I am not saying that I take Senator Lieberman's threat to join the Republican filibuster of the health care reform bill if it includes a public option seriously (and I'm not the only one), but come on!
We have one long awaited good day for REAL health care reform and this loser has to come in a ruin the party! Am I the only one who feels like he just rained on my parade?
Joe Lieberman has a history of being a traitor (2008 Republican Convention remember that?) and is now an Independent because the Democrats endorsed Ned Lamont back in 2006 (even though he was the incumbent AND had been the party's nominee for Vice President just 6 years earlier). Even after the 2008 election, Obama forgave Lieberman and didn't take away his powerful chairmanship which in retrospect I think he definitely should have done.
Seriously, though Joe did you have to be that guy? I'm sure this has nothing to do with Connecticut being the home state for many powerful health insurance corporations right?
I am pretty much seething with anger and have no more to write THAT WON'T END UP IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO BE SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS, so I'll leave you with Keith Olbermann's segment on Joe "The Rat" Lieberman and also with an excellent and more tempered synopsis of what happened today via Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo (a MUST read news blog).