Saturday, November 10, 2007

More Lieberman

Just to expand on Jim's observations regarding Joe Lieberman below, I agree 100%. I was reading more of his speech that Jim refers to.

"For many Democrats, the guiding conviction in foreign policy isn't pacifism or isolationism, it is distrust and disdain of Republicans in general, and President Bush in particular," Lieberman said at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

"In this regard, the Democratic foreign policy worldview has become defined by the same reflexive, blind opposition to the President that defined Republicans in the 1990s — even when it means repudiating the very principles and policies that Democrats as a party have stood for, at our best and strongest," Lieberman continued.

Jim's right, if he believes what he's saying, why is he caucusing with them? He doesn't even have to change his Independent party affiliation, simply caucus with the Republicans. What a difference that would make! We wouldn't have to listen to Harry Reid's idiocy quite so much, which would be worth it in and of itself. The change in leadership would do a lot for President Bush's efforts on behalf of the troops and our national security. I think, though, if Lieberman isn't outraged enought to make the jump yet, it ain't gonna happen. He outlines the problems in the Democratic party, then enables that very behavior when he has the chance to do something about it. C'mon Joe, put your money where your mouth is.