On today's Sunday shows, we find out:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) offered a rare defense of Barack Obama on Sunday -- and an even rarer rebuke of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) -- after the Arizona Republican accused the president of "leading an extreme left-wing crusade to bankrupt America."So he's back to being behind Barack Obama again as long as Obama delivers "tough medicine for our economy" and acts like a deficit hawk.
In what was a reversal of the role he played during the presidential campaign -- when he stumped on McCain's behalf and spoke at the Republican convention -- Lieberman said he disagreed with the anti-Obama radio ads McCain is running in his home state.
"You know every now and then John McCain and I disagree sometimes, and that's one of the cases," Lieberman said on CNN's "State of the Union." "So I don't agree with that. I think the president understands the importance of bringing our government back into balance. Look he came in, in a most difficult economic time, inheriting a national debt that had doubled in the preceding eight years. I think you are going to hear from the president in the State of a Union, maybe earlier, about some tough medicine for our economy. We need it and I hope that there will be bipartisan support in Congress for doing that."
Yep, still playing the Concern Troll and running both sides of the fence: See Democrats, I'm behind Obama! See Republicans? I support deficit reduction!
Never mind the fact that Joe's basically signaling Obama's got a fight on his hands on any new spending measures to create jobs. Nothing's changed, Joe. When you walk down the middle of the road, you're going to eventually get hit by that oncoming truck.
Oh, and this week's Bobblespeak Translations are up.