This video (h/t Scarce at My Left Nutmeg) examines the reasons for Joe's defection from the Democratic Party and his enthusiastic collaboration with the Republicans:
OLBERMANN: What happened to him as a political entity? ...
(Many politicians)...since 9/11, reason out the window, much of their personality subsumed by blind fear of the age of terrorism...Is he some sort of victim of 9/11 post-traumatic stress disorder, politically?
FINEMAN: No, I think he's been overcome not by fear but by bitterness. I think he feels rejected by his party, he feels dissed by his party. The primary run against him by Ned Lamont in Connecticut he felt to be a personal affront.
And when politicians start taking it personally, they lose their way.
(emphasis mine, of course)
I've been having fun photoshopping stuff lately. It's a real hoot to take an image and enhance the natural elements of horror within it. It's an interesting process to try to capture the essential rotten core of a person.
The only exception is Dick Cheney.
Every time I tried to make Dick Cheney's face more hideous, it improved his looks.
The man is a challenge.