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Ed Koch: I'm Backing Independent Lieberman
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Posted on 08/08/2006 9:16:58 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002

Ed Koch: I'm Backing Independent Lieberman

New York's "Mayor for Life" and one of the country's most prominent Democrats says he's backing Joe Lieberman's independent run for U.S. Senate.

"There's no blood oath binding him not to run as an independent," Edward Koch told NewsMax.

Koch predicts that Lieberman, running as an independent, would win the general election handily. He also noted that Lieberman would continue to caucus with Democrats when he takes his seat in the Senate.

Even though he's in trouble with the extreme left wing of his party, Lieberman, like most Democrats, was right to support President Bush on the War in Iraq, says Koch.

"The issue of terrorism is the only issue on which I agree with the president, but it goes to the issue of the survival of this country, to its very existence," he explained...

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Ed Koch: I'm Backing Independent Lieberman

New York's "Mayor for Life" and one of the country's most prominent Democrats says he's backing Joe Lieberman's independent run for U.S. Senate.

"There's no blood oath binding him not to run as an independent," Edward Koch told NewsMax.

Koch predicts that Lieberman, running as an independent, would win the general election handily. He also noted that Lieberman would continue to caucus with Democrats when he takes his seat in the Senate.

Even though he's in trouble with the extreme left wing of his party, Lieberman, like most Democrats, was right to support President Bush on the War in Iraq, says Koch.

"The issue of terrorism is the only issue on which I agree with the president, but it goes to the issue of the survival of this country, to its very existence," he explained...

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/8/8/232848.shtml?s=ic

1 posted on 08/08/2006 9:16:58 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002
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To: MaineVoter2002

Didnt Koch back Bush too?


2 posted on 08/08/2006 9:17:52 PM PDT by HHKrepublican_2
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To: MaineVoter2002

It's like X-mas in August with this election!


3 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:09 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Just another evil conservative)
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To: MaineVoter2002

Ed Koch is an American first, something the far left needs to adopt


4 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:14 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: MaineVoter2002; durasell

Ed's a-ok.


5 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:17 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

Yes, I believe he did


6 posted on 08/08/2006 9:18:24 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: HHKrepublican_2
"Didnt Koch back Bush too?"

Yep. He did.
Koch has been a real trooper recently.
7 posted on 08/08/2006 9:19:11 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: The Iceman Cometh
LOL, "Lamontmas"
8 posted on 08/08/2006 9:19:30 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: HitmanLV

I miss Ed. NY's last NY mayor.


9 posted on 08/08/2006 9:19:48 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MJY1288

Well-said. Some Democrats who are willing to get off the bus before it goes over the cliff.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 9:20:44 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

He most definitely did, Ed Koch spoke at the Republican Convention in 2004, and backed Bush 100%


11 posted on 08/08/2006 9:20:45 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: MaineVoter2002

very interesting. Of course Koch is no longer welcome at the Dhimmi Party


12 posted on 08/08/2006 9:21:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975 <--no such thing as a fairtax)
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To: durasell

I was a young kid and hated him when he first came into office, but liked him more and more every year. He is a classic. Ed is a-ok in my book. If I was in nyc, I'd vote for him!


13 posted on 08/08/2006 9:21:33 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: durasell
I miss Ed. NY's last NY mayor

Ummmmm ... aren't you leaving out someone else? Some guy named "Rudy"?

14 posted on 08/08/2006 9:22:32 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: HitmanLV

everyone always hates the current mayor. guys get off the plane from Ghana to sell stuff on the street, the first words they learn on the way to Manhattan is "Fu@k (insert name of mayor here)."


15 posted on 08/08/2006 9:23:22 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MaineVoter2002

If I were Lieberman I wouldn't caucus with the Dems. And as was suggested on another thread, if I were the GOP I'd make a deal with him so he doesn't.


16 posted on 08/08/2006 9:23:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!)
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To: MaineVoter2002
Ok. That's 2 demoncrats that I can support. Koch and Leiberman. The core of the Democratic Party that I knew in the '60s is standing up. Good for them. I still don't like their positions, but they ARE American. And don't overtly try to overthrow the elected government.

/johnny

17 posted on 08/08/2006 9:24:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (D@mmit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Rudy was never really a "NYC Mayor." I'm talking mayor in the Little Flower mold...


18 posted on 08/08/2006 9:24:23 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

Fiorello LaGaurdia?


19 posted on 08/08/2006 9:25:16 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: MaineVoter2002

We are witnessing the birth of a new American political party.

Let's call it the Patriot Party. :)


21 posted on 08/08/2006 9:25:39 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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divide the left wing vote and concentrate to the right center!


22 posted on 08/08/2006 9:25:47 PM PDT by PageMarker
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Fiorello LaGaurdia?



Yep. The Little Flower hisself...I'd put Koch up there with him...of course, not at the time he was mayor. when he was mayor, he was scum...


23 posted on 08/08/2006 9:26:34 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MaineVoter2002

By switching Parties, Lieberman has cost the Dems a sitting Senator. There are now only 43 Democratic Party Senators left in Congress, plus the 2 Independents of Lieberman and Jeffords.

24 posted on 08/08/2006 9:27:47 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We need a Patriot Party


25 posted on 08/08/2006 9:28:05 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: HHKrepublican_2

"Didnt Koch back Bush too?"

Very much so. In the US as well as in the Israeli press. I don't know that he'll be able to do anything for Lieberman but I'm confident he impacted President Bush's re-election efforts.


26 posted on 08/08/2006 9:28:52 PM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: MaineVoter2002

would continue to caucus with Democrats


27 posted on 08/08/2006 9:29:03 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (http://www.busateripens.com)
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To: MaineVoter2002
"The issue of terrorism is the only issue on which I agree with the president, but it goes to the issue of the survival of this country, to its very existence,"

Koch gets it, and so does Lieberman. The damndest thing is that most of the left doesn't get it, and they are eager to take us all down with their sorry asses.

28 posted on 08/08/2006 9:30:12 PM PDT by KJC1 ("Thank you for the Hezbollah view." (Tony Snow to Helen Thomas))
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To: MaineVoter2002

Koch also loves Hillary.


29 posted on 08/08/2006 9:31:41 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: MaineVoter2002

I don't even know who the Republican is...does he have a chance?


30 posted on 08/08/2006 9:31:55 PM PDT by gondramB (We will have peace, when you and all your works have perished and the works of your dark master)
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To: MJY1288

But, Mike, Koch is a HIllary supporter for president, and he claims that she really has gone to the middle ground. Not hardly, when she goes around saying things like, "We may have to take things away from you for the common good." Worse yet, she's still talking about health care, HER way.


31 posted on 08/08/2006 9:32:30 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.!)
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To: MaineVoter2002

Miller-Lieberman?


32 posted on 08/08/2006 9:34:33 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (john F'n skerry = The biggest Spork Weasel)
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To: kitkat

True, but 2008 is two years away. Lets use Koch while we can :-)


33 posted on 08/08/2006 9:36:35 PM PDT by MJY1288 (THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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To: durasell
I miss Ed. NY's last NY mayor.

"How am I doin'?" Loch

Can I wash your windshield-Koch/ It's okay to sleep in Grand Central Station-Koch.

34 posted on 08/08/2006 9:38:04 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: gondramB
I don't even know who the Republican is...does he have a chance?

No chance at all. I understand he has some legal problems.

35 posted on 08/08/2006 9:38:07 PM PDT by Chuck54
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To: PageMarker

---divide the left wing vote and concentrate to the right center!---

Yep, the Dims are busy outflanking themselves to the left, leaving the road to Washington open.


36 posted on 08/08/2006 9:39:53 PM PDT by claudiustg (Equivalence is depravity.)
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To: MJY1288
He most definitely did, Ed Koch spoke at the Republican Convention in 2004, and backed Bush 100%

He and Lieberman are Americans first. I don't care for their political viewpoints but they are few and far between honest guys. In that respect, they're golden.

37 posted on 08/08/2006 9:39:53 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: durasell
I always liked Koch ... when he was Mayor he was always so upbeat and positive about the city, ya could always tell that he absolutely loved NYC and being Mayor of it ... but unfortunately during his reign he presided over a city that was percieved to be in decline, with crime rampant, corruption all over the place, ect ect ... but he did very little to stem this decline.

Rudy, on the other hand, came in and went right to work ... cleaning up much of the corruption and crime, getting the municipal unions back into line, restoring Times Square as a prime tourist destination, and generally making NYC 'inhabitable' again. Rudy's reforms are still being felt to this day and stand as a testament that no deteriorating environment is beyond salvation

Rudy got slammed by hard-core lefties on this front, but he got results and thats all that matter .... and remember this all occurred before 9/11

38 posted on 08/08/2006 9:39:59 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: durasell; HHKrepublican_2; My2Cents; Free Vulcan; Rightfootforward; KJC1; gondramB; MJY1288; ...

This reminds me......

If Kerry or Gore wins the dem nomination, then Hillary will surely run as an "independent".


39 posted on 08/08/2006 9:40:04 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Chuck54

Me: I don't even know who the Republican is...does he have a chance?

Chuck: No chance at all. I understand he has some legal problems.

Then I can see the argument to support Joe as the best available choice.


40 posted on 08/08/2006 9:41:26 PM PDT by gondramB (We will have peace, when you and all your works have perished and the works of your dark master)
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To: KJC1

Ditto that.


41 posted on 08/08/2006 9:42:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Cobra64

you commute to the city, right?


42 posted on 08/08/2006 9:42:04 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MJY1288


And so the endorsements begin!

Recall that Hillary said she'd campaign for tonight's winner?


43 posted on 08/08/2006 9:43:08 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: durasell

Nope.


44 posted on 08/08/2006 9:43:19 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Koch was mayor when the city was in transition. for better or worse, he helped that transition along.


45 posted on 08/08/2006 9:43:36 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MaineVoter2002
Not Christmas for the jew-hating democrats in USENET reading about Koch's support. They're not liking that at all. LOL

Let's see if we can disect this. Lieberman and Lamont are now in a war for the Senate seat.

Mel Gibson was right, the JOOOOOOOOZZZZ are responsible for all the wars in the world. /sarc

46 posted on 08/08/2006 9:43:39 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Just another evil conservative)
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To: MJY1288

I can't argue with that, Mike.


47 posted on 08/08/2006 9:44:20 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.!)
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To: Cobra64

did you live in the city under koch?


48 posted on 08/08/2006 9:44:45 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: onyx
>>And so the endorsements begin!

Recall that Hillary said she'd campaign for tonight's winner?<<

Apparently they are expecting all the Dems who endorsed Leiberman to change sides and make a public stand tomorrow.
49 posted on 08/08/2006 9:46:31 PM PDT by gondramB (We will have peace, when you and all your works have perished and the works of your dark master)
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To: SteveMcKing

She's so consumed with power lust, she just might do it.


50 posted on 08/08/2006 9:46:44 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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