Wednesday, November 15, 2006

To Dem Senators Re Lieberman: GROW UP!

A story in the New York Times this morning (“Enter, Pariah: Now It’s Hugs for Lieberman”) reports that Democrat Senators are now kissing up to Joseph Lieberman (Independent-CT) because the little worm said during his recent campaign that he would continue to vote with Democrats even though he had switched his party affiliation to Independent. Last Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Lieberman threatened the Dems by saying he hoped it didn’t get to the point that he would switch his allegiance and become a Republican. Dear Democrat Senators: You can pay Lieberman his blackmail fee or not. But he’s going to flip you the bird on important issues anyway. It’s a grade school ploy. Remember the kid who only got to play baseball because he brought the bat, and when things didn’t go his way he threatened to take his bat and go home? Then, at a crucial point in the game, to show who was boss, he took his bat and went home. That little kid is Joseph I. Lieberman. Being nice to Joe Lieberman will have only one result: It will make life easier for Joe Lieberman. But trust me, the first time he betrays the Democratic Congress, the whole lot of you are going to feel like fools. At the time Lieberman ran for the Senate as an Independent, there were calls for the Dems to strip him of seniority and committee seats. That initial response was a correct response. Lieberman is a vindictive, mean-spirited, small-minded, vicious, malicious little Washington insider. He is going to exact his revenge. So y’all might as well get in your licks now and treat Lieberman the way he deserves to be treated—like the turncoat deserter and traitor that he is. Because Joe Lieberman will NEVER EVER forget that the Democrats did him dirt. And by Joe Lieberman, a thousand hugs and kisses will never be enough to make up for the Democrats' transgressions. Face it, Democrat Senators, Joe Lieberman is going to make you pay. You might as well shun him from the get-go and be done with it.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

No, I never knew that kid. What was his name?

Even if there were such a kid, the response to him that you suggest seems to me childish. If you don't want to play with him, then just don't play, but don't go out of your way to make him pay for your choice. If you want to play, play. If you know he'll throw a temper tantrum sometimes, so what? So I say to the Dems, be a grown-up and live with compromise and disappointment.

Better yet, get your own bat, so when this kid Joe huffs and puffs you all can keep on playing your own way.