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Lieberman, Nelson Say, “No!” by American Elephant
December 13, 2009, 3:18 pm
Filed under: Health Care, News, Politics, Socialism | Tags: , , ,

Senators Lieberman and Nelson both say they will vote against Harry Reid’s “compromise” health care bill, making passage of the bill as it stands unlikely:

Two key senators criticized the most recent healthcare compromise Sunday, saying the policies replacing the public option are still unacceptable.

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) both said a Medicare “buy-in” option for those aged 55-64 was a deal breaker.

“I’m concerned that it’s the forerunner of single payer, the ultimate single-payer plan, maybe even more directly than the public option,” Nelson said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Lieberman said Democrats should stop looking for a public option “compromise” and simply scrap the idea altogether. [read more]

Let’s hope they stick to their guns!

Lieberman: Yeah, Obamacare is a Trojan Horse for Socialized Medicine by American Elephant
December 5, 2009, 3:21 pm
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Health Care | Tags: ,

Democrats have admitted it, on video, to their supporters, and yet they deny it to our faces. We know they are lying, they know they are lying, they even know that we know they are lying.

They don’t care.

No wonder 71 percent of Americans are seething at government: there is nothing people hate more than a bald-faced liar who keeps right on lying even when they’ve been caught red-handed at it.

That’s why “progressives” hate Joe Lieberman so much; he pulls back the curtain and exposes them for the liars they are. And he does so again today in an interview with Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal where he admits that yes, the public option is nothing more than a Trojan Horse for single-payer — Democrats have told him so.

Dissent for WE, but not for thee! by American Elephant

Whatever happened to the left’s mantra that, “dissent is the ultimate form of patriotism?” Mind you, it was an asinine mantra to begin with; nevertheless, it was theirs.

But the deranged left is out to prove once again, that in their world, dissent is a one way street:

First the rabid Democrat base tossed Joe Lieberman out of the party entirely, now, despite being re-elected by the overwhelming majority of his state, nutroots are demanding he be stripped of his committee chairmanship. It’s a tiny tent on the left indeed.

Ironically, this group calls itself “Brave New Films.” The scary Aldous Huxley reference aside, I would say real bravery is not a faceless online petition, to quote Albus Dumbledore, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Joe Lieberman is doing both.

Obama, Democrats Threaten Lieberman by American Elephant

Obama Kerry

In another story not likely to see the light of day in the “mainstream” media, Barack Obama and the other Ministers of “Truth” in the Democrat party are none too happy with Joe Lieberman for exercizing his right to free speech. Lieberman, the former Democrat and current Independent senator from Connecticut, who is openly supporting John McCain for president, slammed Obama’s positions on Iraq and Israel in a conference call with reporters last week.

Turns out the self-styled messianic candidate of “hope” and “change” is having none of it, Roll Call observed the following exchange the day after Liberman’s latest comments:

“Obama dragged Lieberman by the hand to a far corner of the Senate chamber and engaged in what appeared to reporters in the gallery as an intense, three-minute conversation,” Roll Call reported.

“While it was unclear what the two were discussing, the body language suggested that Obama was trying to convince Lieberman of something and his stance appeared slightly intimidating.” [read more]

While no one but Lieberman and Obama know the content of that heated conversation for sure, it becomes fairly apparent in the context of not-so-veiled threats from Obama surrogates:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday left open the possibility that Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (Conn.) status as an influential chairman in the Democratic Conference may not be solid for the long term, even as he reiterated the Independent Democrat’s importance on key party priorities.

…”I’ve had a conversation with Joe Lieberman of some length — I’m not going to discuss those conversations here,” Reid told reporters, but he was quick to add that “we’ll let the future decide” Lieberman’s long-term role as a key party chairman and member of the Conference. [read more]

Democrats need Lieberman currently to maintain their slim 51-49 vote majority in the senate. If Lieberman were to instead caucus with Republicans, as was rumored for a while he might do, the GOP would retake the majority, since all 50-50 ties are broken by Vice President Dick Cheney.

But perhaps it is cocky anticipation of winning a larger majority this fall that has Democrats making it clear Lieberman could face some big time pay-back if he doesn’t quit criticizing the senator from Chicago:

“There’s a commonly held hope that he’s not going to be transformed into an attack dog for Republicans,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., an Obama supporter.

…While there’s no serious talk afoot about punishing Lieberman, Kerry said, “I can’t tell you what happens next year.” [read more]

Real subtle, Senator! There’s apparently no room for “mavericks” in Obama’s Democrat party. Funny, the more we hear of Obama’s “new kind of politics” the more they sound like the same old dirty Chicago-style politics Democrats have used for years.

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