Joe Lieberman on center-stage
Connecticut party Democrats punished Lieberman for his support of the War on Terror by nominating Ned Lamont. With our foreign policy at a tipping point, I believe we need Lieberman in the Senate.
My basic reaction to the Dems taking the House and the Senate is that if this was a pre-9/11 mid-term election year, I'd be cheering for the Dems to replace the GOP, but in this war-time election, the Dems scare me for the reason that Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card explained here. In a war, with the real-world stakes of war, America is either victorious or we are defeated, and the price for defeat may be delayed but it will be paid. The Republican-led government has not been altogether competent in the war, due to generational defects more than a political defect, but the Democrats in government often seem hell-bent on spectacular defeat.
I hope their anti-war positions have been a smoke-screen by the Democrats all along, and with power wrested from the Republicans, they'll get down to the serious business of winning the War on Terror. I know, I know - realistically, they're probably looking to pull a Nixonian retreat. I just hope Joe Lieberman, now as an Independent senator, will wield enough leverage in Congress to counter the alarming defeatist agenda of his Democratic colleagues while also taking a fresh approach to the war from the Republicans.