The Last Honest Man

On September 9, 2009, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), supported Medicare buy in for persons aged 55-64:

The Last Honest Man has been a bald faced liar forever.

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    Well (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:04:05 PM EST
    at this point I might be a short term friend of Lieberman if he helps kill this awful bill.

    The Democratic Party must approve of (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by MO Blue on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:50:17 PM EST
    Lieberman's actions. So far, there seems to be no action on his part that would persuade them to withdraw their ongoing support.

    Have to wonder what Al Gore (none / 0) (#2)
    by oldpro on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:20:36 PM EST
    is thinking now...

    After all, Al pretty much created this Frankenstein monster...gave him national credibility as a Democrat (!).

    Oh well.  The road to Hell and all that...

    And as you may recall ... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Robot Porter on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:31:47 PM EST
    he got that nod from Gore because of his similar attention seeking during the impeachment.

    Who could forget? I was horrified (none / 0) (#16)
    by oldpro on Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 02:27:34 AM EST
    that Gore chose him.

    What gives you the impression... (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:29:32 PM EST
    Al Gore had good intentions?

    The incomparable Bob Somerby (none / 0) (#15)
    by oldpro on Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 02:26:47 AM EST
    told me he did...or something.  (I'm not that fond of Al but I love Bob and his loyalty is incomparable).

    BTD: AKA Jon Stewart. (none / 0) (#5)
    by oculus on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:33:38 PM EST

    Greg Sargent dug it up (none / 0) (#6)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:34:11 PM EST
    Lieberman's flip flop is being (none / 0) (#9)
    by magster on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:40:19 PM EST
    reported, including this statement.  He's not being portrayed too favorably, FWIW.

    What's really weird is that the (none / 0) (#7)
    by inclusiveheart on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:35:20 PM EST
    Medicare buy in would actually be good for private insurers from a balance sheet stand point.  I wonder though if they rethought that short term pay off when they realized that this would constitute an expansion of Medicare - however minimal - that could ultimately inspire further expansions that would NOT end up being good for their profit margins in the long term.

    A Connecticut Donkey in King 'Bama's Court (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ellie on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:37:58 PM EST
    Lieberman's pathology revealed! (Elaborations and examples in the full article.)

    Lieberbulwark strikes again By Thomas Schaller, Dec 14, 2009, War Room / Salon)

    ... And here's how that pathology works:

    1. First, Lieberman positions himself as best as he can as the critical or swing vote. He does this, in his irritating nasal whine of his, by letting everyone know that his support or vote is going to be tough to secure, and will be secured if and only if all--not some or most--but all of his laundry list of preconditions is met. In that sense, he embodies the filibuster. The Senate, the nation, the world must screech to a halt to wait for Joe. He's just that important, folks. His assent is everything.

    2. ... [G]oes on national TV ... [and]... pretends to be really pained to be raising his "concerns" ...

    3. Finally, he waits until the critical ... all-important moment of the legislative or brokering process ...[and] figures out a way to raise some new objection ... [more]

    Not yet known: how the twerp manages to look himself in the mirror.

    NYT Sun. "Style" section had a lengthy (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 03:45:05 PM EST
    piece about how to get on reality TV shows w/o crashing WH, sending up balloon, etc.  

    Push him out (none / 0) (#12)
    by mmc9431 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 04:21:45 PM EST
    Campaigning for McCain should have been the last straw. I would have called his bluff then He has nowhere else to go. The conservative wing of the Republican Party would be at war if the Republican's welcomed him.

    His political career would be over a lot sooner if the Democrat's slammed the door on him.

    Once and for all, it's R-CT (none / 0) (#13)
    by andgarden on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 05:12:07 PM EST

    Doesn't CT have a decent D candidate? (none / 0) (#14)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 09:42:44 PM EST
    Lieberman runs as an "I", doesn't he?