Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bennedict Liberman strikes again

Ever since 2006, liberals and progressives knew that Joe Liberaman was a rat bastard, a sniveling political opportunist willing to throw his party under the bus to line his own best interests. Today, he continues to show his true colors....and they're not blue, either.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, emerged Tuesday afternoon from a meeting with his caucus as the center of attention -- again.

On his way in, he told reporters that if a public health insurance option was in the final health care bill, he would join a GOP filibuster to prevent it from getting an up or down vote. HuffPost asked him if there'd been much reaction from his colleagues in the Democratic caucus.

"Not really," he said, "because I think my colleagues know for a long time that I've been opposed to a government-created, government-run insurance company."

Lieberman stressed that he was not opposing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) effort to get a bill on to the floor -- one that includes a public health insurance option. Rather, said Lieberman, he would oppose a final vote on the bill by supporting a GOP filibuster if the public option remained in the bill. The difference is crucial, in that it allows the process to move forward. But it does present backers of a public option with the problem of getting 60 votes for a final vote to cut off a GOP filibuster.

Lieberman will face tremendous pressure from his caucus and the Democratic base to break with the Republican Party and allow a final vote on health care to go forward. Lieberman may be bluffing. Asked by HuffPost if he expects that he would have to cast the vote that he is currently threatening, he demurred. "That depends," he said.

Once a rat, always a rat. And this is one rat I can't wait to see sent packing in 2010.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you should be proud of Joe. He is doing what he feels best for the country, not some arrogant president who has no experience and is running on pure ego and spends like there is no end....

Count Istvan said...

So we should be proud of Joe Lieberman because he is not George W. Bush?

I don't think so. Joe is the shit stain on Al Gore's otherwise sterling record of public service.

Count Istvan said...

Hmmm He hasn't been back to explain why we should be proud of Joe Lieberman because he isn't George W. Bush.

et said...

Bullshit, Anon. Joe is doing what he thinks will benefit Joe and only Joe. You have any idea how many insurance giants are headquartered or heavily entrenched in Connecticut? Probably the only things that dwarf their official campaign contributions to Loserman are the ones we don't know about.

He's an unprincipled sellout.

et said...

Unfortunately, Jonathan, I don't think he's up for booting until 2012. Let's hope he's well and truly marginalized until then: it couldn't happen to anyone more deserving.

Anonymous said...

We could substitue obama in your statement and everything would be true

Bullshit, Anon. Obma is doing what he thinks will benefit Obama and only Obama.
He's an unprincipled sellout.

I completely agree. Why should anyone trust Obama on anything he says? He has not done a damn thing yet to help this country except push this country deeper into debt.

How do you like those apples ET?

Count Istvan said...

How do you like those apples ET?

Wow why didn't you post your usual 7 LOLS! and LMAO!

69,456,897-59,934,814 How do you like those apples 08?

et said...

What a brilliantly-sourced and well-supported statement, Anon...NOT.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Stimulus Package, which if you had not noticed, is working. Curbing Wall Street CEO compensation. Enacting Hate Crimes Legislation. Wow. Who knew all these things benefit just Obama?

I'll take my oranges over your rotten apples and sour grapes, Anon. You just sound stupider with every post.

Anonymous said...

The stimulus package is working eh? Obama said the unemployment rate would not go above 8% because of the stimulus package and his administration.....

what is the unemployment rate now?

Also most folks don't believe the stimulus package is working...

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-08-16-stimulus-poll_N.htm

I really wish I could say his stimulus package was working as many Americans are suffering.

Count Istvan said...

I allowed 1 of Anon's 3 posts. The other 2 basically said he still not over the fact his Girl lost the election.

Count Istvan said...

Funny how he quotes polls yet never posts one that shows how popular Republicans are or how many people favor the public option.

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