Joe Lieberman is wrong to all people.
They say some people are all things to all people. The amazing thing about Joe Lieberman is that he is wrong to all people – but yet the media and a select few others seem to think he is credible for that very reason. I think if you look at the rundown, you’ll be impressed about how Joe Lieberman can be wrong about BOTH sides of an issue.
If he was in the circus, I think he’d be “Amazing Joe.” I can hear the barkers now:
The Economy Watch as he attacks Republicans while simultaneously boggling the minds of moderates and liberals!
- In a New Hampshire debate in 2003, Joe Lieberman said:
We can get the economy going again. We need a Democratic president to make it happen.
- Next week, Joe Lieberman will be delivering a speech that will discuss, in part, the Republican plan to “get our economy back on track.” And, in 2005 (and often before and since), Lieberman argued that the war in Iraq was in America’s best economic interests.
Oil – Joe handles this slippery issue by sliding to both sides!
- In 2006, Lieberman was in favor of windfall taxes for Oil Companies.
- In 2008, Lieberman was in favor of a gas-tax HOLIDAY that economists said would be ineffective. He also throws his support to a candidate who is in favor of tax BREAKS for oil companies. To be fair, though, McCain also flip-flopped on this issue.
Earmarks – You have two ears? Hear about Lieberman’s two positions on earmarks!
- In 2006, Joe Lieberman loved earmarks. In a debate with Ned Lamont, Joe Lieberman said “Earmarks are great for Connecticut”.
- In 2008, Joe Lieberman supports a candidate who is opposed to “all earmarks,” including the transportation earmarks he was so fond of. John McCain’s crusade against earmarks includes vetoing bills that would provide military and economic support to Israel.
Choice – Amazing Joe Lieberman alienates all sides of this issue!
- When running for President in 2004, Lieberman was rated 100% by NARAL, which included his vote to keep so-called “partial birth” abortions legal.
- Joe Lieberman was in favor of government intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, “supporting a bill that allowed a federal court to consider reinserting a feeding tube”. Lieberman even said“The benefit of the doubt ought to be given to life…The judge doesn’t really know the facts when it comes to Terri Schiavo.”
Religion – Joe Lieberman – does anyone really like this guy? Judging by these stats, neither the religious right nor the tolerant middle and left would: