"Which is why you should always do the right thing, instead of trying to be so fucking politically cunning, if you try to play pretend you’re a politician with actual power in politics you’ll end up eating shit and knowing you deserve it because guess what? you supported the devil and he, as always, screwed you over in return.
Remember Kant’s universal maxim folks, and make damn sure you’re always on the side history will look back on and say “they did the right thing.”
That’s what progressive politics is all about after all - doing the right thing."
And the point is that progressives should not be supporting Lieberman simply because he has a "D" after his name. That's exactly the same sort of stupid as supporting Bush because he sticks an "R" there. The two men think exactly alike - to the extent that they do, of course - and neither represent anything that real democrats and progressives or real conservatives would approve of. They are of a kind; both men are for sale to the highest bidder, and that is all you really need to know; all else is protective camouflage, without substance or meaning.
By the way, I do not think Lieberman is the sort to approve of the willful napalming of babies, or the meaningless sacrifice of young men and women in the name of a corporatist adventure.
I just think that's a price he's willing to pay. Omelets and eggs, you know.
Actual slavering approval would indicate that he at least had some character, some juice to him. But I'm sincerely convinced that human beings exist to him only as factors in a political calculation, along with expressed faith and the moral absolutes he so loves to wrap himself in. It's all about demographics to him; appearing to do the right thing to the right audience at the right time; with as little commitment to actual commitment as possible.
Were you to sum up his career in two words, it would be identical to that of the majority in the house and senate at the moment.
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