Friday, October 30, 2009

Lieberman sells out the Dems...again

(When was that picture taken, anyway? UPDATE: he apparently grew it while mourning for his mother.)

By now we've all heard about Joe's pledge to join a GOP filibuster to prevent any health care reform package from reaching the floor if it contains a public option. This is what the Democrats get for Obama's misguided "forgive and forget" attitude over Lieberman's repeated betrayals of the party over the last several years.

Hopefully the president and the senate leadership takes this painful lesson to heart.

If nothing else good comes of Joe Lieberman's legacy, it will certainly impact the way Democrats deal with turncoat DINOs for many years to come. This is a lesson sure to bore itself through the thickest Dem skulls like a titanium-plated guinea worm.

The fabulous Maura Keaney wrote a wonderfully acerbic article for the UK Guardian CiF/America (CiF meaning "Comment is Free") online website.
Joe Lieberman has become the Balloon Boy dad of the Senate Democratic caucus, a fame-whore so addicted to media attention that he hatches ever-more-desperate and risky schemes that sell out his "family" to earn press attention.

Progressives can only hope that, like Richard Heene, Lieberman will finally be exposed as a fame-seeking fraudster after his latest stunt, Tuesday's threat to filibuster any bill for healthcare reform that includes a public option.

No one who's been paying attention should be surprised by Lieberman's move, yet the Washington press corps responded as if they'd never heard of the boy who cried wolf. This is Lieberman's schtick, the only act that's ever consistently gotten him ratings...
This is the sort of article that's pure fun to read, and it's loaded with links to various online stories to support her amusingly caustic appraisal of our junior senator.

We look forward to the day when Maura resumes writing regularly on a Connecticut blog. I'm sure there's any number of local blogs that would enthusiastically welcome her creative input (hint hint!)


lakezoarian said...

Jowl Joe grows a beard!?!? You know, it makes him look a lot better. But we know what a repulsive little weasel he is even with the disguise...

Bob, you put way too much faith in the "goodness" of the Democratic Party. Current events show that it's just the other side of the same coin. They won't do anything because they only pretend they're working for us the people. Their real masters are the military-industrial complex. And joe's handing down the orders.

Do you think you could get some more tunes up?

West Haven Bob said...

I'd rather that he finally grow a pair of something else, and finally declare himself a Republican.

At least then, we'd be rid of this macabre charade.

CT Bob said...

LZ, if I have time I'll prep something for Sunday. I've got a few more tunes from that live nrbq show.

Kirby said...

Maura's piece in the Guardian is a work of poetry. The comments are fascinating an ocean away. You go, girl!

oldswede said...

West Haven Bob,
Why would Joe Lie want to declare as a Republican? He would become a cipher, irrelevant and ignored. As the pivot man on the Blue Dog Circle Jerk, he can demand press attention. As a Gopper, nada.
Besides, I'm sure the Republicans wouldn't trust him and he'd be left out in the cold.

CT Bob said...

Oldswede, I agree 100% with everything you said. The GOP would grudgingly allow him in the caucus but would never trust him or give him any chairman position. He'd have to start out like a freshman senator, and I don't see him agreeing to that. So as long as the Dems lack the balls to do anything about him, he'll continue with his petulant child act.