Just under a year till the '04 elections, and I'm officially posting my first prediction of the election year.
Hope you're sitting down, but I think I'm making a safe bet here.
If the donks nominate Howard Dean, then Joe Lieberman will be standing on the dias, in...
New York City, endorsing.......
........ George W. Bush.
"He seems to believe if you are just against everything, that's enough. Against removing Saddam Hussein, against middle-class tax cuts, against knocking down the walls of protection around the world so we can sell more products made in America," Lieberman said. "Dr. Dean has become Dr. No."
That pretty much sums up the huge majority of donk talking points. "against ___________"<--fill in blank. Wasn't "Dr. No" a villian, an enemy of freedom, not to mention an enemy of 007's?
Oh, and speaking about "enemies of freedom";
The Connecticut senator said former Vice President Al Gore's endorsement of Dean and the capture of Saddam Hussein have crystallized a stark choice voters face in the New Hampshire primary in six weeks.
You really didn't think that the Al-bot's perfidy and opportunistic backstabbing wasn't going to come back to haunt him? A bumper sticker saying "NEVER AGAIN, AL", might be fitting, here.
"We have already had three years of economic tough times because of George Bush," he said.
Lieberman honestly disagrees with Bush on these issues. But I'll bet that he'd gulp down those disagreements in order to keep President Bush in office, rather than seeing a Deanisian Disaster take the Oath of Office. Joe at least understands that we'll not have an economy to worry about, if the Dunces for Dean crowd get their way.
"We cannot replace that with another spat of backward policies that would only burden the middle class even further ... and we cannot replace the foreign policy that has antagonized our allies with one that would be weak and would isolate us in a growing economic world."
Parsing the preceeding. He's calling Dean's economic, trade and general domestic policies "backward", for crying out loud! And his take on Dean's foreign policies? He describes them as "weak" and "would isolate us in a growing economic world". Joe's no fan of Bush's, but he's coming awfully close to repudiating the lunatic left's positions enough to find himself in the President's camp in the fall of '04.
"It goes beyond Iraq (news - web sites)," Lieberman said during a speech at a plant he had toured. "The fact is that Governor Dean has made a series of dubious judgments and irresponsible statements in this campaign that together signal that he would take us back to the days when we Democrats were not trusted to defend our security."
Joe, hate to have to tell you this, but you donks are still not trusted to defend our society. Frankly, I doubt you'll ever find that trust in this, or the next generation.
On domestic issues, Lieberman said Dean wants to raise taxes on the middle class, pose new regulations on businesses, and rebuild the trade barriers.
"That would start a trade war and cost millions of Americans their jobs. The man who didn't want to fight a war we should have fought now wants to start a war we shouldn't start," he said.
Go Joe, go! I love it when a donk campaigns so hard for Republican positions. Actually, these are solid, to the core All-American positions. Just nice to see Joe on the side of right (literally and figuratively), on these.
If I'm right, I'll buy myself a bottle of bourbon. If I'm wrong, I'll settle for buying myself a beer.
That said, I'll make another prediction.
Dean will crater and self destruct long before he's has the delegates to even be a factor for the donkination.