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October 29th, 2009

Why do I get the feeling that Lieberman was waiting for the microsecond after Snowe to become irrelevant before he jumped in front of the cameras so he could become important again?

One gets the feeling that he, as well as the conservative Dems who jumped on the stage right after him, are doing nothing more than holding health care for everyone hostage so they can benefit themselves. Holding the very lives of countless Americans as political game chips.

Of course, in Lieberman’s case, he is so much a Republican in Democrat’s clothing that one could imagine that he’s vying to become a right-wing hero.

Frankly, I have trouble seeing how Democrats held on to this ass for so long.They should have dumped him the moment he started actively campaigning for John McCain, an act of betrayal difficult to match. But now, for the schmuck to put his own political fortunes ahead of health care reform? He’s not just an ass, he’s a superlative ass.

They probably won’t do it, but if Lieberman is the downfall of health care reform or succeeds in watering it down one bit, Dems should strip him of every title and chair and dump him in the sewer with the garbage. If Lieberman does nothing for Dems and only sabotages everything of importance, he is worse than an enemy, and should be treated as such.

If I thought that he was doing this even in the least bit for his constituents, I’d feel differently. But it’s clear that Lieberman cares about Lieberman and no one else.

As the saying goes, with friends like these.

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  1. Troy
    October 30th, 2009 at 02:28 | #1


    provided you’re up on your blood pressure meds.

  2. Tim Kane
    October 30th, 2009 at 09:12 | #2

    If the senate were high school, everyone would be lining up in the parking lot after school to kick Lieberman’s ass, including the or especially the nerds.

    (Lieberman brings up the inner animal inside of me. I swear, I’ve never seen such a face that I wanted to bury my own fist in in my life – even before he became a darling of the right – I try to ignore him as much as possible. I’m not sure anyone has ever done that to me – but watching his grandstanding at cross purposes of his party, his promises when he last ran, the sentiments of his constituents, … everything ahhhhhhhhhh! I can’t imagine someone who lost a loved one to our precious health care system, who owns a gun, not being provoked by this mans antics. Do these guys know they are human? Do they know what it means to be human? Ahhhhh!)

    Never mind that the public option saves money, never mind that Connecticut just recently created one under its republican governor, never mind that nearly 80 of all Connecticut-ians are in favor of a public option and never mind that he promised to pursue public health care when he was running for office and said he’d be more effective then Ned Lamont….

    Well it all depends upon whether Lieberman thinks he wants to run for another election.

    For the life of me, I can’t imagine the state of Connecticut being played for as Chumps to Lieberman a second time. And I don’t think they’ll forget this. I think I’ll spend some of this weekend and check and see what their state media is saying about him now.

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