The Big Loser in the MA election: Joe Lieberman! eProf2

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Yes, the Democrats lost their mythic 60 vote plurality in the US Senate on Tuesday when Scott Brown, a Republican, defeated his Democratic opponent, Martha Coakley, rather easily. Maybe even before the election results were known, Democrats started the blame game on “who lost the sixty vote majority.”

Of course, fingers were pointed at the White House, the Democratic candidate, and any other moving object with the label Democrat on it.

Yet, I’m of the opinion that this is a good thing for the Democrats inasmuch as they can now throw Senator Joe Lieberman, so-called Independent from Connecticut, out of the Democratic caucus and strip him of his prized, but little used, Homeland Security Committee chairmanship. Senator Lieberman almost single handedly stopped Health Care Reform legislation in its tracks. (Ben Nelson, Evan Bayh, Mary Landrieux, and Blanche Lincoln didn’t help much either.) But, the biggest obstacle was Joe Lieberman only because he could be the biggest obstacle when he was thrust into the role of “king maker” being the 60th Democrat (DINO – Democrat in name only).

The Democrats now have a more manageable 55 or 56 majority in the Senate. Now they can push back without fear of “losing” the mythical or magical 60 votes. They can play the parliamentary game of a large plurality without having to beg Joe Lieberman to stay with the party plans and agendas. Recent history, pre-2006, showed how the Republicans and George W. Bush got their agendas passed with only 52 or 53 Senators.

It’s time for the Democrats to pull out that play book and tell Joe Lieberman to take a hike because they don’t need him any more.

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25 responses to “The Big Loser in the MA election: Joe Lieberman! eProf2

  1. Morning peeps.

    Good piece eProf. I said a few weeks ago that the Dodd news was also bad for Lieberman. It’s time for him to go!

  2. 2 days with no cable news or online news, very refreshing to the mind and soul, I highly recommend it!

  3. nannymm

    There’s nothing I’d like better than to see Lieberman kicked out of the Democratic caucus. Now is the perfect time, as you point out, eProf.

  4. eprof2

    I just sent to MSNBC my Keith Olbermann fan club card after watching his comments on Scott Brown and the Citizens United decision this week. I prefer my news without a sense of histrionics. KO couldn’t even look at his own guest last night, Jonathon Turley, when Turley tried to explain the horns of the dilemma position the court was in pitting free speech against campaign funding restrictions. I doubt if KO will ever have Turley on his program again, not that I’ll know as I’ve turned my dvr off and turned in my fan club card.

  5. eprof2

    For a comical look at KO’s comments on Scott Brown see The Daily Show on YouTube last night.

    • dnd

      Excellent post eprof2. The super-majority was indeed a myth.

      Interesting perspective on KO. I’ve long thought he was a purveyor of poli-porn. Fortunately PBS’s the News Hour is on the same time here.

      I’m wondering if Obermann will have a special comment on Jon Stewart’s lampoon of him 😉

  6. nannymm

    KO has definitely gone ’round the bend. I often find him too difficult to watch and have to turn the channed. His special comments are too long and punctuated with way too much dramatic flare and faux outrage these days. His first few “Special Comments” were laudable. Since then, they’ve gone down hill. Now, they are mostly ridiculous.
    Jonathan Turley is a knowledgeable and reasonable person when in comes to legal matters. KO would be foolish to eliminate him as a guest. But KO is not exactly known for being a calm and reasonable person, is he? Oh, well. That’s another hour I have for reading.

  7. eprof2

    That was good, Nanny! Balls beer!

  8. nannymm

    LOL! I see a new market opening up. Maybe they’ll send a truckload to Obama and the Dems in DC.

  9. First of all I believe that both Roberts and Alito committed perjury during their confirmation hearings when they testified that Stare Decisis was settled law.

    They are unfit to be Supreme Court Justices since I believe that a Judge who lies under OATH can not be trusted to be fair or impartial when sitting on the bench of the highest court in our country.

    They need to be prosecuted for perjury, impeached and removed from the bench as soon as possible.

    Or God willing DIE soon so President Obama can replace them with Judges who put the Constitution and the American People first.

    As to Judas Iscariot Lieberman he should be stripped of all Committees and Chairmanships and kicked out of the Democratic Caucus.

    You should all and I do mean all, including anyone who is a Democrat or reads BackChannel call your Congressmen\women and Senators and tell them that if they don’t remove him immediately that they will not get your vote in any election. Including Local and State elections.

    Tell them that you will vote for the Independent, Third Party or another Republican candidate so they can complete the destruction of Our Country so we can revolt with another Civil War or Revolution to remove them all from the Peoples House’s.

    And when we win we will execute them all for Treason.

    It’s either that or secession. After all who wants to live in a Fascist Country under a Corporate and Religious Theocracy?

    I sure the HELL don’t. How about you?

    End of rant. You can now go back too your regularly scheduled program.

    God Bless.

  10. Oh and by the way….

    Welcome to America The Fourth Reich.

    How many times have I said we have become a Fascist Nation?

    The Supreme Court Nazi Judges just complete the takeover of America from the People to the Corporations and American Christian Taliban Terrorist Nazi’s.

    God Bless.

  11. I’m using my old computer since I have had Internet issues on my other one.

    Since I’m running Opera on this win98se box I am now unable to leave a comment at you know who’s site.

    He has that OpenId crap and no matter what I try it will not let me log in to leave a comment.

    When I try to get an OpenId it tells me I already probably have one on another site. I tried using my blogger log in, which is my google log in which is my home page log in which I will not say which page that is since its also the google log in for blogger.

    I tried WordPress which they had and shows me with a key and that also would not work.

    Any ideas how I can log in to leave a comment over there since I don’t think that I will have my other computer up and running for a while?

    Thanks and …

    God Bless.

  12. Well I saw the typepad log in and that won’t let me log in either.

    I guess that I am screwed and will not be able to comment until I get my other computer internet issues resolved.

    I’m going to try a repair tomorrow and see if that helps. Otherwise I may not be able to comment there anymore except when I’m at work.

    I really don’t want to comment from work though I do sometimes. I may have to email owner to see if he can find out what my problem is trying to sign in under Opera.

    On another note I forgot to mention that the Nazi Judges over turned 100 years of settled law. If they can do that where does it end?

    After they destroy all settled law going all the way back to the drawing of the Constitution?

    What about the Scott Dread case? Will they re establish it?

    We are definitely F*cked.

    Good night and …

    God Bless.

  13. nannymm

    I agree about Alito and Roberts, A-P. Damn Bush for his lousy appointments to the court! There is no doubt in my mind that yesterdays decision will have disastrous consequences for our democracy.

  14. nannymm

    Hmmm… I woke up with a miserable headache and it’s getting worse by the minute. Just my luck on the first beautiful sunny day we’ve seen in a long time.

    • dnd

      Remember when Karl Rove bragged about making a “permanent Republican majority?” The last two election cycles seemed to have proved him wrong. However this 5-4 ruling by the SCOTUS may prove him right.

      “Fascism should more properly be called ‘corporatism’ because it is the total merging of corporate and state power.”
      -Benito Mussolini

  15. eprof2

    I hope you’re feeling better, Nanny. We, too, after three days of rain and storms, with almost 2″ of rain (one-third of our annual rainfall), we have sun shining through this morning. There are lots of dark clouds coming our way from the south — a usual sign of more rain. The ground is really soaked, and I had just one Australian Blue Fan blow over yesterday. Squeezed it back into the ground this morning, trimmed it a bit, and I’m hoping it will stay in place at least until the next big storm. Ciao!

  16. nannymm

    I hope you staked it well until the ground dies out. eprof. The story of that little boy who drowned is heartbreaking. It makes headaches and downed trees seem so insignificant, doesn’t it?

  17. nannymm

    SERIOUSLY SICK!!!

    South Carolina’s Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who is running for Governor of the state on the Republican ticket, said a bunch of monumentally stupid and ignorant things that would shock even the most cynical person at a luncheon the other day, like:

    “My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

    Read more: South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer Compares His State’s Poor Children to ‘Stray Animals’ — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/south_carolinas_lt_governor_co.html#ixzz0dYHvAwbZ
    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/south_carolinas_lt_governor_co.html

  18. nannymm

    South Carolina’s Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who is running for Governor of the state on the Republican ticket, said a bunch of monumentally stupid and ignorant things that would shock even the most cynical person at a luncheon the other day, like:

    “My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

    Read more: South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer Compares His State’s Poor Children to ‘Stray Animals’ — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/south_carolinas_lt_governor_co.html#ixzz0dYHvAwbZ

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