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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Joementum for the GOP?

Zell Miller Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (Party of One) will be addressing the 2008 Republican National Convention this evening. This is the latest of Lieberman's attempts to sell out the party that nominated him its Vice Presidential candidate in 2000.
The 2008 Republican National Convention today announced the program of events for Tuesday, Sept. 2. The program will feature speeches by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson. Their remarks will reflect the convention's overall theme, "Country First," and the theme for Tuesday's events, which is "service."
Any evidence of Lieberman once being a Democrat is gone. He's not an independent Democrat, or whatever he calls himself. If the Senate Democrats gain enough seats in November, and Lieberman can be marginalized and irrelevant, then it's time for Senator Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of all of his committee assignments and perks of the majority party. It's time to send Joe Lieberman into political Siberia so that we'll never hear from him again.

Unless of course it's at a future GOP function.


Blogger Allen said...

You are aware that his colleagues in the Senate (Dodd and Kerry) campaigned against him in that 2006 senate race?

Obama supported him in the Dem. primary, but abandoned him in favor of Lamont for the general election that year.

September 2, 2008 9:51 PM  
Blogger Ken Camp said...

Yes, I'm aware of the history and his colleagues opposition. The problem is the current 51-49 majority. If they push Lieberman too far, he decides to caucus with the Republicans and gives them the majority, even if only for a few months. If they wait until they don't need his vote anymore, then Lieberman becomes irrelevant. I hope his days in the Democratic caucus are numbered.

September 3, 2008 8:15 PM  

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