What do I find in my inbox today, but a missive from Nancy DiNardo, telling me how shocked, truly shocked she is at that fact that Joe Lieberman is not a man of his word:
“I continue to be disappointed beyond words with Joe Lieberman, as are a lot of Connecticut Democrats — saddened, surprised, and truly disheartened by just how completely he has abandoned the Democratic principles that have guided him over the years and the Party whose members have supported him and helped him achieve his goals. As recently as 18 months ago, Senator Lieberman was telling us Democrats that he shares our values, and with the exemption of Iraq, that he agrees with us on the issues we care so much about — critically important issues like a woman’s right to choose, tax and economic policies, healthcare and education. Moreover, in July of 2006, Senator Lieberman even stated that he intended to work to help a Democrat get into the White House in 2008. His endorsement of Senator McCain means he either doesn! ’t care about the issues noted above, or he’s putting politics ahead of people. If you look at Senator McCain’s voting record, and campaign platform – on these, and many other issues we care about – you’ll understand why I am saying this. This is a man, Senator McCain, who proudly says he was a “foot soldier” in the Regan Revolution. Senator McCain is wrong on the issues we Democrats care so much about—and he’s wrong by a lot. I am proud to stand with my fellow Democrats and announce that we as a Party will grow stronger and do everything in our power to make sure a Democrat is elected in November, “ said Nancy DiNardo, Chairwoman, CT. Democratic Party.
Gosh Nancy, there are a lot of us who aren’t at all surprised by what Joe did. We were the ones who didn’t attend his party in Washington the day he was sworn in after the 2006 election. You remember that election. It was the one where you and “a lot of Connecticut Democrats” quietly subverted the Democratic candidate to help Joe. Had you bothered to ask us we could have told you he would stick the knife in when he got the chance. In fact, we were saying it at the time.