You know that something is terribly wrong with the Beltway psyche when Joe Lieberman’s ideology is considered serious, while Mike Gravel and Ron Paul, the ones opposed to the war in Iraq and to American military domination around the world, are regarded as insane lunatics, total losers, not fit even to be heard in public discourse among the “Serious”.
This is the same Joe Lieberman who is itching to bomb Iran for no good reason and who recently made a guest appearance at evangelical Minister John Hagee’s “bring on Armageddon” convention. Lieberman’s deranged and sycophantic speech was one you would expect to hear from a hobo on a street corner, rather than a US senator.
I would describe Pastor Hagee with the words the Torah uses to describe Moses, he is an “Eesh Elo Kim,” a man of God because those words fit him; and, like Moses he has become the leader of a mighty multitude in pursuit of and defense of Israel . . . .
What is most revealing about the Beltway media clique is how out of touch they are with the public. At a time that Bush enjoys record dissaproval rating, the conventional wisdom of firebrands like Lieberman are still regarded as moderate while anyone suggesting a change in a foreign policy that has spelled disaster for the US and world is portrayed as residing on the fringe.
Is there any wonder why the MSM is becoming increasingly irrelevant?