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Old 03-19-07, 01:41 PM
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Senator Joe Lieberman May Switch to the Republican Party

Lieberman was just interviewed by Norah O'Donnell on MSNBC.

He said he had not ruled out switching to the Republican Party.

He has also said that he may vote for the Republican candidate for President in 11/2009.

With these types of comments, Joe must think he has lock on his committee positions within the Democratic caucus. He's probably correct.
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Old 03-19-07, 01:44 PM
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Can you quote yourself with a HOGWASH blast?
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Obviously Sen. Lieberman has some bad feelings about the way he was treated by the dem establishment but he won't switch.
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Not surprised. He always seemed quite confused about things to me.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bhk
Obviously Sen. Lieberman has some bad feelings about the way he was treated by the dem establishment but he won't switch.
I don't see how he was mistreated by the Democratic establishment.

He lost the Democratic primary.

It doesn't seem for him to expect the congressional Democrats to endorse him when he runs as an independent against the Democrat who defeated him in the primary?

If anything, it was he that 'mistreated' the Democratic establishment.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:26 PM
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I don't see how he was mistreated by the Democratic establishment.

He lost the Democratic primary.

It doesn't seem for him to expect the congressional Democrats to endorse him when he runs as an independent against the Democrat who defeated him in the primary?

If anything, it was he that 'mistreated' the Democratic establishment.
The only thing that matters is if he feels he was mistreated. I suspect that he feels he was.
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Old 03-19-07, 05:40 PM
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Thank you.

Again it's one of your suspicions.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:04 PM
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Good riddance.

I used to think that having McCain and Lieberman switch parties would be a fair trade, but anymore I think the republicans are welcome to both of them.

And BHK is right, Lieberman does have bad feelings about how he's been treated, even though the injustices he's suffered are all in his feeble mind.
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Joe is a dog and he belongs with the GOP
The DNC are hardly any better as well btw
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Old 03-19-07, 06:09 PM
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If Lieberman switches parties, the Democrats lose control of the Senate.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by classicman2
If Lieberman switches parties, the Democrats lose control of the Senate.
For some people, ideological "purity" is worth impotence. Never mind that Lieberman's voting record places him in the mainstream of the Democratic Party - there's only one issue that matters, Iraq, and as far as many in the party are concerned, if you're not with us you're against us. Funny how the same people deplore that attitude in others.
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Old 03-19-07, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by classicman2
Thank you.

Again it's one of your suspicions.
Yes. There's no way to know for sure without being able to read minds but all this talk of switching is an indication.
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Lieberman is such a turd.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
For some people, ideological "purity" is worth impotence. Never mind that Lieberman's voting record places him in the mainstream of the Democratic Party - there's only one issue that matters, Iraq, and as far as many in the party are concerned, if you're not with us you're against us. Funny how the same people deplore that attitude in others.

QFT. I hope he does.
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It's not that Holy Joe supports the war in Iraq, or voted for the war in Iraq, it's the fact that he's a complete sychophant when it comes to bush.

And joe switching parties (or more accurately, accepting who and what he really is) won't give control to the republicans. It will be a tie. The committee chairs are set, and will remain for the rest of the session, and although its too early to tell, it looks pretty unlikely that the republicans will pick up any seats in 2008.

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Who votes in case of a tie in the U.S. Senate?

Would you get this idea that the committee chairs are set and can't be changed for the rest of the session?

Do you remember a just years ago?
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Old 03-19-07, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by classicman2
If Lieberman switches parties, the Democrats lose control of the Senate.
Yes. And that's exactly why this is an empty bluff. Liebrman has been a good Democrat his entire life -- no way he hands over control of the Senate to the GOP.
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Yes. And that's exactly why this is an empty bluff. Liebrman has been a good Democrat his entire life -- no way he hands over control of the Senate to the GOP.

A good Democrat his entire life? You may want to read the above posts again.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
For some people, ideological "purity" is worth impotence. Never mind that Lieberman's voting record places him in the mainstream of the Democratic Party - there's only one issue that matters, Iraq, and as far as many in the party are concerned, if you're not with us you're against us. Funny how the same people deplore that attitude in others.
Well said.
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He supports the war, and has one or two conservative social positions.

In all other areas - he's a Democrat.

How does he belong in the GOP?
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Originally Posted by classicman2
He supports the war, and has one or two conservative social positions.

In all other areas - he's a Democrat.

How does he belong in the GOP?
Well, "one or two conservative social positions" doesn't really go to the heart of his social conservatism, but I agree that by most measures of voting record he fits with the D's.
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That really doesn't cover the spectrum of social conservatism, unless there really are only like 3 total issues in politics.

http://archive.salon.com/politics/fe...iro/index.html

The two faces of Joseph Lieberman
His sometimes contradictory blend of liberalism and social conservatism has made him the top vote-grabber in modern Connecticut history.
Then there is the other Joe Lieberman: The social conservative who won his Senate seat in 1988 with support from William Buckley and other conservative Republicans, running to the right of the civil libertarian and then-Republican Sen. Lowell Weicker.

The same Joe Lieberman has teamed up with Republican William Bennett to clean up rap lyrics, sponsored school voucher legislation and favors privatizing Social Security -- just like George W. Bush. This Lieberman was a fervent ally of President Bush during the Gulf War and counts the far-right Cubans of Miami among his close political friends.
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http://www.ontheissues.org/Joseph_Lieberman.htm
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Seems to suggest he holds many social-conservative positions while overall fitting well within the Democrat party. Which is what I said. Thanks for the link.
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