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(Daily Kos)   Joe Lieberman kicks America in the nuts on his way out of office   (dailykos.com) divider line 18
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2012-11-08 01:47:19 PM  
6 votes:
And I still get questioned why I didn't vote for the Gore/Lieberman ticket. With Gore pushing censorship in the 80's and 90's, and Joe being Joe, I had a lot of bad history to consider.

Lieberman might be one of the most horrible people in American politics.
2012-11-08 01:32:29 PM  
6 votes:
He always was a DINOSAUR.

/Democrat In Name Only, Sorry Ass Undercover Republican
2012-11-08 03:50:55 PM  
5 votes:
He did vote for Obamacare, but he was the 60th vote and demanded that they drop the single payer option before he signed it. So basically, he single handedly watered it down and made it considerably less effective than it could have been
2012-11-08 03:37:46 PM  
4 votes:

bugontherug: I'm not too enthusiastic about Lieberman myself. But really, he did vote for both Obamacare and DADT repeal. He's not all bad.


Yeah, he voted for the ACA after he made sure public option and single-payer were off the table and that his insurance industry Johns got their cut in the deal. Fark Lieberman with a rusty saw.
2012-11-08 04:51:46 PM  
2 votes:

HairBolus: So, Joe was thinking that Romney would win and wanted to give him a big stick to club those pesky regulators with?


Yup
2012-11-08 04:03:16 PM  
2 votes:
Whatever its title, the intent of this legislation is crystal clear if you know how to read between the lines. This law is a dagger aimed at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that Dodd-Frank created. Romney's loss and Elizabeth Warren's win effectively killed Wall's Street's hopes of dismantling it and/or neutering it by replacing the director with a four member half Dem Half Republican commission

Now, as the agency prepares a slew of new regulations mandating things like more detailed and clearer loan disclosures when you buy a house, requiring banks prove you have a reasonable ability to re-pay the credit limits they set on your credit cards, limiting fees for money transfers and remittances, etc etc their only hope is to gum up the works as long as possible. I have no doubt Joey was promised of BOD seat or four as a retirement present in exchange for this legislation
2012-11-08 03:52:37 PM  
2 votes:

bdub77: I don't know enough about the bill, but couldn't Obama just be like 'fark you, veto'?


Why would Obama veto it? It's a direct, almost-unprecedented, expansion of Executive power. You want to talk unitary executive, look no further than a bill that would strip Congress of what precious little authority it has left in the way of powers delegated to administrative agencies and place it squarely under the purview of the White House. This is the kind of bill that FDR's hard-on would dig its way out of his grave, hop a train from Hyde Park to DC, barge into the White House, and drill its way through the Resolute desk to snatch the pen right out of Obama's hand and sign itself. In the hands of a Democratic president, that bill could do some real, serious, indelible good compared to the bloated, bureaucratic, captured mess administrative agencies currently are...especially in the wake of the goddamn Chevron decision that still manages to fark citizen oversight and accountability on the part of administrative agencies right in the ass to this day.

The problems, naturally, are that a Republican president would take that shiat and run with it to unilaterally create the kind of John Galt douchebaggish regulatory hellscape that caused the 2008 economic meltdown, and it does practically nothing whatsoever to curb regulatory capture which is the problem to begin with.
2012-11-08 03:45:55 PM  
2 votes:
Wasn't he the one that made them remove the Public Option before he would vote for ObamaCare?
2012-11-08 05:10:49 PM  
1 votes:
Lieberman was always an asshole.

He's why I didn't vote for Gore in 2000.

Here's the little story about that.

In the 2000 VP debate, I had a few friends who were part of the police security detail for that event. He told me what he witnessed and how Lieberman acted.

He went to Danville, Kentucky and was horrified that the event was in a small town. The local Holiday Inn and Motel 6 were way, way below his standards, he refused to sleep there. So, the nearest city with major hotels was Lexington. They went to a big hotel in Lexington. He checked in, and took one look at the room and said that this room was below his standards.

While he went out to eat at the best restaurant in town his people could find, he made another group of his entourage go to a local furniture store, get an entire cherry bedroom set, and move the furniture in and set up the hotel room with this custom furniture in the couple of hours he was out of the room, so he could sleep there one night, go to the debate, and immediately fly out. By all accounts of his police escorts he was an arrogant, elitist prick.

I realized I couldn't vote for anybody who was that much of an asshole. He acted (when the cameras weren't on him) like the elitist 1% better-than-you prick that Romney came off as all the time.
2012-11-08 04:11:18 PM  
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: bdub77: I don't know enough about the bill, but couldn't Obama just be like 'fark you, veto'?

Why would Obama veto it? It's a direct, almost-unprecedented, expansion of Executive power. You want to talk unitary executive, look no further than a bill that would strip Congress of what precious little authority it has left in the way of powers delegated to administrative agencies and place it squarely under the purview of the White House. This is the kind of bill that FDR's hard-on would dig its way out of his grave, hop a train from Hyde Park to DC, barge into the White House, and drill its way through the Resolute desk to snatch the pen right out of Obama's hand and sign itself. In the hands of a Democratic president, that bill could do some real, serious, indelible good compared to the bloated, bureaucratic, captured mess administrative agencies currently are...especially in the wake of the goddamn Chevron decision that still manages to fark citizen oversight and accountability on the part of administrative agencies right in the ass to this day.

The problems, naturally, are that a Republican president would take that shiat and run with it to unilaterally create the kind of John Galt douchebaggish regulatory hellscape that caused the 2008 economic meltdown, and it does practically nothing whatsoever to curb regulatory capture which is the problem to begin with.


I'd find it cute that you make such a distinction between Dems and Republicans, Good vs. Evil, Right vs. Wrong... if I didn't remind myself that they are all politicians first, and march to the beat of their own drummer.

Keep in mind that before Lieberman was an independent, he was a Dem... and nearly a heartbeat away from being president when he was.

Just food for thought
2012-11-08 04:03:02 PM  
1 votes:
Hey Joe, time for dinner!

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2012-11-08 04:01:52 PM  
1 votes:
"Joe Lieberman's good by gift to America."

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2012-11-08 03:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

Granny_Panties: Wasn't he the one that made them remove the Public Option before he would vote for ObamaCare?


Worse. He made them remove the 'Medicare buy-in' option that was a weak-sauce substitute for the public option.

This when 'Medicare Buy-in' was supposed to be one of his signature political ideas that he campaigned with.

Total and utter betrayal.

/He was for it before he was against it. He was for it until the 11th hour.
2012-11-08 03:38:55 PM  
1 votes:
Democrats on the committee are supporting it too. WHY are they supporting it too?
2012-11-08 03:36:38 PM  
1 votes:
Fark you, Joe LIEberman.
2012-11-08 02:37:34 PM  
1 votes:
I vites libertarian in '00. Times like this, I really don't regret it.
2012-11-08 01:57:27 PM  
1 votes:
I was going to guess that he was trying to pass the Do What Netayahu Says Act of 2012 which makes Bibi absolute ruler of America.
2012-11-08 01:25:22 PM  
1 votes:
At least he's honest, once you buy him he stays bought.
 
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