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  •  I interpreted that the same way (11+ / 0-)

    when I read it at TPM, I don't see where this is anything except Obama leaving it all to Reid-- and it's a lack of support by omission for Lieberman.

    If there were any strong support there for Lieberman you can bet they'd be making it explicit and precise.

    This is just what you'd expect, taking the high road as usual and not getting into blame, but that doesn't mean epxressing support for Lieberman, certainly and especially not in his keeping the chairmanships.

    •  Time to contact Reid (0+ / 0-)

      and politely let him know how we feel

      •  Yes... he will listen to politeness. (5+ / 0-)

        Though he will then politely ignore you.

        Be pushy.

        People like Reid need to know people are pissed off.

        •  Amen Jane Hamsher. What appears to (2+ / 0-)
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          dolphin777, Alohilani

          the real reason Lieberman does seem to be about country-club buddy old friends reconciliation bs, what it should be about the job at hand and the various positions re: the issues at hand. ( Double check her comment above, Sen Dodd, please)

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          by newusername on Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 09:55:42 AM PST

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        •  We really need major change in the leadeship (2+ / 0-)
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          Alohilani, awcomeon

          These "good ol' boys" club criminals did nothing to help secure energy security, healthcare, social security, education. They remain in power terms after terms fulfilling their own and lobbyist interest at the cost of the main street.

          They took the country into unwarranted war and help loot the financial institutions leading to a national and global economic nightmare.

          With these collective irresponsibilities, I doubt the senate leadership are sincere enough to kick out their "ol' pal" Joe Lieberman.

          I think we should definitely push hard to remove some of these old corrupts and make rooms for new leadeship. We can definitely start with Joe! Why? Click here

          By relegating the responsibility to the senior leadership regarding Joe Lieberman, Obama is keeping an eye on their move. This is an extraordinarly smart move by Obama. Legally he has no authority (i think) regarding the disposition of Lieberman, and also it will give him some future perspective of the senate leadership.

          Having said that I think Obama is also looking forward to see the reactions from the grass roots.
          After all he wants to govern from bottom up.

          He wants the agenda to be pushed forward through the constituents or representatives by the grass roots..........and wants to see the evolution of the ..."Gov of the people, by the people and for the people".

          But to do that WE NEED CHANGE

          We made the first set of changes through this elction.

          Lets do the rest.......

            CHANGE

          We believe in

      •  It's now about Reid and the quality (2+ / 0-)
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        of his leadership.

        American democracy broke my heart -- and I don't have health care.

        by LindaR on Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 09:49:40 AM PST

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    •  But will Reid punt it again... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...to the steering comittee or the entire senate to decide?

      Because I can see Reid not wanting to make the decision all by his lonesome.

      You are entitled to express your opinion. But you are NOT entitled to agreement.

      by DawnG on Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 09:46:21 AM PST

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      •  I don't know that it's (1+ / 0-)
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        Alohilani

        totally his decision. If the rest of the Dems decide they don't want Lieberman to chair anything, they can certainly do that, whether Reid wants it or not.

        Because if he blocks them, come the next Congress, he WON'T be Majority Leader.

        Pretty simple, really.

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