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Lieberman Spanked by Power-Mad Democrats

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Posted on Nov 6, 2008
AP photo / Susan Walsh

Sen. Joe Lieberman speaks Thursday during a news conference on Capitol Hill.

All right, so we’re being a bit facetious with the headline here, but seriously, Sen. Joe Lieberman’s future vis-à-vis his former base at the Democratic Party is a tad uncertain at this time, to say the least.

The New York Times:

The political status of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut was indefinite on Thursday after he met with Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, to discuss Mr. Lieberman’s support of Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate for president.

Mr. Lieberman, a one-time Democrat who became an independent, could be stripped of his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Although neither he nor Mr. Reid addressed that issue after their meeting, the Associated Press reported later that an aide to Mr. Reid said the majority leader was considering having Lieberman removed.

“I’m thinking about what my options are,” Mr. Lieberman said.

Mr. Reid issued a statement notably lacking in warmth in which he called the meeting “the first of what I expect to be several conversations.”

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By What!?!, November 7, 2008 at 9:24 am Link to this comment

Sen. Reid likes to use the phrase “Give ‘em Hell Harry” - He should grow a pair and live up to the slogan when it comes to Lieberman.  (ASAP)

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By Joeseph Schmoltz, November 7, 2008 at 7:20 am Link to this comment
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“Mr. Lieberman, did this in effect when he chose to go independent in an election where the people of the state of Connecticut clearly did not want him on the Democratic ticket.”

Not “The people” The Democrats of the State of Connectucut.

“The people” elected him. “The People” clearly didn’t want Ned Lamont.

Instead of “stripping him of his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,” why not just dump the whole committee. Now that Bush is heading for the door we don’t need it anymore.  Then reid could tell him “your position has been cut” the same line many average workers hear everyday.

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By nrobi, November 7, 2008 at 4:56 am Link to this comment

Ahhh, Mr. Lieberman! Many thoughts have crossed my mind since the debacle of the 2006 election. As noted in the article, many of Mr. Lieberman’s colleagues thought that he would give up the powerful spot of a Senator in the United States Congress and fade away.
Hope denied! Mr. Lieberman was not and is not the person that many thought he was, in fact he is a power-hungry individual just as any who stays too long in a position of importance such as the US Senate.
One begins to think of one’s self as important to the running of this country and has inflated ego to go along with the self-important view.
My suggestion to Sen. Harry Reid, D. Nev. is to remove him promptly from any position of power within the ranks of the Democratic Party and show him the door. Mr. Lieberman, did this in effect when he chose to go independent in an election where the people of the state of Connecticut clearly did not want him on the Democratic ticket.
Yet, Mr. Lieberman, chose to continue in the Senate despite not having the backing of the party and with no thought other than the power that resides in the position of a senator, now chose to back a GOP candidate for one simple fact, that his stance on the so-called war in Iraq is part of a master plan to defeat terrorists and win a conflict that we should not be involved in.  The war in Iraq is now a civil war for the soul of their country and we are occupiers in a land that we the American Armed Forces are not welcome in.
Yet Mr. Lieberman continues to think that we can come out on the winning side of a complete civil war,  this in not unlike the position that the American government was in, in Vietnam. We are now unwelcome to the party and should withdraw forthwith.  Staying any longer will only add to the distress of the Iraqi people and cause more ill will in the Middle East to the American people.
Why Mr. Lieberman chose to do this only he can tell, but Sen. Reid, can and should remove him from any chairmanship or position of power within the structure of the Senate.

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By Paracelsus, November 6, 2008 at 9:34 pm Link to this comment

Is it legal to punch Lieberman in the nose if you happen to see him walking about Connecticut? Honestly, I am ignorant of the law on this.

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By Bboy56, November 6, 2008 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment
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He needs to be shown the door.

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By lichen, November 6, 2008 at 6:47 pm Link to this comment

Hopefully Ned Lamont, or someone even better will take that scumbags senate seat in a few years.

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