In his speech last evening, Joe Lieberman, the former Democrat turned turncoat, now an Independent, blasted the Republicans and no one noticed.
Except for Eric Alterman. Alterman pulled a couple of excerpts from Lieberman's speech:
"If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have taken on corrupt Republican lobbyists, or big corporations that were cheating the American people, or powerful colleagues in Congress who were wasting taxpayer money.
"But he did!
"If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have led the fight to fix our broken immigration system or to do something about it global warming.
"But he did!"
As Alterman asks, "...didn't Lieberman address the Republican convention -- shortly after the sitting Republican president -- and call the Republican Party a bunch of corrupt, cheating, tax-wasting do-nothings?"
Yes, he did!
Was anyone listening? Did the Repugs know they were being dissed? Did they even care?
Alterman suggests that the media might want to ask Lieberman to "expand those critiques, and why, if he believes them, he is still supporting the Republican presidential ticket in November."