Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Yes, I'm talking about the Senate Democrats. Today, by a margin of 42-13, the Democratic caucus voted to allow Joe Lieberman to keep his chairmanship of the important Senate Governmental Affairs and Homeland Security Committee. Despite Lieberman's betrayal of the party by campaigning not only for John McCain, but also for down-ticket Repugs like our own Norm Coleman, the cowards and good ol' boys in the party voted for "conciliation", not justice.

Fuck 'em.

Lieberman doesn't deserve that chair, just like he doesn't deserve his seat in the Senate. He's now in a position to stir up trouble for President Obama, and I'm betting that he will. Lieberman is out for Lieberman, only. He's going to spend the next four years being a pain in the ass to us, and then he'll retire to a nice fat lobbyist job, rather than face Ned Lamont in 2012 (Ned hinted that he's planning to challenge Joementum again on tonight's broadcast of The Rachael Maddow Show). He should be so lucky!

Harry Reid showed NO leadership on this one. He should have pushed to have Lieberman stripped of his chair, to rightfully punish Lieberman, and to keep Obama's hands clean. Instead, we're stuck with this traitorous asshole for the foreseeable future.

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