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Friday, August 18, 2006 

Democrat Leaders Angry that Lieberman is Right and America is Buying It

(The Hill) A group of Senate Democrats is growing increasingly angry about Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (D-Conn.) campaign tactics since he lost the Democratic primary last week.

If he continues to alienate his colleagues, Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority within the Democratic caucus should he defeat Democrat Ned Lamont in the general election this November, according to some senior Democratic aides.

In recent days, Lieberman has rankled Democrats in the upper chamber by suggesting that those who support bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq by a certain date would bolster terrorists’ planning attacks against the U.S. and its allies. He also sparked resentment by saying last week on NBC’s Today show that the Democratic Party was out of the political mainstream.

And in related news:

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a three-term Democrat now running as an independent candidate, leads the man who beat him in last week's primary vote by 12 points in a three-way race, a poll released on Thursday shows.
I have hit this story now 3 times. I just cannot express enough how much this screams insanity to me that Lieberman, who was the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate just 7 years ago, is going to be kicked out of the party if he WINS an election?!?!

Senate Democrats are "rankled" because he suggests that the Party is out of the mainstream... BUT HE'S AHEAD BY 12 POINTS IN POLLS! And they still insist that he's the one leaving the party, he's the one upsetting voters, he's the one that is leaving the mainstream....

Like I said before, Democrats need to reevaluate their party and figure out how much crap they've been fed for the last 6 years, and how much more they are going to take before they make their Party become something mainstream America will vote for again. You don't win elections by just NOT being someone else (i.e. Bush), you actually have to represent the majority of America. Right now, that is not what the Democratic party is interested in. When they lose Connecticut, and Lieberman drops his party affiliations and loyalties, will that be enough? Or will they push further still and insist that Hillary Clinton is not a good candidate either and then shover her out despite the fact that she's their best hope for Presidential win in '08?