Such as Joe Lieberman's pro-Bush voting record...that is, when he even could be bothered to vote. Things like the War in Iraq, the Alito cloture vote, the terminally-faulted "No Child Left Behind" act, the Terri Schiavo case, etc. etc. etc., whatever Bush wants, etc.
So it's not all that surprising that Lieberman has resorted to outright lying when attacking his Democratically-chosen opponent. Disappointing, yes. But surprising...sadly, no.
It appears that Joe Lieberman will say anything to stay in the Senate.
In his latest litany of lies, Joe claims that while running a successful business, Ned Lamont (apparently viciously and without any good reason other than because he's a meanie) had laid off 68% of the workers at Lamont Digital Systems, the company that Ned started from scratch to create high-tech jobs here in Connecticut.
And Joe claims that his source for this figure was none other then The New York Times, that hallowed repository of journalistic integrity.
The only problem is...the NYTimes never stated that Lamont laid off 68% of his workers!
Joe made that up! The Times actually reported that "the number of employees [at Lamont Digital Systems] dropped to about 40 today from a high of about 125" - but it never said that drop was due to layoffs.
Why? Because they weren't due primarily to layoffs - not even close!
After 9/11, when many businesses were struggling, Lamont's company was forced to sell some of its residential systems to other companies. While the total employment at Lamont Digital Systems declined, many of the jobs were simply moved to other companies, not eliminated.
But we don't expect Joe to dig for the truth about such claims.
It's the same reason why Joe never looked into Bush's claims that there were WMDs in Iraq.
Because Joe Lieberman will say anything to stay in the Senate!
And Joe's claim that Ned was paid "$546,000 That's the salary Ned Lamont paid himself after laying them off," is a complete and utter lie.
The fact is, company records show Ned Lamont's average salary since the time in question after 9/11 was $188,000 - roughly the same salary as a (three-term) U.S. Senator, and far below the average salary of a CEO. [Source: Lamont Digital Systems salary records]
So Joe Lieberman - please stop saying anything to keep your job.
In the business world, with which Ned is very familiar, you can't simply LIE to keep your job...you need to perform.