November 18, 2008

That first mistake...

Two weeks after the election that made him the President-Elect, Sen. Obama helped use his influence to make sure Sen. Lieberman didn't receive anything other than a slap on the wrist for being a douchebag.

Photobucket“He’s part of this caucus,” the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, said after the Democratic caucus voted behind closed doors. “We are not looking back. We are looking forward.”

Mr. Lieberman, who had angered many Democrats by campaigning for Mr. McCain, his longtime friend, emerged from the private session looking pleased. He called the result “fair and forward-looking” and one of “reconciliation and not retribution.”

He said he was looking forward to working with President-elect Barack Obama — whom he criticized during the campaign — “to keep the American people secure at home” as well as abroad.

Before the meeting, Mr. Lieberman said he was optimistic. “I’m going into a roomful of friends,” he told The Associated Press

Jane has her take on it here... I think there's an element of 'fuck them, this is our decision' in this but I don't think it's the whole story. I think this is Obama genuinely being dumb enough to think this motherfucker won't bite him in the ass. I'm almost certain some kind of a deal was made. If that's the case, then it's only a matter of time until Lieberman breaks the promise.

Is it any wonder the vast majority of Americans think Joe sucks?

Posted by mcblogger at November 18, 2008 01:45 PM

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I can't believe this! I was hoping Obama could at least get sworn in before I had my first disagreement with him.

Lieberman cannot be trusted. He will turn on them at the first opportunity (and they deserve it after today).

Are the Senate Democrats ever gonna grow some balls?

Posted by: jobsanger [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2008 03:34 PM

It's not about balls, these are good people who sometimes make bad decisions.

Well, often rather than sometimes.

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 18, 2008 08:37 PM

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