It's always worth bearing in mind the sheer scale of Lieberman's back stabbing as he now turns himself into Obama's leading attack dog.
His own campaign staff admit that he practically "begged" Obama to endorse him when he faced the challenge by Ned Lamont.
And now Lieberman has the gall to say this:
The top Lieberman official, who was directly involved in securing Obama's help, tells me that the campaign was desperate for Obama to come to Connecticut in March of 2006, soon after Lamont entered the race.
"We needed him to strongly validate us as a candidate that liberal Democrats should not desert," the official tells me. "We went to the Obama operation with a very urgent plea for him to come out for us."It's well known that Obama's 2006 endorsement was important. But it's not widely understood just how urgently the Lieberman people begged for Obama's help at a critical moment in Lieberman's career -- and in that light, just how much of a back-stabbing Lieberman's attacks on Obama now represent.
"It was a favor as huge as we could have gotten -- it was like a drowning man getting thrown a life preserver," the Lieberman official continued. "Just when Ned was trying to establish himself as a credible alternative on the war, Barack Obama came in and said, `Hey, I disagree with him on the war, but you should send him back to the Senate.'"
If we did what Sen. Obama wanted us to do last year, Al-Qaeda in Iran would be in control of Iraq today. The whole Middle East would be in turmoil and American security and credibility would be jeopardized.When one realises that Lieberman "begged" Obama to save his political career, it only makes the treachery that he is now engaging in all the more repulsive.
He would probably not have the platform that he is now using to attack Obama had Obama not come to his aid at the moment when he most needed it. As his own staff say, "It was like a drowning man getting thrown a life preserver". And now that same man is attempting to drown Obama.
Republicans always want elections to be about character rather than policies. Well, the character of the man slithering around reminding McCain of the difference between Shia, Sunni and al Qaeda is that of a snake.
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