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Report: Lieberman to announce retirement tomorrow
Hot Air ^ | 1/18/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 01/18/2011 1:53:54 PM PST by tsmith130

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Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman — deeply unpopular with voters in his home state — is unlikely to seek reelection, a knowledgeable source tells POLITICO ahead of the senator’s announcement on Wednesday…

“After many thoughtful conversations with family and friends over the last several months, Sen. Lieberman made a decision about his future over the holidays which he plans to announce on Wednesday,” said Erika Masonhall, a Lieberman spokeswoman who declined to comment further… Snip~

Lieberman’s announcement comes on the heels of Tuesday’s declaration by Susan Bysiewicz, the former Connecticut secretary of state, that she plans to enter the 2012 Democratic primary field for Lieberman’s Senate seat. Rep. Chris Murphy also has expressed interest in the Democratic primary…

A Public Policy Polling survey conducted in late October put Lieberman’s approval rating among Connecticut voters at 33 percent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; conrad; lieberman; senate
Interesting....
1 posted on 01/18/2011 1:53:56 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

He should take McCain with him.


2 posted on 01/18/2011 1:55:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: tsmith130

Not really a surprise. He is not a spring chicken either.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 1:55:51 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: tsmith130

We’ll find out tomorrow. GOP should get ready.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 1:55:55 PM PST by Walts Ice Pick ("I'm not going to shut up!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: tsmith130
Connecticut is a very liberal state. I wonder why he is so unpopular there since he is a liberal.
5 posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:27 PM PST by MBB1984
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To: tsmith130
Sen Loserman. Buh-bye.
6 posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:50 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: tsmith130

He was one of the best of the Democrats. Good riddance!


7 posted on 01/18/2011 1:56:57 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: tsmith130
And posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2659192/posts

8 posted on 01/18/2011 1:59:03 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: MBB1984

He votes the liberal line on everything except national defense. If he were a Republican, he would be hailed as a “Maverick” but since he is a Democrat, he is “deeply unpopular.”


9 posted on 01/18/2011 1:59:53 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tsmith130

10 posted on 01/18/2011 2:00:01 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: KosmicKitty

Yeah, I asked the mods to remove this. Sorry...I missed the other one.


11 posted on 01/18/2011 2:00:19 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

SoreLoserman.


12 posted on 01/18/2011 2:00:29 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: tsmith130

what the heck to dems have to do with Lieberman? He’s an “Independent.”


13 posted on 01/18/2011 2:00:38 PM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: tsmith130
LieBerman was supposedly a "pro-life" democrat for years, until Algore picked him as VP running mate in 2000.

Suddenly he switched to pro-abort faster than you can say Let's Make a Deal.

Good Riddance Joe, you lying commie ! .

14 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:22 PM PST by repentant_pundit ("Summer of Recovery" became "The Fall of Prosperity")
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To: tsmith130

Not a problem - mine appeared to be a rumor, but two other independent sources would seem to confirm it for me.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:46 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: MBB1984

>I wonder why he is so unpopular there since he is a liberal.<

He broke the golden rule: thou shalt not turn thy back on thy Dumocrap Party.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 2:03:01 PM PST by max americana
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To: crosshairs

ROFL!!


17 posted on 01/18/2011 2:03:17 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: MBB1984

“Connecticut is a very liberal state. I wonder why he is so unpopular there since he is a liberal.”

Yes, but he’s only 99.99% liberal...doesn’t meet their purity test.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 2:05:00 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: tsmith130

And he did all the good liberal votes too. Obamacare. Sodomites in the services was his baby.


19 posted on 01/18/2011 2:05:04 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: Constitution Day
Lieberman is very upset with Obama and the Reid Pelosi faction. Will he flip parties?
20 posted on 01/18/2011 2:05:56 PM PST by WellyP
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To: max americana

No loss. Lieberman is afuzzy-headed phony who has much to answer for. He is among the loonier leftists. He’s not mean, just goofy. Bob


21 posted on 01/18/2011 2:06:27 PM PST by alstewartfan ("Only in the darkest places will she feel at home tonight." from Mixed Blessing by Al Stewart)
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To: MBB1984

Because he committed the ultimate liberal sin -

Support of Bush and the Iraq War.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 2:08:15 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: alstewartfan

Guess whose wife was Public Relations exec during Kelo?


23 posted on 01/18/2011 2:10:02 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tsmith130

Good riddance LIEberman


24 posted on 01/18/2011 2:11:06 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: tsmith130

I’m not too surprised by this, (if true), actually.

IMHO, Lieberman used up the last of his political rabbits-in-the-hat when he went indy to beat Ned Lamont. I like Lieberman personally, but politically the guy is Arlen Specter with a nicer demeanor. The guy has flip-flopped his whole career, and I think people in Ct. are tired of it. He likely would have lost the next election, regardless of where we are in 2012 nationally.

So, instead of ending on a defeat, Lieberman goes out on top by retiring. And in the process, he clears the path for the next Dick Blumenthal.

That’s my take on it, anyway.


25 posted on 01/18/2011 2:20:38 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: tsmith130
He knows the republicans and conservatives are not stupid enough to vote for him twice.
26 posted on 01/18/2011 2:21:05 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: repentant_pundit
LieBerman was supposedly a "pro-life" democrat for years, until Algore picked him as VP running mate in 2000.

LOL. Algore was "pro-life" until he started running for President in 1987. His views "evolved". There are no pro-life democrats.

27 posted on 01/18/2011 2:22:48 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: tsmith130
Joe Lieberman is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal that used to be popular in Connecticut but lost favor with the leftist die-hards when he dared to support the Iraq war and 'the surge'. In 2006 the state Democrat party had a snit and refused to nominate Lieberman so he ran as an Independent and because of his war stance, received many Republican votes, including mine. As a Connecticut resident, I can state that it was a relief to vote for a candidate that actually had a chance to win, for a change, even if I know Lieberman was no conservative. His challenger, Ned Lamont was practically a Commie - and an rich, arrogant Commie, at that, so I really wanted him to lose. He did, big-time. Lieberman ended up being a mostly guaranteed vote for the Democrats, which surprised no one. After all, he 'represents' a 'blue' state with a distinct Democrat voter registration advantage and piles of public service union money on tap for the Democrat's next election.

Joe Lieberman will be 70 by the time he finishes his fourth term as U.S. Senator from Connecticut in 2012. I'm sure his financial nest is nicely feathered and he has a very nice resume to look back on. It's simply time for Joe to call it a career - and he is. For the few political conservatives in Connecticut, his retirement poses no great loss or great relief. There may even be a ghost of a chance Connecticut voters will wake up and put a Republican in that senate seat, but I doubt it. Connecticut has been solidly Democrat for 50 years - but then, who knows? Meanwhile, we'll look forward to a viable Republican running for Lieberman's senate seat so we can vote without holding our nose, again.

28 posted on 01/18/2011 2:24:36 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: tsmith130

I guess now we know why Christine O’Donnell decided to create a PAC....


29 posted on 01/18/2011 2:25:42 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Col Frank Slade

And, 100% support for Israel!


30 posted on 01/18/2011 2:26:19 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Johnny B.

I suspect, as 2012 approaches, and more dims see the writing on the wall,

they’ll choose retirement over getting beaten.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 2:27:43 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Jim Scott

Commetucutt should have a commited communist to represent it.


32 posted on 01/18/2011 2:29:55 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Paladin2

Snowe, Collins, Corker and Gramnesty too.


33 posted on 01/18/2011 2:30:13 PM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: tsmith130

The last of the honest liberals.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 2:31:11 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: massgopguy

*Against* the property owners, I’m sure. Thanks, I didn’t know that. That Kelo decision is about as sickening as they get. Did you see photos of the barren fields where beautiful homes once stood? I so wish that Souter’s house could have been razed, and the other Communists’ homes as well, but the dirtiest scumbags always come out ahead in America nowadays... Bob


35 posted on 01/18/2011 2:31:20 PM PST by alstewartfan ("Only in the darkest places will she feel at home tonight." from Mixed Blessing by Al Stewart)
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To: Jim Scott
As a Connecticut resident, I can state that it was a relief to vote for a candidate that actually had a chance to win, for a change, even if I know Lieberman was no conservative. His challenger, Ned Lamont was practically a Commie - and an rich, arrogant Commie, at that, so I really wanted him to lose.

Ditto here. I loathe Ned Lamont...pompous, Greenwich limosine liberal.

Meanwhile, we'll look forward to a viable Republican running for Lieberman's senate seat so we can vote without holding our nose, again.

And also will cause the D's to have to spend money they wouldn't have had to spend here. HAHAHA!

36 posted on 01/18/2011 2:31:49 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Ramius

If Joe is honest, he must be an ill-read dunce. Bob


37 posted on 01/18/2011 2:32:46 PM PST by alstewartfan ("Only in the darkest places will she feel at home tonight." from Mixed Blessing by Al Stewart)
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To: Magic Fingers

He campaigned for the Republican presidential nominee.


38 posted on 01/18/2011 2:36:23 PM PST by drubyfive
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To: tsmith130

I thought Lieberman was 75...
He’s only 68

Best to quit before illness sets in>>>>
Meaning quit before the voters get sick of you


39 posted on 01/18/2011 2:36:58 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: MBB1984

He supports Israel. The left does not.


40 posted on 01/18/2011 2:37:07 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Paladin2

That’s all well and good, but given CT’s deep blue demographic, do you think either Murphy or Bysiewicz would ever be supportive of a GOP President’s foreign policy? Liberal as Lieberman is on domestic issues, he has been solid on national security and foreign policy.


41 posted on 01/18/2011 2:38:14 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: tsmith130

Lieberman, Conrad...how about Kerry and Schumer and Feinstein, too?


42 posted on 01/18/2011 2:38:58 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: tsmith130

So much for the idea that a “moderate” can survive in today’s Trotskyesque Democrat party.

It’s composed of the far left, and then the so far left you can only see them with the Hubbell telescope.


43 posted on 01/18/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: tsmith130

The GOP should write off New England...steer funds toward candidates in purple states that actually stand a chance of winning.


44 posted on 01/18/2011 2:41:47 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tsmith130

There should be an age limit for senators....

.... and maybe a repeal of the 17th amendment...


45 posted on 01/18/2011 2:45:04 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: WellyP

Indeed that is the coup de gras for libs.


46 posted on 01/18/2011 2:59:43 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: who knows what evil?

After the Dem sweeps in CT last November I agree.

Like throwing money down a rat hole.


47 posted on 01/18/2011 3:04:46 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: drubyfive

That’s the .01% (and it was McCain).


48 posted on 01/18/2011 3:36:12 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: Col Frank Slade

I’d rather see the money spent to primary some RINO’s in 2012...Lugar and Snowe come to mind. You are dead on regarding ‘rat hole’.


49 posted on 01/18/2011 3:59:53 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tsmith130
Leaving to become Hannity's co-host no doubt...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

50 posted on 01/18/2011 4:03:23 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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