More News from Connecticut

The Hill reports on new developments in the Lieberman vs. The Democratic Party brouhaha.

A group of Senate Democrats is growing increasingly angry about Sen. Joe Lieberman's (D-Conn.) campaign tactics since he lost the Democratic primary last week.

If he continues to alienate his colleagues, Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority within the Democratic caucus should he defeat Democrat Ned Lamont in the general election this November, according to some senior Democratic aides.

In recent days, Lieberman has rankled Democrats in the upper chamber by suggesting that those who support bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq by a certain date would bolster terrorists'’ planning attacks against the U.S. and its allies. He also sparked resentment by saying last week on NBC'’s Today show that the Democratic Party was out of the political mainstream.

Democrats are worried that Lieberman may be giving Republicans a golden opportunity to undermine their message.
May be allowing the Republicans to undermine our Democratic message? Of course he is. Honestly, an actual Republican Senator from Connecticut would be less dangerous in that the myth of 'bipartisanship' would be gone.

But back to the issue at hand: If Joe is running as an independent, why the hell shouldn't he lose his standing in the caucus? I mean, don't you have to be a Democrat to have any sort of standing in the Democratic Caucus?

Joe's sense of entitlement seems to know no bounds! Not only does he feel that he's entitled to his Senate seat despite the vast chasm between his positions on multiple issues and the positions of his constituents, he feels entitled to a senior position in a party he abandoned as soon as it suited him.

I'm sure the Connecticut for Lieberman Party (Note: not the Lieberman for Connecticut Party) will give him all the seniority he wants.

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