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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Lieberman Alone?

A lengthy article that appeared in today's Hartford Courant attempts to point out the isolation of Lieberman. The article titled, "Alone at the Center", says in part:

"Liberated" from party affiliation, Lieberman promised last fall to stake out a role as an independent "bridge builder." But although Democratic Senate colleagues routinely praise him and work with him, outside the Beltway he has only become more isolated from the public and from many in Washington as the war becomes the most polarizing issue of the day....
But critics question how Lieberman in today's climate - and perhaps beyond - can be seen as more than a war hawk. The war evokes passions like perhaps no other since Watergate in the early 1970s - and Lieberman has been more a stick of dynamite than a balm.

"He can't lead on anything. Instead of being in the center, he's on the far right on the war and a liberal on domestic stuff," said Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, a progressive group. "He's a Democrat who's deranged on Iraq."

Source: Hartford Courant 8/9/07

Speaking of derangement I pointed out today in another forum:

"None so deranged as those Lamonters who unleashed the avalanche of vitriol against Joe Lieberman. Remember what Lanny Davis said about that:"

” I came to believe that we liberals couldn’t possibly be so intolerant and hateful….I held on to the view that the left was inherently more tolerant and less hateful than the right….Now, in the closing days of the Lieberman primary campaign, I have reluctantly concluded that I was wrong. The far right does not have a monopoly on bigotry and hatred and sanctimony. ”
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110008763 8/8/06

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