Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Party of Opposition

While the media covered little-known representative Murtha and his publicity stunt calling for the removal of all US troops from Iraq ASAP, the same media completely ignored Joe Lieberman when he, after four trips to Iraq in 17 months, stated that progress was being made and the US should stay to see the job done. Now this straight from the DailyKos:

Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. on Monday criticized Senator Joseph I. Lieberman's continued support of the war in Iraq and said that if no candidate challenged the senator on the issue in the 2006 election, he would consider running.

"When you've become the president's best friend on the war in Iraq, you should not be in office, especially if you're in the opposing party," Mr. Weicker, 74, said in a phone interview from his home in Essex, Conn. "I'm going to do everything I can to see that Joe Lieberman does not get a free pass."

Is this what the Democratic party has become - literally the party of opposition? The only reason to oppose Lieberman is because he agrees with the President and dang it - he should know better because he is in the opposing party?

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