Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Lieberman Down, Not Out

It's official, Ned Lamont has won the primary and will represent the Democratic party in the November election for Connecticut's Senate seat. Most pundits consider this election to be pivotal for several reasons, the greatest of which is Lamont is vehemently anti-war, and has recieved volumns of support from radical lefty (and anti-semitic) blog Daily Kos. Lieberman, a three-time incumbent is one of the few Democrats who supported the Iraq war continuously. Nearly all the Democrats favored the war on the outset by the way.

Lieberman stayed true to his promise to run as an independent if he lost the primary, announcing his independence during his
concession speech. There are many different takes on this issue, some of them are obvious;

First, the Democratic party is cleansing itself of anyone who is in favor of the war in Iraq.
Second, this is a huge victory for the anti-war crowd and Daily Kos.
Third, the Dems are moving further to the left.

So, is this good news or bad news for the Republicans?

Some conservatives see this as a good thing, a strategic advantage for the right. As Democrats move further and further to the far left, moderates will flee to the Republicans. This may be true, but some states and congressional districs will vote Democrat regardless, and this means more extreme left Congressmen and women. Even if the Democrats remain a minority party , it's better if they stay within the realm of the mainstream and out of the parapolitical hocus pocus of the Daily Kos crowd.

The war in Iraq needs the support of our leaders if we are to attain anything that resembles victory, an infusion of far left congressmen would no doubt jeapordize not just the war itself but America's credabilty as a world power. A quick withdrawl will embolden the muhajideen, perhaps even creating a Muslim theocracy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Neville Chamberlin, Oslo accord style appeasement will mean more death for infidels in the long run and lead to a larger war in the future. The followers of Mohammed, (himself a warlord) will see withdrawl as a sign of weakness, confirmation that the West is corrupt and too cowardly to stand up for it's own principals.

So, conservatives shouldn't celebrate the implosion of the Democrats, it's just one step closer to the mainstreaming of the radical left.

There's also the anti-semitism, Chris Matthews called Lieberman a “schmaltzy ethnic guy”, and here are some examples of left wing bloggers talking about Lieberman
(via Michelle Malkin);

• "Ned Lamont and his supporters need to [g]et real busy. Ned needs to beat Lieberman to a pulp in the debate and define what it means to be an AMerican who is NOT beholden to the Israeli Lobby" (by "rim," posted on Huffington Post, July 6, 2006).

• "Joe's on the Senate floor now and he's growing a beard. He has about a weeks growth on his face. . . . I hope he dyes his beard Blood red. It would be so appropriate" (by "ctkeith," posted on Daily Kos, July 11 and 12, 2005).

• On "Lieberman vs. Murtha": "as everybody knows, jews ONLY care about the welfare of other jews; thanks ever so much for reminding everyone of this most salient fact, so that we might better ignore all that jewish propaganda [by Lieberman] about participating in the civil rights movement of the 60s and so on" (by "tomjones," posted on Daily Kos, Dec. 7, 2005).

• "Good men, Daniel Webster and Faust would attest, sell their souls to the Devil. Is selling your soul to a god any worse? Leiberman cannot escape the religious bond he represents. Hell, his wife's name is Haggadah or Muffeletta or Diaspora or something you eat at Passover" (by "gerrylong," posted on the Huffington Post, July 8, 2006).

• "Joe Lieberman is a racist and a religious bigot" (by "greenskeeper," posted on Daily Kos, Dec. 7, 2005).

From the HuffPo comments

Where are all the cockroach Israel can do "NO" wrong trolls?

There the little Israeli arse rimmers are!
By: dapper on July 13, 2006 at 12:33am

Please! No more "news" from this fucking shithole mideast. Let these two filthy races kill each other. There's a whole wide world out there.
By: jabra on July 13, 2006 at 12:44am

This is just a small sample of the hatred spewed towards Jews and Israel.
Cal Thomas calls them Taliban Democrats.

""Lieberman's loss reduces the size of the Democrats' tent to that of a pup tent. The message it sends is that only those who conform to the left-wing fundamentalist worldview will be allowed in. Is that a message Democrats want to take into future campaigns? Do they wish to pervert John F. Kennedy's vision and instead say that the United States will pay no price, bear no burden and go nowhere in the defense of liberty?""

In a word, yes.


Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

the Democratic party is cleansing itself of anyone who is in favor of the war in Iraq...and we will pay dearly if they succeed.

August 10, 2006  

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