Why only 9

Because of Lieberman. There's not a doubt in my mind, that if Republican's got 9 seats to bring it to a 50-48-2 tie, that Lieberman would be the 51st vote for the Republicans. He's already planning on it. Via TP:

 

HOST: Could you see yourself being a Republican or is that…

LIEBERMAN: It’s possible.

HOST:…far-fetched.

LIEBERMAN: Yeah, yeah. No, it’s possible. A good old-fashioned New England moderate Republican.


Who is surprised? Lieberman still thinks he could run as an Independent too, but that's only if the Republicans agree to not put anyone of note on the Republican line.

Tags: Joe Lieberman (all tags)

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Libercare

The funny thing is - if Libercare passes he'll have no chance in 2012.

by vecky 2010-01-25 06:52PM | 0 recs
But God forbid ...

... we should can him from his committee chairmanship.

That wouldn't be "post-partisan".

I am so disgusted with the spinelessness of a party that tolerates this insect.

by dricey 2010-01-25 07:57PM | 2 recs
One more reaosn why Bayh needs to go

What does Bayh have to say about this? He keeps blaming th eleft. But we tolerated his ass kissing of Lieberman only to see his "strategy" backfire. But then again, we knew all along that Bayh didn't really care about the Democratic Party when he wanted Lieberman to remain chair.

by Pravin 2010-01-25 10:12PM | 0 recs
RE: One more reaosn why Bayh needs to go

Bayh has already voted for the bill, he's done his bit. Bayh, Webb, Liarman and Nelson... they can all vote against reconcilliation and no one will care.

by vecky 2010-01-25 11:24PM | 0 recs
I think John Kerry might be vulnerable

I guess you guys should stop making assumptions about Massachusetts.

I am from Massachusetts, believe myself to be a far left liberal, and would never vote for a Republican. But thinking about why I was holding my nose over a Martha Coakley vote, the same revulsion applies to John Kerry. Why send Coakley, another spineless product of a really dumb Democratic machine, to join the leading light of spinelessness - John Kerry? What good would that do? By the same token, why keep Kerry around - he is a hole into which we pour false hopes.

It would be nice if Kerry gets a good primary challenger but with all the entrenched machinery against such a person, it is hard to see them getting past a primary, let alone getting elected. Meanwhile, we do not like John Kerry very much. If you had asked us, we could have told you he would run a shitty campaign and lose, as he did, to a second Bush term. I never met anyone that thought he was anything other than worthless. Suppose the Republicans come up with another "pretty boy" or better yet a "pretty girl" to put against him. They could give him a run for his money while we, the liberals, heave fatalistic sighs and stay home.

by pwax 2010-01-26 06:41PM | 0 recs

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