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  •  It's only pointless in the sense ... (2+ / 0-)
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    bay of arizona, bythesea

    that it has no chance of passing. By your own reckoning, only 11 Senators were willing to stand against him at the height of his perfidy (having actively campaigned for the other party's Presidential candidate).

    11 is only 22% of 50. You're a tad short. Where are you going to get the 16 or more extra votes you need.

    Save your fire for some cause that has a ghost of a chance, e.g., eliminating the filibuster.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:18:37 AM PDT

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    •  Reforming the filibuster has a smaller (0+ / 0-)

      chance than stripping one Senator of his Chairmanship.

      He got the support he did after Obama said he wanted to keep him in the party. If he kept silent, it could go any number of ways.

      Yes it is an uphill battle, but it sounds like you are saying unless we already have the votes we should not try.

      There is a cost to giving Lieberman subpoena power. This has nothing to do with spite.

      "The beatings will continue until morale improves" - a foolproof election strategy

      by bay of arizona on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:23:06 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, stop with the subpoena power, already (1+ / 0-)
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        I have not the least fear that he's going to do anything like that.

        I dislike the Lieberperson immensely, but it's a dead horse issue.

        "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

        by Demi Moaned on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:37:43 AM PDT

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        •  I HOPE you're right (0+ / 0-)

          "The beatings will continue until morale improves" - a foolproof election strategy

          by bay of arizona on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 10:09:38 AM PDT

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          •  I can't believe I'm defending Lieberman (1+ / 0-)
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            It was my enmity towards him in '06 that first brought me to DailyKos. But he hasn't made the faintest noise that he's wanting to investigate the Administration on any issue, and he's already a committee chairman now. Why is he all of a sudden going to want to do this after the elections when he'll be going into his own re-election campaign the next cycle?

            "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

            by Demi Moaned on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 10:19:44 AM PDT

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            •  He has already done so once (0+ / 0-)

              LIEBERMAN, COLLINS PLAN HEARING ON LAYERS OF TRAVEL SECURITY EVADED BY CHRISTMAS DAY TERRORIST

              Your argument seems to be that while running for re-election with zero support among Democratic voters in his state and needing to increase the support from conservatives he will... do nothing and be nice.

              My point was that there is a guarantee of hearings if Republicans take the House. They will ask honest politicians on both sides of the aisle to stand up for what's right. And Lieberman will... do nothing? He will be hounded by FoxNews as an Obama toadie and just another partisan if he does not.

              Like I said, I hope you are right.

              "The beatings will continue until morale improves" - a foolproof election strategy

              by bay of arizona on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 10:33:20 AM PDT

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