It is time to strip Joe Lieberman of his seniority
and his party affiliation
. There can now be now doubt that he is actively undermining Democratic attempts to take over Congress, and that he is overtly the Republican nominee. Jane writes
:Because nobody could have predicted it
-- Joe Lieberman will be campaigning with GOP candidates Jodi Rell and Rob Simmons today at the Groton sub base (the one that Holy Joe claims to have singlehandedly saved
). Simmons, you'll remember, is the GOP candidate running against Democrat Joe Courtney for one of those hotly contested Connecticut House seats. You know, the ones where the Democrat is supposed to be helped by Lieberman's indy bid, right?
Joe Lieberman is now actively supporting Republicans for important seats in Congress. He is now actively opposing the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, Governor in Connecticut, and the second congressional district of Connecticut. Joe Lieberman wants Republicans to hold Congress. Joe Lieberman is actively trying to make sure that Republicans maintain Congress. It does not matter what he says anymore--he is clearly working with Republican candidates. This serves as grounds for removing his seniority
, and as grounds for stripping him of his party affiliation
Joe Lieberman is doing this because the only way he can win this election is both to receive at least 60% support among Republicans, and to have high Republican turnout (see here
). Since both propositions are sketchy, he can't simply hope they will happen on their own. This is why he never condemns Republican polarizers
. In order to get high Republican support and high Republican turnout, he has to actively appeal to Republicans, support their candidates, and turn out Republican voters. This will have a highly destructive effect on Democratic chances to retake Congress this year.
Enough is enough. It is time for Democrats in D.C. to take action in response to this. Tell them that.
Contact the DSCC about this: (202) 224-2447 or email@example.com
Contact the DCCC about this: (202) 863-1500
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, and Joe Courtney here