Thursday, July 13, 2006

Don't Go There Joe

Whenever I think I can't lose more respect for Lieberman he goes and says something like this (I realize he didn't necessary say anything but his refusal to denounce it speaks volumes):

Asked specifically if he felt that the wave of opposition to his candidacy had
anything to do with his religion or his support for Israel, Mr. Lieberman
paused, stepped toward the blue sedan that would speed him to a meeting outside
of Hartford and said, “That’s too big a question to answer on one foot. We
should come back to answer that one.”

He just doesn't get it so I'll lay it out to him in words even a child could understand. Joe, the reason why people are opposing your candidacy is because you are out of touch with the people you represent. Time after time you have voted or acted in direct opposition to the majority of your constituents. And rightly so, people want some accountability. That is called democracy. See, people elect people like yourself to represent their issues and POV. Every so often those same people are given a chance to evaluate how well you represented them and decide whether they want to continue with this arrangement. The people who are opposed to you may be your constituents who have decided you did not represent them appropriately or do not represent them as well as they feel your opponent could. Or they may be people who feel you did not represent your constituents and are trying to inform your constituents. In both cases, it is called democracy and is the foundation of our society. Maybe you should think about appealing to your constituents, or do you have so little to offer them.

Joe, this has nothing to do with your religion. I read a lot of political blogs and I don't think I recall ever a mention of your religion either explicitly or hinted at. It's dishonest to suggest that religion has anything to do with this. Now, please take your ball and return home.

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Anonymous Joe said...

You seem to be suggesting that Lieberman is using his religion as a smokescreen to distract attention from other reasons his candidacy is faltering. But Lieberman didn't raise the spectre religion - the reporter did.

All Lieberman did - wisely, I think - was duck a baited question (ie. "So, do you think people don't like ya cause your Jewish?").

7/13/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Tom G said...

Not exactly. If you read the article his supporters have been raising the issue to explain why people are opposing him and even people running his campaign at least have insinuated as much. I hesitate to call it a campaign strategy but at the best Lieberman is willing to let this continue. It's interesting that the only evidence noted in the article in one comment posted on Huffington Post.

7/14/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe fights off evil bloggers at Connecticut For Lieberman!

7/14/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Mike K said...

That site was awesome. Thanks for letting us know!

7/14/2006 11:16:00 PM  

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