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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
Source: Politico

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.




Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14985.html



Joe, need any boxes to pack?
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:40 PM
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1. I'll pack for him: Shit in a shoebox and he's set.
n.t.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:40 PM
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2. Don't let the door hit you where ...
oh you know.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:43 PM
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3. Im glad the GOP is so desperate they would overlook Joe's liberal social policies
Edited on Mon Oct-27-08 04:43 PM by DJ13
Tells me that war is the only thing the GOP still stands for.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:46 PM
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4. I'd contribute to any moving expenses.
Fuck off joe
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:46 PM
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5. READ: We need him because we're about to be handed our asses....
n/t
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:48 PM
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6. Why would Lieberman leave? He'd lose his chairmanships and be with the minority party.
Not that I wouldn't love to see him go....
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asksam Donating Member (200 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:49 PM
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8. Once We Don't Need Him To Caucus With Us...
... he's going to lose the chairmanships anyway.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:53 PM
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13. And what a happy day that will be.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:48 PM
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7. Happy trails, motherfucker
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:50 PM
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9. He'll be gone after 2012 election
Toast.
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:52 PM
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10. Desperate. They're going to need more than Joe Lieberman n/t
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Twinguard Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:53 PM
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11. as far as I'm concerned
They can have him. When you are passed around like a hot potato, you've pretty much lost all of your clout.

He may retain a tiny bit of humanity and continue supporting some liberal social ideals.

My guess is that he doesn't have much time left in the senate anyway.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:53 PM
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12. I'd be happy for them to welcome him too
Palin/Liebermann 2012!
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april Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:55 PM
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14. welcome him? he has been there..what a joke
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:57 PM
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15. the dems better continue with kissing his ass then
:eyes:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:58 PM
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16. You called him, he's yours. No givesies backsies.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:58 PM
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17. If Lieberman is what they consider victory, he's all theirs.
Fuck you, joe.
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:59 PM
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18. Just don't try and return the bastard!
Keep him!
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TerribleLarryDingle Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 04:59 PM
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19. What are they waiting for?
I'll deliver him to them personally.
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:00 PM
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20. Well, yeah, of course they would...
...he's already got a seat to make up for the ones they are gonna lose.
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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:07 PM
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22. Zactly.
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:05 PM
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21. I think he makes a good republican
Looking out for himself and taking advantage of those around him.

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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:10 PM
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23. 56, 58, 59 ......
The republicans are getting schooled at counting to 60.
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:11 PM
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24. Bye Joe, Happy Irrelevance Day!
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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:11 PM
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25. good riddance - they can have him
the cowardly traitor!
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DeadManInc Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:12 PM
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26. Don't go away mad Joe, just go the fuck away!!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:15 PM
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27. We have plenty of Turtle food for Bert, we'll send it to ya ! !
Edited on Mon Oct-27-08 05:15 PM by Ragazz68
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tpi10d Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:15 PM
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28. all sales final-no returns.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:16 PM
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29. Can we trade him for Hagel?
I'll throw in some baseball cards.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:16 PM
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30. Realistically, what could he even do for them in the Senate?
Edited on Mon Oct-27-08 05:17 PM by Strawman
Is he really going to uphold a filibuster against universal health care regardless of what party he is in? He's really only on the same page as them on foreign policy. They can't filibuster the president's decision to bring home troops for Iraq.

And, more importantly, what can they do for him in the minority? Make him a little less lonely in the Senate chamber?
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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:18 PM
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31. Talk about desperation.
You'd have to be pretty hard up to want an ally like Lieberman. Just don't be shocked when he decides to stab you in the back to better whore himself out for attention.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-08 05:22 PM
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32. Yeah, "he does what he believes" and
lieberman believes in Lying his a$$ off to get what he wants.

He has about a repuke's worth of credibilty.
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