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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:37 PM
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GOP would welcome Lieberman
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Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), head of National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Monday that following the election the GOP would welcome Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) with open arms.

I think Joe's a terrific guy with a lot of integrity and does what he believes, Ensign said in an interview on MSNBC. It'll be interesting to see how the Democrats handle Joe Lieberman after what he's done in this presidential race. But as far as Republicans are concerned, we welcome him with open arms.

Ensign conceded that it is a fair possibility that Democrats will reach 60 Senate seats, meaning that a potential switch by Lieberman would derail the Democrats hopes of a filibuster proof majority.

There's a fair possibility that they get to the 60 votes, or at least, you know, maybe, 57, 58 votes. And a lot of times, we lose a few votes or sometimes they lose a few votes, so they can get 60 votes on a lot of issues without even getting the 60 votes, and override the filibuster, Ensign said.

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  -GOP would welcome Lieberman brooklynite  Oct-27-08 04:37 PM   #0 
  - I'll pack for him: Shit in a shoebox and he's set.  YOY   Oct-27-08 04:40 PM   #1 
  - Don't let the door hit you where ...  LSparkle   Oct-27-08 04:40 PM   #2 
  - Im glad the GOP is so desperate they would overlook Joe's liberal social policies  DJ13   Oct-27-08 04:43 PM   #3 
  - I'd contribute to any moving expenses.  endarkenment   Oct-27-08 04:46 PM   #4 
  - READ: We need him because we're about to be handed our asses....  marmar   Oct-27-08 04:46 PM   #5 
  - Why would Lieberman leave? He'd lose his chairmanships and be with the minority party.  Happyhippychick   Oct-27-08 04:48 PM   #6 
  - Once We Don't Need Him To Caucus With Us...  asksam   Oct-27-08 04:49 PM   #8 
     - And what a happy day that will be.  Happyhippychick   Oct-27-08 04:53 PM   #13 
  - Happy trails, motherfucker  mitchum   Oct-27-08 04:48 PM   #7 
  - He'll be gone after 2012 election  Phred42   Oct-27-08 04:50 PM   #9 
  - Desperate. They're going to need more than Joe Lieberman n/t  heliarc   Oct-27-08 04:52 PM   #10 
  - as far as I'm concerned  Twinguard   Oct-27-08 04:53 PM   #11 
  - I'd be happy for them to welcome him too  TOJ   Oct-27-08 04:53 PM   #12 
  - welcome him? he has been there..what a joke  april   Oct-27-08 04:55 PM   #14 
  - the dems better continue with kissing his ass then  frylock   Oct-27-08 04:57 PM   #15 
  - You called him, he's yours. No givesies backsies.  shadowknows69   Oct-27-08 04:58 PM   #16 
  - If Lieberman is what they consider victory, he's all theirs.  truthisfreedom   Oct-27-08 04:58 PM   #17 
  - Just don't try and return the bastard!  santamargarita   Oct-27-08 04:59 PM   #18 
  - What are they waiting for?  TerribleLarryDingle   Oct-27-08 04:59 PM   #19 
  - Well, yeah, of course they would...  lisa58   Oct-27-08 05:00 PM   #20 
  - Zactly.  knixphan   Oct-27-08 05:07 PM   #22 
  - I think he makes a good republican  BeatleBoot   Oct-27-08 05:05 PM   #21 
  - 56, 58, 59 ......  groundloop   Oct-27-08 05:10 PM   #23 
  - Bye Joe, Happy Irrelevance Day!  Juan_de_la_Dem   Oct-27-08 05:11 PM   #24 
  - good riddance - they can have him  crazy_vanilla   Oct-27-08 05:11 PM   #25 
  - Don't go away mad Joe, just go the fuck away!!  DeadManInc   Oct-27-08 05:12 PM   #26 
  - We have plenty of Turtle food for Bert, we'll send it to ya ! !  Ragazz68   Oct-27-08 05:15 PM   #27 
  - all sales final-no returns.  tpi10d   Oct-27-08 05:15 PM   #28 
  - Can we trade him for Hagel?  GoesTo11   Oct-27-08 05:16 PM   #29 
  - Realistically, what could he even do for them in the Senate?  Strawman   Oct-27-08 05:16 PM   #30 
  - Talk about desperation.  D23MIURG23   Oct-27-08 05:18 PM   #31 
  - Yeah, "he does what he believes" and  zidzi   Oct-27-08 05:22 PM   #32 

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