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« Please, Let The Torment Continue | WILLisms.com | Rightroots: Give To Republican Candidate Van Taylor, Part II. »

Third Party Politics

Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura, Ralph Nader,... Joe Lieberman?

Tomorrow is a defining moment in National Politics and comes down to a few hundred thousand voters in Connecticut. Imagine the entire fate of a political party's direction during a critical wartime coming down to a primary election in Connecticut.

When it comes to the hate Bush vote, surely Lieberman should win that hands down. I mean, Bush's defining moment was stealing the election. The Bush haters have almost forgotten the stolen election and disenfranchisement of all Black voters of 2000 because they have been so busy with the whole blood for oil thing and the Frog Marching of Karl Rove out of the Whitehouse. But when it comes to people with a bone to pick against GW Bush, I think Lieberman probably has that one down. Al Gore gets all the good "are you bitter" questions, but Joe is called Bush's stooge. I bet Joe conspired with Bush to lose Al Gore the election so that the two of them could go to war in Iraq for Haliburton. Thankfully my wife just brought me the tinfoil to line the hat with.

So one of two things happens, the Dems veer away from Daily Kos, Media Matters, MyDD, and the radical left; or they take the collision course right into Oblivion. My choice would be to nominate Lamont and let every Republican congressional race ask if Howard Dean and Lamont and Cynthia McKinney and Ted Kennedy and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were the people you want running the country. But even better would be for Joe to lose the Primary and then win the General Election.

I like Joe Lieberman. I would vote for him against my own Senator, a guy named McCain. Left, right, or center, he is a good man. He showed his character by not disappearing to Tennessee to grow a beard and talk about Global Warming. He soldiered on and did what he thought was right even though it meant supporting his adversary that kept him from being a heartbeat away from the Presidency. He is classy and funny and is getting a lot of love by the Republicans. And ironically, it is the appeal to the moderate Republicans that may be his undoing among Democrats. If the Republicans and Bush like it, it must be bad.

In all this time of the Democrats talking about Bush being a divider, not a uniter, they are throwing their own man overboard. Bush is not dividing the Democratic Party between the Progressive Doves and the working man, they are doing that themselves. If Bush is a divider, what is MyDD.com, Daily Kos, Soros Money, Media Matters, and Lamont? Uniters? Only at uniting in hatred against Bush.

Posted by Justin B. · 7 August 2006 06:39 PM

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The Democratic Party is the party of litmus tests. If you are not pro-abortion and anti-war, you will be driven out of the party, period.

I'd be proud to have Lieberman in the Republican Party.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at August 7, 2006 08:37 PM

Lieberman, with all due respect, is not a Republican. To have him joining the Republican party would mean that there is no real difference in the platform of the Republicans and the Democrats. Republicans need to be unified behind common ideals, and not just the Anti-Democrat party. Lieberman does not share those ideals.

Posted by: JohnJ at August 7, 2006 08:41 PM

Why not?

We have Lincoln Chafee.

We have Arlen Specter.

Olympia Snowe . . . I could go on and on now couldn't I.

Heh, there are plenty of people in the Republican party that don't 'share those ideals' but at least Lieberman has a little heart and a little integrity.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at August 7, 2006 08:52 PM

I am conflicted about Lieberman. When he ran with Algore he renounced his pro-capitalist business friendly positions (such as tort reform). I am not sure he has ever totally returned to his previous beliefs??? That is tremendously disappointing. BUT he has been steadfast in the war against the Radical Islamists.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at August 7, 2006 09:23 PM

Lieberman, with all due respect, is not a Republican.

Big tent. We need ideas. We need to be a party of ideas. We need internal disagreement and folks questioning the standard logic of the party. That is what the Dems lack right now. They are pushing out their best leadership (and Lieberman is one of them) in favor of a lockstep Bush bashing cabal.

Imagine if the Republican Party was just a whole bunch of Rick Santorums. Or run lockstep with what Falwell or Robertson thinks. I don't like Chafee or Snowe or even McCain half the time that they break from party lines, but the fact is that the party is better for it.

My question is on Immigration, why is there so much dissent in the party? Why so many ideas? We need folks that show a willingness to make difficult decisions. He has not deviated from his stance that the War was the right thing to do. And it may be his undoing. But that is a far cry from the rest of his party that don't have to stand behind their own voting record.

Posted by: Justin B at August 7, 2006 11:24 PM

There is a movement afoot, once again, to elect moderates regardless of party affiliation. The organization's name escape me at the moment, but I wonder how they would feel about Lieberman.

The fact that he is a democrat who is a staunch supporter of the war on terror despite his party's hysterics win points in my book.

Posted by: Huan at August 8, 2006 05:55 AM

I hate lieberman because republicans like him.

Posted by: lester at August 8, 2006 04:36 PM

"I hate lieberman because republicans like him." lester

Is consistently advocating stupidity, oxymoronic?

Posted by: d_Brit at August 8, 2006 11:48 PM

I like lamont because republicans hate him

Posted by: lester at August 9, 2006 03:36 PM