Demcoms want to punish Lieberman

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  1. Revmitchell

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    "But talk of dropping the Medicare expansion angered the party’s liberals, who can’t believe a senator who no longer considers himself a Democrat is in the position of effectively vetoing a key part of the health reform bill. Liberals supported the Medicare expansion as a way to cover more of the uninsured in a government plan.Already, there was talk of retaliating against Lieberman, much as some Democrats sought to strip him of his Senate Homeland Security Committee chairmanship after he campaigned for Republican Sen. John McCain for president in 2008."~pg 2 par 3


    "Among liberal activists, the anger grew as well. Adam Green, spokesman for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said going through the budget reconciliation process is the way to make Lieberman “irrelevant. ... Taking away Lieberman’s chairmanship is the way to teach a lesson to others.” "~pg 2 last par


    "But Sen. Kent Conrad, a fellow centrist, said Lieberman has “every right” to take that position, should “absolutely not” be punished and wasn’t the only one worried about the Medicare buy-in. “It’s very clear — he vocalized concerns many were having,” Conrad said."~ pg 3 par 10

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  2. targus

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    Yup - the Democrat Taliban :tongue3:
     
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    What they forget is that he owes democrats absolutely nothing. They worked to get him defeated in his election 2 years ago.

    His loyalties lie only with his constituents.

    And he could just as easily caucus with Republicans.
     

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