Senator Joe Lieberman says that he doesn’t care if he wins the Democratic nomination or not, he’s still going to run for President.
I am very loyal to the Democratic Party, but I have a loyalty higher than that to my party. That is to my state and my country. — Dana Bash, “Lieberman to run regardless of primary results” (July 3, 2006) CNN.com.
If only that were true.
If Joe Lieberman really loved his country, he not only would not run for President of the United States, he’d shut up and sit down. If he didn’t have the decency to resign his office, he’d at least wait quietly until his term expired and then slink away into the muck from which he arose to contribute to the downfall of the Democratic Party.
Lieberman says that the reason he will refuse to get behind the party if they refuse to choose him is because of his love for his country. Bullshit. Lieberman’s love is for himself. As one columnist put it:
The three-term senator is billing his decision as a commitment to principle. Mostly, it feels like a commitment to Lieberman. — Dana Bash, “Being Joe Lieberman” (July 6, 2006) The Boston Globe.
Long-time readers of this website are well-aware that I have no love for either President Bush or the Republican Party, but I think I’d actually vote to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution and re-elect Bush if it were the only way to put a stake through Lieberman’s heart.
JoeBob Lieberman has repeatedly shown that he’s even more of an opportunist — just not as smart or as successful at it — as any Republican ever dreamed about being.
At the same time, it really doesn’t seem lately like there’s all that much difference between Lieberman and the other Democrats. Lieberman’s just more crass about it.
Frankly, there’ s a part of me that’s hoping to see the Democrats get their asses handed to them in 2008. The party has completely lost touch with its roots and its “leaders” are too busy trying to see what they can do for themselves to worry about what they can do for the people they were elected to represent.
The most amazing thing is that with the utter corruption — never talked about anymore; it has somehow become acceptable, I guess — within the Bush Administration, it should be easy for the Democratic Party to win. Hell, they shouldn’t just be winning the next election, they should have been successful at mobilizing to remove the President from office!
But they can’t. The party is “lead” by Liebermans.
I think it’s time, once and for all, to put the Democratic Party to rest. If they can’t give us any realistic leaders who will seriously work for what’s right for the People, instead of for themselves, maybe we just have to quit voting for Democrats on principle. Maybe then Joe Lieberman, and the rest of the lot, will go away. Maybe then a real party will rise up which can represent the interests of ordinary Americans.