The Bull Moose, in defense of Joe Lieberman writes
The fight against social security privatization is important but not vital to the future of the Democratic Party.
No. It is vital. If Social Security goes, then every government insurance and support program goes. And pretty much the reason for the Democratic party to exist.
Lieberman's staff are pushing the idea that he's actually totally committed to preserving Social Security as-is, and there is just no accounting for the way lots of people think he's not for it.