Thursday, January 20, 2011
Joe Lieberman, You Are NOT JFK
They and the rest of us in the country haven't forgotten Ned Lamont beat him in the 2006 Democratic primary and instead of taking his butt whipping and moving on, he filed as an independent. Republicans sandbagged their own nominee in order to cross over and vote for Lieberman to put him back in the Senate.
And Connecticut Democrats haven't forgotten it or his sellout appearance at the 2008 Republican convention.
But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."
Sen. John F. Kennedy What Is A Liberal Speech September 14, 1960
To paraphrase the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, you are no John F. Kennedy and how dare you even part your lips to say that GOP lie.
Goodbye and good riddance to Joe Lieberman. Don't let the door hit you in your behind on the way out.