Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Why Lieberman Will Lose

Why the Left Is Furious at Lieberman - Los Angeles Times

A.k.a. Why Lieberman will Lose
"Late last year, after President Bush's job approval ratings hit record lows, Lieberman decided to lash out at the administration's critics, writing in the ultraconservative Wall Street Journal editorial pages that 'we undermine presidential credibility at our nation's peril.' In this he echoed the most toxic of Republican talking points -- that criticizing the conduct of the war is actually damaging to national security.

Lieberman has a long history of providing cover for the worst of Republican actions while enthusiastically serving as his own party's scold. After the Senate acquitted President Clinton on all impeachment charges, Lieberman called for his censure. More recently, he rejected a call by Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.) to censure Bush over the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program, calling the attempt 'divisive.'

Lieberman looks happiest when playing a 'Fox News Democrat,' as he did in a February appearance on Sean Hannity's radio program, during which the two exchanged compliments and expressions of friendship and Hannity offered to campaign for him. "
This race is one of the true tests of the liberal 'sphere, and whether or not they can make a huge impact on the national political scene. Given the usualy low turn-out for primaries, it is not unthinkable that Lieberman will be chopped liver before too long.

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