Joe Lieberman and the Third Side

August 9, 2006

Following up on yesterday’s KOH rant, Joe Lieberman has provided us with an excellent and very public example of the useless third side. Upon learning that he had been, as predicted, defeated by Ned Lamont yesterday, rather than admit that he had lost his party’s primary as an incumbent, he insisted, “As I see it, in this campaign, we’ve just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead — but in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November.” Team Connecticut?  There is no such thing as Team Connecticut! There are Democrats and there are Republicans, and even if nobody feels particularly lovey dovey towards either of them right now, those are the teams in the game. You can’t make up your own team and you can’t create a third side and be useful. Lieberman insists that he stands for “progress” and against “partisan polarizing” and wanted to appear with Lamont in a post-election “unity press conference.” A what? There’s no such thing. I heard him on CNN this morning talking about how all he really wanted to do was work together with the other side and really get some things done with his country. In my book, the other side has no interest in compromise or working together, and anyone who thinks that they are anything but a tool for going along is deluded. I remember something about a special hot place in hell for those who stay neutral in times of conflict, and while hoping to just get along is not quite neutral I guess, I still think the third side is the wrong place to be.

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One Response to “Joe Lieberman and the Third Side”

  1. LCB Says:

    I haaaaaaate Joe Lieberman. He is such a tool, in so many ways. It’s called bowing out, dude. It’s called losing gracefully. It’s called accepting the decision of the people.


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