2006/11/26

McCain-Lieberman - A Democratic Wet Dream

With Joe Lieberman's hiring of Marshall Whitmann as his new communications director, the rumors of a McCain/Lieberman ticket in 2008 are flying once again. Pundits on the right (and even a few on the left) are slyly predicting that this could be a potent ticket for the GOP. But I don't buy it.

Here's the thing...McCain is already pissing off moderate Republicans--the few that still exist--with his recent coddling of the religious right. Add Lieberman to the mix, and you have a recipe for pissing off just about everybody. Rightist zealots will never trust a former Democrat, especially one that ran with Al Gore. Centrist Democrats aren't going to cross party lines for a turncoat and a spoiler who didn't know when to step aside, and leftist kooks would sooner vote for Barry Goldwater's ghost, as long as it ran as a Democrat and promised to raise the minimum wage.

There you have it, a GOP formula for disaster. Uhh...so...can I have McCain/Lieberman? Can I? CAN I? Pleeeeeaaaazzzzzeeee?!

16 Comments:

McCain/who I don't know yet, but there's your next President, with Karl Rove proving 06 was a fluke. The minute McCain started snuggling up to Bush, I thought right there; "There's a man who wants the votes of the Wrong Wing base", and he's done nothing except strengthen that assessment, since. John's selling his once independent soul for the White House. He's a slime waiting to drip down our leg.

Look for Liebermann to switch sometime before 08, as by then, the DP will have been successfully (and accurately) portrayed as the party of aimless drift. Anybody that would vote for that piece of "Jewish when it's convenient" shit isn't even close to being a Democrat, anyway. I'd be careful what I wished for. The RP supported, even funded to a degree, Liebermann's 06 run. They didn't do that for free. The devil will demand, and get, his due.
but I've never heard of a perennial vice-prez candidate. seems like once they lose, if they try again, it's for prez. well, joey's already done that. oh, he may switch, but i don't see him as McCain's pick for veep. McC would need someone that satisfies the fundy base. he'll be picking through slime, consulting pat robertson & james dobson. praying that jeb doesn't kiss him. ~~ D.K.
A pair of phony mavericks...hmmm, they have much in common.
Yeah, but if we get McCain/Lieberman, will they demand Hillary/Farakhan?
Oh, oh...let me answer this one:

Collusion
TFWY, I don't take the McCain/Lieberman stuff very seriously either. Who would want him on the ticket anyway. D.K. has a point in that you can't really have a perennial vice-presidential candidate. Too much of a stigma about bringing down the ticket.

Betty, Lieberman is a maverick? Maverick trouble-maker...sort of in the Nadar style.

Sewmouse, Farakhan is done. How about Jesse Jackson?

Fred...very cool! Is this what you've been spending your days doing with Photoshop? ;-)
I feel confident that everyone with a sense of humor from Jon Stewart, through your frogness, all the way down to me is salivating at a McCain-Lieberman "Traitors To Their Parties" tour.

P.S. A belated happy Thanksgiving back at ya.
I love the McCain/Lieberman ticket. That's what I want for Christmas. Almost as good as Giuliani at the top of the GOP ticket.
DBK, Knighterrant...the only thing that would be better than McCain/Lieberman or Giuliani/Anybody would be for Sam Brownback to run.
this is just some scary shit -- what are you trying to cause me day-time nightmares? smile

i pray some scandal comes to light -- which shouldn't be too hard for repugs now-a-days
Oh Brownback will run. THAT will be fun. He's a whack-job.

No one will vote for droopy dog. Lieberman on Gore's ticket was nothing but a drag. He's seen as a traitor and Bush's lap dog. It'd be the BEST way to get the Dems out in DROVES to vote against him!! WhoooHAAAA!!
AZG...I live to give you day-time nightmares, but just wait... This afternoon's post will be a doozy!

Pam, I'd like to see a Brownback/Perry ticket! Or maybe a Brownback/Hutchison ticket. Yum, YUM!
Brownback/Hutchison.
OMFG. HILARIOUS!!!
Ditto with NotMaverick/Loserman. Oh please, oh please.
Good lord..two fuckwits NO ONE will trust..bravo!
Hillcountrygal, yup it's the Texas demigod of Cheerleader Hair for me! Senator Kay in '08!

Dusty, that's why I can't understand all this hoopla. Nobody like Lieberman. What could McCain be thinking?
I know Lieberman would turn off many GOP voters, because he tends to be socially to the left. And yes, I doubt that many Dems would cross over to vote for a McCain/Lieberman ticket. And at this point, with McCain talking about sending more troops to Iraq, and with him cozying up to the religious kooks, I think a lot of GOP voters will be turned off by McCain too.

The picture if Chameleolieberman is great, but it could just as well be a picture of ChameleMcCain. McCain is getting into the trap of trying to be all things to all the various blocs within his fractious party. It is a delight to see him shooting himself in the foot, and probably causing rifts in his own party to widen as they try to sort out who to nominate in 2008.

And if we are somehow able to get a troop withdrawal started from Iraq within the next couple of years, and if we can basically end our occupation of Iraq, what issues will McCain have to run on? He will appear as a chameleon on just about any issues but those dealing with military matters... and maybe those too, by the time he contradicts himself and says sending more troops to Iraq was not a good idea, but a bad idea.

And McCain-Feingold, wasn't that about campaign finance reform? Wanna bet that McCain will take whatever money he can get, from whoever?

McCain, slime dripping down our collective leg indeed. He was brave in Vietnam, and he should be honored for his service to the country. On the other hand, he is selling his soul for a shot at the presidency, which tells me all I need to know about him... I think he's a power-hungry nutball.

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