Monday, March 31, 2008

The "I-Conn" Icon

The quickest way to anger a Conncticut lefty is to to refer to Joe Lieberman as "D-Conn." You must, they will point out, refer to him as "I-Conn." since he did not win re-election as a Democrat.

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.


woodeye said...

Luck for us these clowns will never move down here to Texas.
Very few Mom's houses have basements so they will lack a place to live.

The Real Bob Anthony said...

As far as I am concerned, all those commie fascists can all burn in hell! Oh, I forgot, since many of them are atheists, they do not know the concept of a heaven or a hell.

I have some respect for Lieberman, but in that infamous election I voted for Schlesinger! If you ask me, Dodd is the one leading the ultra-leftist radical charge. People in this state need to know that THIS IS NOT HIS OLD MAN THOMAS!

Sometimes the name Land of Steady Habits can get monotonous, especially to cuckoo politicos like Dodd.