Nov 09 2007

Joe Lieberman – American Statesman

Published by at 11:41 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

If I had to vote for a Democrat for President Sen Joseph Lieberman would be at the top of my list. He understands the reality we are in, and he also has no problem pointing out the delusions of those who refuse to face up to that reality:

“Iraq has become the singular litmus test for Democratic candidates. No Democratic presidential primary candidate today speaks of America’s moral or strategic responsibility to stand with the Iraqi people against the totalitarian forces of radical Islam, or of the consequences of handing a victory in Iraq to al Qaeda and Iran. And if they did, their campaign would be as unsuccessful as mine was in 2006. Even as evidence has mounted that General Petraeus’ new counterinsurgency strategy is succeeding, Democrats have remained emotionally invested in a narrative of defeat and retreat in Iraq, reluctant to acknowledge the progress we are now achieving, or even that that progress has enabled us to begin drawing down our troops there.”

Senator Lieberman also indicated, “…there is something profoundly wrong—something that should trouble all of us—when we have elected Democratic officials who seem more worried about how the Bush administration might respond to Iran’s murder of our troops, than about the fact that Iran is murdering our troops.

Joe Lieberman is one of the few sane people left in Washington DC. We all should be grateful for his clarity and courage in standing up against the mob mentality building on the left in this country. Please take the time to read his complete speech at the link above.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Joe Lieberman – American Statesman”

  1. Great post. Here was the man that 8 years ago the Democrats thought was worthy of being a heart beat away from leading the country. Will theylisten?

  2. Terrye says:

    Today I was talking to a woman who got in an argument with a relative. the relative said Bush just started this war to get boys killed. The lady I was speaking to said it was a sad thing when a person was so partisan that they could not decide who was the bad guy, Saddam Hussein or the Republican president.

  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    Have to agree with you, but you wouldn’t want to read what the nutroots is saying, at least not in mixed company.

  4. Terrye says:

    I can imagine what they are saying. The morons.

  5. lurker9876 says:

    Amazing what they were saying. What were they saying this time?

    Did you read what Iraqblogger said yesterday?

  6. crosspatch says:

    Joe Lieberman “gets” something that few American politicians do but the ones who do “get” it turn out to be wildly popular. He understands that Americans are fundamentally not partisan and are fundamentally about doing what is right. Anyone from any party can choose to do what is partisan or they can choose to do what is right, they aren’t always the same thing.

    Joe could be to the Democrats what Reagan was to the Republicans. In fact, I would not mind seeing a Rudy/Lieberman ticket. If Joe decided to run .. he would get a lot of crossover Republicans the way Reagan got a lot of crossover Democrats.

    But overall I hear Joe saying the same thing Ron said … “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me.”

  7. lurker9876 says:

    I also read one poster wanting to open a business but with the housing market going downhill, she wondered if she should wait a year or year and a half before opening her business (in Oregon). Someone said to wait one year and a half before opening her business.

    I’d almost wish for a Democratic WH with a rubber-stamp Democratic Congress to prove them wrong.

    I just cannot imagine an 18 trillion Federal Deficit under a rubber-stamp Democratic Congress with a Democratic WH.

    Can you?

    Oh…let’s play Devil’s Advocate…what will a Democratic WH with a rubber-stamp Democratic Congress do if they win all next year?

    1. Runaway Tax Hikes with the cancellation of the Bush tax cuts. Individuals, families, corporate tax hikes.
    2. National Debt will go up.
    3. No tax revenues.
    4. Government-controlled Health Care.
    5. Pull all US troops out of Iraq.
    6. How will they handle Middle East?
    7. Rising gas prices…we probably will see $200.00 per barrel by the end of the next four year term. How about six or seven dollars per gallon by half way? Will they approve ANWR drilling along with new refineries and offshore drilling? No.
    8. FISA – what will they do?
    9. Repeal of the US Patriot Act.
    10. Rebuild the Gorelick Wall.
    11. Torture / waterboarding – enact to outlaw completely?
    12. …..

    I’ve read how people are planning to file lawsuits against Bush and Cheney once they leave the office to try them for the biggest crimes in the century, blah, blah…?

    I think what will happen is that the Democratic Congress wants Bush and Cheney forgotten as quickly as possible.

    But I think many Americans would wish for the good old Bush days once they see what the rubber-stamp Democrats have done to them.

    So far Joe has been very reasonable and I’ve liked what he has said in the last few years. Too bad that he’s still not fiscally conservative but then many of our Republicans are not that fiscally conservative either.

    Funny how some of the Republicans use the defense budget as a rationale for voting in favor of the water resources bill.

  8. Terrye says:


    At least Lieberman never passed himself off as a fiscal conservative, but then neither did Bush. As far as the left is concerned, if we can spend all this money killing people then blah blah blah. Meanwhile these idiots can not even pass the Veterans bill.

  9. lurker9876 says:

    Heard about the Veterans bill. That’s deplorable and reprehensible of them, especially after they attacked Bush over Walter Reed.

    And then Pelosi threatened that if Bush vetoes the next defense bill, she will not send him a bill on defense again.

    Somehow she doesn’t seem to understand the process, huh? And little does she realize how that would make her look to the American Public?

    Perhaps the best thing to do is for Iraq to use their own oil revenues o pay for our own US military; rather than watching them fight over the budget? Not possible but…

  10. Dc says:

    Yes, good post on Lieberman. However, he is no longer a democrat. He was forced out of the party, ran as an Indepedent against the DNC candidate and won. Officially, he’s not been part of the DNC since.