Carol Platt Liebau: More Analysis on Lieberman

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More Analysis on Lieberman

Real Clear Politics' John McIntyre notes that the Lieberman primary defeat marks the begining of what could be another dark period for the Dems.

10 Comments:

Blogger wile e coyote said...

Bush lost the popular vote in 2000, and won each of the 2000 and 2004 elections by a single state's electoral votes.

The Republican Congress is holding on by its fingernails and may well lose one or both houses. Win, lose or draw, the Republican Congress has managed to disappoint, if not disgust, fiscal and judicial conservatives.

Don't go painting the map Red just yet. There is a log in Republican eye.

PS -- The Jewish Left must feel doubly let down, first by events in the Middle East, then by the primary defeat of the country's most prominent Jewish politician. It will be interesting to see how this core Democratic constituency responds.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Interesting that McIntyre has to go back 50 years to pretend the voters are mistaken about Bush's failed policies and presidency. Even though, at the same time, no Republican candidates have the courage to be seen with Bush.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

What bothers me about Lieberman's loss is that purely because of hatred for Bush, we will have a freshman senator with no influence in Washington whose ONLY claim to fame is opposition to the Iraq war. He is simply another extreme left cry baby with no plan - only expertise is whinning! Lamont is not Senatorial material.

Purely because of hatred for Bush, we lose 18 years of seniority in the Senate. Worth it? I don't think so - and I'm Republican!

9:39 AM  
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10:13 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

As part of the "Jewish left," if such a thing exists, allow me to say that I am thrilled at Lieberman's defeat. Yes, we may share common ancestry and a common set of religious traditions, but that hardly outweighs my disgust at his constant selling-out of this great nation by his votes for the war, for the obscene bankruptcy bill, terrible trade pacts, and the gutting of oversight of big business.

Maybe that's the difference between libs and conservatives. Seems like any thief, chisler, or conman can call himself a "Christian" and he's automatically got your vote. I'm not a big believer in just rooting for the guy who says he's like me -- I judge him by his actions.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Is Lieberman required to change party affiliation to run as an Independent?

If he runs as an Independent and wins, does that mean the Democrats lose that Senate seat to an Independent?

If this is the case, wouldn't it be ironic if the Democrats come one seat shy - Lieberman's seat - of taking over the Senate majority?

1:55 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Wrabkin,

Is it true that Lieberman has voted with the Democratic Party 90% of the time?

If so, is the other 10% the "actions" you are judging Lieberman by?

How many other Democrats have disagreed with the Democratic Party 10% of the time? Should they be put out of office, too?

2:01 PM  
Blogger wile e coyote said...

Op-ed on the Jewish Left being in shambles:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115508199528130506.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries

2:36 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

Wait, maybe Lieberman will ask for a recount.

4:10 PM  
Blogger eLarson said...

What bothers me about Lieberman's loss is that purely because of hatred for Bush, we will have a freshman senator with no influence in Washington whose ONLY claim to fame is opposition to the Iraq war

Don't be so sure, Pete. A significant majority of Connecticut's registered voters have yet to weigh in (I believe it was ~160,000 that voted on Tuesday, out of ~800,000 for the whole state.)

8:03 AM  

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