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  •  Serious question... (none)
    I'm not being a smart ass, either.

    I've definitely done my share of Lieberman bashing in here, so I'm curious what qualities you see in Joementum that you like so much? I am aware that it's easy for an outsider like myself to form a jaded opinion of someone, although I feel like he has earned any recent criticism he is receiving by pulling what appears to be a Zell Miller after dishing out his own share of criticism of the administration over the years.

    Although I agree that it would be bad to lose his seat right now, regardless of what some of us say about him...

    Enlighten me...  

    •  Sigh... (none)
      I don't "like" Lieberman...I think he is a sanctimonious jerk.

      However, his record on abortion rights (100% NARAL rating ) and civil rights, Medicare, social security,etc. is very strong.    Mainly, I appreciate the fact that he is a Democrat in the Senate when we have no seats to spare.

      When you check out his voting record, you see quite clearly that the man is NOT a Republican.  In terms of voting, we could do (and have done) a lot worse.  

      So I say leave Lieberman alone and concentrate the fire on vulnerable Republicans.  

      "Pro-life" really means "pro-criminalization"

      by Radiowalla on Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 08:26:11 AM PST

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      •  Sorry Radiowalla, "Torture Joe" will be (none)
        getting the Primary he deserves. People ask me who I want in his place. I just smile and say, "Oh, I dunno, a REAL Democrat?!?"

        "Howard Dean is not the right man to lead the Democratic Party..." --Joe Lieberman on FoxNews 11/14/04.

        by DeanFan84 on Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 09:42:13 AM PST

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        •  Well, do you think we should do the same (none)
          for the other Dems who voted in favor of Gonzales?    If you knock him out and a Republican takes his place, will you be satisfied with your work?

          I would have much preferred to see every Democrat give Gonzales (and Condi)  the finger, but, alas, this was not the case.  Should we go after all of the offending Democrats in the primaries to make our point?  Maybe we could knock a few of them out...

          I don't think we should spend one single minute and one single dime  on going after safe Democratic seats.  When we have an insurmountable majority in both houses, then we can afford to do some pruning.  Not now.  

          "Pro-life" really means "pro-criminalization"

          by Radiowalla on Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 01:20:31 PM PST

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          •  Um, CT is a blue state.... the other Senators (none)
            were from red states.

            Trust me, New England will not add another Republican senator the current majority. If anything, we will be trending to total blue.

            (First Jeffords, then Chafee, Snowe and Dukakis.)

            Anyone strong enough to take down Joe in a primary will not lose to any GOP candidate. And their is no strong potential opponent within the CT Republican Party.

            You've got to trust on this. All we are going to do is to substitute a real Dem for a fake one.

            "Howard Dean is not the right man to lead the Democratic Party..." --Joe Lieberman on FoxNews 11/14/04.

            by DeanFan84 on Mon Feb 14, 2005 at 09:15:21 PM PST

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      •  Fair enough (none)
        I happen to agree with you regarding what to do about Lieberman, but I would also argue that his behavior of late is not very Democratic.

        He is not the only one, but Joe's rubber stamping of Abu Gonzales and Condi kind of put a dent in that civil rights record of his...

        I have no problem with Senators reaching across the aisle on issues that their constituents support, but Joe just seems a little too eager to play ball with the absolute worst administration in history... Not exactly a sign of good judgement on his part.

        But obviously you're entitled to your opinion...

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