by Max Brantley
A blog reader files this report from NE Arkansas:
I was at a "Brown Bag" Question and Answer lunch today with Sen. Pryor in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I asked him the question, "How can you be a member of the DSCC, with a mission to elect Democrats to Congress, and at the same time support Joe Lieberman over Ned Lamont?" The room got very quite. With a smile on his face he said, "Don't ask me to be consistent." He then went on the rationalize away the problem by talking about how Joe was such a good guy and the Democrats need moderate voices, blah, blah, blah. He also said that in his view, the Republican party was becoming more conservative and the Democrats, more liberal. That is why he supports Lieberman. What a bunch of hooey!
Thanks for that report. If any others heard the talk and have further comments, send them along. But, really. When the editorial page of the Democrat-Gazette is backing Lieberman and, as this blog notes, the Republican Party is shunning its own nominee in providing support for Lieberman at the White House level, it is time to stop pretending that Lieberman is much of a Democrat, conservative or otherwise.