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November 08, 2006

The New King of Washington, or Why I Hope the Senate Remains Red

The second most important aftereffect of this week’s election is a realignment of Potomac power brokers. With a Democrat victory in the Montana senator’s race, the Blues are now just one election result away from taking control of the Senate. In a party line vote with the Socialist Senator from Vermont showing Blue, the Democrats can have their way. If they take the Virginian senate seat, Joe “I shall caucus Blue” Lieberman becomes the party line swing vote.

Lying, fear-mongering bigoted hypocrite that he is, Joe is running around Connecticut today saying he is truly independent. He says is beholden to no party. Right, Joe. You’re not beholden to anyone except to the Republicans who financed your campaign, to the Republicans who rang all those doorbells and did all that campaign work, to Republicans like Jack Kemp and Michael Bloomberg who campaigned for you, to the so-called “Republican Jewish Coalition” that produced and signed your most hateful campaign literature, to Republicans like RNC chairman Ken Mehlman who gave your campaign access to their hallowed “get out the vote” Republican data bank and robo-phone equipment, and to the Republican majority who voted for you instead of their own straw-dog candidate.

Yeah. Joe’s beholden to no one. Right.

Lieberman won the election fair and square – as a Republican, using typical Republican tactics and resources. So Joe, do the right thing and declare yourself a Republican.

Of course you won’t be able to jockey yourself into committee chairmanships and positions should the Democrats win Virginia. But at least you’ll actually be living up to your phony-baloney campaign image of honesty and integrity. And you’ll still be able to wipe your ass with the Bill of Rights and threaten government censorship and bomb Arabs and slaughter American soldiers and all the other fun things you’ve grown used to.

Democrat challenger Ned Lamont peaked the day he beat Joe for the nod. That’s a shame; he had strong and decent positions on a great many issues but he couldn’t move them into the media’s anti-war spotlight. He obviously wasn’t “A” list material, but on a scale of 1 to 10 you could fit the Manhattan phonebook in between him and Joe.

As for the first most important aftereffect of this week’s election… That would be the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld. That’s a genuine shame. Who’s Joe Lieberman going to pose with now?

Posted by Mike Gold at November 8, 2006 02:48 PM

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Joe will demonstrate his much-vaunted bi-partisanship by posing with Dick Cheney. Then Cheney will shoot him because Joe has a marginally better hairline.

Posted by: Martha Thomases at November 9, 2006 09:03 PM

Dude, get over it.

Posted by: Pontifex at November 12, 2006 11:21 AM

Yes, let's all "get over" the fact that Lieberman acknowledged that he'll only caucus with the Democrats as long as they give him whatever he wants and they don't make him feel "uncomfortable". He didn't run as an "independent" because he had some epiphany or sudden change of heart; he ran as an independent because he failed to win his chosen party's endorsement in his chosen party's primary.

Joe Lieberman's sole allegiance is to Joe Lieberman. His only vision is one of Joe Lieberman in a position of power. So let's all "get over it" and make sure enough additional Democrats get elected in 2008 to render Joe irrelevant.

Posted by: Rick Oliver at November 14, 2006 09:36 PM

Actually, Lieberman ran as an independent because he was betrayed by the majority of his friends and associates in the Democratic Party -- people who, despite all of his years as a loyal party man, jumped off his bandwagon because they thought that a conservative Democrat couldn't win in the state.

Politics... bah, humbug!

Posted by: R. Maheras at November 29, 2006 10:17 PM

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