Wednesday, November 05, 2008

You backed the wrong man, Holy Joe...

So you get to deal with the consequences:

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is scheduled to meet with Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) on Thursday to discuss his future in the Senate Democratic Conference, according to a Democratic Senate source.

A growing number of Senate Democrats have been pressuring Reid to penalize Lieberman for aggressively backing Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) in this year’s presidential contest. At stake for Lieberman is his chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and his place in the Democratic Conference.

It remains unclear what Reid will say in his upcoming meeting with Lieberman, but Democrats believe he is inching toward at least wresting the Homeland Security gavel from him. Lieberman, who sides with Democrats on most issues except the war in Iraq, became one of McCain’s most ardent allies and one of President-elect Obama’s vocal critics this presidential season.

4 comments:

low-tech cyclist said...

It wasn't just the war, either. After the 2006 election, Lieberman decided the Administration's failures in Katrina and its aftermath weren't worth investigating after all.

He's already demonstrated that he's just clogging up the space that someone else could be making use of, as chair of that committee.

Strip him of his committee assignments altogether, and let him go where he will.

ellroon said...

Preferably down the drain.

Rhode Island Rules said...

He is the worst kind of opportunist politician. He was upset at losing to Ned Lamont in the primary in CT in 2006, so he jumped ship and ran as an independent. Then he threw his hat in with McCain hoping to become VP and trashed the democrats. Now he is nowhere man. He is an awful human being who believes in nothing but enriching himself. Get rid of him. We don't need him. Shun his sorry ass.

ellroon said...

Just what ARE the core values of Joe Lieberman ... besides the bombing of Iran and the support of Israel?