Yes. That Lamont primary challenge worked out *so* well.
Erick covered this already: Lieberman Digs In on Public Option Sen. Joseph Lieberman, speaking in that trademark sonorous baritone, utters a simple statement that translates into real trouble for Democratic leaders: “I’m going to be stubborn on this.” Stubborn, he means, in opposing any health-care overhaul that includes a “public option,” or government-run health-insurance plan, as the current bill does. His opposition is strong enough | Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Reid’s successful public option rollout.
No, seriously: successful. You see, by Mary Katharine Ham’s count Reid only explicitly lost Senators Lieberman and Lincoln from his own caucus, and Senators Collins & Snowe from ours for his clumsy and ill-planned advocacy of a government ‘public’ option in the Senate health care rationing bill. It was not unreasonable to expect that Reid would not only alienate those four, but Senators Ben Nelson | Read More »
Lieberman looking for baby steps on health care.
There’s not much that I can add to this… Lieberman says many health care changes can wait WASHINGTON – An independent senator counted on by Democrats in the health care debate showed signs of wavering Sunday when he urged President Barack Obama to postpone many of his initiatives because of the economic downturn. “I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that | Read More »
Lieberman doesn’t know where Pelosi’s getting this ‘misled’ thing from…
…he’s been getting briefings from them for decades, with no complaints: See also here, here, & here. Ed Morrissey heard laughter in the above: I’m not as sure, but if it is there it’s both understandable and justified. Joe Lieberman’s taken a lot of garbage from Pelosi’s ideological cohorts over the years, and even though he’s easily given better than he’s gotten the thought of | Read More »
You missed a spot on Lieberman’s shoe, Harry.
Via AoSHQ, witness Lieberman’s two-finger salute to the Democratic base. I especially loved the shout-out to the President-elect. Yeah, kids: your Lightworker approves, so shaddap about it already.
Lieberman stripped of key chairmanship by Democratic Caucus!
Well, it’s official: via our own Brian Faughnan Senator Joe Lieberman has paid for his apostasy. For his act of political disloyalty, his fellow-Democrats have decided to strip him of his plum position once and for all: …Senate Democrats agreed to take away Lieberman’s top spot on the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Private Sector and Consumer Solutions to Global Warming and Wildlife Protection. | Read More »
I would like to reassure Jane Hamsher of something.
But even if he did, should John McCain pass away after winning the election, she will not get sent to Gitmo (Via Ace, who is quite right: this woman probably isn’t joking). Now I understand that Ms. Hamsher is both a member of the antiwar movement and a netrooter, which is to say that she operates in a different (read: inferior) reality than the rest | Read More »