Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Time to kick Lieberman out of the party

I don't know how it could be any clearer that Lieberman has sold out to the White House, which makes this item at The Hill especially irritating. Take this statement for example.
If he continues to alienate his colleagues, Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority within the Democratic caucus should he defeat Democrat Ned Lamont in the general election this November, according to some senior Democratic aides.
Could be stripped? The Dems should have risen as a body and immediately disowned him as soon as he started spouting rhetoric straight out of the Rove playbook, such as suggesting Lamont and the voters that gave him the nomination, much less the majority of Americans who want the troops pulled from Iraq, are terrorist sympathizers, or at least enablers.

I mean, a guy who is so obviously courting the Republican vote and has come out and said the Democratic Party is out of touch with the mainstream, should no longer even be recognized as a Democrat. Particularly since, if he's not stripped of his seniority and the Dems win control of the Senate, Lieberman would be chair of the committee charged with holding the White House accountable for its transgressions. Do we really want a guy who Rove and Bush are supporting over their own party candidate in that position?

The Democrats are going to lose if they keep this up. Who is going to believe they can exercise oversight over the White House if they can't even stand up to the miscreants within their own tent? And as Digby points out, the Independent voters will be key in the next elections and they want candidates who will hold the administration's feet to the fire.

Via Avedon, who has much more to say on The Hill piece.
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Blogger Kathy said...

In a related note, local Michigan blogger and Democrat Christine Barry linked to your DetNews post on Lieberman here. I thought you might like to know that.

12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Cool. Thanks for the tip. I never check to see who's linking.

2:23:00 PM  

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