Joe Lieberman's Short Memory
Posted by Patrick Barry
Joe Lieberman apparently has an incredibly short memory. Either that or his audacity of deception is reaching for new heights. Take a look at what he just said at the RNC:
"When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge"
Obama? Cutting off funding for the troops? I wonder if Lieberman is thinking about H.R. 1591, an emergency bill that would have approved $1 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Actually that can't be it because John McCain decided not to support the troops by voting against that bill. Barack Obama on the other hand, supported the legislation. Or maybe Lieberman is referring to the 2nd version of the bill, the one approved by the Senate 51-46? Well that can't be it either, since John McCain didn't show for that vote. Barack Obama did though, and again, he voted for it.
Looks like Lieberman needs some new fact checkers.
HT: Media Matters, for dropping these nuggets into my lap by pure coincidence.