Monday, July 24, 2006

Lieberman Facing Criticism From Previously Reliable Blacks

According to this post by Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (don't ask about the name), Joe Lieberman is losing vital support from black communities in poor areas of Connecticut, including inner city Hartford, where Rep. Maxime Waters, a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, has been campaigning for Ned Lamont.

The analysis is a bit harsh. Lieberman has supported affirmative action throughout his career and has repeatedly stated that he will continue to do so. Although he probably has examined the issue of school vouchers more closely than most Democrats (and Republicans), he has never taken a vote to sell out public education.

Nevertheless, it's not hard to believe that many of Lieberman's constituents feel left out. Lieberman was too aggressive in his attempt to position himself as a centrist or conservative Democrat during his presidential campaign three years ago. He repeatedly touted his support for cuts in social programs.


Post a Comment

<< Home