Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sen. Joe Cheney

"I'm not George Bush" said Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) during his televised debate with recent Connecticut Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont a month ago. "I know George Bush. I've worked against George Bush. I've even run against George Bush. But Ned, I'm not George Bush," Lieberman said during the debate, televised nationally.

Take a quick trip back in time with me...

Two months before the 2004 presidential election, Vice-President Dick Cheney warned warned that if John F. Kerry were to be elected, "the danger is that we'll get hit again" by terrorists." In Des Moines back then, Cheney went beyond previous restraints to suggest that the country would be more vulnerable to attack under Kerry. "It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on November 2nd, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again," the vice president said, "that we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States, and that we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mind-set, if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts and that we are not really at war."

Meanwhile back to the present...

Just yesterday, Sen. Lieberman said Lamont winning in November would be a victory for the terrorists. "I'm worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don't appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us -- more evil or as evil as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet communists we fought during the long Cold War," Lieberman said. "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."

Hmmmmmmm. Maybe Lieberman isn't George Bush. But sounding exactly like Cheney's hysterical fear-mongering before the 2000 election isn't something to be proud of either. "Lieberman: More like Cheney than Bush" isn't a slogan that will get Connecticut voters to leap from their couches and run to the polls to vote for Mr. "Well I did come in second and not by that much." Really an embarrassing way to end 18 years in the U.S. Senate.

4 Comments:

Blogger Fares said...

Israeli Arrogance and Bush latest Trick

Breaking the cycle of violence

12:32 AM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

They are all birds of a feather. Lieberman's behavior really has been a pathetic statement on how low he has sunk in the last four years. Just pathetic.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Lieberman and whazzizname from Arizona... McCain, that's it... They've both lost a lot of respect in the past three-four years. I wonder if they know that people actually understand what they're saying, or do they think if they use enough of the right words in any combination everything'll be okay...?

4:50 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

Chis - It's worked for W.

5:03 PM  

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