Kicked to the curb by the hypocritical liberals, I believe Joe Lieberman is far from finished. Lieberman made the classic mistake of a fallen modern day democrat – having an open mind. The party which always claims to have an open mind not only doesn’t, it doesn’t even have a conscience. Lieberman has supported his party on 90% of the issues. There simply isn’t any room anymore for anyone who analyzes the issues and tries to get things done in a non-partisan manner.
When John McCain flip-flops on the issues he is labeled a maverick. Surely Lieberman deserves that label for not only having some of his own opinions, but for fighting on as a 3rd party candidate. It takes guts nowadays to resist the marching orders that say you must disagree with everything the other party does, regardless of whether you actually agree with them or not. That is obviously what you are supposed to do if you are a democrat these days. Ann Coulter was certainly on to something when she wrote ‘Godless: The Church of Liberalism.’ This is more proof of that.
The media isn’t calling Lieberman a maverick. They are questioning how he can run against his own party. The dirty trick of turning a democrat into a traitor for going against their party on something, but when a conservative like John McCain does it, they are a “maverick”. The real truth is that John McCain is a shameless politician and Joe Lieberman has some integrity.
Not only did the liberals elect Lieberman’s opponent on the basis of one issue, they continue to show their hypocrisy by voting in yet another rich man. Ned Lamont is a one-trick pony and I think a lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum will back Lieberman in the election in November. I don’t agree with Lieberman on a lot of issues, but certainly like the fact that he has more character than most prominent democrats and he also has some guts. You can count on one hand all the democrats who fit that profile. It takes both hands and maybe part of your second foot to count the republicans who fit that profile. I would vote for him under the circumstances if I was from Connecticut. Who knows, maybe this will spur a real independent party. A party where candidates actually vote on issues and not just tow the party line. I can dream, can’t I?
Even more hypocrisy is shown by the liberals for booting out a minority. They want the minority vote, but they don’t seem to want minorities in high positions so much. Joe Lieberman was good enough for these guys when they thought Al Gore needed a token Jew to push him and the party over the top in the 2000 Presidential Election. Thanks Joe. Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry? Can we still be friends? 2006 doesn’t seem like a good time to be Jewish. I doubt racism was a major factor in this, but you can’t help but wonder when race baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are in the corner of Ned Lamont.
The reason the fringe liberal groups worked so hard to get Lieberman’s opponent elected was to prove that everyone is against the War on Terror. That is the conclusion they expect everyone to make from this. Just like the bogus polls that get so much news coverage are meant more to sway opinion than reveal it. There is no room for a variety of opinions. One size fits all in the liberal party and in the liberal media. No room for opinions at all. You simply disagree with the other party no matter what. You don’t need to offer a better plan, just be like like John Kerry and tell everyone your opponent is wrong and you would have done it better. That is their real stance on the issues.
This is also a message to other democrats who don’t tow the party line. If you don’t do things 100% our way, you will be next. Fortunately they have to pick and choose their spots, especially in regards to the liberal media’s influence on public opinion. They can’t prop up every extreme left liberal or cut down every conservative, hard as they try. Oftentimes they spend their time promoting a loser. Look at the Dixie Chicks. They tried to make heroes out of them and what happened? Despite a billion dollars in free publicity the last couple years, the Dixie Chicks had to cancel 14 concert dates because of poor ticket sales. That just goes to show you that jumping to conclusions over Lieberman’s loss may be the wrong thing to do. Things are not always as they appear.