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robertarctor Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:33 PM
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Can the Democrats just boot Lieberman out of the party?
Holy Joe Lieberman is, for all intents and purposes, a fifth-column Republican who's getting his marching orders from Karl Rove. Would it be beneficial for the Democratic Party to formally kick Lieberman out of the party, or would that backfire, and why?
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:34 PM
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1. That would backfire
Because if he won the seat back, it might effect how he votes for majority leader.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:47 PM
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8. I don't think it would do one thing to change his vote, he has been
voting with this neo-con administration more than with the dems...
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:35 PM
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2. i don't know what's taking em so long
Joe is pissing all over the party
I see no reason why they don't
cut the old bat loose
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:36 PM
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3. Lets just make sure he loses.
It will be tough for Lamont to win, but we all said that about the primary, didn't we?
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prodigal_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:37 PM
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4. Uhhh...
we kinda just did that didn't we? Since we invited him to not represent us anymore?
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:38 PM
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5. He's already out of the party.
He lost the Democratic Primary, and rather than dropping out decided to run as Independent. He is no longer a Democrat.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:48 PM
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9. That's how I understood things.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:50 PM
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10. actually, i heard him say yesterday that he
wouldn't do that to "his" party (drop out of the race). I'm assuming he meant the democrats.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:24 PM
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14. He kicked himself out of the party.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:38 PM
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6. He doesn't need an additional boot. He lost the primary . He is done
for now. The funding and support of the party goes to Lamont. Lieberman can run in another position or in another party. Right now Lamont has his running spot on the Democratic ticket and that's that.
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Raydawg1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:39 PM
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7. Fuck Lieberman. Say no to Joe in 2006.
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robertarctor Donating Member (831 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:58 PM
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11. What I meant was "formally expel" Lieberman
If Holy Joe is going to take money from the GOP and its big donors, then should the Democratic Party formally expel him, or would that backfire? And if it could backfire, why?

Granted, the right-wing media has the megaphone in this country, and the Roviet Union Goopers would spin it that Democrats are intolerant of "moderate," or "non-far-leftist" viewpoints in their ranks.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:01 PM
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12. He already has been formally expelled.
The voters do that, not the public servants. There is nothing left to do. He is expelled. He is gone. Not only that, he changed his party affliation to Independent.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:03 PM
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13. Joe "formally expelled" himself
when he registered Independent. He is not now (nor has he ever been) a Democrat.
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