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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mr. President...Senator Reid.....Happy now?
Posted by Jill | 7:32 PM
It's really too bad that everyone in America is going to have to suffer along with you, just because you were too enamored of the hackocracy of incumbency to realize that Joe Lieberman was not your friend and was not going to be on your side when it counted.

Mr. President, remember this blast from the past, from 2006?
The inattentiveness — as well as the scattered boos amid the supportive calls of "Joe" that welcomed Mr. Lieberman to the podium — convinced some that the three-term senator, criticized for months because of his continued support for the war in Iraq, may be vulnerable in the primary challenge he faces.

"What I was struck by was that not many people were paying attention to him," said Leo Canty, chairman of the Democratic town committee in Windsor, which passed a resolution in February opposing Senator Lieberman's support for the war. "It used to be that he would be more of a presence when he came in."

A few minutes later, however, the audience was riveted as Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the guest speaker at the $175-a-plate dinner, stood on the podium and began the customary round of recognition of candidates and incumbents in the room. When he got to Mr. Lieberman, who is his mentor in the Senate and who helped recruit him to speak at the event, the applause again was muted.

"I know that some in the party have differences with Joe," Senator Obama said, all but silencing the crowd. "I'm going to go ahead and say it. It's the elephant in the room. And Joe and I don't agree on everything. But what I know is, Joe Lieberman's a man with a good heart, with a keen intellect, who cares about the working families of America."

Then, with applause beginning to build, he finished the thought: "I am absolutely certain that Connecticut's going to have the good sense to send Joe Lieberman back to the United States Senate."

Yes, Joe Lieberman cares so much about working people that he is willing to filibuster with Republicans to keep them from getting health coverage from a plan that isn't a protection racket.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) told reporters today that he would in fact filibuster any health care bill he doesn't agree with--and right now, he doesn't agree with the public option proposal making its way through the Senate.

"I told Senator Reid that I'm strongly inclined--i haven't totally decided, but I'm strongly inclined--to vote to proceed to the health care debate, even though I don't support the bill that he's bringing together because it's important that we start the debate on health care reform because I want to vote for health care reform this year. But I also told him that if the bill remains what it is now, I will not be able to support a cloture motion before final passage. Therefore I will try to stop the passage of the bill."

Joe Lieberman cares about working people so much that he's perfectly willing to let this continue to happen:

Sheila Wessenberg died rather than impoverish her family. But Joe Lieberman is willing to join ranks with people like Eric Cantor who would tell Sheila Wessenberg to beg for help from charity.

That's how much Joe Lieberman cares about working people.

Barack Obama, you were a fool. You were a fool to support Joe Lieberman. You were a fool to take him as your mentor. You still are a fool, with your worship at the altar of Mount Olympia Snowe and your administration's leaks that you won't fight for a public option.

We didn't elect you for this. We didn't elect you to settle for a big wet kiss on the collective buttocks of the insurance industry. And we sure as hell didn't elect Joe Lieberman president.

As for you, Senator Reid, well, we expect you to be a wuss and a hack, because you are one. I don't believe for one minute that you ever were going to push a strong public option. I think you knew damn well that Lieberman would filibuster and that gave you cover to throw a temporary bone at the base -- a base that is ready to work hard to see to it that you lose your job because we want you to be like the rest of us -- to have to actually PRODUCE in order to stay employed.

Remember this, Senator?
Rather than remove Lieberman from a post leading the homeland security committee, which gives him wide leeway to oversee the new Obama administration, Democratic senators opted to strip him of a less significant seat on the environment committee.

"I don't apologize to anyone for what we did today," Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate leader, told reporters after Lieberman received a slap on the wrist in a 42-13 secret-ballot vote.

"We're moving forward, recognising that there is a period of time that in Joe Lieberman's political career that I will never understand or approve," Reid added. "But I also recognize that he's been in public office for four decades [and is] one of the most progressive members to come from the state of Connecticut. That says a lot."

You're a schmuck, Harry Reid. And so is every Democrat who voted with you that day. You know who isn't a schmuck? This guy:

Word. Except that Grayson is wrong about their being one party that's in favor of reform. There are some human beings who are Democrats only because they still have souls, because God knows the Republicans have become the living embodiment of evil on earth. Just because you have a "D" after your name doesn't make you a champion of the working man.

The two of you: Lead, follow, or get out of the way. But stop selling me turd sandwiches like Joe Lieberman and telling me they're progressives.

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Blogger Distributorcap said...
you said it better than i could have. joe lieberman is garbage - and an embarrassment to this country and to his religion.

i would love to watch this complete jackass eat shit - stuffed with shrimp, bacon and a piece of cheese.

and the saddest part - i bet obama could care less about this 247th act of treason by lieberman

Anonymous gaspard said...
I have wept more for my country in the last year than in the last eight. At least under Bush I knew the Democrats would someday regain power. Now the day I prayed for has come to pass and nothing is any better, NOTHING! And worse the Repugs are poised to regain power. I no longer have any hope. The electoral system no longer works for us.