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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:21 PM

Joe Lieberman gave his farewell speech today to the Senate ........

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/nyregion/lieberman-in-senate-farewell-speech-reflects-on-his-political-journey.html?_r=0

On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Lieberman arrived in the Senate chamber to deliver what he
declared would be his farewell speech.






And Connecticut will now get a real democrat as a senator too.

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Reply Joe Lieberman gave his farewell speech today to the Senate ........ (Original post)
Botany Dec 2012 OP
Warpy Dec 2012 #1
Botany Dec 2012 #4
WCGreen Dec 2012 #5
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #11
Liberal_Dog Dec 2012 #53
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #66
lunatica Dec 2012 #17
secondvariety Dec 2012 #27
heaven05 Dec 2012 #35
connecticut yankee Dec 2012 #54
Cha Dec 2012 #63
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #2
DonViejo Dec 2012 #3
standingtall Dec 2012 #6
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #7
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #48
connecticut yankee Dec 2012 #50
Mike Nelson Dec 2012 #8
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #9
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #10
PufPuf23 Dec 2012 #12
99Forever Dec 2012 #13
sdfernando Dec 2012 #14
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #15
DainBramaged Dec 2012 #16
lunatica Dec 2012 #18
doc03 Dec 2012 #19
DeeDeeNY Dec 2012 #20
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #21
bvar22 Dec 2012 #22
marble falls Dec 2012 #34
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #23
Terra Alta Dec 2012 #24
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #25
demwing Dec 2012 #26
AndyTiedye Dec 2012 #28
Rain Mcloud Dec 2012 #29
BainsBane Dec 2012 #30
Cha Dec 2012 #64
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #31
Downtown Hound Dec 2012 #32
marble falls Dec 2012 #33
Panasonic Dec 2012 #36
Panasonic Dec 2012 #37
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #38
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #46
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #47
kimbutgar Dec 2012 #39
lbrtbell Dec 2012 #40
thesquanderer Dec 2012 #41
jeff47 Dec 2012 #42
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Bainbridge Bear Dec 2012 #44
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #45
Iggy Dec 2012 #49
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putitinD Dec 2012 #55
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #56
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #57
Historic NY Dec 2012 #58
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #59
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #60
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #61
B Calm Dec 2012 #62
kath Dec 2012 #65
libodem Dec 2012 #67
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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:22 PM

1. Good riddance to a very bad man

who did a lot of damage to many of us.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:26 PM

4. Think of all those people who rang door bells, raised money, and volunteered to work for him ...

.... and how he wound up stabbing them in the back.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM

5. Larry. Curly and Moe...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:33 PM

11. Sure are!!!! Three clowns. n/t

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:31 PM

53. Holy Crap!!

What did Larry, Curly and Moe ever do to you to deserve an insult like that?

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:01 PM

66. The Trifecta of Trash those 3

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:52 PM

17. Lots of hatefulness in that one photo

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM

27. Lieberman, McCain-

who's the other clod?

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Response to secondvariety (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:10 PM

35. graham

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

54. I am proud to say

that I never voted for Holy Joe, except when he ran for Vice President, because I really had no choice.

I didn't vote for his opponents -- I just didn't vote for any Senator when he ran.

One of the proudest moments of my life was when I was physically ejected from the 1994 Democratic State Convention for leading an anti-Lieberman demonstration.

I also worked very hard for Ned Lamont in 2006, but the Repubs backed Lieberman, leaving their own candidate, a sacrificial lamb, high and dry.

Actually, he originally was elected to the Senate with the backing of William F. Buckley, who was trying get Lowell Weicker, a very Liberal Republican, out of the Senate.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 AM

63. Republicons are so ugly.. oh, wait Lie-man isn't a republiCON

but who the f*** could tell the difference?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

2. So long, good luck, don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. nt.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. DAMN! I missed it!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM

6. Good riddance

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. So who will he end up lobbying for ? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:10 PM

48. Medical/pharma industry, like his wife?

Or defense* contractors.

*It was a really big mistake when we changed the Department of War to the Department of Defense after WWII. REALLY big.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:25 PM

50. Probably some pro-Israel group

They don't call him the "Senator from Israel" for nothing.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:30 PM

8. Goodbye, Joe, and...

...thanks for... um... er...
...well, just goodbye.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. ta-tah joe..

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:32 PM

10. Good riddance!!! The door is over there. n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:34 PM

12. Good bye and good riddance.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:34 PM

13. Perfect graphic.

Says it all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:48 PM

14. Who cares ??? /NT

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:50 PM

15. Good riddance to that sanctimonious little fuck.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:50 PM

16. "With only a few of his Senate colleagues in attendance"

Nobody gave a shit asshole, beat it, I'm sure you have a job as a FAUX comentator lined up.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:57 PM

18. This is great news to me

and it makes me happy and hopeful! And it also makes me want to dance, only I wish it was on his grave. Ah well! One must celebrate anyway!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:02 PM

19. Don't let the door hit you in the ass Joementum. n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:04 PM

20. Remember the Kiss. Yuch.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:18 PM

21. Wow! That man sure has Elevated Opinion of Himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

During his floor speech, Mr. Lieberman, who voted mostly with Democrats, returned to the theme of bipartisanship. He urged Republicans and Democrats to find common ground, warning that the “partisan polarization of our politics” represented one of the nation’s gravest problems.


Sorry Joe...you have had your nose so far up the GOP's A**H**es, for so long... You can not even smell the stink that permeates the air surrounding you and GOP/BFF's!


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:25 PM

22. Lieberman gave his "Farewell Speech"...

.. at the Republican Convention in 2008.

WHY any "Democrat" would deign to acknowledge his pathetic Judas existence after THAT is beyond my comprehension.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:10 PM

34. Great line!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:31 PM

24. Fuck Joe Lieberman.

I have NO respect for this man AT ALL. He should have did the right thing in 2006 and conceded when Ned Lamont defeated him in the Democratic primary, but no, it was all about him. I'm so glad he will be gone and a real Democrat will take his place.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:32 PM

25. Damn. I Missed It. Anyone Tape It?

Anybody? Anyone? Buehler?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:37 PM

26. GO-mentum!

He's got It

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM

28. Goodbye to the Connecticut Boll Weevil

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:52 PM

29. Buh Bye Blue Dog.

 

Now off to grovel at the feet of the Koch Bros.

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Response to Rain Mcloud (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:02 PM

30. Turn-coat is more like it. nt

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:01 AM

64. Perzactly.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:05 PM

31. Who was the long ago booted member....

....who loved Joey Lies, and defended everything he did?

I wonder if he's weeping somewhere.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:07 PM

32. May he go choke on a hand grenade. n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:09 PM

33. And don't let the door smack your fanny.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:12 PM

36. And stay retired and in obscurity, please.

 

Go fix Brooklyn or something, just stay out of the limelight.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:13 PM

37. JOEMENTUM HAS LEFT THE HOUSE

 

never to return (sputter.... pfft)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:16 PM

38. It's sad how far he has fallen

I had never heard of him until Gore chose him to be his VP, but as a Jewish American, I was very proud. And he wasn't so bad back then...a little conservative for my liking, but still a Democrat and good on most issues.

But then when Bush decided to invade Iraq, he jumped on board and was as enthusiastic as any Republican. And it was all downhill from there.

For what it's worth, he has been good on some things. Like, playing a leading role in getting DADT repealed. And being reliably pro-choice, and pretty good on the environment. I give him credit for that.

Still, he has been a thorn in our side for years and I am glad that he will be replaced by a true Democrat.

I know this isn't the "good riddance" that most of you are giving him and I don't blame you for it. But since he's retiring I thought it more appropriate to reflect on his whole career as a Senator, including the few bright spots.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:05 PM

46. His pro-war stance was bad enough, but he had plenty of company.

What I really won't forgive him for is that, if it weren't for him, we might have had an age 55 buy-in to Medicare in the ACA.

He can burn for that. Too bad I don't believe in hell.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #46)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM

47. I agree. That is worse

A lot of good Dems unfortunately voted for the Iraq war, although he cheerleaded for it much louder than most.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

39. Bye bye farewell don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

I am so glad Lieberman senator for Israel is going. ( I am not bashing Israel) but I strongly dislike Bibi Netanyahu he is evil and dangerous. How he back stabbed president Obama was despicable. I hope Lieberman moves to Israel. He cares more about that country than the US.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

40. Fuck off, Joe

Don't let the doorknob hit you
Where the good Lord split you!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:41 PM

41. Don't let the waterboard hit you on the way out (n/t)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:51 PM

42. Nah na na na....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:51 PM

43. Get he fuck out of town !

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:00 PM

44. Now the old sell out is free

 

to formerly join the Rethugs instead of being an "Independent"and get a very lucrative job with a right-wing "think" tank or he can be an expensive whore for an HMO like his wife. Go fuck yourself, Joe. Let's hope that Connecticut never elects such a hypocritical asshole again.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:01 PM

45. Too bad it was--at a minimum--six years late.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:24 PM

49. ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:28 PM

51. Yeaaaah

Good fuckin riddance

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:28 PM

52. Good riddance you backstabbing traitor. I'll never forget or forgive seeing a former Democratic Veep

candidate standing up at the repuke convention to endorse McINSANE & winkie Palin. Rot in hell asshole!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

55. good riddence to bad rubbish (no offense to bad rubbish)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

56. Decades too late but better late than never to lose Joementum

What a fucking anchor!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:52 PM

57. And no one was there to see it.


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:25 PM

58. Who, Joe Lieberman...who.....

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:28 PM

59. Wow, I didn't know they had cameras in the loo

loo

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:35 PM

61. May the next thing I read about Joe Liberman be in the Irish Funny Papers.

Sooner more than later would be OK with me.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:49 PM

62. What a dissapointment this sniveling

son of a bitch turn out to be! So long MFer!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:38 AM

65. Buh-bye, Joe. Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.

You asshole.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:57 PM

67. He is a real phoney piece of work

I'm relieved he is leaving as a Republican and will not be tainting our brand with his slime. No, he's not an Independent. I don't think so. Fingers in ears.....nah, nah, nah, nah.....I can't hear you!!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:22 PM

68. Farewell, adios, you bleeping

nasty-word.

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