Having attached himself so thoroughly to the president that he actually mimicked the president's you're with me or you give comfort to the enemy talking points, Lieberman is feeling the sting of criticism from those who ought to be in his corner.
Sometimes it comes in the form of an increasingly threatening challenge from within his party from one Ned Lamont, running to replace Lieberman as the Democratic candidate for Conn. senator.
Sometimes it comes in the form of smacking one's head at the complete cluelessness and disingenuousness of his spokespeople:
Thirdparty, writing "my head hurts from laughing," excerpts this quote on Lieberman's opponent for the Democratic primary from Joe's campaign manager:
"It shows Republicans do not want Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate because they know he's a strong, loyal Democrat, professing Democratic values.... It also probably shows the Connecticut Republican party is cheering on Ned Lamont and applauding his strategy of tearing down Senator Lieberman."Mmmhmm.
And sometimes disgust at Lieberman comes in the form of out and out satire. Jesus' General, noting that the FBI has Seattle's Raging Grannies under surveillance (no, that's not the satire... sit tight), pens a letter to Lieberman urging him to run ads highlighting the threats to our security and "about how the State Security Apparatus is shutting down the granny threat," because: "you might even silence your own critics."
"I put together this storyboard for just such an ad. Please feel free to use it."
For the final panel, go HERE. (Jesus'General, MyLeftNutmeg)
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