John Kerry on Lieberman-Cheney Love Connection
Posted on Aug 21, 2006
John Kerry went on “This Week” Sunday to blast Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman’s stance on the war. Referring to primary voters, Kerry said: “they’re not Dean Democrats, they’re not Kerry Democrats, they’re not Lamont Democrats—they’re Democrats.”
I’m concerned that he is making a Republican case, and he is uttering almost the same words as Vice President Cheney and I think it’s inappropriate.
Uh, look, let’s be very very clear about this: Ned Lamont has been courageous and he has stood up and the voters of Connecticut—they’re not Dean Democrats, they’re not Kerry Democrats, they’re not Lamont Democrats—they’re Democrats. They’re Chris Dodd Democrats, they’re Democrats who for years supported Joe Lieberman.
And the fact is Joe Lieberman is out of step with the people of Connecticut. I believe that he’s just dead wrong with respect to the war. And to adopt the rhetoric of Dick Cheney who has been wrong about almost everything he has said about Iraq shows you just exactly why he got in trouble with the Democrats there.