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November 08, 2008


Burr Deming

The anger against Joe Lieberman goes back to 2006. He was not the only Senator who continued to support a forever occupation.

But even then he was unique as a Democrat in going out of his way to taunt those whose support he demanded:


I'm kicking it up a notch.

I asked Harry Reid to step aside as Senate Leader and wrote to his colleagues to make it so.


BTW, that's a great link to Princess Sparkle Pony, Damozel!


Why does Lieberman want his current chairmanship so badly? Could he finally be getting a hankering for some real oversight? Oversight of an Obama administration of course.


What Americans told Harry Reid to say to Joe Lieberman....

Lieberman expresses fears of Dem majority in Senate
Published: Tuesday November 4, 2008

Update at bottom: Thursday is Lieberman’s 'day of reckoning'

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) expressed fears to radio host Glenn Beck of a Democratic majority in the Senate. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed his optimism on Sunday for a number of Democratic Senate seats reaching near 60, but wasn't as confident about the filibuster-proof supermajority. The story was reported Tuesday by ThinkProgress.

"Senator Hatch said to me that if we don't at least have the firewall of the filibuster in the Senate, that in many ways, America will not survive," said Beck on Tuesday.

"I hope it's not like that, but I fear," the Senator said. "I think the filibuster is key...It was really put there...somebody said to me when I first came to the Senate, '[to] stop the passions of a moment' among the people of America from sweeping across the Congress, the House, through the Senate, to a like-minded president and having us do things that will change America for a long time."

Thursday is Lieberman’s 'day of reckoning'

Thursday will be Senator Lieberman's "day of reckoning," according to a Capitol Hill paper.

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is scheduled to meet with Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) on Thursday to discuss his future in the Senate Democratic Conference, according to a Democratic Senate source," Tim Taylor reports for Roll Call.

Taylor notes that "a growing number of Senate Democrats have been pressuring Reid to penalize Lieberman for aggressively backing Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) in this year’s presidential contest," and that his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and his place in the Democratic Conference are both "at stake."

"It remains unclear what Reid will say in his upcoming meeting with Lieberman, but Democrats believe he is inching toward at least wresting the Homeland Security gavel from him. Lieberman, who sides with Democrats on most issues except the war in Iraq, became one of McCain’s most ardent allies and one of President-elect Obama’s vocal critics this presidential season," the report continues.

Lieberman released a statement on Wednesday congratulating Obama.

"I sincerely congratulate President-elect Obama for his historic and impressive victory. America remains a nation of extraordinary opportunity and the American people are a people of extraordinary fairness," Lieberman wrote. "Now that the election is over, it is time to put partisan considerations aside and come together as a nation to solve the difficult challenges we face and make our blessed land stronger and safer. I pledge to work with President-elect Obama and his incoming administration in their efforts to reinvigorate our economy and keep our nation secure and free."

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Why Sen. Joseph Lieberman should be cut lose from the Democratic cacaus.

1. Member and founder of many NEOCON organizations.

Below are some of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's NEOCON affiliations

Committee on the Present Danger: Co-chair
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies: Distinguished Adviser and Leader
American Council of Trustees and Alumni: Cofounder
Committee for the Liberation of Iraq: Former Co-chair

2. Alignment with Republicans on many matters.

3. Working with the Republican party to undermine democrats.

4. Behavior during the 2008 Presidential election.

He needs go where his heart is and it most certainly is not with the democrats.

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