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  Lieberman's Gone Over To The Other Side
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Last EditedArmyDem  Apr 29, 2008 01:03pm
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News DateSunday, April 20, 2008 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBill Curry
April 20, 2008

In 2006, Joe Lieberman vowed to help elect a Democratic president in 2008. Three weeks ago, he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that by supporting John McCain he didn't break his word because his party has changed so much since John Kennedy.

A lot has changed since 1960 — hey, we've been to the moon — but it's hard to see how that relieves one of the duty to keep a promise made in 2006. Joe says the Democrats have been taken over by "a small group on the left ... that is basically, very, very hyper-partisan."

Funny thing, the party will soon be taken over by one of two people: Barack Obama, who as a freshman so admired Joe he asked him to be his mentor; or Hillary Clinton, who has won respect on the Armed Services Committee and elsewhere by reaching across party lines and who is well liked by the moderate Democratic Leadership Council Joe once headed.

Unless he's off his rocker, Joe actually doesn't think Obama and Clinton are extremists or that one party is more partisan than the other. What gives? To see what Joe's up to, you should catch him not on ABC but on Fox, where he really lets his hair down.

Joe recently told Fox that Democrats opposing the war suffer from "their warped way of thinking ... that America is the problem." That isn't new stuff; Joe bought himself his 2006 primary not by backing the war but by attacking the patriotism of those who didn't. But in a later Fox radio interview he did break new ground. Asked if Barack Obama was "a Marxist," Joe replied:
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