Connecticut for Lieberman Party calls on Lieberman to resign

According to the Connecticut Post, Connecticut for Lieberman Party Chairman John Orman called Tuesday for Sen. Joe Lieberman to resign, saying his advocacy of a military strike against Iran could explode into a global conflict. “He has crossed the line,” said Orman, a professor of politics at Fairfield University. “His unilateral warmongering could lead to a new World War III.”

What I don’t get is what the Connecticut for Lieberman Party expected. Does it really surprise anyone that Lieberman would say such a thing?

39 Responses to “Connecticut for Lieberman Party calls on Lieberman to resign”

  1. Volunteer Voters » Lieberman Part Of One — But Not Him Says:

    [...] Third Party Watch is confused that the chairman of Connecticut for Lieberman the Party, the party Joe Lieberman started to gain ballot access when he was defeated in the Democratic Party, is now speaking out publicly against Lieberman’s recent public statements towards Iran. What I don’t get is what the Connecticut Lieberman Party expected. Does it really surprise anyone that Lieberman would say such a thing? [...]

  2. Phil Says:

    The chair of CfL isn’t actually a supporter of Lieberman - he’s a disgruntled Democrat who ran against Lieberman in the 2006 primary before dropping out. After the election, he joined the CfL and highjacked it to cause embarrasing things like this. They’re also ballot qualified in 2008 and I’ve heard they may run opponents against Lieberman allies.

  3. Austin Cassidy Says:

    Well, that explains it…

    Oh, allow me to clear this up. The news story doesn’t really make it clear but this chairman is a former opponent of Lieberman who was actually running against him until Ned Lamont joined the race in 2006.

    When Joe Lieberman started the party it was purely for the ballot line. Joe didn’t even join the party. But John Orman did. He switched his registration officially and he then promptly marched down tho the Secretary of State’s office and submitted party rules which he then used to elected himself chairman of Lieberman’s own party.

    Nice.

  4. Cody Quirk Says:

    Ok…?

  5. Eric Dondero Says:

    Lieberman should join the Libertarian Party.

    When I was petitioning him to get on the ballot as an Independent (CT for Lieberman) in 2006, I ran into all sorts of self-described LP members. Every single one of them said they were “big Joe supporters” and loved the fact that he was finally running as an Independent.

    Some of them were puzzled as to why he wasn’t just running on the LP ticket.

    Every one of them signed my petition.

    Many forget, in the 2006 race, Lieberman was slammed by his opponent Ned Lamont for his support of school choice, ending affirmative action and “Bush’s tax cuts.”

  6. matt Says:

    Joe Lieberman uses force.

  7. globalist_elitist Says:

    Joe Lieberman’s stances on virtually every issue are the exact opposite of the Libertarian Party. He is for higher taxes, big government, censorship, church/state co-mingling, imperialist war, etc. I don’t know if he is good on even one issue.

  8. Nigel Watt Says:

    If Joe Lieberman starts paying dues to the Libertarian party, the Party should refund them.

  9. Brian Says:

    Hey Sen. Lieberman, I read that the Turkish military crossed into the Kurdish part of Iraq. Maybe we should bomb them too. We wouldn’t want to look like we’re playing favorites.

  10. Andy Says:

    “Eric Dondero Says:

    June 14th, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    Lieberman should join the Libertarian Party”

    LOL!!

    When I say “Laughing Out Loud” I’m not just saying it as an expression, I just literally Laughed Out Loud.

    This is one of the most ridiculous things that I’ve ever heard.

    “I ran into all sorts of self-described LP members. Every single one of them said they were “big Joe supporters” and loved the fact that he was finally running as an Independent.

    Some of them were puzzled as to why he wasn’t just running on the LP ticket.”

    If these people were really Libertarian Party members they would have to be the most confused, stupid/ignorant Libertarian Party members of which I’ve ever heard.

    “globalist_elitist Says:

    June 14th, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    Joe Lieberman’s stances on virtually every issue are the exact opposite of the Libertarian Party. He is for higher taxes, big government, censorship, church/state co-mingling, imperialist war, etc. I don’t know if he is good on even one issue.”

    Here’s an occassion where I completely agree with one of Globalist_Elite’s posts.

    Joe Lieberman is one of the most anti-liberty people in the US Senate, and this really says something given how anti-liberty the US Senate is.

    I did a little bit of fact checking on Lieberman a few months back when Eric started the abomination knows as “Libertarians for Lieberman” and here are a couple of interesting things that I found.

    Over the a 14 year period, the National Tax Payer’s Union (an organization that lobbies for less taxes and less spending) gave Joe Lieberman 12 grades of F (as in Failure) and 2 D’s (the second lowest grade).

    Gun Owners of American (one of the most hardcore gun rights groups in the country) gave Joe Lieberman the LOWEST possible grade of ZERO.

    Joe Lieberman is also for censorship and he supports other police state legislation, and on top of this, he’s a warmonger. The fact that Joe Lieberman is a warmonger is the only reason that Eric likes him.

  11. matt Says:

    Speaking of Laughing alound, Andy,

    Joe Lieberman can has fascism, LOL!

    http://icanhascheezburger.com/

  12. [email protected] Says:

    The very name of the party seems like a Freudian slip to me. “Lieberman for Connecticut” could be read to imply that Lieberman wants to serve Connecticutians. “Connecticut for Lieberman,” on the other hand, implies that the state of Connecticut exists for the purpose of providing Joe Lieberman with a US Senate seat. Which, so far as I can tell, is in fact Lieberman’s attitude.

  13. Fran Pierson Says:

    People must be brain-dead not to understand that Lieberman is another Adolph Hitler, & only if he could, he would probably write another “My Struggle” book. In this book, Lieberman would love to propose the strategy for extermination of those Middle-Easterners, (ONLY IF THE WORLD WAS NOT WATCHING) just as Hitler proposed the strategy for the extermination of his “inferiors”. It’s the same & identical coin, but this time, you see the other side of it!!
    (Since I was talking about World War II and before, I wish that we had our great President Eisenhower in the White House right now! What a great leader! What a great man! The exact opposite of Lieberman!)

  14. David W Says:

    Eric Dondero - careful, your agenda is showing! You obviously have no idea what a Libertarian is. You seem to be motivated by your sense of personal betrayal that your former employer, Rep. Ron Paul, didn’t let you dictate his principles after 9/11. We know who you are, and I, for one, don’t buy a bit of your BS.

  15. globalist_elitist Says:

    Eisenhower? You mean the guy who orchestrated the coup to oust the democratically elected, secular government of Iran? You mean the Eisenhower administration that single-handedly created Islamo-fascism? I’m sure Lieberman is a big fan of his.

  16. Eric Dondero Says:

    Again, Ned Lamonte, Lieberman’s opponent slammed him in the primary with television commercials. Lamonte accused Lieberman of supporting: “School choice, ending Affirmative Action, Bush’s tax cuts, and even privatization of Social Security.”

    Now, let’s take this one by one, shall we?

    I believe that School choice is part of the Libertarian Party platform.

    Last time I checked ending Affirmative Action was a prime goal of Libertarians. For those who are unaware, Tim O’Brien, Leonard Schwart (both with the Libertarian Party) and Leon Drolet (strong ties to the Libertarian Party), led the effort to repeal the successful Affirmative Action quotas in Michigan last year. In fact, the Michigan press even slammed the effort for being led by a bunch of “Libertarians.”

    Next item: Oh yeah, tax cuts. Golly gee? I wonder, someone help me out here. Are tax cuts part of the Libertarian agenda?

    And Privatization of Social Security. That was the last shoe to drop late in the primary campaign. Lamont “lamented” the fact in hard hitting TV commercials that Lieberman was a “strong supporter of privatizaion of Social Security.”

    Tax cuts, privatizing SS, School Choice, and ending Affirmative Action. Doesn’t get much more Libertarian than that.

  17. Nigel Watt Says:

    Doing a few Libertarian things does not make one a libertarian.

  18. Chris Bennett Says:

    Eric Dondero only wants to fashion his style of libertarianism to what is right for him. Dondero is no libertarian…he continuously supports candidates who are racist and for gun control and censorship. Dondero at best is a rightist neo-conservative with minimal libertarian leanings. This is the same guy who brags about having fornicated with prostitutes from all over the world. Dondero give up-who are you really fooling? You are no libertarian….stop calling yourself one!

  19. Sean Scallon Says:

    Gee Eric what’s going to happen when the war comes to an end? Do you cease to exist? Disappear? Self-distruct? (God willing)

    So you went all the way from Texas to Conneticut to canvas for Joe. Why would you do that unless it had something to do with the war? Did you think Lieberman was a libertarian when he was Al Gore’s vice-presidential nominee or running for president in 2004? Hmmm? No you went there because you felt warmonger Joe was going to be tossed out of the Senate after losing his primary election to an antiwar candidate, so he needed to run as an independent.

    Apparently Eric doesn’t understand that war begates big government and such government doesn’t go away after the war ends. Hell we’re still paying a tax on our phone bill levied from the fricking Spanish-American War for crying out loud. But in Eric’s warped mind libertarianism should support such war and support the empire, just suck from the federal tit and look respectable. Well I’ve got news for you Eric, you’re not a libertarian, you’re a right-wing social democrat (i.e. neocon) and no amout of hot air on your part is going to change that. You’ve made your views known.

    Ron Paul has a message for you Eric and all your pro-war libertarian buddies who can fit together in small room “You can be free and alive.” I agree and so do many others.

    Oh he has another message for you too:

    “If Eric Dondero is all I have to worry about, I don’t have much to worry about.”

  20. Andy Says:

    “Phil Says:

    June 14th, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    The chair of CfL isn’t actually a supporter of Lieberman - he’s a disgruntled Democrat who ran against Lieberman in the 2006 primary before dropping out. After the election, he joined the CfL and highjacked it to cause embarrasing things like this. They’re also ballot qualified in 2008 and I’ve heard they may run opponents against Lieberman allies.”

    This is a perfect example of something that I’ve brought up here several times and that is infiltration. This guy infiltrated the Conneticut for Lieberman Party and now he’s screwing it up from within. Libertarians could learn a lesson here.

  21. Trent Hill Says:

    Dondero,

    Koala bears eat organic food. They are carbon based. They have children. They learn. They live on earth.

    I eat organic food. I am carbon based. I have children. I learn. I live on earth.

    Therefor—I am a Koala Bear

  22. globalist_elitist Says:

    In fact, the Michigan press even slammed the effort for being led by a bunch of ‘Libertarians.’

    Yes, and that’s why the word “Libertarian” is a synonym for “racist” in my state now.

  23. globalist_elitist Says:

    “Hell we’re still paying a tax on our phone bill levied from the fricking Spanish-American War”—I think that tax was recently repealed, wasn’t it? Wasn’t that the tax credit I received?

  24. matt Says:

    “This is a perfect example of something that I’ve brought up here several times and that is infiltration. This guy infiltrated the Conneticut for Lieberman Party and now he’s screwing it up from within. Libertarians could learn a lesson here.”

    Well put, Andy. That polysci prof is to Conneticut for Lieberman what Eric Dondero is to the LP, more or less.

  25. Andy Says:

    “Trent Hill Says:

    June 15th, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    Dondero,

    Koala bears eat organic food. They are carbon based. They have children. They learn. They live on earth.

    I eat organic food. I am carbon based. I have children. I learn. I live on earth.

    Therefor—I am a Koala Bear”

    LOL!

  26. Andy Says:

    “Well put, Andy. That polysci prof is to Conneticut for Lieberman what Eric Dondero is to the LP, more or less.”

    Yes, you are correct. That polyci prof is also to Conneticut for Lieberman what Ron Paul is to the Republican Party and what Frank Gonzalez is (to a lesser extent so far) to the Democratic Party. I think that more Libertarians need to learn about the art of infiltration.

  27. LBrowne Says:

    What did those dumb fucks in Conneticut expect from this asshole. Is he promoting the safety of the Unted States or just war mongering for the State of Isreal.

  28. alex p. Says:

    Personally I think that Joe Lieberman has to understand that he can not run Israeli foreign policy in the USA.His vote for the Iraq war and push for attacking Iran was just a proof that he is one of many lobbyist working for the state of Israel infiltrated to the highest ranks in to the United States government.The time is coming that people like him even with the media on there side(who else can be controlling it) are going to be kicked out of USA foreign and domestic policy making.So please Mr.Lieberman do everybody a favor,quit politics move to Israel and enjoy your fallafel and yours wars but next time with your Israeli children.

  29. Tom Gellhaus Says:

    Eric D. has come up with the ultimate winning ticket for 08 !

    Rudy Giuliani for president, and Joe Lieberman for VP !

    Not only is it a bipartisan ticket (R/D), it’s Libertarian too, at the same time !

    /sarcasm…OFF

  30. matt Says:

    LIEberman’s here to stay.

    He could switch to the GOP and have a Senate seat for the rest of his life, so infatuated are they with his war obsession. Hopefully he’ll be flushed out of the Senate and down into the AIPAC realm next time he comes up for re-election, but I’m not betting on it.

  31. globalist_elitist Says:

    Not true at all. Lieberman has no intention of running again, and if he did, there is no way in hell he would get elected.

    Check
    out my u4prez campaign

  32. Cody Quirk Says:

    Eric,

    What?! Are you stupid or something?!

    Lieberman is NO Libertarian! GE & Andy already hit the nail on the head.

  33. globalist_elitist Says:

    Just when I was getting my Anti-Lieberman on, someone posts a pic of him with Barney. Look at ol’ Joe. Doesn’t he look like a grown-up baby? I bet Hadassa puts him diapers for lovemaking like those freaks on Jerry Springer.

    My opinion on Lieberman: He was an honest politician, even though I disagreed with him, until he lost to Lamont. That made him blow his fucking lid. Now the dude is insane. I have a new name for him: Joe Americanidinejad.

  34. Eric Dondero Says:

    Sean, I understand fully that FASCISM BEGETS BIG GOVERNMENT.

    If you’re so opposed to Big Government, THAN HOW IN THE HELL CAN YOU BE A DEFACTO SUPPORTER OF ISLAMO-FASCISM???

    These people want to outlaw prostitution, throw marijuana smokers in jail for life, stone “loose women” to death in town squares, force your girlfriend to wear an ugly black burqa from head to toe, cut off the genitals of your gay friends, and make you bow down to Allah 5 times a day at the point of a gun.

    Talk about Big Govenment

    Did you see what happened over the weekend in the Middle East? The Crazed Muslim Radicals took over Gaza. They brutally murdered Fata-affiliated men in front of their families. They threw other Fata-affiliated men off the roofs of tall buildings to their deaths.

    My God man! Wake up. Radical Islam is BIG GOVERNMENT ON STEROIDS, almost as bad as Pol Pot, certainly rivaling Stalin and Hitler.

  35. Eric Dondero Says:

    I notice not a single individual here addressed the most important point in my post: That numerous Libertarian Party members in Conn. fully supported Lieberman. In fact, there were two or three guys, who came up to me when I was petititioning there, who were self-described “Libertarian Party members” who told me, word for word, “Joe is the best!”

    Don’t take my word for it. Ask some CT LPers.

  36. globalist_elitist Says:

    “These people want to outlaw prostitution, throw marijuana smokers in jail for life, stone “loose women” to death in town squares, force your girlfriend to wear an ugly black burqa from head to toe, cut off the genitals of your gay friends, and make you bow down to Allah 5 times a day at the point of a gun.”

    Sounds like my congressman, Tim Walberg or the platform of the GOP-TX.

    Secondly, “Radical Islam is BIG GOVERNMENT ON STEROIDS, almost as bad as Pol Pot, certainly rivaling Stalin and Hitler.” Hey, we agree. But that doesn’t mean we fundamentally transform our country in order to combat it. Expansion of global traded, not global bombing, is the way to defeat Islam in general.

  37. Andy Says:

    “Eric Dondero Says:

    June 18th, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    I notice not a single individual here addressed the most important point in my post: That numerous Libertarian Party members in Conn. fully supported Lieberman. In fact, there were two or three guys, who came up to me when I was petititioning there, who were self-described ‘Libertarian Party members’ who told me, word for word, ‘Joe is the best!’

    Don’t take my word for it. Ask some CT LPers.”

    To repeat what I said about this above:

    If these people were really Libertarian Party members they would have to be the most confused, stupid/ignorant Libertarian Party members of which I’ve ever heard.

  38. Eric Dondero Says:

    Yeah, the GOP of Texas platform is anti-liberty alright, Pro-Drug War and all.

    Guess that’s why a staunch Conservative Republican State Senator here in Texas just introduced a Bill to allow for Voluntary Needle Exchange programs statewide.

    Funny how when a Conservative Republican does something Pro-Liberty, Libertarians always seem to find a way to completely ignore it.

  39. Jason Says:

    So the way to advocate small government is to expand it both abroad and domestically by warfare? Yes, expand it abroad. You are like those who embraced communism to fight fascism, and vice versa, Eric.

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