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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Moderate Bashing At The Moderate Voice?

I confess I have not kept up with that site for awhile, but they have certainly abandoned moderation. Check out this post:

What angered me about Joe Lieberman’s Independent bid in 2006 more than anything else was his decision to entertain such an option only after losing the Democratic Primary.

He decided that he would play by the rules of the Democratic Party and ask to be their nominee for the Senate. He insisted that he was a Democrat and that he wanted their blessing in his run for the Senate.

When he failed to achieve that, he turned around and insisted that he didn’t need the Democratic blessing in the first place. In essence, he changed the rules midstream. Why didn’t he just run as an Independent from the beginning and cut through the pretense of representing the Democratic Party? The answer: because he only cared about winning. Had he declared himself an Independent in the very beginning he might have alienated enough older, loyal Democrats and lost the seat to the Democratic Primary winner.

Even more hilarious, when I called him out on his bashing of Lieberman, he replied in the comments:

He's a neocon through and through, not a moderate.

Say what? A neocon? As I replied, he clearly does not have a clue as to what a neocon is. Instead, he uses in in that ridiculous way that left-liberals do, as a shorthand for anybody who supports the war in Iraq (especially if they're Jewish). Joe Lieberman should be the kind of candidate that the Moderate Voice supports. His career rating from the American Conservative Union is 16.8, which marks him as pretty liberal on most issues. It's very comparable to Joe Biden (13.4), and more liberal than Blanche Lincoln (20.1) or Mark Pryor (23.5) or Evan Bayh (20.8).


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