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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:18 PM
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Brinkmanship: At what point do Dems threaten to take Lieberman's chairmanship?
Now? If the health care reform is so important, why not take it to the brink and just do it?!

Do it now or we'll take all of your chairmanships next November.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:19 PM
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1. DO IT!
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:20 PM
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2. How do you know that they haven't done so already?
:shrug:
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:24 PM
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4. Looks like they haven't since he seems to be calling the shots.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:55 PM
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5. Perhaps he called their bluff
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 09:20 PM
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6. You must be proud of your boy Joe
Edited on Mon Dec-14-09 09:24 PM by Kingofalldems
You seem to show up in every thread about him. Is he one of your favorites? And you imply he's also courageous ('He called their bluff)?
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:56 AM
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9. You seem to be in those thread too
Interesting...
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 01:55 PM
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16. I take that as a yes--you must be proud of Joe
Edited on Tue Dec-15-09 01:56 PM by Kingofalldems
He destroyed health care reform all by himself--what a brave man.
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 02:22 PM
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17. He did it with the help of people like you
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 08:20 PM
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3. Chairmanship?
Hell, apparently we elected FUCKING JOE LIEBERMAN president last year! He's been handed more power than any of us could have ever imagined. WTF????
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 09:36 PM
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7. Mostly likely the good old boys who "go along to get along" will stand pat
with their fellow member in good standing.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-14-09 09:45 PM
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8. It might not be so easy mid-session.
Reid would have to file a new organizing resolution in order to strip Lieberman of his chair.

This resolution is normally non-controversial, as parties generally do not interfere with the selection of the other party's committee assignments.

However, Lieberman could seek the aid of Republicans to block a new organizing resolution, and forestall any action by Reid until the start of the next Congress.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:57 AM
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10. a year ago. n/t
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 12:01 PM
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12. I was going to say six months ago, but why quibble...
They've allowed him to do his damage.

At this point, I'm not so concerned with Holy Joe's position as I am with Reid's.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:59 AM
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11. They don't. The game is fixed and Joe must have pics of Reid with a hooker or something.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 12:45 PM
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13. If they did, they'd have to find a new scapegoat to blame their failure on.
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 01:04 PM
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14. "Do it now or we'll take all of your chairmanships next November."
I'm sorry, but this is an empty threat. We could have made progressive and elected progressives LAST November, but we decided to focus on making "history" and selling collector's plates/t-shirts instead.
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rudy23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 01:37 PM
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15. For doing exactly what they want him to do? Why would they?
Joe gets to be the bad guy, while they get to claim they had their hands ties AND serve their corporate donors. Joe will get a hero's welcome, don't worry.
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