by Scoobie Davis
Truer Words Could Not Be Written
Robert Parry on Joe Lieberman:
Lieberman's post-defeat statement--that he will run as an independent because he views Lamont's victory as a turn toward overt partisanship--summed up what many rank-and-file Democrats dislike about Lieberman.
"The old politics of partisan polarization won today," Lieberman told supporters. "For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot, I will not let this result stand."
Yet, Lieberman only seems to object to partisanship when it is displayed by Democrats. . .
Time and time again, Lieberman has tolerated aggressive partisanship from Republican strategists like Karl Rove or from right-wing pundits such as Sean Hannity--even when they denounce Democrats as unpatriotic, un-American or treasonous.
Despite the insults that right-wing pundits have hurled at Democrats and liberals, Lieberman still relishes his appearances on Fox News--where he has hailed Hannity as a personal friend--and on any number of other national pundit shows.