Just when we thought we were rid of him, look who's running to Fox "news" to make trouble for Democrats again. President Obama is within one vote of getting a victory on the Iranian nuclear deal, so the heat is on from the neocons and their friends in AIPAC to put as much pressure on the Democrats in the Senate as possible.
Even though she's already pledged to vote for the deal, Joe Lieberman is apparently helping to lead a rally this Tuesday in New York to try to persuade her to do otherwise. He stopped in for a visit on Cavuto's set, with guest host Charles Payne to talk about it and served up this heaping helping of hyperbole about anyone opposed to the deal:
CHARLES PAYNE: But when these things -- and we've seen this a lot, though, in Washington where they hide behind the different procedures, in part because I think a lot of them are actually embarrassed by their positions. But, again, they're walking the party line. This is sort of saying, OK, let the American public know, are you saying to them also that one day you may have blood on your hands and you want the people to see who you are right now?
LIEBERMAN: Well I'm saying to -- absolutely. I'm saying to people, this is one of the most -- I voted for a lot of treaties in my 24 years in the Senate. I don't think any was as consequential to the security of the American people as this agreement with Iran. And anybody who votes for this is going to have to live with the consequences of it for a long time to come. And so are the rest of us. And we're talking about putting a lot of trust in a country called Iran whose current leadership has given us every reason to distrust them. They're still saying "death to America." How do you make a deal that you can trust with somebody who says they want to kill you?
How can we miss him when he won't go away? Sorry Joe, but if anyone should know about having blood on their hands, it's your and your ilk that helped the Bush administration lie us into invading Iraq.
Payne asked him who he was supporting in the upcoming presidential race. I'm guessing the audience at Faux "news" cares what holy Joe thinks of the race about as much as liberal Democrats do, which is not at all. Of course he said he wasn't sure he would support the Democratic nominee even though he claims that he's still a Democrat. Color me not shocked.