Joe Lieberman's Dangerous Alliance with Christian Zionists [VIDEO]

At a recent Manhattan fundraiser featuring high-profile Bush supporter and lifelong bachelor Ed Koch, Joe Lieberman sought to score easy points, and a few quick bucks, by tarring Democratic candidate Ned Lamont with the anti-Israel brush. Lamont, he said, was "surrounded by people who are either naïve or are isolationists or, frankly, some more explicitly against Israel."

Using his second favorite tactic -- race baiting -- Lieberman pointed to black congresswoman Maxine Waters, who abstained from voting for the Hezbollah condemnation, and Al Sharpton, who seldom speaks of Israel, but who has had tension with Jews in the past.

Of course, as Joe Conason noted recently in Salon: "Lieberman can hope to get away with his racially inflammatory strategy only if everyone else forgets not only his habit of sucking up to [Jesse] Jackson and Sharpton but his history of stroking the most bigoted black leader in the world."

That leader he's referring to, of course, is...

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