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Lieberman is a cancer

Look who he's hiring:

One of the most sought-after Republican pollsters -- Public Opinion Strategies' Neil Newhouse -- has agreed to handle the survey research for Lieberman's general election campaign. Newhouse also polls for Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) and Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) but has never worked for a Democratic candidate. Lieberman's media campaign will be overseen by Josh Isay, who advised New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (R) in 2005. Isay's move isn't likely to sit well with Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) -- chairman of Senate Democrats' campaign arm -- for whom Isay worked in 1998.[Whoopsie!]

The Quinnipiac poll also showed that Lieberman has become the de facto Republican nominee.

And, as Digby points out, Ho Lieberman has ripped the racist page right out of the Republican playbook, and is working it as hard as he can.

Gosh, it's sad what anger and a violated sense of entitlement can cause a man of principle like [cough] Our Joe to do, isn't it?

'Scuse me, got to go vomit now.

NOTE Oh, and Atrios eviscerates TPM's fill-in. TPM's fill-in calls focusing on Lieberman a typical Democratic "circular firing squad"--which ignores the fact that Lieberman, as the above post amply demonstrates, is a Republican. Now, I found the argument that Lieberman was dominating the coverage to be persuasive, and in fact was happy to start in on George Felix Allen (R[acist]-VA). But Atrios nails TPM's fill-in with the argument that Lieberman is going to raise the Republican turnout, and that hurts all Democrats. Worse, Lieberman is going to raise Republican turnout using Republican tactics--racism, calling opponents traitors, swiftboating, etc., all in that whiny sanctimonious voice. And, as usual, the press won't call him on it. So Atrios is right, TPM's fill in is wrong, and Lieberman is a cancer. An ugly Republican cancer that needs to be cut out. Where are you on this one, Harry?

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