Monday, May 22, 2006

Joe Lieberman Is Out Of Touch With Reality

Hey Joe, don't feel bad, nobody likes this guy, either.

So saith Paul Krugman in today's New York Times. And since the Democrats are the party of the reality-based community, he has to go. I'll wager that Connecticut is firmly in the reality-based community too, so much so that even if Joe keeps to his threat and runs as an independent, he'll get handed his hat. Vichy Democrats need not apply. Feel the Nedrenaline!

Paul Krugman, NYTimes: Talk-Show Joe (Walled)

Friday was a bad day for Senator Joseph Lieberman. The Connecticut Democratic Party's nominating convention endorsed him, but that was a given for an incumbent with a lot of political chips to cash in. The real news was that Ned Lamont, an almost unknown challenger, received a third of the votes. This gave Mr. Lamont the right to run against Mr. Lieberman in a primary, and suggests that Mr. Lamont may even win.

What happened to Mr. Lieberman? Some news reports may lead you to believe that he is in trouble solely because of his support for the Iraq war. But there's much more to it than that. Mr. Lieberman has consistently supported Republican talking points. This has made him a lion of the Sunday talk shows, but has put him out of touch with his constituents — and with reality.

Mr. Lieberman isn't the only nationally known Democrat who still supports the Iraq war. But he isn't just an unrepentant hawk, he has joined the Bush administration by insisting on an upbeat picture of the situation in Iraq that is increasingly delusional.

Read it all at Ed Strong.

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