A Reminder of Why Lieberman Should Go, Beyond Over Iraq

The pundits, especially from the right, claim that the Connecticut primary was purely about Iraq. Here’s a reminder of one of several other issues that mattered. First there’s this video of Joe Lieberman saying he would have used the power of government to keep the feeding tube in Terri Schiavo despite the wishes of her husband. Terri Schiavo’s husband campaigned for Ned Lamont. Lieberman’s belief that he can use government to impose his religious views on others is also seen in his support for hospitals which deny the “morning after pill” for rape victims.

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    Marcus says:

    Let us count the ways…….

    Lieberman supported the oil company subsidies recently, never made an issue of the fact that the oil CEO’s did not have to be put under oath when they testified.

    and yes he supported the Schiavo feeding tube debacle were Bush flew across the country to sign the bill suporting it but sat on his allegedly drunken, vacationing butt for 3 days while people were dying of thirst, hunger and shock in N.O.

    The bankruptcy reform bill as I noted on another page.

    Then there is the heavy handed moralistic opposition to gay marriage
    (Kerry also made me PO’d w/ his remarks down south (think it was Mississippi) on this issue a year or so after the election)

    lets keep them comming here…..

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    Ron Chusid says:

    There’s a big difference between Kerry and Lieberman. Lieberman has his religious views, and supports legislation based upon them. Kerry also has his religious views, but understands that his religious views should not be imposed upon others.

    At least Kerry is a strong supporter of civil unions, and while he personally opposes gay marriage, has consistently opposed legislation to prevent it.

    During the 2004 campaign Bill Clinton advised Kerry to support the anti-gay marriage amendments in states where they were on the ballot, claiming it would help him pick up those states. Kerry refused to do so.

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    kj says:

    As JimBobKen says, “Lieberman WILL help “his” party… he’ll split the Republican vote!”

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    Ron Chusid says:

    kj,

    I must disagree. The original GOP candidate is so weak that having Lieberman on the ballot will increase the Republican vote over what it woud be if Lamont only had one Republican to run against.

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    kj says:

    Ohhhh, okay. Will inform JBK. He isn’t as up on the details as he usually is. (And neither am I!)

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