The View From 1776

Why Joe Lieberman is Behind in the Democratic Primary Polls

Hendrik Hertzberg, the far-left radical editor and columnist of The New Yorker magazine, gives us his analysis of why Connecticut liberals despise Senator Joseph Lieberman.  Unfortunately for Senator Lieberman, the Connecticut Democratic Party is overwhelmingly populated with left-wingers.

My take on the matter is that liberals in general, and Connecticut liberals in particular, can’t tolerate anyone who professes a belief in God.  Senator Lieberman, a religious Jew, does exactly that, even though he has one of the most liberal voting records in the Senate.

His opponent’s grandfather was a darling of the Greenwich Village intellectuals and one of the best known socialist atheists of the 1920s.  What more could a Connecticut liberal want?

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