When Independent Senator Joe Lieberman "conceded" his loss in the primary, he fell back on an old inside-the-beltway favorite - blame partisan politics.
"I am disappointed not just because I lost, but because the old politics of partisan polarization won today. For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot and will not let that result stand.
I expect that my opponent will continue to do in the general election what he has done in the primary ... partisan polarizing instead of talking about how we can solve people's problems, insults instead of ideas. In other words, more of the same old partisan politics that has assailed Washington today. "
Well, now Joe Lieberman has a chance to put his money where his mouth is. Not only are Republicans working for him and giving him money, the worst form of slime in American politics today, the right wing 527 attack group, has slithered its way into Connecticut politics.
"Veterans For Freedom" a right wing 527 creation that falsely advertised itself as "non partisan" till a forced IRS filing on July 31, 2006 showed their true colors ran an ad this week praising Senator Lieberman. Notice how they forgot the "527" part but conveniently still claimed to be "non partisan." For more details about how Vets For Freedom was created, read this great piece of writing and research that Dave Johnson and The Patriot Project had ready to go for just this moment.
So now Senator Lieberman - the time has come for you to stand up and say no thanks.
Demand that "Veterans For Freedom" crawl back under the rock they came from.
Demand that they don't do the Get Out The Vote program and rally they are planning to help you with.
There's no place in American politics for the smears and attacks of groups like the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth and Veterans For Freedom.
If you don't see that, Senator, there's no place for you either.
P.S. Please spare me Dan Gerstein's crappy excuses of "we're not working with them" - stand up and denounce them like the man some of your supporters still believe you to be.
Your silence will be your vote of complicity in their coming attacks.