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July 31, 2006 2:37 p.m.

Two TPM Readers on Joe …

TM: Like you, I’ve always liked Joe Lieberman. If he had an honest opinion Iraq differing from most Dems, I’d be more able to accept it – but his ‘buttering-up of Bush’ astounds me. Particularly, as this Congress, almost monthly, seems to willingly concede more and more of its Constitutional powers to the Executive Branch. I’m even more stunned by the willingness of old-style Conservatives to rarely, if ever, question or even discuss the erosion of power in the Legislative Branch. I’m old enough to remember when the prime priorities of Conservatives were decreasing the size and spending of the Federal Government and loudly decrying and battling any attempt by the Feds to introduce any program that, in any way, decreases Personal Privacy and Liberty.

LG: Wonder if you’ve read MYDD today – Matt Stoller references Josh’s posting and then brings up all the times this “principled” Democrat has sold out his party and America. From the Clinton Healthcare debacle to the Lewinsky Affair to his undermining of Gore during the election (and not just the Cheney debate, either). I’m just wondering, then, why Josh finds Joe’s comeuppance so painful to watch. From my vantage point: I’m cheering the fall of an ongoing thorn in the side of the Democratic Party and one that needed to be pulled out long ago.

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