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November 6, 2008

No Hope for Sen. Lieberman?

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FATEFUL FRIENDS? Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman (right).

President-elect Barack Obama's honeymoon with conservatives may not last until Thanksgiving Day if partisan Democrats serve up the head of Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman on a platter.

Sen. Lieberman, who's a so-called independent Democrat and serves as a Homeland Security committee chairman in the Senate, may be living on borrowed time not only for sticking his finger in the eyes of fellow Democrats and Obama himself, but also for his support for the war in Iraq, during the election season.

Of course, now that the election is over, Sen. Lieberman is sorta saying, "Never mind..." Here's what he had to say at a post-election press statement:

"Now that the election is over, it is time to put partisan considerations aside and come together as a nation to solve the difficult challenges we face and make our blessed land stronger and safer... I pledge to work with President-elect Obama and his incoming administration in their efforts to reinvigorate our economy and keep our nation secure and free."

Sen. Lieberman met this week with Senate Majority Leader Reid. So far, so good. Reid seems willing to at least publicly take a wait and see stance about Lieberman's position in the Democratic caucus and leadership role.

Why should evangelicals care? The fate of Lieberman provides a political test for the incoming, fist-bumping Team Obama. If Lieberman takes it in the neck, that will mean either Obama lost an early power struggle with fellow Democrats or tacitly approved.

Lieberman's legislative record is very mixed. He's extremely pro-choice, but, of course, a strong supporter of Israel and the war in Iraq.

Watch Lieberman's fate as an early indicator of what will happen in the new Congress and new administration.

If you wish to explore all the ties with conservatives, be sure to see the Wikipedia entry on Lieberman (click here), and you can form your own opinion about "The Bush Kiss."

Comments

I am not sure why this is important. Lieberman has been screwing people over for years. Obama campaigned for him but Lieberman then campaigned for McCain. Lieberman hasn't been caucassing with the Democrats for a while. The Dems let him have chair of a committee because they needed him. They don't need him anymore. So why wouldn't they get rid of him?

Its politics man. If Lieberman gets axed by the Democrats it is because he deserted them. I don't think it will mean anything about Obama, the direction he might go as regards Israel, or anything else. Loyalty counts.

Anyone who thinks you can work with Obama for a better America is just plain foolhardy, misinformed or idealistic enough to be disillusioned in the end.

Obama is for Obama and the massive ego of Obama; Obama is for the Deity of Obama, a kind of combined Gandhi/Mandela/Super God who wants to rule the World.

You want to save America? Then start running Obama out of public life. Best way to do it is deport him to Kenya and make sure he never sets foot in America ever again.

Anyone who thinks you can work with Obama for a better America is just plain foolhardy, misinformed or idealistic enough to be disillusioned in the end.

Obama is for Obama and the massive ego of Obama; Obama is for the Deity of Obama, a kind of combined Gandhi/Mandela/Super God who wants to rule the World.

You want to save America? Then start running Obama out of public life. Best way to do it is deport him to Kenya and make sure he never sets foot in America ever again.