You are a bloggers blogger. On your blog Tommywonk
you don't go off half cocked and even people who disagree with you respect you. Reading your clear thinking and progressive but pragmatic political views frequently serves as a balm for me in these days of shrill partisanship. Now I am asking for more direct help.
As you know Joe Lieberman has decided to not abide by the results of the Connecticut Democratic primary and is running as an Independent for the seat Senate seat he currently occupies. This is a blow to the Democratic Party, but in keeping with what many regard as Lieberman's self obsessed style.
Even today, Joe Lieberman seized on the terror plot in England to hammer Ned Lamont, saying that his Iraq policies would be a victory for terrorists.
According to the Stamford Advocate, he used this rovian language to attack the Democratic winner of the primary, Ned Lamont:
"If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again."
This refutation of reality is over the line. But what's worse is the fact that our own Senator Tom Carper has decided to endorse Lieberman in this race. By endorsing Lieberman Carper is endorsing this type of counter-productive and frankly un-American campaigning.
As a person who has shown some insight into the thinking of DLC type Democrats, and even some affection for their attacks on the Democratic party can you please answer these questions:
1) What in the world is Carper thinking?
2) Do you think there is anyway to get Carper to reconsider this asinine, Republican comforting position?
I remain, as ever, your fan,