TPM Reader JW on Joe: "I offer this from the perspective of someone who is centrist and moderate, who doesnât read any of the lefty blogs and is not part of the grassroots or the Howard Dean wing of the Democratic party. I am socially liberal but fiscally conservative, and I while I might be considered a hawk on most foreign policy issues (say, Afghanistan), I strongly opposed the invasion of Iraq. Based on my own feelings from the moderate wing of the party, I donât think that the anti-Liebermanism is confined solely to the far left. The problem for me is that he is sanctimonious and seems to have this feeling that he owns his seat in the Senate. The fact that he would even considering running as an independent seems to be me to be appallingly self-centered. But his sanctimony stretches to other issues, most importantly Iraq. I donât see any difference between Bush and Lieberman on Iraq. He is one of those âeverything is going perfectly wellâ types who refuses to accept reality because it differs with what he wants reality to be. Some people may like that; most Republicans apparently do. Personally, though, I donât. I think that Lieberman has just run afoul of his own party, and not just the far left of it. When you donât see that coming, and youâd rather fight it than accept it and address it, itâs time to move on."