abandon Lieberman, Back Lamont
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 06:30 AM by chrisau214
HARTFORD, Conn. - Sen.
Joe Lieberman said his conscience demanded that he run as an independent in Connecticut's Senate race even as his longtime political supporters threw their support to Ned Lamont, the anti-war challenger who defeated the 18-year incumbent in the Democratic primary.

"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."

Even so, top Senate Democrats, including
John Kerry and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Harry Reid of Nevada, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Chuck Schumer of New York, said they supported Lamont as the duly elected choice of Connecticut's Democratic voters.

Isn't it really the other way around?

Democrats didn't abandon Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Lieberman abandoned Democrats. I think everyone here expected the ridiculous 'extreme left' nonsense to be spewed by the MSM and the Republican spin machine but this 'abandonment' line is so off-the-mark that one has to wonder if anyone parroting it has any ability to actually think about and analyze what they are saying.

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