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Joe Lieberman

Mubarak Can Kill the Internet, So Why Can’t Obama?

January 31, 2011

Talk about a complete lack of political tact!  Last year Joe Lieberman introduced legislation (co-sponsored by the very special Senator Susan Collins from Maine) which would give the President “broad emergency powers” to disable the Internet in case of a “national emergency”.  You know, just like the powers Dictator President Mubarak has been exercising in [...]

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Attaching a Price to Carbon, the Most Basic Element of Life

February 24, 2010

Cap and trade Cap-and-Tax legislation appears to be at a standstill due to a disagreement at the mechanism for setting a price for carbon.  Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (RINO-SC) are attempting to come up with the best way to determine the price for carbon. Think about that [...]

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Michael Moore to Boycott Connecticut

December 17, 2009

Michael Moore is upset that Joe Lieberman successfully stripped Obamacare of the public option.  So upset in fact that he’s calling on his supporters to boycott the State of Connecticut.  No doubt the Connecticut legislature will soon call an emergency session to address the economic consequences of Michael Moore’s millions of supporters spending their vast [...]

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Is ObamaCare Dead?

December 14, 2009

Depends on who you believe.  John Hawkins at Right Wing News has a source that thinks the debate will go on into January, while chances of ultimate passage of a bill are below 50%.  Clyde Middleton over at The Patriot Room sees ObamaCare dying a slow death, and in make-or-break mode in the next 48-hours.  [...]

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Reid Compromise a Farse – Fails to Garner 60 Votes

December 9, 2009

The grand compromise touted by Harry Reid that purports to resolve the issue between liberal and moderate Democrats over the Public Option is a farce, and does not have the 60 votes necessary to end debate, reports the Weekly Standard.  The compromise, which changes the public option to a pool of not-for-profit plans administered by [...]

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Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

November 22, 2009

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). [...]

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Democrats Don’t Have the Votes for ObamaCare

October 27, 2009

It’s starting to look like the Democrats don’t have the votes for the public option.  An internal Democrat memo today shows that the Democrats in the House of Representatives have less than 200 of the 218 votes needed to pass Health Care Reform with a public option.  Similarly, in the Senate, Joe Lieberman announced today [...]

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Senator Al Franken

July 1, 2009

Yes, Al Franken has been (ahem) elected a United States Senator from the state of Minnesota — Jesse Ventura and Walter Mondale-Land now has a new embarrassment! I feel bad for Norm Coleman.  He did the noble thing by conceding promptly after Minnesota’s Supreme Court handed the election to Franken after a long and arduous legal [...]

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I Heart Cheney

May 22, 2009

I’ve liked Dick Cheney since the summer of 2000.  He was going to be a steady hand at Veep, had no ambition to be the top dog, so he decided to shoot from the hip and be the Administration’s authoritative voice on security issues.  He beat the heck out of Joe Lieberman in the 2000 [...]

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Republican National Convention, Day 2

September 2, 2008

Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman seemed subdued to me as they delivered the major speeches at tonight’s session of the Republican National Convention. Normally, that isn’t the demeanor one projects when delivering a political speech, especially at a political convention; but somehow, it worked. What other demeanor would be appropriate when explaining the details of [...]

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A Pro-Choice Republican Veep

August 14, 2008

Well, John McCain said he was open to the prospect today, as rumors still fly that he is closer to picking Joe Lieberman as his Veep in the coming weeks. Veeps don’t really make all the difference in the voting booth.  My choice is fundamentally between voting against McCain or Obama — I didn’t vote for Bush because of [...]

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Is Colin Powell a Turncoat?

August 13, 2008

Some inside info from Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard indicates that not only will Colin Powell eventually endorse Obama, but may even speak at the Convention!  Powell denies all of this to ABC and “Roll Call”, but in today’s crazy political environment where you have Republicans for Obama (maybe they’re still awash in his saintly [...]

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Too Soon for McCain’s Veep Pick?

July 23, 2008

Word leaked out the other day from Robert Novak, that McCain may make public his selection for his Vice Presidential candidate this week.  I believe this would be a bad idea if McCain goes through with it:  he wants to make a choice which counters Obama’s pick to ensure the strongest Republican ticket; with Obama [...]

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