...well, more than once. But his party - in spirit, even though they have disavowed him as an apostate for not dutifully following all the precepts - should hearken to his words, if they want to remain relevant in the 21st century. From a speech Senator Lieberman gave back in 2008:
"As a great Democratic Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, once warned “no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.” This is a lesson that today’s Democratic Party leaders need to relearn."
Perhaps Barack Obama should have heeded these words before he bowed to Chinese President Hu Jintao, and offered him the pomp and circumstances of a state dinner. Perhaps too, the example of Ronald Reagan should hold a lesson for our self-besotten president:
When the 69-year-old Reagan became president, he encountered a barrage of intellectual snobbery from the European and East Coast establishments....But Reagan proved them all wrong. He became the first Cold War president to serve two terms without becoming involved in a major armed conflict, despite it being an extraordinarily unstable and volatile period in world history.
Kudos from the liberal establishment don't bring peace - just ask JFK, or Lyndon Johnson. It seems as if those whom liberal scorn - from Reagan to Lieberman to yes, George W. Bush - are the few who do understand how to keep the world a safer place.
Hint to Obama: It ain't by checking your gun at the door....
UPDATE: Lieberman, no longer needing the left, gives it to Arianna Huffington in the gut...