AMERICA'S POLITICAL ILLNESS: SYMPTOM #73
Uhhhh, Joe? Who, exactly, are your supporters, and where do you suppose they've been hiding?
I mean, think about what he's saying: I've been a Democrat, albeit a rather conservative one, for many years. I'm the elected Senator from a generally Democratic state. As the Democrats' fortunes have fallen the past few years, mine have sunk with them. So . . . I decided to announce that if I lost in the primaries to my opponent -- an opponent with an apparent advantage in terms of liberal bona fides -- I'd nonetheless run against him in the general election. And this will work because of my army of "supporters."
Joe: In order to win in this primary, you have to carry a majority of Democrats. But you basically told these Connecticut Democrats to Fuck Off!
Once again, it's this kind of willful obtuseness that stands as a proxy for the astonishing lack of perspective, the "out-of-touchness" of so many of America's elected officials. I know Lieberman's electioneering, I know he's trying to keep a positive spin on things. But at what point do you stop listening to the spin, call bullshit, and just say, "Enough Is Enough."
Kick 'Em All Out. Start over fresh in '07. Let's get moving forward again. I'll admit, I don't know jack about Ned Lamont. But I know that the incumbent against whom he's running is an entrenched, clueless clown.