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Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability

Is Joe Lieberman vulnerable in the next election cycle? Daily Kos says it's a distinct possibility. He and Atrios say online funding for a primary challenger to Lieberman might be arranged.

We're on board. Lieberman has been Republican-lite so long that I doubt even he remembers which party he belongs to.

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    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#1)
    by desertswine on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 02:41:21 PM EST
    He's losing his Joe-mentum. Dr. Evil must have stolen his mo-Joe.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 02:52:32 PM EST
    Joe's gonna go down like Daschle. By his own party members.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 02:55:41 PM EST
    That's ok, we'd love to have him in the conservative zone. He's quite a guy and your attitude towards him says volumes about you. -C

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#4)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 03:04:24 PM EST
    Cliff says: That's ok, we'd love to have him in the conservative zone. He's quite a guy and your attitude towards him says volumes about you. Are you sure you want him? He's not a torturer.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 03:04:47 PM EST
    please please let it happen.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#6)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 03:06:40 PM EST
    holy joe must really go, and he can go to your camp by all means. a shill must return to his point of origin.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#7)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 03:09:40 PM EST
    yes we must have all of our reactionary agents return to our radical right wing, no matter. anyone can be reborn into chrisian-dumb, even holy joe. we got a broad tent. no log cabins please. i hope all your agents come home to roost. a real boost for the common humanity.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#8)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 03:26:32 PM EST
    If Lieberman represented, say Kansas, I'd have no problem with him. Hell, I'd actively support his continuing candidacy. The pathway to a strong national Dem party is to elect conservative Dems in red states, and liberal Dems in blue states, thus establishing a majority that does not become Repub-lite. However, to represent the very blue state of Connecticut...Lieberman's seat could easily go to a much more liberal senator, one very needed in the upcoming fights on Social Security, censorship, etc. Unless there is a credible Republican challenger waiting, I say run a primary challenge against Joe, if nothing else to keep him in line.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 04:38:37 PM EST
    Scratch Lieberman and Bill Nelson from Florida in 2006: two more states with Republican senators.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#10)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 04:42:19 PM EST
    et al - Maybe Lieberman will change parties. That they everybody can be happy. BTW - I find it remarkable that you guys want to run off the one Democrat that could very possibly win. You are starting to remind me of the John Birch Society of 30 years ago. We may lose, but we will be pure.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#11)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 04:56:44 PM EST
    I found Lieberman one of the most straight shootingist politicians of any party. Good guy.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#12)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 04:57:39 PM EST
    Skaje, you have a very good point. Poker, yea, maybe he could win, but he doesn't represent what we, the base of the party, believe in. There is a fight for the soul of the party going on right now and he ain't it, as far as the base is concerned.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#13)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 05:03:39 PM EST
    I listened to him today and had only 2 words "Zell Miller" lizzy

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#14)
    by ras on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 05:31:52 PM EST
    TL, Well, given that the Dems have chosen to go more Left since the election, the Lieberman types currently in the Dems will either join the R's, or form a third party. A third party would take votes from both sides. But driving Joe over to the R's (others would follow) pretty much works solely in the R's favor. So I hope you get what you advocate.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#15)
    by soccerdad on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 05:51:00 PM EST
    Liberman is a neocon who is in the wrong party. He embraces Bush's crackpot view of the war on terrorism and the Iraq debacle. Let him go Repub.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#16)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 06:06:32 PM EST
    Lieberman ain't no Zell Miller. Lieberman did not campaign for Bush. Lieberman actually had some harsh words about the president. He's a Democrat, a conservative one, but still a Democrat. We do not drive members out of our party...if they choose to leave, that is their perogative, but we do not drive people out. In his position as Senator of a liberal state, a primary challenge may be in order, but encouraging him to go GOP is silly. ras: The Dems are going Left because their conservative members keep losing seats in the South. The Liberals have a greater share of the party afterwards.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#17)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 06:15:01 PM EST
    On one hand.. Favours abortion Pro-labor voting record Repeal Bush tax cuts __________________ On the other hand.. Favours prohibiting same-sex marriage Pro Gun ownership Thougher drug control Pro Iraq war Favors death penalty, even for minors

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#18)
    by Repack Rider on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 06:23:05 PM EST
    No. Mentum.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#19)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 06:45:56 PM EST
    Skaje writes - "if they choose to leave, that is their perogative, but we do not drive people out." Nice play on words. The party left me, not I, it. Babba - The base is so narrow that it is of no practical value beyond screwing up the rest.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#20)
    by scarshapedstar on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 07:11:22 PM EST
    "He's quite a guy and your attitude towards him says volumes about you." What does it say? That we don't like censorship? That we don't like the war? I love the volumes it speaks about me. I speak them myself all the time.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#21)
    by scarshapedstar on Wed Jan 26, 2005 at 07:12:14 PM EST
    Oh, also, the notion of a Republican calling Lieberman "quite a guy" after that 2000 campaign doesn't pass the laugh test. Talk about a flip-flop.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#22)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Jan 27, 2005 at 05:19:33 AM EST
    Scar: You funny. Why can't a republican call Liebermann "quite a guy"? You ever play a hard fought game or competitition with another person and say good job afterwards? I realize the comcept of competition is downplayed in colleges today. I guess the dems only want people who agree with them in all areas. I figure he and you don't agree on Israel either.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#23)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 09:22:25 AM EST
    Joe Lieberman is a joke! You people in Connecticut can't agree with his position on the war and his right wing blathering about moral values. Do all of us Blue voters in Red states a favor and elect a Democrat!

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#25)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 02:26:35 PM EST
    Joe has been great for my state and, hate to burst some peoples bubbles, good for our country. Yes, he leans to the right on some issues, but really come on who doesn't from time to time? He will not have a problem in his next re-election campaign.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#26)
    by jondee on Fri Jan 28, 2005 at 02:53:14 PM EST
    Maybe Lieberman could help pull the reps back to a point of some semblence of sanity. PPJ,sounds like you had a bitter break with the Birchers - life is a series of disillusionments.

    Re: Joe Lieberman's Vulnerability (none / 0) (#27)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Jan 29, 2005 at 09:32:30 AM EST
    STRATFORD News that Sikorsky Aircraft lost its bid for the new presidential helicopter contract outraged state politicians and stunned union officials. "They're disheartened. They're disappointed," said Harvey Jackson, president of Teamsters Local 1150, which represents more than 5,000 of Sikorsky's 9,000 workers. Jackson said this decision doesn't herald the end of the company, it was just a tough loss. Connecticut's two senators, in a conference call, expressed outrage at the decision and said they'll do everything in their power to reverse it. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said he plans to demand that the secretary of the Navy meet with the state's congressional delegation to explain the decision.