Remove Reid if Lieberman Remains
by southernman, Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 09:25:30 AM EST
I've about had it. The Democrats just won their second sweeping election in a row. In 2006, the anti-war, anti Bush message decapitated the GOP, sweeping them straight out of power in both houses of Congress. Not one, BOTH!! Two years later, we solidified the party's hold on Congress and kicked the GOP out of their most prized office, the Presidency.
After all this, after the American people made clear that it's the Democratic Party's agenda, led by President-elect Obama, that they trust, our party leaders in the Senate are acting like chickenshit cowards over what should be a remarkably simple situation.
Joe Lieberman actively campaigned against Obama. Not only did he campaign against him, he smeared him personally. He mocked him before a national television audience. This, two years after he literally begged Obama to come help him in CT, which Obama did. Lieberman has claimed that Obama doesn't care about his country, only about his political ideology. He all but said that terrorists would welcome an Obama administration, while fearing a McCain one. He up and told us that lunatic sick Sarah Palin would be a phenomenal Vice President.
On top of that, Joe Lieberman actively campaigned AGAINST a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Has Reid forgotten about his endorsement and campaign activities on behalf of Susan Collins? What in the hell is going on here?
Harry Reid, you are the SENATE MAJORITY LEADER!! There isn't a Senate Majority Committee. These decisions are YOURS. What in God's name are you thinking, even contemplating that Lieberma should be rewarded with a committee chairmanship after his actions?
This man has crapped on your party, your President-elect, and yes Harry, your leadership. He does what he wants, and cannot be trusted. He didn't even use his chairmanship to do anything of value while he had the gavel.
Folks, why is this not a no brainer? It shouldn't be negotiable. Not at all. That meeting with Lieberman should have lasted 10 mins. 1 minute to tell Lieberman that he would no longer have the gavel, and nine minutes listening to the man bitch and moan about how unfair the world is.
If he wants to leave the caucus, let him. We have a solid majority now, and 60 votes won't help one bit if he is one of the 60 we'll be regularly counting on.
If Harry Reid allows this to happen, then it should be a no brainer that we start a movement to replace him as majority leader. He can give us the "gentleman's club" excuse, the way he did Landrieu, Salazar and others who supported Lieberman over Lamont in 2006. Let him give that excuse.
Reid, your time is now. This is a remarkably simple situation. And messing it up b/c you are afraid of hurting Lieberman's feelings is, to put it frankly, pathetic and proves that you are a wimp. You stood up to mob bosses Harry. Where is your spine? What happened to that resolve?
Remove Lieberman! Now! There is no excuse! We don't need him for a majority. We don't need his ego, he won't bring any money to the caucus, and he will routinely bad-mouth you, your leadership and your colleagues on Fox News, on a regular basis.
Harry, the greatest ideas in life are simple. The actions that have most moved this country in the right direction have been simple. This is a simple action. It requires nothing more than common sense! I hope you haven't lost yours.