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Lieberman is refusing to support Democratic House candidates, endangering Dem effort to take back the House

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Okay boys, it's time to take Joe Lieberman down. And I'm not talking to the bloggers here, I'm talking to Democratic Senators and congressman. This man's ego is now endangering our efforts to take the House back. (The latest is that respected DC number-crunchers are predicting the Dems will win the House.) That is unacceptable behavior from any Democrat. Lieberman doesn't care about who controls the congress because, face it, he's happy George Bush is president so why shouldn't he be happy that the Republicans control congress.

This man isn't a Democrat. He needs to be destroyed now. The Democrats need to tell him in no uncertain terms that he loses his seniority in the Senate if he doesn't endorse the Democratic candidates, now. Then watch Lieberman tell the people of Connecticut how much his seniority has done for them when he doesn't have it anymore. It's time for the Dems to play hardball before Holy Joe destroys them.

"It's a little awkward for me now" to endorse the Democratic candidates in the general election, [Lieberman] said, "since they all endorsed my opponent," Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont.

The comment was significant because analysts from both major parties believe that Lieberman's campaign could help the three Republicans keep their jobs in the face of tough challenges. Lieberman's strongest support -- 75 percent in the most recent Quinnipiac poll -- comes from Republicans. If he succeeds in drawing more Republican voters to the polls to support his candidacy, that could help the Republican Congressional candidates. Those three races are considered among the 10 most competitive Congressional races in the country; both parties consider the races key to deciding which party controls the House in 2007. National Republican strategists and donors have come forward to help Lieberman's campaign; party leaders have abandoned the nominal Republican in the Senate race, Alan Schlesinger. Prominent Republicans like Shays and former Republican House leader Newt Gingrich have endorsed Lieberman.

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