Tuesday, July 11, 2006

John Lewis endorses/campaigns for Joe

John Lewis (D-GA), the greatest living leader of the civil rights movement - and my Congressman when I was growing up - endorsed Sen. Lieberman today, even as the Senator filed papers to collect signatures for a possible run in November as an independent Democrat.

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, said Lieberman has his support no matter what happens in the primary. Lewis was in Hartford Monday with Lieberman and U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., discussing faith-based initiatives to fight youth violence.

"I stick with my friends," Lewis said. "He's going to win. You heard it from John Lewis. He's going to win."

Click here for the article.

Please, Lieberhaters, I'm begging you - try and tell me that John Lewis is only endorsing Lieberman becuase he is part of a "Washington insider" effort to cling to power. Try and tell me that John Lewis is "out of touch" with progressives because he backs Joe Lieberman. Just try and tell me that John Lewis is abandoning his principles by campaigning for a pro-war Democrat, or that he is a Democrat In Name Only.

The truth is that John Lewis is one of the most respected and distinguished members of the Democratic caucus, and a committed progressive who spoke as strongly and eloquently against the war as anyone. And he is backing Joe Lieberman all the way.

How 'bout them apples?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Lieberman is the Dean Scream of 2006.

7/11/2006 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a feed, please. Try feedburner.

7/11/2006 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad word to say about John Lewis. He's a hero.

And he's wrong.

Sometimes it happens.

7/12/2006 3:38 PM  

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