November 09, 2008

Hangin' on with Joe Lieberman

Joe Lieberman is hanging on to his committee chairmanship like a puppy does a sock... by his teeth.

Let's not spend any time returning to Lieberman's past betrayals or assholish acts. I think we all remember them rather well and I think we can all agree that Sen. Reid is on the right track. However, what infuriates me is this...

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) ... said he disagreed with stripping Lieberman of his chair. "No, I don't think there should be retribution," he said. "I think reconciliation is in order, not revenge or retribution."

Bayh suggested that Lieberman apologize and "let bygones be bygones."

Sen. Bayh, if I may ask, HOW MANY FUCKING TIMES DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO KICK YOU IN THE GODDAMN TEETH BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO FUCK THEM UP?

THIS is why people consider Democrats weak. It's one thing to reconcile with someone who has wronged you but can still be trusted. It's another to reconcile with someone who'd hurt themselves just to fuck you. And let's not forget, Joe has been WORTHLESS as a the Chair of Homeland Security and Gov't. Oversight...

As chairman of this committee for the last two years, Lieberman decided not to pursue any accusations of wrongdoing against the Bush administration. Lieberman's House counterpart -- Rep. Henry Waxman's Oversight Committee -- was a vigilant watchdog, holding hearings, issuing subpoenas, and launching multiple investigations. Lieberman preferred to let his committee do no real work at all. It was arguably the most pathetic display of this Congress.

And yet, now Lieberman acts as if keeping this chairmanship is the single most important part of his public life. Why would he be so desperate to keep the gavel of a committee he hasn't used? I'll let you in on a secret: he wants to start using the power of this committee against Obama.

Lieberman didn't want to hold Bush accountable, but he seems exceedingly anxious to keep the committee that would go after Obama with a vengeance, effectively becoming a Waxman-like figure -- holding hearings, issuing subpoenas, and launching investigations against the Democratic president.

So, he won't investigate the illegal actions of an out of control President but he will try to hurt the guy we just hired to fix things and restore the Presidency?

NO MORE JOE!

Posted by mcblogger at November 9, 2008 09:46 AM

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I think Reid needs to be replaced, since he wants to give Joe a lesser chairmanship. Why does Joe deserve any chairmanship at all, or even deserve to remain in the Democratic Caucus.
Isn't the DC supposed to be for Democrats and their supporters? Joe is neither.

Posted by: jobsanger [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2008 09:35 AM

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