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pgh_dem Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 09:51 AM
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36. Yup, I see this as calling Lieberman's bluff (politely)
I believe we saw this move repeatedly through the campaign, where PRESIDENT-ELECT! Obama chose the high road, while being fully aware that the folks on the low road were about to plow into a Coyote/Roadrunner 'Danger!' sign and go over a cliff. After the inevitable, we saw PRESIDENT-ELECT! Obama reach a hand out to the smooshed pile of Coyote fur, saying 'Shame about that cliff. Ready to help me fix this country now?'
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  -President-elect Obama is warning Dems against "grudges" against Sen. Joe Lieberman malik flavors  Nov-11-08 07:53 AM   #0 
  - Nope.  mmonk   Nov-11-08 07:56 AM   #1 
  - Didn't Lieberman 'mentor' Obama when Obama first came to the senate?  HereSince1628   Nov-11-08 07:56 AM   #2 
  - an extent.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-11-08 08:02 AM   #11 
  - yes, type "lieberman was Obama's mentor" into google  jonnyblitz   Nov-11-08 08:15 AM   #18 
  - Didn't much of the Dem leadership support Lieberman over Lamont in the primary?  SemiCharmedQuark   Nov-11-08 10:32 AM   #41 
  - When you get intot he senate they assign you someone to show you the ropes,  dionysus   Nov-11-08 08:22 AM   #21 
     - Lieberman was telling people Obama asked him to be his  jonnyblitz   Nov-11-08 08:46 AM   #23 
        - so whats the point? i for one am glad you're so bitter about Obama winning. I know you can't stand  dionysus   Nov-11-08 09:43 AM   #33 
  - Just because Obama forgives him it doesn't mean I have to  MrWiggles   Nov-11-08 07:56 AM   #3 
  - That was my expectation from Obama and I think he is right  dmordue   Nov-11-08 07:57 AM   #4 
  - Agreed. I'd add though that Joe Lieberman better be very careful  Hansel   Nov-11-08 10:09 AM   #37 
  - In other words, strip him of his chairmanship if you want  theboss   Nov-11-08 07:59 AM   #5 
  - it's called "keeping your friends close . . . and your enemies closer" . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-11-08 07:59 AM   #6 
  - Holy Joe doesn't believe in paying his debts.  last1standing   Nov-11-08 08:04 AM   #12 
  - Bingo! In other words, we might need him in the future.  patricia92243   Nov-11-08 08:05 AM   #13 
  - "WE AREN'T going to referee decisions about who should or...  nomaco-10   Nov-11-08 08:00 AM   #7 
  - When I'm President, I'll be magnanimous  Xipe Totec   Nov-11-08 08:01 AM   #8 
  - I haven't disagreed much with Obama since he won the election but on this I will.  last1standing   Nov-11-08 08:02 AM   #9 
  - I agree wholeheartedly  ashling   Nov-11-08 08:16 AM   #19 
  - I see your point, but Clinton & Biden said some pretty horrible things too  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-11-08 08:56 AM   #29 
     - It's one thing to question someone's experience, it's another to question their loyalty.  last1standing   Nov-11-08 09:31 AM   #31 
  - Have to read his statement more carefully  pgh_dem   Nov-11-08 08:02 AM   #10 
  - (hoping against hope this means removal from Homeland Committee chair)  annabanana   Nov-11-08 08:07 AM   #15 
  - Nothing else but removal from his HLS chair will do.....  nomaco-10   Nov-11-08 08:12 AM   #17 
  - Lieberman said that is unacceptable to him.  Lasher   Nov-11-08 08:21 AM   #20 
     - Yup, I see this as calling Lieberman's bluff (politely)  pgh_dem   Nov-11-08 09:51 AM   #36 
  - Punishing Lieberman would make a GOP martyr of him. Joe would love it.  NYCGirl   Nov-11-08 08:05 AM   #14 
  - Yeah, God forbid any of us should hold a grudge against a guy who helped sell Bush's war,...  JHB   Nov-11-08 08:12 AM   #16 
  - It's not a grudge. It would be one thing if LIEberman just gave lukewarm  Feeney2   Nov-11-08 08:43 AM   #22 
  - "We aren't going to referee decisions about who should or should not be a committee chair."  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-11-08 08:47 AM   #24 
  - Let Obama be a bigger man: It's his job. I'll chill out when I  Phredicles   Nov-11-08 08:49 AM   #25 
  - Lieberman is a shark. If Obama wants to swim with him, fine. NOT me.  genna   Nov-11-08 08:52 AM   #26 
  - Kill LIEberman with kindness. I wonder if he feels like an ass yet  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-11-08 08:54 AM   #27 
  - Lieberman is simply an attention whore.  no_name_no_slogan   Nov-11-08 08:56 AM   #28 
  - This is the correct answer. n/t  MPK   Nov-11-08 08:58 AM   #30 
  - Sorry. Obama's always been too cozy to Joe  Bluenorthwest   Nov-11-08 09:32 AM   #32 
  - Really, oh since you say it, it must be true, but even so provide a  cali   Nov-11-08 10:28 AM   #39 
  - It is not Obama's place to get in the middle of this - his statement is appropriate.  sparosnare   Nov-11-08 09:45 AM   #34 
  - Good luck with that one in Connecticut...  mscuedawg   Nov-11-08 09:49 AM   #35 
  - Obama has a right to his opinion, just like each of us do. n/t  Skip Intro   Nov-11-08 10:22 AM   #38 
  - The President elect is in a better position to forgive  mvd   Nov-11-08 10:29 AM   #40 
  - I hold grudges! don't think Lieb should head any committee  ensho   Nov-11-08 10:49 AM   #42 

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