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So Many Joes, So Little Time; Joe the Senator Prays For McCain

While Joe the Plumber is helping to get out the working-class vote for the GOP ticket in Ohio, another Joe is busy doing his part for John McCain--Joe the Senator.

Otherwise known as Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Joe the Senator is wooing the small but possibly crucial Jewish voting bloc in Ohio that McCain campaign aides hope will help them capture the battleground state.

Lieberman's face is plastered all over an eight-page glossy mailer funded by the Ohio Republican Party, which began arriving in mailboxes in primarily Jewish neighborhoods Wednesday afternoon. The cover features a large photo of Lieberman with his pal Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, both wearing yarmulkes.

"A proven record, a friend of the Jewish community, 25 years of rock-solid support for strong U.S.-Israel relations, ready to lead on Day One," the cover blares.

(The flier itself is not negative in its tone, unlike the anti-Obama mailers being sent to Ohio voters by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Those have featured graphic images of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Ayatollah Khomeini, a burning Israeli flag and large-type words: "Concerned About Barack Obama? You Should Be." Nor does it mention the latest charge leveled by McCain, that Obama cavorts with "a PLO spokesman.")

Inside, there's a photo of McCain and Lieberman, accompanied by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, inspecting "terrorist rockets" fired from Gaza into the southern Israel town of Sderot. On the back, again, there's Joe, who is quoted saying:

"As a lifelong Democrat, people often ask me, why am I supporting John McCain? There are many important issues in this campaign, but there is a central issue that is far more important than all the others: The issue of national security and the war against Islamist extremism. And I know with absolute certainty, that the most qualified candidate to be commander in chief is John McCain."

Not surprisingly, the McCain campaign and its surrogates have shied away from highlighting running mate Sarah Palin, an evangelical Christian, to Jewish voters. She is not seen in the Ohio GOP flier.
Instead, another Republican governor of an outlying state is working Ohio this week: Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, who, like Joe, is Jewish. (Who knew?)

To find out more about what may happen to Lieberman when he faces his own day of reckoning with angry Democratic colleagues after Tuesday's presidential election, click here to read the "On the Hill" column in the Loop page of today's Washington Post.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  October 30, 2008; 9:20 AM ET
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Since there are 6 days left until the big voting day, I would really like the candidates to focus on really important issues such as global poverty. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | October 30, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Who is the REAL Joe Lieberman? Democrat? Republican? Independent? This guy is bad luck. I think whatever party Joe joins is certain to suffer an ill fate.

Perhaps this was his plan all along......After losing his presidential bid, he sought out to destroy the republicans from within. He is actually a Dem sleeper agent! Its all clear now.

Great job Joe.

Posted by: StoptheSpin | October 30, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Joe Lieberman's career is toast as of next Wednesday. I hope he's prepared to be ostracized and laughed at for the rest of life. Talk about political suicide!
It's a good thing though, because he seems to be as creepy and demented as McCain is.
America doesn't need aging, plutocrat weirdos like McCain and Lieberman anywhere near Washington. Nor do we need a bimbo cheerleader from the Alaskan tundra who advocates teaching creationism, moose hunting and shotgun weddings for daughters who can't keep their panties on.
They should take their money and move to Bahrain like Michael Jackson did.
Just say no to freaky weirdos next tuesday.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 30, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters Using Huckabee in new online ad.

Criminal charges brought up on Palin for ethics issues?

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

This nation is on the verge of something historic - the election of a smart, competent black man as President of the United States. If is fair to say the entire world is watching. It is also fair to say the vast majority is rooting for a Republican defeat. If you don’t believe me you clearly don’t read anything.

How did we get to this place and time? How did a freshman Senator inspire millions of voters to finance his unlikely campaign? Why is he leading in the polls? How did this happen?

Well, I’ll tell you how it happened for me.

I was one of those who had doubts about the Iraq war. I did not believe that Iraq was an imminent threat to the United States. Not that Saddam was a good guy ( he wasn’t) however there are lots of bad guys in the world who are not an imminent threat to us whom we don’t attack. We were already flying over his country everyday. There was a tight embargo. Unless he had nuclear weapons how big a threat could he be?

The Administration then lied to us about Saddam and his weaponry.. Further, it sent out a duped Colin Powell to convince us. Bush knew we would believe Colin. So the United States of America, beacon of liberty, attacked a third world country, destroyed its hapless military, made rubble of its infrastructure and occupied it.

Later the lies came out. There were no dangerous weapons. Just fudged intelligence.

The Dems swept into control of Congress in 2006. Bush’s veto could override a 51-49 majority in the Senate so the war went on. Notwithstanding every indication that the majority of Americans didn’t want this war to continue, it went on anyway with no end date. I watched as we tortured prisoners, suspended Habeas Corpus and shredded the Constitution. I watched as Bush politicized the Justice Department and placed incompetent political hacks in high office. Then came the financial collapse.

So here we are. Tens of millions of us have made this journey starting a different places for different reasons; a journey which began with a distaste and disgust with Bush to a point where we may take our country back. Tens of millions have worked hard, made whatever donations we could afford and are already voting in many states.

The whole world is rooting for us to succeed. The whole world needs an America they can look up to again.



Posted by: toritto | October 31, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

If Mc cain is elected President and Ole Joe thinks America will go to War against Iran, he better remenber the Georgian Sendrome. Americans have been very generous to Israel giving them about 9 Billion a year in fake loans, Israel has never paid back a dime. Israel enjoys 5% growth rate. There is an old saying never look Gift Horse in the Mouth. After two wars in the Mideast the United States will not have the stomack to commit troops to fight a unwinable war. They will Bomb and Supply. Just like the first War of 1967. Bush Adminstration knew the odds, that is why they are trying to get Israelis to the peace table. I suggest those Fat Beanie Counters be ready to Enlist in the Israeli Army to fight Iran and 1 Billion other Arabs and Muslim Extremist. If you look at the US Troop make up fighting in the Iraq and Afganistan, Jews make up .01%. Joe go and Ask John Mc Cain will America Commit Ground Troops a new Mid East aginist Iran After 2011?

Posted by: morg895 | October 31, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead Obama fans and America, let's give Al-Qaeda a chance. Vote Obama 2008.

That is what you Americans want, bring it on. But, don't blame your mess on us, McCain/Palin 08 fans. We are just looking out for our Country.

God, please keep blessing America.

Posted by: kjrtexan | October 31, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Why oh why silly people do you think that God has blessed America? We are the only country to support His chosen people and country Israel. We used to have Him in schools and public functions, and in almost every home, all over America. Give up on God like you have (to those who want seperation of church and government), and take Him out of everything, what do you have? Nothing. That is what will be yours after a few years of Obama control.
Do you think that God will keep blessing those that don't believe in Him and want to take care of everything themselves? No, He will let you take care of yourself and there wont be a free America anymore.
I was a Democrat until I was given these two choices, my vote would have went to an Independent, but would have been wasted since they don't get to debate and be heard like Democrats and Republicans do. Because, I am a Christian and an American, I am voting McCain/Palin 08.

Posted by: kjrtexan | October 31, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Akers thinks that Obama has been already The silent majority will elect PRESIDENT MCCAIN and VICE-PRESIDENT PALIN on Tuesday.

"To find out more about what may happen to Lieberman when he faces his own day of reckoning with angry Democratic colleagues after Tuesday's presidential election..."

Angry democrats...isn't that redundant? You are going to see angry journalists on Wednesday, who did their best at throwing the election with BIASED coverage. What an embarrassment Ms. Akers...just work for the nobama campaign next time.

Posted by: jim000122 | November 1, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

I think that whichever candidate wins this election, global poverty needs to be one of the top issues on the agenda that he has. According to The Borgen Project:
$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$540 billion: Annual U.S. Defense Budget.

Posted by: veronica5 | November 3, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse




MR. OBAMA President of the U.S. needs our help still. We need to keep our eye on the in house enemy! Quote.."HANNITY'S AMERICA"

Mr. Sean Hannity feels the need to continue to (DIVIDE AMERICA) with his rant and raves about quote "associations"
our goal here should be to keep his rhetoric straight talk!



Note: type in links learn and if need be. Protest Hannity's hatred rhetoric! email sean hannity also foxnews...pass this message on please!

Posted by: opp88 | November 6, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

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