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Lieberman Leans to the Right (Again)

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Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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Fresh off a heady week in which he managed to supremely infuriate former colleagues and supporters in the Democratic Party with his filibuster talk, the ever-more-Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman gave ABC News a taste of his political plans for 2010.  —KA

ABC News:

Sounding more like an independent than a Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., tells ABC News he will campaign for some Republican candidates during the 2010 midterm elections and may not seek the Democratic Senate nomination when he runs for re-election in 2012.

“I probably will support some Republican candidates for Congress or Senate in the election in 2010. I’m going to call them as I see them,” Lieberman said in an ABC News “Subway Series” interview aboard the U.S. Capitol Subway System.

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By montanawildhack, November 2, 2009 at 5:01 am Link to this comment

Lieberman makes me so mad sometimes….  This shouldn’t concern me and forgive me for asking but, “Is he Jewish?”

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By bogi666, November 1, 2009 at 7:11 am Link to this comment

Ed Harges, more great comments, thanks again.The U.S. taxpayers subsidize Israeli’s socialized medicine which pays for CHOCOLATE LOTION MASSAGES, if desired. All those, especially Republicans, who vote for aid to Israel, which helps to subsidize their socialized medicine and votes against government sponsored medical care for Americans is a traitor to the American taxpayers. For Americans to elect those who vote against the interests of Americans say a lot about just how gullible and ignorant Americans are. The Israeli government is to be commended for their medical care for its citizens.

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By de profundis clamavi, October 31, 2009 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

Joe Lieberman is one of Satan’s most trusted servants (among many) in the US Senate. If you live in Connecticut and you voted for Lieberman, it’s time to face facts: your soul is burdened with sin, suppurating and festering with foul iniquity and plagued with vile corruption. You must repent if you want to escape eternal damnation. Recommended penance: 1. Start going about in public dressed in sack cloth with the words “I voted for Lieberman” embroidered prominently on the chest in large bold scarlet letters. 2. Pour ashes over your head and trace the words “I voted for Lieberman” in the smudge on your forehead. 3. Walk everywhere, barefoot, taking care to step on broken glass and discarded hypodermic needles wherever possible. 4. Read your Bible, concentrating on the bits about how the mighty are fallen, blessed are the peacemakers, Jesus healing the sick free of charge, blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven, the remission of the debts of the poor, etc, while reflecting how the policies of politicians like Joe Lieberman are an affront to all that is just and Godly. 5. Pray to God tearfully on your knees for the restoration and salvation of your soul. 6. Spend all of your spare time between now and 2012 working tirelessly to get Lieberman out of the Senate and out of politics for good.

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By Ed Harges, October 31, 2009 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment

Since Lieberman thinks public option, much less a single-payer system, would be
an evil infringement on the sacred free market, I’m sure he must be morally
opposed to Israel’s single-payer public health care system.

We give Israel about 3 billion dollars a year. What does Israel’s public, single-
payer, “socialist” national health care system cost? I bet it costs more than 3
billion a year. If we stopped our annual financial gifts to Israel (grants, military
equipment, loan guarantees, regularly forgiven loans, and tax-deductions for
“charitable” contributions [often used to build or maintain illegal settlements]),
would Israel still be able to afford that national health care system, the kind of
system that Lieberman thinks Americans don’t deserve?

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By Bud, October 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm Link to this comment
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Joe Lieberman is a rotten bastard first,last,and always!I personally wouldn’t piss down his throat if his guts were on fire.If they would zero the budget for the electric boat contract,(submarines)in Connecticut,you would see that weasle come squealing back to the democrats.

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By bogi666, October 31, 2009 at 5:47 am Link to this comment

Thanks Ed Harges, you summed it up perfectly. Lieb is a Zionist zealot 1st.

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By thebeerdoctor, October 31, 2009 at 2:04 am Link to this comment

There is very little more unctuous than a glib craving Senator.

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By CaptRon, October 30, 2009 at 11:12 pm Link to this comment

Truthfully you must be the real “Joe the Plumber” because you are a butt crack. Be thankful the Dems feel they need you Joe. They may or may not be right, but when your day comes (and it will) a very large sigh of relief will be heard throughout the nation. With no committee to head, having been stripped of what power you now possess, your best friend will have to be “Rush Limppole”(I’m sorry-Limbaugh) and I’m sure he will welcome you with open arms. Every way you represent yourself (and I do mean yourself)disrespects the American people you openly state you are fighting for. I hope the majority of the people of Connecticut are proud of who they elected to represent them. It must have really turned your stomach to have lost your party’s endorsement to a black man, kind of how it seems Israeli’s feel about Palestinians, so personal. This is how you look to me, live with yourself, your time is almost over.

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By Ed Harges, October 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm Link to this comment

It is a testament to the power of the Israel lobby that the Democrats don’t dare
strip this man of his chairmanships and other perks. The Israelis must be laughing
their guts out at the outrages we put up with. They own our asses, whether
Republicans or “Democrats” are in charge.

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By bogi666, October 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm Link to this comment

Lieb, Al Gore’s disastrous choice in 2000 for the VP which cost the Democrats the election, which may be why Gore choose him so he wouldn’t win, is a despicable, ingrate cretin. He looks and talks like a cartoon character, McDuff the dog, and was depicted as such on the daily show, by Jon Stewart,of 10/29/09. Very good imitation and quite appropriate. I guess this opinion makes me an anti
Semite.

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By NYCartist, October 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment

Maybe he’ll fall over on his head and knock himself out (of the race).

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