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  •  I'm sure this'll be unpopular... (1+ / 0-)
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    But we've got to tone down some of the rhetoric here.  "Traitor"? "Rethuglicans"? "Repiglican"?

    Keep in mind that Obama himself is trying to establish real bipartisanship as opposed to Bush's "you'll vote for what I tell you to vote for" kind of bipartisanship.

    Keep in mind that no party, not ours, not theirs gets all of it right.  We need a Republican party that has its sh!t together so that we can have a real American dialogue.

    And keep in mind that there are some decent people on the other side of the aisle... both in and out of office.  Hagel, Luger, and Snowe to name a few.  My mother-out-of-law is a Republican who does a lot of community work... is she a demon to be reviled because she's Republican?

    On the other side, I think that Lieberman's standing in the Democratic Caucus and positions as chair should have been pulled when he left the party.  You want to be part of the group, you're part of the group.  You want to play independent and reap the benefits of being in the middle, well then you don't get to keep the benefits of your former party affiliation.

    •  This is a Democratic Party supporting site (0+ / 0-)

      Not a fake "fair and balanced" FOX comment barf bag.

      Lieberman did EVERYTHING he could short of assassinating BHO to hurt the democrats.

      We don't need to go tit for tat but we do need to castrate him politically. Take his balls (and his leadership role on the HS committee) and mail them to the Republicans. Then let him crow all he wants about his so called principles. As an Independent,he isn't entitled to any committee by the democrats.

      Put all his assignments to committees together and tell him he can keep one only as a serving  non leadership role, ordinary member his choice. Then redistribute the rest.

      Elections and actions have consequences. He earned the opprobrium and the anger and the retaliation coming his way. He actively courted it and taunted and did whatever he could to ruin the Democrats, not just Obama this November.

      Remember December of 2003, he put on a vicious sliming backstabbing attack on Howard Dean, even to the point of tossing all positives if any were left in his own campaign to gang up in the attacks on Dean. He has continued that role against Kerry and
      now Obama. He should be allowed to flaunt and enjoy his "Independent" status. He shouldn't get any rewards from the democrats, None.

      How stupid and weak can you be that can't even stand up for youself?  He's a  Republican mole, spy/shill/ traitor. His contempt should be given a mirror.

      cast away illusions, prepare for struggle

      by Pete Rock on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 03:45:47 PM PST

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