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The Courage To Fight Lieberman

Many people have risked a great deal to oppose the petty and vindictive incumbent Joe Lieberman, even when he just couldn't take "no" for an answer from Connecticut Democrats.

Kirby (of ConnecticutBob) and Spazeboy spoke to U.S. Army Brigadier General John H. Johns who has never endorsed a political candidate before, but believes so strongly that Joe Lieberman needs to be removed from the national security discussion and his position in the Senate where he does so much damage that he is suppporting Ned Lamont.  You can see the stirring video above, where General Johns (who teaches ethics) talks about Lieberman's foolhardy vision of Iraq and his unforgivable vote on torture.  

Also worthy of note is Chris Donovan, Majority Leader of the Connecticut House, who risked much in coming out in support of Ned when Joe was threatening any Democrat who did so.  His support of Ned has been unflagging and he's taken much heat for it, and yet he's persisted (please read his splendid statement criticizing Lieberman for covering for the GOP sexual predator protection racket).  He also sings a mean version of "I Wanna Be Sedated" as the lead singer of a band called — yes — The Bad Reps.


If you've got a minute, please take time to drop him an email at and thank him for having the courage to Just Say No to Lieberman when there was no political advantage in doing so, just because it was the right thing to do.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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