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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:03 PM
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Why is Joe Lieberman still chairman of anything?
His vote is meaningless for our majority, he can't be counted on as a vote toward 60, he campaigned for McCain, he isn't supported by Democrats in his own state and he's a tool. Please, can someone help me out here?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:04 PM
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1. I can't figure it out either.
He's a joke, kept in office by republicans.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:06 PM
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2. Seniority. n/t
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:09 PM
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4. Bullshit. Ask Arlen Specter about seniority. n/t
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:40 PM
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7. What are you talking about? n/t
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:49 PM
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8. Arlen Specter, who is actually a Democrat, at least in name
has more seniority than the junior douchebag from Connecticut, yet was stripped of his seniority on committees when he became a Democrat. Lieberman keeps his even though he is no longer a Democrat. Obviously, there is nothing keeping our leadership from similarly stripping Joe of his seniority.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:54 PM
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9. They'd have done the same to Lieberman if he decided to caucus with the Republicans.
However he didn't did he?
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:56 PM
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10. Specter doesn't caucus with the Republicans
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 11:00 PM by DefenseLawyer
he was stripped after he began caucusing with us, because he joked about wanting Norm Coleman to win in Minnesota. Read a paper.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:10 PM
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12. Nor does Lieberman. Lieberman caucases with the Democrats.
If he began caucusing with the Repubs he'd lose his assignments.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:38 AM
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23. Are you talking in circles just to fuck with me?
Cause it's working.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 05:15 AM
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19. his seniority could be deemed meaningless because he's not a democrat
he's an independent, so his seniority is at the discretion of the ACTUAL democrats in the senate.
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Curtland1015 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:07 PM
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3. The whiny ass-face committee?
Edited on Sun Aug-23-09 10:08 PM by Curtland1015


I hate that dipshit.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:22 PM
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5. You really don't remember?
It was because Obama wanted to be nice. Really.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:30 PM
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6. That was then. This is now
I totally understood it when we needed him to gain a majority. And even that the President wanted to be magnanimous. I suppose that conciliatory tone is still the reason, but exactly where is the tipping point?
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:25 PM
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16. I'm not sure he has one.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 10:57 PM
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11. Reid.
He is buddies with Reid.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:18 PM
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14. All the more reason to send Reid packing as well.
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alanbstardmp Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:19 PM
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15. Why is Joe Lieberman still chairman of anything?
Liebermann is a time serving parasite and budger. He's not the only one
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:39 AM
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25. Ugh... they both need to go. (nt)
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:17 PM
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13. I thought it was because 'one day we might NEED him...'
Where are his defenders now? Anyone want to tell me why keeping him was a good idea?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 11:35 PM
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17. Because Democrats apparantly lack a pair.
Lieberman should have been given the chair on the Subcommittee of Teen Acne and had his office moved to the boiler room of the Capitol.


THEN we'd have more a leash on the Blue Dogs.
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 03:15 AM
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18. The magic fantasy world that exists
only inside the Beltway. My sympathies to those people in Connecticut who do not keep voting him in.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:13 AM
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20. I hope he will be voted out as soon as possible.
There is no reason for him to be in the Senate - he represents only himself.

mark
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 06:32 AM
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21. He'll just keep creating parties for himself so that no one can challenge him
The good people and fine Democrats of Connecticut already ran this douchebag out on a rail in the primary, but he circumvented the rules by creating the "Connecticut for Lieberman" party or some such fuckery so that he could still show up at the polls and get his scumbag friends to buy him an election win.

I'm afraid the only way Connecticut will get rid of this imp is to have Superman trick him into saying his name backwards.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:40 AM
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26. A lot of Dems voted for him too. Hopefully they've learned a thing or two
since then.

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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 09:23 AM
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22. So he can cover up the Katrina non-response.
He promised to investigate, then backpedaled. He's covering for a very dark chapter in our nation's history.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-24-09 10:39 AM
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24. i have no idea - he's entirely useless and worthless
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