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Old 02-11-2002, 01:30 PM   #1
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Joe Lieberman on "Axis of Evil"

Well this is a short post, but I just heard a comment from (sen?) Joe Lieberman on this and his comment was " I don't think these countries are the axis of evil, I think they ARE evil". It was a short clip on FOX News Channel just now.

Because this group has very thoughtful posts and replies, I would value your opinions on his comment either way.

I say good for you, Mr. Lieberman. Assuming he means their leadership's intentions and not the whole of the nations, of course.

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It's acceptable for Senator Lieberman to say that; he's a Democrat.
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Sen. Lieberman isn't exactly your epitome of liberal Democrat. He openly has differed with the party on certain issues. Hence, I am not really surprised as to what he has said, although I would also not say that he is totally representative of the party itself. That would be like saying that the opinions of Sen. Jeffords of Vermont was representative of the Republican Party before he switched over. With that, I believe there was a Republican Congressman who was angered at Bush's "axis of evil" statement. I wish I remembered his name, but heard his statement on NBC.

I would be interested in hearing what other key Democrats have said in regards to this statement before I reserve any further judgment.

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With that, I believe there was a Republican Congressman who was angered at Bush's "axis of evil" statement. I wish I remembered his name, but heard his statement on NBC.
Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska), usually very conservative and from a very conservative state.
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All this talk of calling other countries evil is really nothing new for those of us over 30 and who can remember the Reagan era. He called Russia the "evil empire".
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I wasn't really sure how to recieve that statement when I heard it because I haven't really seen much of Sen. Lieberman. The whole campaign was AL GORE and AL GORE and also some AL GORE. Perhaps, there is something to this Lieberman guy? Maybe I am just all warm and fuzzy whenever I hear democratic support of Bush.

So Melon, when is our boy Joe switching parties?

And when you say "key Democrats", please don't tell me you are referring to DICK Gephardt or Tom Dasshole



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Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska), usually very conservative and from a very conservative state.
Who does he think he is? John McCain??


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So Melon, when is our boy Joe switching parties?
It's funny. In the U.K., the Tories have a substantial moderate wing (see John Major) and a substantial conservative wing (see Margaret Thatcher). They don't make any secret of it either. With Republicans, there is this constant attempt at "unity," and the moderate Republicans seem to be drowned out by the conservatives.

Yes, Lieberman does have his conservative elements, but he still has many Democratic elements to him as well. You'll have to ask him yourself one day why he is a Democrat over a Republican.

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And when you say "key Democrats", please don't tell me you are referring to DICK Gephardt or Tom Dasshole
Hmm...this coming from a Republican VP named "DICK" and a Republican President named "BUSH." When "Dick" and "Bush" get together, it's bound to be messy.

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He has been compared to McCain, but he is usually more conservative than the Honorable Senator from Arizona. Hagel has been pushing a Bush-backed campaign finance reform package as an alternate to McCain-Feingold.

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He has been compared to McCain, but he is usually more conservative than the Honorable Senator from Arizona. Hagel has been pushing a Bush-backed campaign finance reform package as an alternate to McCain-Feingold.

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Thank you U2Bama, I sense a little sarcasm in your voice towards McCain. Good for you
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All this talk of calling other countries evil is really nothing new for those of us over 30 and who can remember the Reagan era. He called Russia the "evil empire".
Yeah, and it caused a great commotion in the press, if I recall.

It caused such a reaction then (as the "Axis of Evil" comment does know) because it is the exception, not the rule. Rather, over the last twenty years we've seen administrations go from "rogue states" to "states of concern", etc. We've seen politicians completely unwilling to call evil states "evil" for fear of upsetting people.

That said, Lieberman was right in his comments - though I STILL don't fully trust a guy who looks WAY too much like Senator Palpatine from The Phantom Menace:





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So Melon, when is our boy Joe switching parties?

You Know.. I'm not so sure that something like this isn't going on.. this time in favor of the Republicans.. I forget the name I heard being tossed around, but There was something sort of underground that I read of this sorts.. a Democrat possibly switching sides in the SEnate...

OFf to dig a bit more,

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Mr. Leiberman needs a lesson in ethics.

And a brain capable to learn from such a lesson.

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LoL Achtung Bubba!

They do look a lot alike

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Hmm...this coming from a Republican VP named "DICK" and a Republican President named "BUSH." When "Dick" and "Bush" get together, it's bound to be messy.

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