Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Out of the mouths of centrists

The Big Dog on why a vote for Lamont over Lieberman wasn't necessarily, as Cheney has suggested, the Al-Qaida sympathizer vote.

Lieberman has characterized his loss -- and the need for his subsequent independent run -- as liberals in the party purging those with the Lieberman-Clinton position of progressiveness in domestic politics and strong national security credentials.

"Well, if I were Joe and I was running as an independent, that's what I'd say, too," [former president Bill] Clinton said.

"But that's not quite right. That is, there were almost no Democrats who agreed with his position, which was, 'I want to attack Iraq whether or not they have weapons of mass destruction.'"

"His position is the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld position, which was, 'Does it matter if they have weapons? None of this matters. … This is a big, important priority, and 9/11 gives us the way of attacking and deposing Saddam.'"

Clinton said that a vote for Lamont was not, as Lieberman had implied, a vote against the country's security.


Megan said...

Good LORD! When was the last time a guy LOSING a primary was considered news?

Face it, Lieberman, you're done. And hopefully so are the rest of your Bush-loving pals.

Grant Miller said...

JL's being a real sour puss about this whole thing.

dad said...

Arrogant, pretentious, and self-righteous. All the makings of a Republican.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Megan: I love that Clinton points out that the media has basically taken Lieberman's spin on faith.

Grant: And a party pooper!

Dad: Don't forget shifty. Plus, have you seen that chin? Very weak.