I think Joe Lieberman has completely lost his mind. His blind hatred for anyone who has the audacity to disagree with him for any reason knows no bounds. Just when you think Lieberman has gone as far as he can in his efforts to completely destroy the Democratic Party, he goes and tops himself yet again.
From Mother Jones blog:
Is Obama a Marxist? Good question, says Joe Lieberman.I don't blame this guy for wanting to stop exposing himself to the constant barrage of insanity that emanates from Joe Lieberman's hate-filled soul. It's wearying to hear shit like that all the time.
Here's the context. In Bill Kristol's newest column in the NY Times (no link; warmongers don't get links), he says that Obama's "bitter" comments are like Karl Marx's statement that religion is the "opium of the people."
On a radio show yesterday, Fox News' senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano sat down with Joe Lieberman, and the following transpired:NAPOLITANO: Hey Sen. Lieberman, you know Barack Obama, is he a Marxist as Bill Kristol says might be the case in today’s New York Times? Is he an elitist like your colleague Hillary Clinton says he is?Really, Joe? You may be in or close to mainstream America on a lot of issues, but the reason you're supporting John McCain is his position on the war, which is 100 years of occupation. I don't think that's anywhere near the mainstream.
LIEBERMAN: Well, you know, I must say that's a good question. I know him now for a little more than three years since he came into the Senate and he's obviously very smart and he's a good guy. I will tell ya that during this campaign, I've learned some things about him, about the kind of environment from which he came ideologically. And I wouldn't…I'd hesitate to say he's a Marxist, but he's got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America.
The media and the blogosphere (I include myself here) are going to have to stop getting worked up every time Lieberman plays attack dog on Obama. There are tons of McCain surrogates who, in the course of any week in this campaign, will take shots at the Democratic nominee; we can't continue to treat Lieberman differently just because he's supposedly a member of the Democratic Party (he's technically an Independent, but whatever). He's a McCain operative now, and will say/do what McCain operatives say/do.
This may well be your last edition of the Weekly Joe Lieberman Outrage.
If anything, Lieberman provides us with a valuable lesson. This is exactly why we all need to pull together no matter WHO becomes the eventual Democratic nominee. Because if our division gives McCain a victory, it's inevitable that Joe Lieberman is going to have unlimited power in the new administration.
Just think for a minute of the tremendous damage that will be wrought by Secretary of Defense Joe Lieberman!
As you all know, I support Obama for the nomination. Not because I'm a huge fan and I think he's the second coming of Howard Dean, because I'm not and he's not. But I do like him SLIGHTLY better than Hillary Clinton, and I think he's got a SLIGHTLY better chance of beating McCain in November. That's my opinion, so don't bother arguing with me if you're a big Hillary supporter.
But if Hillary somehow becomes the nominee, I'll work overtime to see that she wins.
No matter what political machinations might be used to secure her the nomination.
Because the implications of a McCain presidency are simply too horrific to allow to happen.
Let's all be sure to remember this AFTER the convention.