Joe Lieberman is a douchebag

November 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Posted in health, politics straight up, senate | 2 Comments
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A butcher shop window. Norwich, Connecticut. c.1940 Nov. (Library of Congress)

A group of individuals, coming together as one, to proclaim the undeniable (and scientifically verifiable) fact that Senator Joseph Isadore Lieberman is, in fact, a Grade A Douchebag.

If you agree, go join the Facebook group “Joe Lieberman Is A Douchebag.”

There are many reasons why Lieberman is a douche bag.

In addition to actively arguing in favor of invading Iraq, campaigning for John McCain and Sarah Palin and pledging to continue campaigning against Democrats and for Republicans, actively warmongering against Iran, Lieberman plans to vote against the health care bill because it contains a public option, stating that no reform is better than a bill which contains a public option.   His principles are backed by millions of dollars in campaign donations from the private health care industry which employs his wife at a health care lobbying firm.

Back in 2003 he supported “the illegal political intervention in the private and legally protected decisions” in the Terri Schiavo feeding-tube dispute, and “he went out of his way to defend it. On national television.”

And let’s not forget that despite being chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Lieberman never saw fit to conduct a single hearing or investigation of the Bush administration yet held a hearing on October 22, 2009 “to explore the role of “czars” in the executive branch.

And apparently “Holy Joe” only “supports the troops” when there is a Republican administration.

UPDATE: 10 jokes about Joe Lieberman & his threat to filibuster any health care bill which includes a public option

FURTHER UPDATE: Yes, indeed, Joe Lieberman is working hard to maintain his standing as douchiest politician in America. And he has some pretty stiff competition.

ADDITIONAL UPDATE: is raising money “to make sure every voter in Connecticut knows what he’s doing. And then, when he comes up for re-election, we’ll make sure we send him home for good.” Donate to the Help Beat Joe Lieberman fund today!

FURTHER ADDITIONAL UPDATE: had an initial goal of $400,000 but in a matter of days has raised over $1 million to defeat Lieberman.



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  2. It is no accident that one Senator can be an obstructionist. He, and the filibuster for that matter, remind us that the governmental sovereignty allowed the state governments is what is really represented in the US Senate (unlike in the US House of Reps). As frustrating as it is, there is a trade off in wiping this out in favor of remaking the US Senate on the basis of the principles of the US House…trade offs given the scale of the US. and what the US is. For this argument, pls see

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