If you don’t know the situation, Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Democrat and current independent*, spoke on behalf of McCain at the Errrrrpublican Convention last night. His remarks centered almost completely on the war. That should be no surprise because that’s really Liberman’s only topic – not the war specifically but rather THE MIDDLE EAST.
Lieberman is Jewish and most of the time this wouldn’t matter in the least but this inclination informs 100% of Lieberman’s decisions. I’m not talking about moral decisions but rather foreign policy and Israel which is super dangerous since he’s head of the Foreign Relations committee. Having Lieberman in congress is like having a senator representing Israel. He’s so biased it’s ridiculous and his love for Israelis and hatred of Arabs, Persians and Afghanis has given him all the motivation he needs to be among the most hawkish politicians in Washington.
He may have been a big, juicy liberal at one point but now all of his politics boil down to matters of Israel. Since that’s the only issue that matters to him he might as well just join the Republicans since the one issue he cares about lines up with their policies on the matter.
*Lieberman is technically an independent but he “caucuses” with the Democrats, meaning he counts toward their majority in the senate.