Skip to comments.Lieberman still open to Republican candidacy
Posted on 01/30/2010 10:53:34 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
Indepdendent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) this weekend reiterated that he has not ruled out running as a Republican for reelection in 2012.
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He needs to stay where he is.
He is just a tease to piss off the Dems.. He is a reliable Democrat vote on just about everything. He has no intention of being anything else
If Lieberman were to become a Republican, it would be great PR. It would further highlight that the ‘Rat Party has been taken over by extremists (though that happened a long time ago). Problem is, Lieberman has cast a lot of bad votes over the years.
Seems like you should reconsider your position on Obamacare then, Mr Lieberman.
I agree. The only thing we can count on Lieberman for is the war on terror. Otherwise just a typical dimoKKKRAT.
after making himself into a 10 minute hero story before he voted for obamacare
anyone else suffering from “Fudd Fatigue” now? Like, everytime Lieberman throws out another coy hint about party switching.
Give it up, Joe. We know you are willing to sleep around but always end up back with the boys in the democrat party whom you yearn to impress.
Old Joe is nothing more than a self opportunist...a la Arlen Specter! He’s just a little better at it!
Good news, bad news isn't it?
It would also underscore the lack of ANY core principles a Republican is expected to have.
Maybe if we pick up 9 Senate seats in November, Lieberman will make the switch early (or at least caucus with our party) and give us the majority.
The absurdity of someone who scored a 92% liberal rating from the ACU in ‘08 switching to the GOP is self-evident. If every Democrat in Congress with a similar percentage switched to the GOP, one of those who could’ve switched would’ve been Zero himself, because he got a 17.
Hell, Arlen Spector and the Maine Girls have much more conservative voting records than Liberalman. Joe is a wolf is sheep’s clothing. Stay put, Joe!
Take a hike, Joe. There’s a bulldozer headed to Washington, D.C. this November and it’ll be taking out Rats and Rinos in both houses. Y’all should start packing your things.
Whatever. Lieberman isn’t a contender but he is free to spend his money however he thinks.
This only confirms how close the ideologies are between the OP(formerly the GOP) and the socialist RATs. They are one big socialist Republicrat party.
“What matters is the content of the character, not the quantitative analysis of the voting record.”
What is that supposed to mean?
Let’s face it, what we do NOT need are some more retreads that have conned themselves into thinking that they are the GOP’s/country’s salvation. We need to keep our minds and hearts open to the newcomers, such as Sarah Palin. The old ones simply aren’t cutting it anymore.
On the other hand, Joe might feel freed up to cast more conservative votes when he is within the Pub tent and is protected from the wrath of his own party. I think the switching point in Joe’s brain was when his own Dems (the far left ones) attacked his beloved wife. I think he saw a large chunk of his own Party for what it truly is. I see a switch at some strategic point, and although Joe wouldn’t be a reliable vote on lots of issues, he would be on some important ones, and if it sways the balance of power to the Pubs, go for it. Joe, if he wanted money to back his campaign, would not vote constantly like a Dem or he would get no money to run with. It’s a crap shoot as to whether Joe would be a plus or just neutral, but neutral is better than nothing; it’s not an actual Dem vote on key issues.
Oh please! Liberalman is no FRIEND to conservatives. Get your head out of your arse!!
You are not a Republican. (But you are more Republican than many in the party right now...[sigh])
at me next?
You mean similar to your response? Calling a spade a spade, anybody who can confuse Joe Liberalman as being a friend to conservatives simply cannot be taken seriously, especially on a conservative site like FR.
Does Joe Lieberman think he's Brett Favre, or something?
Liberalman voted for cloture on the Senate healthcare plan. That’s as good as voting for it. Even if what you tried to suggest was true, that one vote would be good enough in your opinion to believe that Liberalman is the kind of politician we need representing the GOP? He’s not anywhere close to having a more moderate voting record like Arlen Spector or the Maine girls. And, no, I do not have any use for Snarlin’ Arlen. Joe LIBERALMAN is just about as PRO-ABORTION and PRO-BIG GOVERNMENT as you will find in Congress. Apparently, you are of the same mind.
Hey Joe, whadaya know... thinking of coming in from the cold? beginning to see the light of day? things beginning to make sense to ya? Well good for you, that only proves its never too late, that is if your a true believer. But guess what Joe, none of us over here believe that your a true believer. Ya see, we understand that for career politicians it all about staying relevant... and you know what Joe? you ain’t relevant no-mo. If you do switch and get voted in, yer gunna eat your spinach and your gunna love it... yer gunna get in line like everyone else and yer gunna take new marching orders, as a new generation of Conservative Republicans and Independents run the place. Or you can just go home, love on your grandkids and Great grandkids and let this new generation do the heavy lifting to put things back right again for this Nation. Either way Joe yo ain’t relevant no-mo.
All of us would have different opinions on this if it happened, but all of us would agree that the DU would be fun reading on that day.
Amen! Liberalman has played a large part in this nation’s demise over the last 30+ years. He should stick to his statist roots.
Lieberman likes to lean toward doing something conservative, then flips back to the liberal side. Back in Dec 08, Lieberman said he would align himself with the GOP to give them a filibuster. He didn’t. Lieberman claimed he would vote against ObamaCare, he ended up voting for it.
Joe Lieberman is an orthodox liberal.
Might as well team up with McCain for a republican presidential run.
Your definition of “reasoned” means agreeing with you.
Lieberman likes to lean toward doing something conservative, then flips back to the liberal side. Back in Dec 08, Lieberman said he would align himself with the GOP to give them a filibuster. He didnt. Lieberman claimed he would vote against ObamaCare, he ended up voting for it.
Joe Lieberman is an orthodox liberal.”
I thought Liberalman voted for ObamaCare. I knew he voted for cloture but couldn’t remember if 60 votes was needed for final Senate passage. No suprise. With politicians like Joe, you have to closely monitor their voting record and pay little attention as to what comes out of their mouth. He’s a dyed in the wool liberal.
I think it is too late for him to run as a Republican. He was the 60th vote for ObamaCare.
Lieberman will have to run as an Independent and hope the GOP doesn’t field a candidate to split the vote. I guess Lieberman could flip to GOP after the Novemeber elections. Who would stop him?
Joe Lieberman is not an orthodox liberal. You know not what you speak.
"Reasoned" means providing reasons rational statements of logic applied to facts to produce persuasive arguments. Here, let's try a simple one:
First, some premises:
(1) Arlen Specter has a voting record that is more conservative than that of Joe Lieberman;
(2) Arlen Specter voted to pass Obamacare and Joe Lieberman did not; and
(3) Obamacare is radically antithetical to conservativism.
Now for a conclusion that can be inferred from the given premises:
Joe Lieberman acts less antithetically to the interests of conservatives than does Arlen Specter, despite the fact that he has a less conservative voting record, and therefore (a) Joe Lieberman is more of a friend to conservatives than Arlen Specter is, and (b) the "conservativeness" of an individual's voting record is no reliable indicator as to whether that person will, or will not, act in a manner that is antithetical to the interests of conservatives.
Now, your mission, if you want to engage in reasoned debate instead of silly name-calling, is to refute those conclusions using the various tools of rational argumentation available to you, including, for example, by demonstrating that (i) the conclusions do not follow from the premises, or (ii) one or more of the premises is false.
That is "reasoned" argument. Give it a try, you might like it.
Another statist chameleon jerkwad. GET LOST JOKE.
You really are so full of yourself.
Your second premise is WRONG. Your boy Liberalman voted for ObamaCare, too. He supported both cloture and its final passage. Look it up.
So much for your faulty premise and “reasoned” argument.
Please tell me that you are of college age and not a mature adult. Your philosophical bent might ingratiate you at Starbucks but this is FR. We are much more down to earth here.
Excuse me, Liarman voted FOR the health care bill NOT just cloture.
the votes are identical to each other, no Senator voted for cloture and against the bill. 60-39 (Bunning (R) absent)
Thanks for the info! I couldn’t remember if the vote for passage also required 60 votes (though I kind of figured it did). In this case, Liberalman was true to form.