Holy Joe's sweating
I didn’t had time to comment on this one in the last day or so, but Jane at Firedoglake is smoking about Holy Joe pissing his pants over the fact that challenger Ned Lamont‘s breathing down his back in the polls. Catch these posts on it (1, 2, 3).
The big news is that Joe’s whispering that he’ll jump ship and run as an independent if Lamont kicks his ass (the latest Rasmussen poll has the race now at Lieberman 46, Lamont 40) — Joe can add sh*tting bricks to the pissing in his diapers.
What’s even more astonishing and telling about the state of the Democratic party is that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (headed up by NY’s Chuck Schumer, no less) appears to support the maneuver.
Schumer said the Dem primary voters want winners and are focused one electability. He couldn’t resist adding even “in 2008,” which pricked the ears of reporters who thought he was sending a message about the relative electability of Hillary Clinton. (He wasn’t, apparently.)
Schumer said that the DSCC “fully supports” Sen. Joe Lieberman in his primary bid, and he refused to rule out continuing that support if Lieberman were to run as an independent.
There were degrees of independence, Schumer said. “You can run as an independent, you can run as an independent Democrat who pledges to vote for Harry Reid as Majority Leader.”
Jeebus. What’s the point of a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee if it’s not going to support an actual Democrat that wins the primary who isn’t the incumbent? Jane:
Frankly he can’t leave the party fast enough for me. He makes Democrats look like weak-kneed, flip-flopping, opportunistic, treacherous little toadies and his continued presence in the party is a huge PR hurdle.