I'm not going to mince words here; treachery was committed on BOTH sides of the aisle.
So, a good man and a promising candidate was fatally undermined in his attempt to introduce true Progressive ideals into the Senate.
Hey, shit happens. Water under the bridge. No use crying over spilt milk.
Or more accurately, no use crying over fresh, wholesome milk that was purposefully poured down the drain by the other dairy products in the fridge so that their own rapidly approaching expiration dates wouldn't be noticed because of the stench from that old, useless, sanctimonious bottle of sour milk.
...or something like that.
(Yeah, it's awful, I know...my poetic license should be revoked)
Anyway, what's done is done. What we should focus on now is keeping the Senator honest.
And that means pointing out every time he contradicts his campaign promises.
So this is Day One of our new feature here at Connecticut Bob, called Lieberman Watch.
Tim Tagaris over at My Left Nutmeg pointed out a fine example of Lieberman's hypocrisy with this short video:
Compare the Senator's words to this little tidbit from today's Hartford Courant:
Lieberman Backs Call For Boosting Forces In IraqThere you have it. Instead of beginning to draw down troops like he promised by the end of this year, he's pushing for MORE troops.
December 15, 2006
By THOMAS WAGNER, Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Backed by Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. John McCain took his controversial proposal for curbing Iraq's sectarian violence to Baghdad on Thursday, calling for an additional 15,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops and joining a congressional delegation in telling Iraq's prime minister he must break his close ties with a radical Shiite cleric.
Lieberman, D-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said they agreed with the Arizona Republican's call for a troop increase.
"We need more, not less, U.S. troops here," Lieberman said.
This is the sort of thing we need to talk about. The MSM has the apparent memory retention of a concussed ferret, so it's up to the blogs to remind them of these things and keep the conversation alive. Eventually, maybe they'll come around and actually start holding our leaders accountable for their promises.
We can use your help. If you have suggestions (with links to cite them) for this series, please contact us at Liebermanwatch@yahoo.com.
Their lies are the problem, and our reporting of the truths are the solution.
UPDATE: Crooks & Liars has a video clip of CNN's report on Lieberman/McCain's call for more troops. (h/t Scarecrow)