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  •  Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman. (2+ / 0-)
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    bluedust, Sam I Am

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    He plainly stated that he would filibuster any bill that contained any incarnation of a public option.

    Economic Left/Right: -7.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00
    Two steps to the right of Trotsky.

    by jvance on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 12:43:04 AM PST

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    •  He's from CT (0+ / 0-)

      If POTUS wanted it badly enough (and I realize there's evidence he didn't) he should have barnstormed CT and rallied Lieberman's constituents to his side.  In general the President did not take this on the road as much as he should have.

      •  Joe didn't care (0+ / 0-)

        Seriously.  He was on his last term.  He was already done with the Democratic Party.  Hell, he campaigned for McCain and talked openly about serving in a Romney administration - remember that?  He didn't give a rats ass what his constituents, the party, or the President wanted.  He only cared about his current and future paymasters.

        The sad truth is, this pile of shit is the best pile of shit we could have shoved through Congress.  It's actually a miracle that we got what we got.  It might be another decade before it's possible to get any meaningful reforms to it.

        Economic Left/Right: -7.38
        Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.00
        Two steps to the right of Trotsky.

        by jvance on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 11:37:38 AM PST

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