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Lieberman: The new Jacob Javits

By Michael J. Smith on Wednesday August 9, 2006 12:01 AM

What joy:
Lieberman concedes Democratic primary, vows to continue fighting

Aug 08 2006 11:12 PM

HARTFORD -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman conceded losing today's Democratic primary to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, but vowed to continue his quest to serve another term in Washington.

Taking the stage at 11:03 p.m. in Hartford, Lieberman said Lamont won by playing "partisan politics" and focusing on "insults instead of ideas."

He promised to file paper work Wednesday morning to form a new political party -- "Team Connecticut" -- so that he can still run for the U.S. Senate seat he now holds.

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"insults instead of ideas".

That's a real laugh phrase.

The only ideas Liebershill ever had were:

1) Cultivating that viciously passive-aggressive, backbiting attitude that a lot of Democrats have perfected at this point aimed at everyone they can attempt to accuse of being 'left' of them-while exonerating conservatives at every possible opportunity, leading into:

2) Agreeing with the Republicans on the absolute worst 'ideas' they ever had-whether it was helping to ensure that Alito got on the Supreme Court even though he's a bigot, supporting the 'PATRIOT' Act, or:

3) Supporting USraeli butchery.

4) Vicious moralizing aimed at everyone who came after him and against anything that didn't fit inside his narrowly defined standards of prudery.

It's too early for an obituary for his political career-but out of a Senate that is a toilet bowl because of people like him, he truly was the floater.

Lieberman really is a slimy fuck. Accusing Lamont of hacking his website? Wow.

In some ways this is the best of all possible results. Lamont wins and Lieberman will run as a third party candidate. Unless the elite Dems push him out (and they won't) it pits a big chunk of liberal dem activists against their own party.

Lamont got stronger when the situation got more polarized, when Clinton and the Dem establishment came out for Lieberman. Lamont's little statement supporting the Israelis wound up being meaningless because the hard core neocons like Marty Peretz came out and said Lamont's base isn't reliable when it comes to destroying Lebanon and he was right.

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