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December 22, 2010
Joe Lieberman's true colors
Am I the only one who remembers all the pious hogwash about the possibility of Joe Lieberman caucusing with the Republicans after the mid-term Republican victories last November? The only Republicans old slippery Joe has been caucusing with are the members of his support group of dead-ender RINOs who by luck, convenient election schedule, or cross-over organized union muscle have been able to hang around in office for one last lonely hurrah.
Joe Lieberman, the Republicans' pal, has been a one-man wrecking ball for the lame duck Congress, vigorously rounding up support for the repeal of Don't Ask-Don't Tell, even while being co-sponsor of the DREAM act -- an end-around designed to placate the open-borders crowd.
Now that Benedict Lieberman has helped make it possible for people like Perez Hilton and Rosie O'Donnell to join the armed forces and protect us from foreign agents meaning us harm, he has set his sights on gaining the same benefits for the spouses of same-sex federal workers as those enjoyed by heterosexual spouses. I thought the idea was fewer federal employees and far fewer benefits.
This is not your Tea Party Republican. Lieberman's support for the Iraq war and a mild head feint to the right earned Say-it-Ain't-so Joe the same type of quasi-conservative bona fides lauded on other fraudulent RINO poseurs like Lisa Murkoswski, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar. But he's up for re-election in 2012 in deep blue Connecticut and no doubt fears a primary challenge.
Joe's far left positions on what Democrats like to call the social issues (but should more accurately be described as moral issues) are hideously Pelosian:
Abortion: Pro Choice
Pro Affirmative Action
Pro Gun Control (Rated "F" by the NRA)
100 % AFL-CIO rating
Co-sponsor of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008-the Cap and Trade Bill
Anti-Arctic Wildlife Drilling, Pro-EPA, Co-sponsor of 1991 Clean Air Act
Which of these positions seem Republican to you? Senator Lieberman's true colors have been abundantly displayed in the 2010 lame duck Congress. Perhaps Joe can caucus with Bernie Sanders (Socialist-Vermont) going forward. Their views and voting records are much more simpatico than any Republican not on the endangered RINO list.
Ralph Alter is a regular contributor to American Thinker