My letter to Sen. Lieberman, by Bear

Senator Lieberman,

When I excitedly cast my first ever vote for you in 1988, I never thought I would see the day when you would whore yourself to a Republican attack line, to question the patriotism of Senator Obama, a person who supported your reelection bid in 2006. I supposed when he endorsed you and campaigned for you, helped you raise money, that was another example of him putting himself ahead of his country?

You have become a caricature of the principles you first espoused when you were attorney general and running for the Senate. You have demonstrated time and again that your personal prestige is more important to you than the interests of those you serve and it’s disheartening to say the least. I should have known that when you ran for your Senate seat in 2000 that you were telling us where your true loyalties were.

You vilified President Clinton during impeachment. I’m sure you will speak out against John Edward’s now as well. As you do so, remember that the way you are campaigning for Sen. McCain is also adultery, this time your actions are not sexual but an abandonment of Democratic principals. I can understand your staunch defense of Israel but the best way to way to protect her was not through a poorly planned vendetta war in Iraq. Yes, the war brought financial gain to your constituents, namely UT and Sikorsky, but the irreparable damage done to American prestige will take a generation to repair. Just look at the Russian actions in Georgia this week as evidence to that fact. We are not only not feared by the rest of the world, but they are starting to openly mock us as well. It frightens me to think that you can’t see that the election of your good friend to the White House would only exacerbate that problem.

I suppose at some point you will realize the price that must be paid for rewarding loyalty with the back of your hand instead of an embrace. You will come to grips with accepting the enemy of your new enemy, even though they blame your people for they fate they suffered at the hands of the Nazis. You will accept that you lackluster efforts in 2000 were complicit in the ascension to power of the worst administration in the history of our proud country. I look forward to the day you visit a group of law students and explain to them how all of the impeachable offenses that the Bush administration committed or that the damage he wrought upon the Constitution were really no big deal. I want to see if you will be able to do so with a straight face or if you will have a moment of conscience and admit the error of your ways.

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89 responses to “My letter to Sen. Lieberman, by Bear

  1. Hey Bear,
    Welcome aboard! Great choice for your first post with us, probably the only thing both loyal Democrats and Clintonista alike can agree on, Lieberman is a scumbag!

  2. dnd

    Whoa Bear! Great letter to Lieberman.

  3. Steve (AH)

    Great start, Bear. I wonder what impact a McCain/Lieberman ticket would have.

  4. Bear I found what I believe is an error in your post and corrected it:

    “this time your actions are not sexual but an abandonment ”

    I inserted the “not”

    Also hope you like the pic I picked.

  5. Hi Bear,
    Great post and welcome to the BC. Lieberman is truly awful. Are you sending the letter to him?

    Perfect pic! Brian

  6. Will that make the Clintonista happy?

  7. got to run….. have a great day…..bbl

  8. unlikely UB, only multiple electroshock treatments would make that gang happy!

  9. Karolenna

    Bear,

    My thoughts exactly but you say it so much better.

  10. harbor

    Lieberman has become more Republican than Democrat…complete with wife who works for a pharmaceutical company. Conflicts of interest, anyone?

  11. horsedooty

    Welcome Bear,

    nice letter. Enjoyed reading it. I hope you follow thru and mail it to him.

  12. dnd

    “Will that make the Clintonista happy?”

    That’s the big question. It’s going to be interesting to see if it does, or if it doesn’t.

  13. dog's eye view

    Great letter, Bear. And doubly great to see you here (and hope you are on the mend).

    Via Talking Points:

    Open Secrets: US troops stationed abroad gave 6 times more money to Obama than McCain; also more funds to Ron Paul than McCain.

    Marine Corps only service (troops abroad) giving more to McCain. By a $4,000 margin.

    Note also: very few contributions to Hillary Clinton (6 vs. Obama’s 134; Fred Thompson got 7). Possible bellwether there.

    “According to an analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain’s haul.

    Despite McCain’s status as a decorated veteran and a historically Republican bent among the military, members of the armed services overall — whether stationed overseas or at home — are also favoring Obama with their campaign contributions in 2008, by a $55,000 margin. Although 59 percent of federal contributions by military personnel has gone to Republicans this cycle, of money from the military to the presumed presidential nominees, 57 percent has gone to Obama.

    Contributions from U.S. Troops Deployed Abroad
    Recipient Total Number
    Obama, Barack $60,642 134
    Paul, Ron $45,512 99
    McCain, John $10,665 26
    Huckabee, Mike $7,950 10
    Thompson, Fred $6,350 7
    Romney, Mitt $5,550 10
    Clinton, Hillary $3,240 6

    I would say votes are likely to follow $$, no?

    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-deployed-abroad-give-61.html

  14. dog's eye view

    What do you guys think about Tom Daschle as a possible VP? (Evan Bayh just does not do it for me; wonder if Daschle might have same appeal and maybe more experience.)

  15. dog's eye view

    Walter Shapiro on not originally believing the Edwards – R Hunter stories. From Salon.

    My comment: I thought it was rumor-mongering at first, but once the National Enquirer started publishing more details, did not think they’d do so without verification. The Enquirier has higher standards for publication than online rumor mills; have been sued a few times and are more cautious as a result.

    Here’s article; haven’t read yet but looked interesting:

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/08/14/edwards/

  16. Chef Sheila

    Hey Bear!

    Wonderful! Welcome to Baby Blog! We love having you hear! I hope you send it to him. The scumbag.

    So Senator Clinton will be put into nomination? Without having time to read the link, I hope its first thing in the morning and then taken care of first thing on the first day. Anything more would be ridiculous.

  17. Steve (AH)

    Astonishing about the $ service money gap

  18. Steve (AH)

    I like Biden best of the three main ones they are talking about

  19. Karolenna

    Many of you probably know about this site. You can search names or see the areas whre people are donating for campaigns. It’s also interesting to see where the stars donate. Not everyone shows on here because I’ve never found my name, although I’ve donated many times.

    http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/

  20. this is what was donated in my area – pretty interesting- NE Ohio

    $92,870 from 87 people to Republicans
    $122,839 from 99 people to Democrats

  21. Chef Sheila

    Looks about even K…interesting. I bet your region gets split down the middle.

  22. Bear

    I emailed that to him yesterday and did get confirmation that it was delivered…

    I’m curious to see what happens…

  23. dog's eye view

    My favorite reader comment on CNN blog item about Meghan McCain’s upcoming kids book about her dad:

    Todd C August 13th, 2008 1:06 pm ET
    I hope the book ends with…

    “And then my dad lost the Presidency and moved back home. President Obama said my daddy gave it a good try but just couldnt keep up. The End.”

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/13/reporters-get-peek-at-meghan-mccains-childrens-book/

  24. Ok I just saw that T. Boone Pickens ad again, and mind you I have nothing against wind power. But most of our electricity is produced by burning coal, not oil. How will using wind power to produce electricity reduce our need for foreign oil?

  25. Steve (AH)

    I’m glad to hear they are counter-attacking the swift boat rabble, Brian.

  26. unlikelyburrito

    Brian , I think that Pickens plan calls for wind to replace some of the natural gas used for electricity, then move the natural gas into vehicles to cut down fuel consumption. I may be wrong I only saw the diagram once.

  27. Chef Sheila

    Here’s the Pickens Plan.

    I heard the same thing BTW

    http://www.pickensplan.com/

  28. Steve (AH)

    Dog Update:

    She has been resting all day and not herself but very slowly seems to be recovering. I’d say we have had a good day considering she almost died Monday morning. I just want her to have a speedy recovery because I cant be here with her all day since I am going to back to real world work Tuesday, at which time you will all “see” less of me!

  29. dnd

    Jack Weil, founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear and the nation’s oldest CEO has died at 107.

    He’s the guy who first put snaps on western shirts.

    http://cbs4denver.com/seenon/weil.jack.ceo.2.794789.html

    The Colorado delegation to the DNCC will be wearing Rockmount shirts.

  30. unlikelyburrito

    PUMA has only raised 50,000. …..on hardball interesting.

    Bet Hillary wished they would retire her debt, after -all they raised it all on her name.

  31. unlikelyburrito

    would help to retire her debt…lol…forgot how big Hil’s debt is….

  32. dnd

    BLM sells oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau:
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_10202532

    There goes the neighborhood. Another reason to have a Democratic administration. We need a sane heads of the DOI and DOA if we want our environment to survive.

  33. dog's eye view

    AP story: Obama fights back at Corsi book; provides 40 pages attacking its errors, omissions and lies.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Anti-Obama-Book.html

    Lede to this AP story is strongly written; at least they’re not rehashing the book’s attack lines and supplying a countervailing, “objective” Obama response.

    “HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hit back Thursday with a 40-page rebuttal to the best-selling book ”The Obama Nation,” arguing the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies.

    Jerome Corsi’s anti-Obama book, ”The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” claims the Illinois senator is a dangerous, radical candidate for president. The book is a compilation of all the innuendo and false rumors against Obama — that he was raised a Muslim, attended a radical, black church and secretly has a ”black rage” hidden beneath the surface. …”

  34. dog's eye view

    second try — baby blog ate my first post:

    Obama camp fights back — hard — against the smears and rehash in Jerome Corsi’s book. Releases 40 page document outlining and correcting the false information in latest attack book.

    AP story: Obama hits back at critical author

    AP lede is strongly written. No equivocating — AP goes with here’s Corsi’s incorrect version and here’s the alternative Obama side.

    HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama hit back Thursday with a 40-page rebuttal to the best-selling book ”The Obama Nation,” arguing the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies.

    Jerome Corsi’s anti-Obama book, ”The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality,” claims the Illinois senator is a dangerous, radical candidate for president. The book is a compilation of all the innuendo and false rumors against Obama — that he was raised a Muslim, attended a radical, black church and secretly has a ”black rage” hidden beneath the surface. ….

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/washington/AP-Anti-Obama-Book.html

  35. unlikelyburrito

    “arguing the author is a fringe bigot peddling rehashed lies.”

    great description of so many people out there

  36. Chef Sheila

    Isn’t it amazing that 8 Republican Senators are not going to the convention? That doesn’t put a great spin on McCain. As a matter of fact, the Chairman of the McCain campaign in Oregon has resigned and is not going either.

  37. Chef Sheila

    woops, Sorry,

    Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) is now the eighth Republican senator to announce that they will not attend the GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn., next month.

    Roberts spokeswoman told the Topeka Capital Journal today that Roberts will be campaigning that week, finishing up his 105 county statewide tour during the convention week.

    Four others who’ve announced they won’t be attending are — Ted Stevens (AK), Elizabeth Dole (NC), Gordon Smith (OR), and Susan Collins (ME). All are running for re-election and are in close races. (Collins may have the easiest race, but she’s never been a close ally of McCain.)

    Three other GOP senators who are retiring this year have also said they’ll skip the St. Paul festivities — Larry Craig (ID), Chuck Hagel (NE) and Wayne Allard (CO).

    Two members, Senator Sununu (R-NH) and Senator Wicker (R-MS), have not yet made a decision on attending the convention. Both are facing close races in November.

    Congressional Quarterly rate

  38. colleen

    ok, I’ve been trying to send good morning cartoons to you guys but I keep getting spammed, so find them in your emails!

  39. dnd

    Following the energy theme, the Danish wind power company is building a second plant in Colorado. Over 2500 “green” jobs. The also plan to build a wind farm in Colorado.

  40. dnd

    Oops. Meant to say “Vestas, the Danish wind power company”

    Need coffee…

  41. dnd

    This is a test to see if I can post the link the spam s/w nailed Colleen.

    http://news.yahoo.com/edcartoons/tonyauth

  42. dnd

    Huh. Seems to work. Here’s the other cartoon from Colleen:

    http://news.yahoo.com/edcartoons/jerryholbert

  43. Steve (AH)

    Morning Gangy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~It’s Friday!

  44. dog's eye view

    CBob would want us to post this:

    scientific article on amphibians disappearing; have not read but hear it might be ominous (and it looks comprehensible to the non-scientific reader).

    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2008/08/08/0801921105.full.pdf+html

    Let’s win this one for the frogs.

  45. dog's eye view

    Steve: how is KDN this morning? Tail wagging much yet?

  46. Steve (AH)

    Dog’s Eye-

    Thanks for asking. She’s was much more active this morning than before. She hasn’t eaten her special Liver Control food the DR gave her. We are hoping that changes. She DID eat yesterday. Overall, she is better.

    Her dad isn’t too happy over the crappy Steelers performance last night.

  47. Steve (AH)

    Re: The Frogs.

    The planet is in bad shape. Let’s drill off shore to make it better.

  48. dog's eye view

    NYTimes on possible coverup on Edwards-Hunter relationship; two lawyers associated with Edwards Finance Chair Fred Baron tried to deny rumors of a liaison when first surfaced.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/us/politics/15edwards.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=all

  49. dog's eye view

    liver problems. She has to cut out her afternoon sherry while waiting for you to come home from work.

  50. dog's eye view

    LA Times on Oakland, CA couple helping to save Michael Vick’s pit bulls and change public perception of the dogs as public menaces.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-badrap15-2008aug15,0,5203871,full.story

  51. dog's eye view

    Family of slain gay teen blames school district — sues them for allowing their son to wear makeup and girls’ clothing to school.

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school — factors the family claims led to the death.

    The parents and brother of 15-year-old Larry King of Oxnard filed a personal injury claim against the Hueneme school district seeking unspecified damages for not enforcing the dress code. …..

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Gay-Student-Killed.html

    This strikes me as insane. Also money grubbing.

  52. Steve (AH)

    Afternoon Sherry? This is Georgia! Its afternoon Milwaukee’s best

  53. dog's eye view

    well, at least cut out KDN’s bourbon chaser.

  54. Chef Sheila

    Morning All,

    Slept late today. ;0)

  55. Happy Friday!!!!
    Another beautiful day here it’s easily about 72 degrees and clear. I loved that cartoon…..Sisterhood of the Rants.

    To bad it has to be true. Will they ever shut up? It’s difficult to care about them when they act like irrational and emotional old women who are out of touch with reality.

    At least they have each other – misery loves company.

  56. Chef Sheila

    Obama, McCain And The Evangelical Divide
    CBSNews.com Reports: As Candidates Sit Down With “New Evangelical” Rick Warren, Some Urge Renewed Focus On Abortion, Marriage

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/14/politics/main4351338.shtml

    Tomorrow’s “civil forum” at California’s Saddleback Church won’t just be the first joint appearance of the 2008 campaign for Barack Obama and John McCain.

    It will also be a key moment in the evangelical community’s effort to define itself – and its role in politics – in the post George W. Bush era.

  57. I heard Church pastor Rick Warren interviewed on NPR one day, and he said he was going to try to bring out more of the candidates core personalities in general. He said that he knows them both and knows they differ on issues, however he said he liked them both.

    If Warren pulls it off like he said, I think this will be a good insight into personal character.

  58. Rick Warren also use the term “whole life” instead of pro-life…meaning he wants to see that babies born and new mothers have what they need, be it education, medical attention….food and shelter….etc…

    So it should be interesting –

  59. ok cupcakes….

    be sweet….. 🙂

    bbl

  60. Chef Sheila

    Burrito said;
    If Warren pulls it off like he said, I think this will be a good insight into personal character.

    I am too. Rick Warren has been demonstrating how a Man of God should be. responsible for is flock in a way that doesn’t sway them.

    Its a fine line that even Billy Graham crossed a few times and then regretted it because of the outcome.

    Graham learned that lesson during the Nixon Administration. His biography points out the instances where he had been used politicaly and how he corrected the problem.

    Lets hope Rick Warren is the man we think he is.

  61. Steve (AH)

    I’m listening to the lovey dovey stuff on Warren and I loves my Crawford Exile Brothers and Sisters, but i am still leery of the evangelical crowd.

    I blame them for Bush, and they are not getting him off their necks that easily with me. I cared too much about John Kerry and what was done to him.

    Forgive? Maybe one day.

    Forget? NEVER!

  62. Gee I wonder if Graham resents his anti-semetic cracks being revealed too?

  63. “but i am still leery of the evangelical crowd. ”

    Amen Steve, amen.

  64. Steve (AH)

    Schuster was saying last night that warren was in on what they did to Sentaor Kerry in 2004.

    When I see things like that and now I see them wiggling to get closer to Democrats, that makes me think they are just trying to keep their faith based scames going.

    Sheila, you know i respect your opinion, but I DO NOT TRUST THIS CROWD AT ALL.

  65. Chef Sheila

    LOL It OK Brian, You have your opinion.

    Believe it or not, I have my qualms too. But you’ll have to show me where Rick Warren was a part of it, rather then a sourse or a friend told me. just an excuse to say, “See I told you”.

    I say, lets watch and see what Warren and his people give us to chew on.

    That doesn’t cost us anything and if it does a service for the country, all the better.

  66. Steve (AH)

    In agreement Sheila…as a source if you back Warren than that helps him some in my eyes.

  67. Steve something to keep in mind with the Rasmussen, it’s a likely voter poll, not a registered voter poll.

  68. Steve (AH)

    Gotcha Brian. You know i hear a lot of negative stuff about Rasmussen and that they are GOP etc, but in 2004 they completely nailed the Presidential Race at the end. I even remember checking the tracking on election morning.

  69. But this in not 2004, being a likely voter poll means that none of the newly registered are included.

  70. Steve (AH)

    Warren explicity endorsed Bush in 2004 6 days before the election:

    http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=5451

  71. Steve (AH)

    Hey troops. I am out of here for a while. Time to spend some time with the family and catch a nap before the Summer bleeds its last few days completely.

    Peace

  72. dog's eye view

    Chloe put up this opinion piece on the Clintons by Toby Harnden, US editor, UK’s Daily Telegraph via RCP. It’s very interesting.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/the_clintons_are_here_to_stay.html

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