But like the proud history of so many Democrats before him, Joe Lieberman believed in a strong national defense.
And for that, he was purged from his Party.
I have three major problems with this:
1. First of all, mind your own business. You don't see Democrats moaning and complaining about what conservatives are attempting to do to Chafee in his primary in Rhode Island. They are attempting to take out a respected thorn in their side and replace him with someone whose backers want to shrink the government until democracy can be strangled in a bathtub, or eliminate the Department of Education, or whatever the Club for Growth is up to these days. Ken, before you start giving unsolicited lectures on Democratic primaries, you might want to spend a moment getting your own house in order.
2. Words have meanings. When talking about governments, purging has a very specific meaning. No one here was persecuted, no one sent to the firing squad, no one was forcibly resettled, and no one will be sent to a gulag (although the rest of Sean Smith's career may feel like one). And no one got an ice axe in the head.
Instead, we had an election. And one guy lost.
Ken, as the head of a political party, you might recognize elections as events that we have every year to decide who gets to represent us in office. Yesterday, we decided. So sorry. You would not recognize a purge, because we live in America.
3. I understand its your job to make the other side look bad so your side wins elections, but do you have to imply that we don't love our country at the same time? No one thinks we should have a weak national defense. In fact, most Americans would disagree that your party, this president, and your war are giving us a strong national defense. When looking at Connecticut, you would be wise to bet the over.
One last thing...
Joe Lieberman is a well-liked ... Senator
In America, we have this mechanism for determining whether a politician is well liked called "elections"... Oh, never mind.