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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Stick a Fork in the Democrats

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), once called the conscience of the Senate and candidate for Vice President only six years ago is now toast. While I don't buy he whole conscience of the senate thing and have never found much to agree with the senator on, the loss of his primary for the next term is worth noting. He was shot down for one reason, he did not hate George Bush sufficiently and supported George's war. In a party that has been drifting farther and farther left, Lieberman no longer fit in. This is remarkable in that he is not a moderate by most standards.

The Democratic Party's drift to the left became a stampede after the 2000 election. Lieberman has run afoul of a party that is dominated by the old antiwar, blame America crowd who have dropped Abortion as their litmus test replacing it with Bush hatred. Before the 2000 election any Democrat could get a pass on other issues so long as he was sufficiently pro abortion. In Virginia a former Reaganite is running for the Democrats against George Allen for the Senate. His past support for Reagan is completely forgiven because he is antiwar. Now with the battle for unrestricted abortion essentially lost, the only flag that will fly is the antiwar flag. Curiously for a party so popular with American Jews, this includes opposing any military action by Israel. Lieberman is not just in favor of the war on terror but he is also a Jew. In a world that is facing the all out assault on Western Civilization, the Democrats seem unable to resist the temptation to back the barbarians.

Lieberman may end up in the Republican Party as it continues to drift toward liberalism. The Democrats are in full self-destruct mode leaving a void for a new party to emerge. Just one or two election cycles and we may see them become completely insignificant as a political force in national politics. Lieberman's lose is just the visible evidence that the Democrats are lemming marching to the edge.

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Anonymous Rehab saved my life said...

Lieberman is a politician who has been hard to classify in left-right terms, although his close political ties to George W. Bush, his unquestioning support of US involvement in Iraq and his support for the death penalty have led to the criticism that Lieberman is more Republican than Democrat.

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Blogger Xyba said...

Lieberman Is old scholl liberal Democrate as opposed to the current mob which is old school kook.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous brokengun said...

Today's Dems are the anti-Bush party. It makes no difference what Bush does, they're against it.
I don't believe the Dems political leadership has any problem with destroying their foes by whatever means. They are appeasers when fearful of making the tough choice, and just because one is an appeaser doesn't mean one isn't a blood thirsty tyrant. Saddam himself was appeasing the Jihadists, which is the very thing that made him so dangerous. He would have given them anything in return for being left in power. Come to think of it, the Dems would do the same.

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