Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Breaking Update on Public Option: Traitor Joe Strikes

I was worried about this.  Traitor Joe LIEberman wants to block even the limited public option, and will join the Health Insurance Industry and their paid lackeys, the Republican party in a filibuster against it.

lieberbush Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill.

Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid’s has said the Senate bill will.

"We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."

Lieberman added that he’d vote against a public option plan “even with an opt-out because it still creates a whole new government entitlement program for which taxpayers will be on the line."…

Inserted from <Politico>

I will forego making any personal statements about this …, as I cannot do so in language fit for prostitutes and sailors, let alone families.  LIEberman is Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and is a member of the Armed Services and Small Business Committees.  If this GOP pig in sheep’s clothing follows through on his threat, or if he doesn’t, kick him out of the caucus and strip him of his seniority and committee assignments.

12 comments:

Holte Ender said...

Lieberman is preparing for his retirement, which could be soon, he is readying himself for a multi-million dollar book deal, book-signing tour and speaking engagements. They should kick him out of the caucus before the vote, to hell with his vote. Well perhaps not. But he is a rat.

Randal Graves said...

I'm with Connecticut For Lieberman, because I hate when legislative bodies try to do too much over decades. Slow down! We have centuries to work on these problems.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

Can anyone come up with any more unique and clever ways to say, "Joe Lieberman, you're a disgrace" without actually spelling it out?

Sue said...

Tom you have seen me get mad in the past and I can cuss this guy like the best of the truckdrivers can, but just imagine my words for Joe the schmo. I will try and be a lady about this absolutey most disgusting piece of shit human being who doesn't deserve any committee positions or seniority!! How dare the twirpy fucker!!

RealityZone said...

This should not surprise anyone? ? ? He is a war-mongering Israel Firster ! He is a Likudnik.

TRUTH 101 said...

I've been on the screw Lieberman bandwagon a long time. Arlen Specter is another one to watch closely. I wouldn't trust either of these jokers. The sooner they're both out of the senate, the better for all of us. Democrats and Republicans.

You can bribe a republican with a new prison or defense contract for one of his constituents. How do you bribe a proven turncoat asshole?
It's just a matter of time before Specter turns on us as well.

Robert Rouse said...

Hey, Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?

Gonna shoot my old party. They caught me messin' 'round with another gang.

Brother Tim said...

I agree with you there, TomCat. Holy Joe is one of the biggest *sswipes in the Senate. Stepnfetchit Reid ought to humiliate him on the floor of the Senate by publicly stripping him of all committee assignments and booting him out of the caucus. Then he should trigger the 'nuclear option' and call for reconciliation.

Kevin Kelley said...

Is Lieberman's district traditionally conservative, and he is just trying to ensure a future electoral win, or is this repayment to the various Republicans that propped up his campaign back in 2006, helping him win as an Independant, or as some may consider, a Republican proxy...

Jack Jodell said...

LIEberman is a disgusting bought-out milquetoast. He's as finnicky as a cat and is completely self-serving. Time to flush him away from his committee chairmanship. The guy is worthless.

the walking man said...

Strip and kick his ass out of all committee assignments. that bitch is well and truly bought by the insurance industry. his own constituents are polling in the high fifties for a public option.

TomCat said...

Send him back where he belongs... Crawford.