Sunday, August 06, 2006

Lieberman No Sacred Cow

The politicos in both parties are muttering the dire prediction that a loss by Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) in Tuesday's primary would "signal a power shift inside the Democratic Party that could reshape the politics of national security and dramatically alter the battle for the party's 2008 presidential nomination," according to Dan Balz of the Washington Post.

This will only happen if the politicians and voters listen to the spinners as they weave their airy fairy tales around their agendas.

True, this is an important election.... just ask Lieberman.... and it does show Democrat voter dissatisfaction with many things, not the least of which is the war in Iraq. But I think Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) put the emphasis where it belongs.... "This is really about Bush."

The GOP want to paint it as a victory for tree-hugging anti-war hippies about to overrun the Democrat party as articulated by righty William Kristol in the Weekly Standard, "They want retreat-- under the guise of 'reducing the U.S. footprint in Iraq.' "

No, the Lieberman primary isn't about retreat, or just the war in Iraq. It's about accountability to Connecticut Democrats, not to Bush's globalist, faith-based agenda.

What a Lieberman loss will signal is that there are no sacred cows grazing contentedly in the Senate, ignoring home pastures, while roaming around the Bush preserve.

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