Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Joe Lieberman BEGGED Barack Obama For Help in 2006 Senate Race.

Joe Lieberman was in a FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE against Ned Lamont in 2006.

Many Democrats played "status quo" and backed him over Ned Lamont.

But he begged Barack Obama for his help. Why? He is the rising star of the Democratic Party and he carries weight, that is why.

Joe Lieberman lost the primary to Ned Lamont, thus struck out as an independent. One thing about many hard core democrats, they back the party, thus many stood on the sidelines and kept their distance.

Oh, another reason. It was a CHANGE MID-TERM ELECTION YEAR and people do REMEMBER.


Specifically, a top official on Joe Lieberman's 2006 Senate reelection campaign tells me that Lieberman's staff practically begged Barack Obama to come in and endorse him at a critical moment -- requests that Obama agreed to, helping Lieberman minimize the damage from challenger Ned Lamont's recent entry into the contest.

Begged? Begged the now Democratic Nominee for help in a senate race for his life. So what does he do? Joe Lieberman becomes a traitor.

There is a diary that has sat on the recommend list for a good part of the day and rightly so. The diarist asks THE DEMOCRATS, what the hell are you going to about Joe?

This is a good question. Are the democrats going to let him run rampant and smear Obama's name? Why don't they just kick him out of the democratic caucus? All these questions are relevant, but the answer will be this.


Joe Lieberman is a bitter, ungrateful, angry man. He is angry at the Democratic Party because they did not stand up for him. But they did during the Democratic Primary, and the ones that did took some serious heat from the left.

The problem is that Joe Lieberman forgot what it is to be a Democrat. He lost the Democratic Primary in Connecticut to Ned Lamont. It was Joe Lieberman who decided to run as an Independent, thus he ran away from his party. It was his decision, all on him.

Joe Lieberman was shocked that Barack Obama called him out on distorting his record towards Israel. He should be. The other "Democrats" have not stood up to him, nor tried to correct his lies. We can not have a man who caucus with Democratic Senators one minute, then turn around and go on Fox or God Forbid, Rush Limbaugh and continue to distort not only Obama's record towards Israel, but soon the Democratic Party's position.

So, after all that Barack Obama has done for Joe Lieberman and has been heavily scrutinized for it, Lieberman turns around and endorses John McCain and becomes a bulldog against the very man he begged to help save his career.

The top Lieberman official, who was directly involved in securing Obama's help, tells me that the campaign was desperate for Obama to come to Connecticut in March of 2006, soon after Lamont entered the race.

"We needed him to strongly validate us as a candidate that liberal Democrats should not desert," the official tells me. "We went to the Obama operation with a very urgent plea for him to come out for us."

It's well known that Obama's 2006 endorsement was important. But it's not widely understood just how urgently the Lieberman people begged for Obama's help at a critical moment in Lieberman's career -- and in that light, just how much of a back-stabbing Lieberman's attacks on Obama now represent.

It is time for the Democratic Party to write off Joe Lieberman for good. He is a disgust and a travesty.

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