"Sen. Joe Lieberman reminds Democrats that he is, in fact, a douchebag" -- headline at fark.
“Lieberman says he's ok with millions of Americans dying and suffering needlessly if it makes him seem more important” – another one.
Is there a more hypocritical twat in American politics than Joe Lieberman? The smug quisling, a douche of the first order, declared Tuesday that he would support a filibuster of any health care reform bill that has a public option, even though his constituents in Connecticut favor it 68 to 21. Robert Scheer explains:
Oh fuck me, not this guy again. Lieberman, whose state is home to most of the insurance companies on the planet, helped run up the national debt since 9/11 by pushing to raise the military budget to its highest level since World War II. A budget inflated by enormous expenditures on high-tech weaponry irrelevant to combating terror, such as the $2-billion-a-piece submarines -- produced in his home state of Connecticut -- that he claimed were needed to combat al-Qaida, a landlocked enemy holed up in caves. Give me a fucking break. If the Dems had any fucking balls they’d chuck his obstructionist ass out of those committee chairmanships already and tell him to go suck their dicks. Shit.(Slightly paraphrased)
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs weighs in:
Sigh. Fucking assho… I haven't seen the report from Senator Lieberman or why he's saying what he's saying, besides the fact that he’s a douche. I think Democrats and Republicans alike will be held accountable by their constituents who want to see health care reform enacted this year. We see it in the polling that you guys do every day that they want the system, as it is now, to be fixed to ensure accessibility for those that don't have it, for cutting costs for those who do, and for important insurance reforms like preexisting conditions to be addressed. And we know that if that doesn't happen, people say they'll be very disappointed by that, and we think people will make progress to ensure that this gets done. And then there’s the voters.Fucked fact: Lie-berman tells voters, during the 2006 Democratic primary debate in Connecticut, “[W]hat I'm saying to the people of Connecticut, I can do more for you and your families to get something done to make health care affordable, to get universal health insurance, to make America energy independent, to save your jobs and create new ones.”