Joe Lieberman (R-CT)
What will it take for everyone to realize that Joe Lieberman does not care one bit about the Democratic Party?
If his speech at Brad Davis's luncheon wasn't a wake up call, this should bring you
out of your coma.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, a lifelong Democrat and student of politics, blanked when asked if America would be better off with his party regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.Seems like all the Republican-held fundraisers held in honor of DinoBoy has had an impact on our junior senator. Lieberman's comments should raise alarm bells to Democrats who think Joe will remain a Democrat if re-elected. Remember his comments earlier this week at Davis' luncheon...
A Democratic victory would immeasurably boost the influence of two Connecticut friends, U.S. Reps. Rosa L. DeLauro and John B. Larson, and provide a counterbalance to the Republican Senate and White House.
"Uh, I haven't thought about that enough to give an answer," Lieberman said, as though Democrats' strong prospects for recapturing the House hadn't been the fall's top political story.
He was similarly elusive about the race for governor. Is he voting for John DeStefano Jr., a Democrat and mayor of the city where Lieberman has lived since the 1960s?
"I'm, uh, I'm having," he stammered, then laughed and said his decision would remain private.
At the Monday luncheon he:Don't be fooled, Joe Lieberman only cares about Joe Lieberman.
- Said House Speaker Dennis Hastert should not resign.
- Introduced two Republican candidates for state office - for comptroller and state treasurer. He didn't introduce any Democrats, who have previously been told not to campaign at these luncheons.
- Thanked his Republican "friends" for their support, and he said he would never forget them.
Last week Lieberman told a Washington, D.C., newspaper that:
- He would also never forget the Democrats, like Chris Dodd, who moved to support Ned Lamont after he won the Democratic Senate nomination.
- If re-elected, Lieberman expects to retain his seniority. Otherwise, he said, he would have to consider not caucusing with the Democrats.
Democrats who think Lieberman is still one of them need to wake up and smell the coffee.