Here's some news that's bound to spark outrage from within the Democratic ranks: None other than Sen. Joe Lieberman, "Independent Democrat" and vice presidential candidate on the 2000 Democratic ticket, is slated to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Minnesota.
Though he lost in the general election, Ned Lamont showed that representing the public's anti-war sentiment and ignoring Washington's self-appointed gurus wins national elections. And as the current campaign unfolds, the Lamont Lesson is resurfacing.
While he continues to get tremendous support from Republicans (go figure), Joe Lieberman is on the outs with Democrats and independents in his home district, according to a new poll. Were an election held today, 74 percent of Democrats would vote for Ned Lamont, while the same percentage of Republicans would vote for Lieberman over their own candidate.
Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.
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."
Stephen Colbert wonders if Bush is refusing to endorse Ned Lamont?s Republican opponent in the Conn Senate race because the president is so toxic these days But Colbert also has another theory.
If you listen to Dick Cheney, Bin Laden & Co. were staying up late to hear the Lamont-Lieberman election returns from Darien, Conn.
"The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered, there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these over-hyped 'plots.' "
That's the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin's article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney's suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists Froomkin: "Cheney may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria" .