I don’t blame you for holding out as long as you did – it’s hard to believe that you and your ideas have been left behind, jilted by the once great Party you’ve served for half your life. It’s natural to hold on, to deny the horrible truth, for as long as possible. When the moment finally came for you, I’m sure it was bitterly painful, and in the words of a president who wasn’t really all that bad (except for the lying part), “I feel your pain.” Senator Lieberman, I have been reading dozens of liberal/leftist blogs since the campaign began – oppo research, you know – and I regret to inform you that the people currently in control of the Democrat party simply loathe you. The most common epithet thrown you way is “Bush Lite.” While I’m sure the people of Connecticut love and respect you on a constituent basis, the Democrats at large do not.
So, what’s next?
There is a party that agrees with about 90% of what you believe. A party of respect for differences under its big tent. A party waxing strong, with a good leader. A party that is going to kick some ass in November. Why not join it?
Senator, I invite you to join the Republican Party.
It should be obvious to you by now that you didn’t leave them, they left you. I know, as a man of deep loyalty, the very idea of switching is shocking to you, but, come on. You know it’s time. Remember how awful you felt about your support for President Clinton as the price of getting on the Gore ticket? Remember how you felt after the election, when you realized you had been seduced by the Great Temptation of being allowed Inside where you could Do Good? Put all that behind you, Senator.
Come in from the cold.
And bring Zell with you.
The Happy Carpenter
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