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Holy Joe really has to go

Holy Joe was already politically so far up Bush’s booty he could exit out of Dear Leader’s piehole, but this is the living end. Howie Klein wrote a scorching piece on the Connecticut faux Dem senator on HuffPost, How Joe Lieberman Tried to Kill Rock’n’Roll, on his role regarding the censorship of music during the PMRC era. It incensed Lieberman freaks, but not because of that portion of the post. Klein gave them apoplectic fits over this:

This is when Lieberman, like a snake, shed his old skin entirely, discarding the last vestiges of anything vaguely Democratic, and became what he is today: a right-wing demagogue, a really vile politician who belongs in the Republican Party, not the Democratic Party. He made racism quasi-acceptable by framing it as being against unfair affirmative action. An unrelenting homophobe, he joined Jesse Helms’ campaign of defamation of gay people and he joined forces with far right extremists like Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed to promote school prayer and voucher programs for religionist schools.

What? Could Howie back that up?

I got an e-mail from the Huffington Post saying “someone formerly affiliated with Lieberman” had challenged my assertions that Lieberman had made “racism quasi-acceptable by framing it as being against unfair affirmative action.” The secret accuser also took exception to my assertion that Lieberman was a homophobe for conspiring with Jesse Helms and other far right extremists. It’s hard to believe any close associate of Lieberman’s would take this action and make demands of the Huffington Post without his knowledge– if not connivance– so I assume it is on Lieberman’s behalf that he insists I either retract my statements or back them up.

Backing them up is so easy that it’s hard to understand why Lieberman or any of his associates would be so foolish as to ask for another round. But… my pleasure, Senator.

Go read his followup post, No, I Won’t Retract My Statements, Senator Lieberman. Come back and comment.

Oh, and did you know that Joe has been endorsed by GOP Congressman Chris Shays? That says it all.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Lieberman reiterated what the senator’s office told The Hartford Courant, which reported Mr. Shays’s endorsement on Wednesday: Mr. Lieberman appreciated Mr. Shays’s support but would not accept a formal endorsement from the Republican Party.

One can only hope that cash is flowing into the coffers of Holy Joe’s primary opponent, businessman Ned Lamont. He’s got an uphill battle, since a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed Holy Joe defeating Mr. Lamont by a whopping 55 points in a Democratic primary.

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