Never mind the fact that he considers himself a Democrat, is registered as a Democrat, caucuses with Democrats, and was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000.
Lieberman continues to be the favored whipping-post of leftwing pajama-bloggers. Scarcely a day can go by when he isn't tarred and feathered on their assortment of radical weblogs. So where did Connecticut Dems and Lieberman go awry in their relationship. Perhaps the chart was plotted long ago, but Lieberman has made some remarks recently that perhaps shed some light on things from his perspective.
Today's New Haven Register did a nice front-page piece on the split. In it, Lieberman's Shar-Pei jowels wag insolently on the Democratic party "It's been effectively taken over by a small group on the left of the party that s protectionist, isolationist and very very hyperpartisan. So it pains me."
Now Lieberman is backing the Republican candidate for president, John McCain. This furthers the outrage among the lefty blogosphere.
So what's really happening here? Has Liebeman really left the Democrats, or have the Democrats left Lieberman? Perhaps a little of both. Can't we all just get along? Sniff sniff.