Here’s a new vid from Brave New Films and the I don’t even understand really why this even has to be stated. Sen. Joe Lieberman not only campaigned against Barack Obama for John McCain BUT he did so in a way that questioned Obama’s patriotism and spread misinformation about Obama’s positions that matched the bogus GOP talking points. Here’s a few examples from ThinkProgress on how non-progressive and how non-interested in change this guy is:

Suggested that Obama could be a Marxist: When asked if Obama is “a Marxist as Bill Kristol says might be the case,” Lieberman replied, “Well, you know, I must say that’s a good question.” [4/14/08]

Linked Obama’s policies to socialism: “There are ways I suppose you can make an argument that there are some similarities between what Sen. Obama is talking about (‘spreading the wealth’) and classic, what used to be known as socialist theory…[but] I’m not going to use the name calling,” Lieberman said. [10/23/08]

Lieberman defended radical pastor John Hagee: Last year, Pastor John Hagee stirred a controversy after referring to Catholicism as “The Great Whore.” When it was revealed that he also said that “Hitler was a hunter” sent by God to get “the Jewish people” to “come back to the land of Israel,” Lieberman defended Hagee, saying his comments were taken “out of context.” Lieberman spoke at Hagee’s Washington-Israel Summit in July and compared Hagee to Moses. Even McCain denounced Hagee’s comments. [7/29/08]

Backed away from pre-election demands to investigate White House response to Katrina: Lieberman “quietly backed away from his pre-election demands that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans,” Newsweek reported. [1/12/07]

Said investigating Katrina was like “playing gotcha”: Lieberman said he was not interested in “looking back, and assigning blame would be a waste of Congress’ time.” Lieberman said he was reluctant to mount an investigation of the failures of the initial response, saying “We don’t want to play ‘gotcha’ anymore.” [1/30/07; 1/30/07]

Ummmm. Ok. Lieberman’s comments and conduct around Katrina alone should disqualify him from any position of importance among Democratic leaders not to mention his continued reluctance to hold any hearings around the management of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This guy should not continue to be rewarded with the prominent position of Homeland Security committee chair. We need change and Lieberman has proven he’s interested in swimming against the stream of change. Time to kick a scrub to the curb. Click here to get the phone numbers of the Democratic Steering Cmte to um, encourage them in that direction.

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