Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stop being so stupid, Michael Moore

I don't like Joe Lieberman either, but calling for a boycott of the state of Connecticut is just stupid:

People of Connecticut: What have u done 2 this country? We hold u responsible. Start recall of Lieberman 2day or we'll boycott your state,

he tweeted.

Um, it's called democracy. And, like it or not, Lieberman beat Lamont to win re-election in '06. How could the people of Connecticut have known then what we know now, namely, that Lieberman would flip-flip and block efforts to include a public option and/or a Medicare buy-in in the Senate's health-care reform bill?

We could have expected as much, specifically that he would be a thorn in Democrats' sides on a variety of issues, which is why many of us opposed him then and opposed the Democrats' decision, at Obama's urging, to allow him not just to caucus with the Democrats after last year's election, for which he campaigned eagerly for his pal McCain, turning viciously on Obama, but to keep his seniority and committee leadership positions, but why hold the entire state of Connecticut responsible for his misdeeds? The people of Connecticut will have an opportunity to decide what to do with him in '12, should he run, and I suspect they'll kick him out of office with all the decisive indignation they can muster.

Oh, and Moore might want to get his facts straight. There is no recall provision in Connecticut.

And what a terrible precedent it would be if entire states were boycotted for partisan political reasons, as if all there is to a state is how it votes. Because if you want to boycott Connecticut, then you should probably also boycott Nebraska, which elected Ben Nelson. And then what would stop Republicans from boycotting every "Democratic" state?

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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  • what is going on with our world today?

    By Anonymous martha wadkins, at 12:02 AM  

  • Well, some people are wasting time calling for boycotts.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 12:59 AM  

  • Lieberman's an ass...he's holding the health care thing as a hostage. He was for Medicare expasion just three months ago. He's screwing with it as a power grab. Sorry guys, but a boycott is one of the only ways to get people to listen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:56 PM  

  • I'm wondering how I would boycott Connecticut. Cancel that luxury winter getaway to Hartford? Stop buying Connecticut bananas?

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 11:04 AM  

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