by Josh Orton, Tue Nov 18, 2008 at 06:41:04 AM EST
Sounds like someone missed a few hugs:
Asked what it would mean if Lieberman kept his chairmanship, one Senate Democratic aide said bluntly: "The left has been foiled again. They can rant and rage but they still do not put the fear into folks to actually change their votes. Their influence would be in question."
This "aide" volunteered a fairly profound confusion about why he believes we oppose Lieberman keeping his gavel; they seem to think this is just about being a reactionary pain.
Politics is not a game. And the opposition to Lieberman remaining chair of Homeland Security is grounded in a belief that the Connecticut independent will continue to abdicate his responsibility and undermine our party if he keeps his gavel.
But the substance of the disagreement is ignored.
Confusing your friends with your opponents is one of the worst mistakes you can make in politics.