Memories of Lieberman
by Matt Stoller, Mon Jul 03, 2006 at 01:38:45 PM EDT
I took this picture at the Connecticut Democratic Party Convention.
Poor Lieberman, the Democratic Party is no longer the party of muscular liberalism. And by that I mean, wankitude.
Look at him. He claims to be a 'JFK Democrat'. But JFK was cool. And good-looking. Also JFK served in the navy. And actually prevented war with the Russians. And slept with Marylin Monroe.
And JFK would have liked Grand Theft Auto.
Anyway, Lamont's only $2500$1600$1300$4 from $250,000 on Actblue. Let's have Lamont hit $250,000 on the day Lieberman leaves the party. Boom! Lamont is over the $250,000 mark, with 2158 donors on the netroots page
Lamont put his life on hold to challenge Lieberman and thrust he and family into the public spotlight. Let's get his back!
Update: Oh, and put your most hated Lieberman memory in the comments. So far the winning entry is his sanctimony during the Clinton impeachment. Come on, we can find more annoying memories than that!
"Howard Dean has climbed into his own spider hole of denial if he believes that the capture of Saddam Hussein has not made America safer. Saddam Hussein is a homicidal maniac, brutal dictator, supporter of terrorism and enemy of the United States, and there should be no doubt that America and the world are safer with him captured."And there's this one: September 4, 2003: "The Bush recession would be followed by the Dean depression." Then there were the debates with Cheney, the push for Gore to concede, the backstab of Gore on military votes on Fox News. And this one:
Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for "principled reasons" shouldn't be forced to do so. "In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital," he said.Let's keep going! Remember when Bush and Lieberman starred in that Barbara Streissand movie? (hat tip luckydog)
Ok, there's also this one:
This is just part of the record that has made Lieberman his party's most notorious theocrat. The Scripture-quoting Lieberman made God-bothering a staple of his 2000 vice-presidential campaign: That August, Holy Joe told a Detroit congregation never to imagine "that morality can be maintained without religion." This position was denounced as "unsettling" by no less than the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith (ADL), which released a letter to him arguing tartly that "To even suggest that one cannot be a moral person without being a religious person is an affront to many highly ethical citizens."
First there was Senator Joseph Lieberman and Lynne Cheney's American Council of Trustees and Alumni report unveiled last November--"Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It." The forty-three-page document purports to advocate the preservation of academic freedom and dissent while being all about suppressing both when the views expressed conflict with blind support for US foreign policy.
In attempting to smear dozens of "unpatriotic" professors, the organization laid the foundation for the Middle East Forum's recent blacklisting project, Campus Watch--a website that hopes to do for students and professors what Project TIPS would have done for mail carriers and plumbers.
His fate was sealed with a kiss, planted on his cheek by Bush, just after the President delivered his State of the Union address. "That may have been the last straw for some of the people in Connecticut, the blogger types," Lieberman told me. But he is unapologetic about his defense of Bush's Iraq policy, saying, "Bottom line, I think Bush has it right." When I asked if he was becoming a neoconservative, Lieberman smiled and said, "No, but some of my best friends are neocons."
Terminus has two quotes:
"Lieberman said Kerry is not a `mainstream Democrat,' saying, `Just look at his record, look at what the Republicans are already saying about him.'" -January 28, 2004.