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There is no more self-satisifed, arrogant, repellent fellow in Congress than Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). As a Democrat, he couldn't get his nose up George W. Bush's derriere far enough. Lieberman, like all totally discredited neo-conservatives, not only cheered every bloody move by Bush/Cheney in Iraq, but encouraged the Terror Twins to attack Iran as well.
Lieberman so offended Connecticut Democrats by his continual sucking-up to the worst executive branch in U.S. history that they disowned him, running him out of the party and picking Ned Lamont instead to represent Connecticut's Democrats in the 2006 election cycle. Though Lieberman won the Conn. senatorial race as an independent, largely with the help of neo-conservative Republican voters, true liberals have never forgotten, nor forgiven, Joementum for his unacceptable behavior.
Joe made a decision last fall to campaign openly for the Republican losers of the last presidential election, McCain/Palin. Outrageously, Lieberman was a prominent speaker at last fall's Republican National Convention. Lieberman said of Barack Obama...“I’d hesitate to say he’s a Marxist, but he’s got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America.” Mainstream America elected Obama with 53% of the popular vote and a virtual landslide of electoral college votes.
In spite of all that, Senate Democrats kept him in their caucus clubhouse as a member in good standing. While compromise is the hallmark of governing, compromising with the devil, they say, is always a losing proposition. And so it is with Mr. Joe Lieberman.
Though mistakenly attributed to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), this statement captured the foolishness of congressional Democrats in acting as though Lieberman's turncoat performance had no meaning....
A member of the Senate Democratic leadership, who insisted on not being identified, said: “The bloggers want us to get rid of him. It ain’t happening.” He added: “We need every vote. He’s with us on everything but the war.”
And, rightfully, the "bloggers" still want to get rid of him. This is how Joe Lieberman is "with" Democrats on, you know, everything but the Iraq war....
Morally, everyone of us would like to cover every American with health insurance but that’s where you spend most of the trillion dollars plus, or a little less that is estimated, the estimate said this health care plan will cost. And I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that off until the economy is out of recession. There’s no reason we have to do it all now.
Lieberman believes it is "moral" when America attacks a sovereign nation, like Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in the process, when Iraq posed no threat to the U.S. He believes it was "moral" to borrow endless amounts of money to attack and occupy Iraq. Lieberman believes that it is "moral" for the nuclear-armed country of Israel to hold the defenseless Palestinian people in a continual state of apartheid. Lieberman thinks it was "moral" for Israel to brutally attack Gaza with helicopter gunships, an action the U.N. has called a war crime. Lieberman thinks unilaterally attacking Iran is the "moral" thing to do.
That's what Joe means when he uses the word, "morally."
Outrageous health care costs have helped to fuel the current deep recession, but according to the "moral" Lieberman, we shouldn't address health care reform because, "morally", we're in a deep recession. Pure Republican-Speak. The language of the assholians.
So...surprise....Joe Lieberman, faux-chum of Democratic chumps, really ISN'T "with us on everything but the war", is he? The bloggers proven correct yet again, but, you know, those curseword-using bloggers have Cheetos dust (or something) on their keyboards.
It looks like Joe may very well join a Republican filibuster to stop a public option from being passed. Now, that would really be showing Democrats how much he is "with us on everything but the war." Huh?....
With Joe Lieberman, as with many narcissistic political assh*les, everything is all about him,.....or Israel, who he incessantly rushes to protect and defend. But one thing is for sure....Joe Lieberman does not represent the American people. Don't be surprised if Joe-Boy starts making a lot of appearances on whore-teevee-media, trying to make the final battle in the Senate over health care reform, as he does with most issues, all about himself.