Why Joe Must Go

What Rachel said.

Yes, it really is that simple.

Tags: Joe Lieberman, Rachel Maddow (all tags)

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16 Comments

Re: Why Joe Must Go
Right on, Rachel!
I'm tired of this wimpy Congress. Mr. Inndependent Lying Democrat needs to go.
by skohayes 2008-11-14 01:27AM | 0 recs
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RACHEL OMG THAT WAS CLASSIC!!!
W00t !!!  Wow she really brought it home to me.
by Trey Rentz 2008-11-14 06:40AM | 0 recs
Outrageous

Keith and Rachel should play those clips--"hug and kiss", cutting off funding, and "that's my fear"--every damn day, and make every official Dem attempt to justify them. Chris Dodd and Ken Salazar and the idiots promoting Lieberman should be called out publicly from every possible forum.

This is disheartening and sickening.

by BlueinColorado 2008-11-14 01:38AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Joe Must Go

Is an ejected Lieberman likely to join Republican filibusters against Obama judicial nominees, renewable energy, global warming, or healthcare legislation?  I don't think so, given the 20 point Obama win in CT.

Take the chairmanship away from the deluded, deranged, self-infatuated, little peckerhead.

by Bob H 2008-11-14 01:56AM | 0 recs
really glad Bayh was not selected VP

There are Dems from redder states who are not making a public defense of Liebermann.  What's up with this guy? Do they have the same money bundlers?

by ann0nymous 2008-11-14 02:29AM | 0 recs
Used to be for reconciliation

But now, I'm for dumping him.  So what if we don't have 60, he is a loose cannon in the worst possible sense.  Rupugs see Dems as weak for not dumping him, and there has to be a statement made: there is a big difference between loyal opposition and outright betrayal.

We can't have this albatross around our necks, wondering what he is going to do next, let him caucus with the repubs and let them worry whether or not he's going to vote the way they want.

It's not retaliation, it is a cold calculation.

by mydailydrunk 2008-11-14 02:32AM | 0 recs
Brava!

Brava, Rachel Maddow.

This is a good assembly of a case against retaining Lieberman in a leadership position in the Senate.

I'd like to hear what the other side of this debate has to say about Rachel's points.

by Sieglinde 2008-11-14 02:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Joe Must Go

And here's why we shouldn't worry about Lieberman's 'official' departure:

Joe Conason: Who's afraid of a filibuster?

"Don't worry about a filibuster. Between re-election and local politics, the votes aren't there for the GOP."

http://lonesomemongoose.wordpress.com/20 08/11/13/joe-conason-whos-afraid-of-a-fi libuster/

by phoenixdreamz 2008-11-14 04:00AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Joe Must Go

You are exactly correct. The idea that Lieberman would give Dems a super-majority is ridiculous. While Joe has been OK on some progressive issues, he has consistently thwarted the Democrats on some of the most important positions they've taken against Bush's criminal administration.

We'll do fine with 57...58 maybe. We do not need Joe Lieberman in the caucus where he will be privy to the Democrats' positions and strategies. He needs to go to the dark side and become the new Republican Senator from Connecticut where, in four years, he will become the ex-Republican Senator from Connecticut.

by Spiffarino 2008-11-14 04:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Why Joe Must Go

Not stripping his committee chairmanship will show a failure of leadership.  It will also reinforce the "Democrats are wimps" theme at a time when the Democrats are supposed to be pushing forward their agenda as agressively as possible.

by Dreorg 2008-11-14 04:53AM | 0 recs
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I do not trust Herr Liebermann...I say give him the choice take a lower committee chairman or hit the door. Rachel is very right...Some of you Dems remember that good ole boy Senator Phil Gramm was a Democrat in the 1980's who was funneling intelligence about Democrat strategy to Ronnie Raygun's budget deals to the Repugnants and the Dems kicked him out. As to Joe and Phil -- enjoy each others lame company.
Can you imagine had Gore won in 2000 that Herr Lieberman would have been the VEEP.
Whoa!!!
by hddun2008 2008-11-14 05:01AM | 0 recs
Obama has spoken?

All the rumors are that Obama has said he wants Jomentum to stay put.   Can't cross Obama now can we?  He is just getting his feet wet.

by RichardFlatts 2008-11-14 05:17AM | 0 recs
I must say

that is a bad picture of Rachel that fronts this video.

by kevin22262 2008-11-14 06:31AM | 0 recs
Unfortunate still shot of video

Makes her look like she's in a Picasso painting.

by magster 2008-11-14 08:11AM | 0 recs
Rachel is the best!

This was the fucking best mainstream media commentary on the Joe Lieberman situation. MYDD needs to frontpage that clip until the caucus vote takes place. Everything you need to know about why Joe must go is in that clip.

by Pravin 2008-11-14 09:29AM | 0 recs
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I must say I agree.  To throw him out would make us look petty but to keep him in will hurt us.  At this point, I don't really care how we look.  What needs to be done needs to be done.  There are some who say that negative ads during this campaign could have brought us down to their level and made us look petty but they didn't.  

by selfevident 2008-11-14 09:38AM | 0 recs

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