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Joe Lieberman will stump for some Republicans in 2010

October 30, 2009

  The fissure between Joe Lieberman and the Democrat party that began over his support for the surge and continued into his re-election campaign and endorsement of John McCain appears to be widening.

  Joe Lieberman is saying that he will support some Republican candidates when the 2010 elections roll around. This has to infuriate Democrats who wanted to strip him of his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee but relented after Lieberman promised to be a loyal, water carrying Democrat.

  This announcement could cost him his chairmanship but he has obviously put what he feels is best for the country ahead of his personal aspirations. It will be interesting to see how the Democrats who hailed Arlen Specter’s defection to the Democrat party react to this news.

  Democrats welcomed Arlen Specter with open arms and hailed him as a hero for switching parties and doing what he thought was right. This is no different; Joe Lieberman is also doing what he thinks is right. But Democrats will predictably call him a traitor to the party.

  It will be interesting to watch those very same Democrats who trumpeted Arlen Specter as courageous for making a tough decision based on ideology make the argument that Joe Lieberman is not doing the same. The only difference between the actions of these two men are which party is hurt and which party is helped by Lieberman’s announcement.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2009 8:28 pm

    I sure don’t see eye-to-eye on all the issues with him, but it’s hard not to respect Lieberman’s brave and principled stands… we could use a few more like him in DC who actually try to do the right thing for the country-

    God Bless You, Joe-


    • October 31, 2009 7:19 am

      I don’t agree with him an much either, but it will be fun to watch hhim go after the Democrats.


  2. October 30, 2009 9:04 pm

    I just wish he’d lead a REAL Conservative attack and tell the Dems to F*ck OFF!


    • October 31, 2009 7:19 am

      I don’t think we are going to see a conservative attack, so this will have to do for now.


  3. October 31, 2009 10:36 am

    “…….but he has obviously put what he feels is best for the country ahead of his personal aspirations……”-says MrPinkEyes
    -You don’t think the insurance lobby had anything to do with it, when polling shows most Americans want a public option?

    Reaganite Republican thinks his stand is brave and principled. I quess you’d say that if you stand against having a public option, but there is not much that is principled about ol Joe.

    “Fifteen years ago, as a freshman Democrat, Lieberman actually worked to have the filibuster killed. He deemed the parliamentary maneuver “a dinosaur” that had become “a symbol of a lot that ails Washington today.”
    -Read more at:
    So you think the guy is “principled”?


  4. November 4, 2009 6:11 pm

    It’s funny that you chose this article today because I just received an email from the left and they are livid with Lieberman.

    Here is an excerpt of what they are intending to do.

    “Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is threatening to help Republicans block a vote on health care reform.

    When reporters asked Lieberman if he’d be willing to lose his powerful committee chairmanship as a consequence, he said: “Oh, God no.”

    Yes, Joe. It’s time for accountability.

    Please join 90,000 others in signing our petition. We’ll deliver it to Democratic senators after we reach 100,000 signatures.”

    I agree with you Mr. Pink Eyes. Lieberman appears to be a man of principle, however, this stance may cost him if progressives have their way.

    Excerpt taken from:


    • November 4, 2009 9:20 pm

      Hopefully he will stand firm no matter what it may cost him. It is funny how Specter is considered a hero for doing almost exactly what Lieberman is doing and yet Lieberman is a villian.


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