Reminder to Harry Reid: Joe Lieberman is NOT a Democrat
Apparently, Senator Reid has seen fit to give the Democratic weekly radio address to Joe Lieberman. I didn't believe it when Markos posted it on the FP at DailyKos. I still can't believe it as I type this.
Apparently, a little history lesson is in order for our Democratic Leadership. Let me say it loud and clear.
Joe Lieberman is NOT a Democrat. Joe Lieberman caucuses with Democrats. Joe's position toward the party is what biologists call parasitic symbiosis: he attaches remora-like onto the Dems because we need him (temporarily), doing longterm damage to the host. In this specific case, he is most like this revolting creature: a worm that slowly eats at the tongue of its host fish, eventually replacing the fish's tongue with itself.
Joe Lieberman, you see, stopped being a Democrat when he refused to obey the dictates of the Democratic primary. He is now officially a "CfL", which best as I can tell translates roughly to either "chloroform" or "kerfuffle." Not that he can really claim a home there, either, since the takeover of his joke of a party by those who are officially on the Democratic Anti-Parasite platform.
Having Joe Lieberman give the Democratic address is to the nation is, well, like having parasite replace your tongue and then proceed to speak for you, as if it gave a damn either about you or about anything else in the big wide political sea except itself. You stand to gain absolutely nothing by doing it--and the parasite, despite its threats, wouldn't ever actually dare to try its luck in the shark-infested waters of the Republican opposition. Because let's be honest: nobody likes a parasite--unless, of course, they have serious self-esteem issues. Perhaps our leadership needs a group hug.
But since we don't have time for group hugs or lengthy therapy sessions in our supposedly "Mommy Party", allow me to make it clear in advance.
Joe Lieberman is not a Democrat. Let me repeat that. Joe Lieberman is not a Democrat.
Think I'm being unfair? Think I'm singling Joe out for his position on Iraq? Hardly.
To the best of my knowledge and every google search I could come up with, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has never given the Democratic weekly address. That doesn't surprise me, of course. You know why? Because Bernie Sanders, while a progressive champion, isn't officially a Democrat! He's a Socialist--and I'm sure our very careful "Leadership" has seen to it never to have a "Socialist" be the tongue of the Democratic Party. So why is Mr. Chloroform okay? What's the difference?
Perhaps we should consider allowing Mr. Nader to give the next address--after all, he's just as much a Democrat as Joe is--and has sucked just about as much life out of the party in the process.
Meanwhile, last I checked, the GOP has never allowed anyone from the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party or the Natural Law Party to give their national radio address. Their leadership obviously has either 1) superior brains, 2) superior common sense, or 3) superior moral fiber than our leadership, which will apparently sell itself out to parasitic vermin faster than a five-dollar whore. Since #3 is not an option (it's impossible to divide by zero, after all), it must be a failure of common sense.
So perhaps those of us with a little more common sense--those of us who would like to speak with our own tongues, for a change--might want to beat a little bit of that common sense into Senator Reid.
His contact info is below. Be polite, but be firm: you can't bestow moral or intellectual clarity on anyone if you sound like a firebreathing lunatic. But do be candid. Because it really comes down to one simple question: are you pro-Parasite, or anti-Parasite?
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