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Lieberman to run as a Republican in '12 ?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Salty

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    Not good news for republicans.

    Lieberman is a far left liberal that occasionally breaks with his party in the areas of defense and health insurance. There are a lot of insurance companies based in Connecticut.

    He will go along with the increased costs, taxes, medicare cuts, and rationing that will result from the rest of the plan.

    A Neoliberal.

    He will just be another Olympia Snow or Arlen Spector that will always sell out when you need him most.
     
  3. Salty

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    One possible advantage is that if 5 other Dem seats become Rep in '12, then the Senate leadership will change.
     
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    Uh huh.

    But if it's a leadership that can't get the members of his own party to carry forward a conservative agenda, what real good is it?
     
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    He is not going to run as a republican
     
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    Lieberman will be lucky to be re-elected. His going along with this bill has many people in an uproar here. I was speaking to a friend at work yesterday, he sent an e-mail to Lieberman saying he would not vote for him next election.

    I have never voted for a Democrat, but I liked some things about Lieberman. He is consevative in some areas. I think he is a pretty good guy and really cares about his country, even though he is very liberal in some areas.

    But he made a big mistake supporting this bill. Even in this super-liberal state I live in lots of folks are upset at the policies of this current administration.
     
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    Other than agreeing with the neocon interventionist, nation-building foreign policy of many in the GOP I don't see how the limited domestic government folks in the GOP would support his inclusion in the Republican Party.
     
  8. Salty

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    Very simple - he would have an "R" after his name. Congress is a numbers game - plain and simple
     
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    Seeing that his term end in 2012 - I doubt he would run for POTUS - he would just stay as a senior senator
     
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    Ken, you know when you use too many of the catch words in one sentence like that it sounds sort of Stepfordish.
     
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    He would end up like a lot of the current crop of Republicans -- RINO.
     
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    It's not like that at all Ken it's just that after being fed a steady diet of lies the truth tends to taste funny at first. Some, it seems can never aquire a real taste for it. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    In other words, he takes the statist position on just about every issue, just like Obama.

    "Reaching across the isle" and being a "moderate" are just synonyms for blatant statism. It almost always means taking the bigger government approach to any issue for which, unfortunately, one of the two parties will agree.
     
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    I don't think the Obama admin. Has gone overboard with blaming Bush for everything. U can't ignore the fact though that the economy tanked under the republ. & they held all 3 elected branches of govt. Tom Delay = forced abortions !
     
  15. Salty

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    Incorrect, the economy did not tank when the "R" had all three elected branches
     
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