Since when did Senator Joe Lieberman become an "Independent Democrat"? I'm serious.
I was just reading an article on CNN.com regarding the vote yesterday to preserve the non binding withdrawal vote, and it was mentioned that Republicans and Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman argued against the agreement.
Why is anyone, including Lieberman if he is so doing, calling the Senator an Independent Democrat. Is that a new party affiliation? Is it a hyphenate and therefor a legitimate part of the Independent movement? Or the Democratic party for that matter? No! I don't think it is.
I should point out here that the vote to preserve the non binding agreement passed with the Aye of TWO REPUBLICANS!
Oregon's Senator Gordon Smith and Nebraska's increasingly vocal anti war Senator Chuck Hagel both voted with the Democrats.
So we lost the vote of Joe Lieberman, who left the Democratic Party because Democrats in his state felt he was not honestly representing their views on the war; then turned Independent so that he could represent the more conservative elements of his state, namely Republicans, and now he's being called an Independent Democrat.
It just doesn't make sense to me sometimes.