Lieberwhore endorses John McCain

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Republican Presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ...

Hat Tip:  Jennifer Loven, Associated Press

Sen. John McCain, trying to keep momentum in this state’s critical Republican primary race, brought in something unusual on Monday — an endorsement from the other party’s former vice presidential nominee.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Democrat Al Gore’s running mate in 2000, said he had intended to wait until after the primaries to make a choice for the 2008 presidential race. But McCain asked for his support and no Democrat did.

Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, said he chose his longtime Senate colleague because he has the best shot of breaking partisan gridlock in Washington. Both men also support the war in Iraq.

“On all the issues, you’re never going to do anything about them unless you have a leader who can break through the partisan gridlock,” Lieberman said. “The status quo in Washington is not working.”

Independents can vote in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Jan. 8, and they are the people McCain is targeting, much as he did in winning the state’s Republican primary in 2000 over George W. Bush.

Traveling with Lieberman Monday morning to Hillsborough’s American Legion hall, McCain said the Connecticut senator is his answer to the people he hears in every town hall meeting who ask, “Why can’t you all work together?”

Lieberman said McCain’s approach to Iraq and his credentials on national security are the main reasons he is supporting a Republican for president.

But both men said the election seems increasingly about the economy and domestic issues rather than Iraq. On those issues, Lieberman acknowledged he does not always see eye-to-eye with his 2008 pick. But, said Lieberman, McCain is always straightforward about where he stands.

For McCain, behind in the polls here but gaining, the endorsement carries the risk of alienating conservatives who have been critical of his support for immigration and campaign finance reforms.

“If I get some criticism for aligning myself with a good friend I have worked with for many years, I will be more than happy to accept that criticism,” McCain said.

For Lieberman, it marks another turn away from the Democrats.

“Political party is important, but it’s not more important than what’s good for the country and it’s not more important than friendship,” Lieberman said.

Lieberman won re-election to the Senate in 2006 as an independent, after losing the Democratic primary largely because of his support for the war. High-profile Democrats abandoned him after the primary defeat.

This has to be the most epic betrayal of all time.  The Majority Leader, Harry Reid, mumbled something about having “the greatest respect for Joe.”   Greatest respect, Harry?  F*#@, Joe and F*#@ You. 

6 thoughts on “Lieberwhore endorses John McCain

  1. john in california

    An endorsement by lieberliar is the kiss of death. Cuppajoke is polling less than 40% in his home state, where the low info dem voters who thought he was against the war, feel betrayed. This endorsement is less about McCain than about lieberliar trying to get a little attention . He is truly pitiful.
    Now to go off topic a bit, SB.
    Wexler’s Impeachment petition is at over 77400 and adding names every few seconds. If influential bloggers like you and Rikyrah would post the link on your blog and ask your readers to sign it, a million signers is not out of reach by the time congress returns on Jan 8, 08. This will force Pelosi and Conyers to bring it to the floor and from there we can work on our individual congressperson to make it pass.

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    Thanks!

  2. “it’s not more important than what’s good for the country”

    This makes sense only if he is referring to a country other than the U.S., which he is of course.

  3. OT, but I have to ask this…

    WHO are these people giving Ron Paul money?

    Do you know he’s raised 18 MILLION THIS QUARTER?

    Will someone explain this to me?

  4. Who’s giving Ron Paul money are looney tunes not written by Hanna or Barbera; that’s who.

    Rikyrah, that’s some scary shyt, I tell ya. But he’s the lessor of three evils (Romney, McCain and Huckabee).

    As for Lieberman, y’all knew he’d find ways to screw over the Democrats, and he hasn’t changed his party affiliation to Traitor yet. He’s still a registered Democrat. He’s also a Zionist who wants another shot at the White House, via the Vice-Presidency.

    We all saw him french-kiss Bush back in 2006 (and Harold Ford, Jr., was damned jealous cause Bush didn’t plant one on him, too, during that State of the Union Address), so he has to be all but blowing McCain in the slim hope that if McCain gets the nomination, he’ll put Joe on the ticket.

    Stringing him up and parading him down Pennsylvania Avenue in his birthday suit is too good for him (and too nauseating for the rest of us).

    I could suggest another form of punishment for Lieberman, but then I’d wind up on a “No-Fly” List and my job requires I be able to travel…

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