He’s the least popular man in the Senate with the public: only 24% of Connecticut voters say they’d vote for him again. His sheer bottom-scraping numbers are causing likely opponents to drool at the thought of challenging him. But in the House of Lords, they love him. Politico reports “Senior Democrats” are urging Joe Lieberman to run again
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 28, 2009 7:59 am|
Despite this evidence, there is an orchestrated, active full-court press to discredit and silence anyone who tries to point out the responsibility the President bears for this crafting bill. I’m surprised that the editor of the Nation would take part in it.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday December 26, 2009 12:05 pm|
Good luck getting through EFCA, immigration reform, climate change or any other “epic, polarized” legislation that displeaseth the Lord of the 60th Vote, who hath also declared that the House no longer exists.
Unless of course you’re a bank, and then the White House just tells Congress to get stuffed and writes you a fatcat check.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday December 15, 2009 3:20 pm|
It’s Liebercare now.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday October 5, 2009 7:10 am|
The best model, the safest model (relatively speaking) for the White House to get rid of a public option is one of distributed responsibility. Some group (say, a “gang”) stepping forward to announce that they have arrived at a solution that everyone can live with, some abomination that makes the insurance companies happy and has some code language in there for “triggers.” They’ll present it as a “solution,” and won’t mention that the “problem” only exists because they’re willing to join with the GOP in a filibuster but won’t say so.
That camera hog Lieberman has been awfully quiet lately. Wonder if the President has been calling him and twisting his arm?
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday June 10, 2009 9:10 am|
Joe Lieberman on NPR, on his demand to hold the Senate hostage until the release of the detainee abuse photos is blocked:
If this amendment is dropped, senator Graham and I will not go quietly into that good night.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday December 17, 2008 11:04 am|
But how did YOU vote, Dianne?
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday October 29, 2008 12:51 pm|
The Hill reports Joe Lieberman’s days as chair of the powerful Homeland Security Committee may be numbered as senate Democrats plan a massive reshuffle in the event of an Obama victory and significant Democratic senate pick ups. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii would probably take over from Lieberman as chair of the Homeland Security Committee.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday September 28, 2008 1:22 pm|
These guys were dining on pricey entrees at “opulent” hotel Saturday night while bailout talks continued