A decision that will probably come back to haunt Senator Clinton

Tuesday, July 04, 2006
“But I want to be clear that I will support the nominee chosen by Connecticut Democrats in their primary," the New York Democrat (Hillary Clinton) added. "I believe in the Democratic Party, and I believe we must honor the decisions made by Democratic primary voters."

Is Senator Hillary Clinton acting out of principle? I am going to dodge that question. At the end of the day, however, the practical consequences of her decision is similar to throwing a bucket of blood on top of a swimmer desperately struggling to escape a shark. The radical leftists are now greatly encouraged to push the envelope even further. Senator Joseph Lieberman troubles, alas, are also our own. The country needs both major parties to be united regarding the war on terror. Instead, only Republicans can generally be trusted on issues of national defense. Even if Senator Lieberman ultimately wins the Democratic primary by a small margin, the damage has already been done. The rest of the so-called red state Democrats have been served notice: you are being excommunicated out of the party. The disingenuous pacifists now hold the veto power---and will turn your life into a living nightmare. They might have failed to destroy you in this election cycle, but your next election is only a few years away.


terrye said...


that remains to be seen. I think that what the Demcrats are doing to Lieberman is disgraceful but there are other Democratic Senators out there who have supported the war. Biden who is a critic of the bush administration is not a pacifist and neither is Nelson of Nabraska. Kerry could not even get a majority of Democrats in the Senate to sign on to his cut and run bill. And Lieberman is liberal in terms of many social issues. So I am not sure just what is going on here. It might have more to do with local politics than we imagine.