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Good For Joe!

It sounds like he’s finally going to do the right thing:

Lieberman practically confirmed that he would indeed speak. After stating that no decision has been made, Lieberman went on to say:

If Sen. McCain feels that I can help his candidacy…I will do it. But I assure you this Tom, I’m not going to go to that convention — the Republican convention — and spend my time attacking Barack Obama. I’m going to go there really talking about why I support John McCain and why I hope a lot of other independents and Democrats will do that.

And frankly, I’m going to go to a partisan convention and tell them — if I go — why it’s so important that we start to act like Americans and not as partisan mud-slingers.

Finally!  Joe is going to the Republican convention to sorrowfully, regretfully ask his BFF John to stop airing dishonest, negative, mean-spirited commercials about Barack Obama.

Please join me in applauding Joe Lieberman for the courage and integrity – and impartiality – of his crusade to bring civility back to our nation’s politics.

August 3rd, 2008 at 04:31pm Posted by Eli

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And Before I Forget…

I just wanted to make a point that I forgot to make earlier when I quoted “moderate Republican” Chuck Grassley talking about the citizens of New Orleans “on rooftops complaining for helicopters to rescue them”: That this is how Republicans see the relationship between the people and the government, that people are constantly whining for government to bail them out of their petty little problems, like natural disasters, unemployment, grinding poverty, that kind of thing.

Republicans like Grassley remind me of this classic Garry Shandling bit:

I met a new girl at a barbecue, very pretty, a blond I think. I don’t know, her hair was on fire, and all she talked about was herself. You know these kind of girls: ‘I’m hot. I’m on fire. Me, me, me.’ You know. ‘Help me, put me out.’ Come on, could we talk about me just a little bit?

And, of course, when they do take action on a crisis, it’s for their own power and enrichment and nothing to do with actually helping those pesky little people.

People afraid of terrorists?  Waste thousands of lives and trillions of dollars on a pointless invasion and institute a secret regime of unlawful spying, detention, torture and murder.  Then push to make it all legal after it’s been exposed.

People getting hammered by gas prices?  Push for offshore and ANWR giveaways to the oil companies.

And so on.

7 comments August 3rd, 2008 at 11:55am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Katrina,Republicans,Wankers


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