I respect Joe Lieberman, but he’s a cock

Joe Lieberman, a Bush-loving “hey, let’s blow the shit out of the Muslims, and if you disagree with me you’re unpatriotic. Also, abortion is evil and nobody should ever do anything fun” tool who serves as an excellent example of how odd the American electoral system can be (being a Democrat) has been defeated in his Senate primary. Which is good.

Mr Lieberman has also announced his intention to stand as an independent in the actual election. Given my support of Ken Livingstone in various Mayoral elections, it would be inappropriate of me to do other than respect this decision.

However, I’d point out that when Ken stood as an independent mayoral candidate against Frank “I am a useless cunt” Dobson, there was no serious party to represent him, whereas all Joe needs to do is join the Republicans and he’ll be welcome. Indeed, if I were the Republicans in Connecticut, I wouldn’t run a candidate against Mr Lieberman. He’s guaranteed to vote with them on pretty much any issue, after all.

NB it’s worth bearing in mind that none of this battle has nothing to do with how Mr Lieberman’s Jewishness relates to the current Israeli crisis. Both American political parties show a near-fanatical support of Israel, and the vast majority even of those Americans who think the Iraq war is a Bloody Silly Idea still favour handing Israel gazillions of dollars to fight off the Evil Muslim Threat. Israel and Cuba are blind spots that liberal Americans struggle to deal sensibly with, for reasons that remain obscure.

One thought on “I respect Joe Lieberman, but he’s a cock

  1. I am a liberal American, and I think the embargo should have come off Cuba before I was born. Plenty of Americans go there, but they go through other countries to visit.

    We deal with so many other countries that are so much worse. China is far worse to her people than Fidel is to the Cubans. I have no idea why this continues. But I do hear that they have the most fabulous classic cars in the world.

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