So Much For Joe

15 12 2009

Call me, cynical, but I wonder what was Joe Lieberman’s price? Afterall, Mary Landrieu (D-LA) got $300 million.

~Eowyn

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LIEBERMAN INDICATES SUPPORT FOR HEALTH BILL

Dec 15, 2009 – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091215/ap_on_bi_ge/us_health_overhaul_lieberman_1

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman says he expects to support the Democrats’ health care legislation as long as any government-run insurance plan stays out of the bill.

Lieberman has been a question mark on the health care legislation for months. To win him over, Senate leaders said late Monday they were backing away from a Medicare expansion Lieberman opposed. They already had dropped a full-blown government insurance program.

Lieberman told reporters Tuesday that if the Medicare expansion and government insurance plan are gone, “I’m going to be in a position where I can say what I’ve wanted to say all along: that I’m ready to vote for health care reform.”

Senate leaders need Lieberman’s support to secure 60 votes necessary to advance the legislation in the 100-member Senate.

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16 12 2009
Steve

Didn’t you hear……….they are going after his wife. Trying to have her removed from the chair of some cancer charity she’s held for years………..That’s low…..they go after a guy’s wife………………..Hell even the Mob keeps the family out of it.

16 12 2009
Eowyn

Yes, I read about it and was going to do a post on it, lauding Lieberman for his integrity. Then I saw the news that he’s caving in.

So the Left were going after his wife’s job. SO WHAT? We all know that UNLIKE SO MANY AMERICANS WHO ARE JOBLESS, with Lieberman’s connections his wife will get another well-paying job in DC in a heartbeat.

OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING AFTER ALL AMERICANS AND THE SURVIVAL OF AMERICA ITSELF! What is more important? : His wife’s job on some cancer non-profit or Country and Constitution?

18 12 2009
euandus2

It is no accident that one Senator can be an obstructionist. He, and the filibuster for that matter, remind us that the governmental sovereignty allowed the state governments is what is really represented in the US Senate (unlike in the US House of Reps). As frustrating as it is, there is a trade off in wiping this out in favor of remaking the US Senate on the basis of the principles of the US House…trade offs given the scale of the US. and what the US is. For this argument, pls see http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/will-there-be-a-health-reform-bill-out-of-the-us-senate/

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