Category Archives: Joe Lieberman

Just Go, Joe

Ben Nelson is retiring too. I’m so glad he took all those “No” votes to help out his re-election, aren’t you? By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!

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Let’s Have This Debate Another 50,000 Goddamn Times

If a bill or a law is worth defending even without a provision you wanted, it’s worth defending regardless of why that provision isn’t there. By Magic Love Hose. Talk to him here!

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Joe Lieberman Is A Cretin

The Connecticut Senator has adopted the neocon line on nuclear disarmament: Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the Connecticut Independent suggested that he himself would oppose ratification of the START II Treaty that Obama signed in Prague this past week, in … Continue reading

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Why Does Joe Lieberman Hate The Constitution?

Over at Cesca’s place, Steven Weber asks the right question: Do Republicans actually like Democracy? Really. Their strategy seems to be one of complete disdain for the last 200 or so years of that defining American civil exercise. They are … Continue reading

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It Takes Sixty Votes

So I took a cursory look at some bookmarks, and found that Joe Lieberman spoke out against the public option on June 16, July 1, October 27th, and November 1. In other words, with Republicans pledging to “just say no” … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Ezra Klein on Joe Lieberman: Incoherence is no crime, of course. But it is telling. Lieberman could have simply opposed the public option because it implied too much government involvement in the marketplace. Instead, he opposed it based on things … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman’s Comeuppance

Gibson’s Law strikes again. Via Greg Sargent, we have video of Joe Lieberman three months ago proposing the very same Medicare buy-in proposal he now opposes: My proposals were to basically expand the existing successful public health insurance programs Medicare … Continue reading

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The Rule Of Applied Force

At this hour, the president will talking to Democrats in the Senate about the health care bill. Olympia Snowe has been negotiating to take Lieberman’s place as the final vote for cloture, with rumors rampant that the public option will … Continue reading

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Joe’s Latest Excuse

Joe Lieberman on the public option, via WSJ: “Sometimes the private sector does things that are wrong, and when they do, you regulate—sometimes you litigate,” he says. “But never in the history of America . . . have we tried … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman’s Pound of Flesh

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on the vaccine shortage the other day. The NYT reports that representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services and … Continue reading

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Lieberman: Clear As Mud

Did Harry Reid explain the facts of life to Joe Lieberman? The Hill reported last night that the senator from Connecticut is on the same page with leadership: Sen. Joe Lieberman has reached a private understanding with Majority Leader Harry … Continue reading

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