Carol Platt Liebau: Democrat Strategery

Friday, August 18, 2006

Democrat Strategery

Even as Joe Lieberman opens up a substantial lead over Ned Lamont, Democrats consider stripping him of his seniority if he wins -- perhaps as the price of dissent from their anti-war orthodoxy?

Imagine if Republicans tried to treat their dissenters that way. Can you imagine the MSM outrage if conservatives tried to chasten the media's beloved "mavericks" in a similar fashion?

13 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Such compassion! And from the "Big tent" party as well.

6:53 AM  
Blogger PTLP said...

Is anything else to be expected when the entire party dropped him in the primary?

7:52 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

Big party Tent Party. No Christians or Jews allowed. At least not practicing. Although it is amazing that Lieberman is a proponent of partial birth abortion.

7:59 AM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

Lieberman lost the Democratic primary and is now challenging the Democtric nominee as an Independent. It is apprprirate for party leaders to endorse their party's nominees and not to admit an independent candidate to their caucus.

As a Republican, I would expect my party to do no less in similar circumstances.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Gotta go with wile on this one. The Dem Party is doing what it's supposed to do, support their nominee. As an independent, obviously Joe ain't the nominee. But as those comments from everyone else are appropriate pre-primary election, the Dems showed their typical lack of tolerance for those who don't march in lockstep with their wacky ways.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

wile e coyote said...
"It is appropriate for party leaders to endorse their party's nominees and not to admit an independent
candidate to their caucus."
However, He was their champion in 2000, he has the support of the majority as the polls show,and was a Democrat at the time of the election and was not on the wacko fringe as his opponent is. This was plenty of reason for his party to endorse him.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

The Republicans did do the same with McCain in 2000.

10:37 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Except that McCain wasn't nominated.

(And your Dittohead is showing again.)

12:52 PM  
Blogger Clark Clifford said...

How does this comapre to GOP support of Katherine Harris in Florida or Mr Schlesinger in Connecticut? I cannot recall in all my years two candidates that were given less support by their national party.

Lieberman is running as an (I) if he wishes to caucus with Democrats that is fine if he wishes to caucus with the GOP that is fine also. It will be up to the leadership of each party.

Still there is an election in two and a half months that will determine where Lieberman goes.

C.C.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol asks, "Can you imagine the MSM outrage if conservatives tried to chasten the media's beloved 'mavericks' in a similar fashion?"

You mean like how the Republicans and their Christian Right backers wanted to strip Arlen Specter of his position on the Judiciary Committee--leaving Arlen a gilded gelding?

What a hypocritical maroon, Ms. Platt Liebau.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Mr. Twister said..."What a hypocritical maroon, Ms. Platt Liebau." If I may ask, why do you continue to read and comment on her site, if you think she's a maroon?

8:15 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Clark,

I don't know the deal in Florida, but as I understand it, Connecticut is largely Democratic. This is born out by Shlesinger getting only single digits in polls that try to predict the outcome in at election time. Not much there to support.

As to twistie's comments,

Many Republican's believe Spector to be a poor representative of conservative thought. Lieberman was aligned with the party on almost every single plank EXCEPT for his position on the war in Iraq. Hardly a good comparison.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Twister,

You're comment about Spector was a good and valid point. Your "maroon" comment destroyed its effect and was way out of line.

10:57 AM  

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