Hi John:

I'll try not to argue against each of your points, because to do so is against my nature and beliefs, there will never be winner

that there isn't a right side and a wrong side, a night and day

we need both, are a better country because of it

will say that Lieberman is a special case, he would still have that "D" after his name if he hadn't lost the primary in 2008 to a Democrat, after which he quickly changed his strategy, and became an "I", now he caucuses (if that is actually a word) with the Democrats

sorry for my error in saying that he is a 'D"

I mentioned him as a way to show that I am opposed to his current positions, as my way of pointing out that I can, and do, often disagree with some of the people in "my" party

I would add as one of Clinton's mistakes that he was responsible for the laws that changed the ownership of media companies, so he took Reagan's repeal of the Fairness Doctrine even further, in which it was no longer a broadcaster's mandate to give equal time to both sides of an discussion, now we have entire "news" organizations, both radio/print/TV, completely owned by corporations, and even a single non-American.

I don't think of myself as a liberal, even though I am sure that is the label I would be given by many, they'd take a look at my voting record, that we drive a fuel-efficient Prius, and that we did small things, like change our light bulbs to CFL's after deciding to take the time to get a closer look at the global warming debate

I'd like to think of myself as open-minded enough if when you or another person here make a point that I see the good in, I may act on it, so that in the future, I may end up with a different label