U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, in his first campaign appearance since launching his independent re-election campaign, likened terrorists to Nazis and called for Republicans and Democrats to work together to combat them.
Not at all shy of making political hay out of an averted tragedy that was all over the news, Lieberman asked,
“How the heck can we be in a battle in which we are fighting as Democrats and Republicans against each other when these terrorists certainly don’t distinguish based on party affiliation? They want to kill any and all of us.”
Gosh, I wonder if Senator Lieberman’s disdain for party affiliations has something to do with him having been rejected by the two major parties and forming his own party (so he could get a better ballot position) ? Sour grapes? Nah.
He moves on to question why Ned “The Netroots Millionaire” Lamont wants to strengthen terrorists:
“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.”
I haven’t seen a more clumsy attempt to connect an unrelated person to a terrorist plot than…let me see…Joe’s kissing partner‘s ham-handed attempt to connect Saddam Hussein with 9/11. With talking points like these, it sounds like Karl Rove’s already running his campaign.
For those who enjoy train wrecks, it might not be too late to support Libertarians for Lieberman.