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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:55 AM

Lieberman says 'goodbye' to the Senate

and we say 'good riddance':

Senator Joe Lieberman said goodbye to the Senate yesterday on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that handed the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000. The 12 years between Al Goreís last stand and the oratorical conclusion of Liebermanís decades in the Senate is a very compelling frame through which recent American history can viewed.

At the center of it all was Lieberman, who went from a tragic figure to a failed presidential candidate in 2004 to a polarizing and hawkish asset for the Bush administration following the invasion of Iraq. For this, Lieberman became a pariah within his own party and was spurned by his liberal Connecticut base, a group on which he exacted revenge when he ran as an independent and crushed Ned Lamont, the man who beat him in the stateís Democrat primary.

Notably, the Senate chamber yesterday was nearly empty. As Dana Milbank observed:

The sparse attendance wasnít unusual for a farewell speech, but it was a sad send-off for a man who was very close in 2000 to becoming a major figure in American political history as the first Jew on a major partyís national ticket...

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WI_DEM Dec 2012 OP
bemildred Dec 2012 #1
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #2
Enrique Dec 2012 #3
bigwillq Dec 2012 #4
april Dec 2012 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #6
edhopper Dec 2012 #7
randr Dec 2012 #8
hatrack Dec 2012 #9
idwiyo Dec 2012 #10
Paladin Dec 2012 #11
spanone Dec 2012 #12
tularetom Dec 2012 #13
Fla Dem Dec 2012 #14
kysrsoze Dec 2012 #15

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. Don't let the door hit your butt on the way out.

We have a lot of work to do un-passing all the jingo & "conservative" crap you voted for, Joe.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:06 AM

2. Ohio Joe says "Fuck You" to Lieberman

Thank god that fucker is gone.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:06 AM

3. jesus, he talks slow

I was reading about his farewell speech a week ago.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:07 AM

4. Good riddance (nt)

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:08 AM

5. glad to see him go.....2 faces of joe

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:10 AM

6. See ya.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:12 AM

7. A short clip from his speech

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:17 AM

8. Who?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:20 AM

9. And America says "Piss off!" to Senator Frog-voice

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:24 AM

10. And good riddance.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:25 AM

11. Adios, Dipshit. (nt)

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:26 AM

12. good riddance...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:27 AM

13. Never have to hear that Droopy Dog voice again



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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:29 AM

14. Lieberman tarnished his own reputation.

He could have been a stalwart Dem doing much good. But threw his hat in with the neo-cons and made a fool of himself as John McCain's sidekick.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:46 AM

15. So long... turncoat asshole.

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