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  •  To the victor goes the spoils, huh? (0+ / 0-)

    They said that a few years ago, and felt good about doing things like asking applicants for civil-service attorney positions at the Department of Justice which party gets their donations in election cycles.  How'd that turn out for those guys?  Should we start making sure that 'our' federal employees think the right thoughts, while Obama's in office, and handle them accordingly without regard to job performance?

    Punishment is a childish (and very Republican) motive for demoting Lieberman, especially in light of Lieberman's voting record with Democrats.  Tell me who we're going to get to break the filibusters that will otherwise make us look ridiculous and weak, in another twelve weeks or so.

    There may be a good reason to strip Lieberman of his position.  There may even be a good reason to push him out of the caucus.  Petty revenge and showing how 'tough' we imagine we are don't qualify.

    •  Since there are perfectly good policy reasons to (0+ / 0-)

      strip him of the chairmanship, I wouldn't be so worried about some people being motivated by desire for revenge.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 07:43:28 PM PST

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