Lieberman sides with Republicans. Again.

Update: I’m copying the video links up to the top (they’re still at the bottom) since Tim is sending folks thisaway for the video, I wanted to make it a little easier:

Check out the Video, currently available in WMV and QT format and hosted by Neal at WithoutAPurpose:

WMV: [Click here to download – Run Time 16:48 – File Size 12.8mb]
QT: [Click here to download – Run Time 16:48 – File Size 12.5mb]

I’m going to yield this blog space to the words of distinguished Senators John Kerry (D-MA) Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), John Warner (R-VA) and Rick Santorum (R-PA).

From Senator Lieberman’s infamous “bear” ad (actually, the ad is famously shitty):

“But I agree with the Republicans 80% of the time”

These words were meant to characterize stalwart Democrat Ned Lamont as a closet Republican (he’s not).

From John F. Kerry on the Senate floor this evening:

“I have a lot more to say Mr. President, but because the way this is working, this will be truncated”

John Kerry stopped so that the Republicans could begin…

From John Warner on the Senate floor tonight, following Mr. Kerry’s remarks:

“I’d like to now offer the first fifteen minutes [of my time] to the Senator from Connecticut”

Senator Lieberman is now about to speak on Republican time, to do Republicans a favor and weaken the Democrats’ position.

From Joseph Lieberman on the Senate floor tonight, following Mr. Warner’s remarks:

“Mr. President, I rise to oppose the amendments introduced by the Senator from Michigan and others and the other amendment introduced by the Senators from Massachusetts and Wisconsin”

From John Warner on the Senate floor tonight, following Mr. Lieberman’s remarks:

“I would say to my good friend and colleague–and my remarks are not predicated on just the fact that in all likelihood you will cast a vote which will be supportive of the views that this Senator and others on this side of the aisle have stated”

From Rick Santorum on the Senate floor tonight, following Mr. Warner’s remarks:

“…and if I could, also associate myself with the remarks made by the Senator from Connecticut. I agree with them wholeheartedly. I thought they were incredibly articulately made and hits on all the relevant points as to why these two amendments should be defeated.”

I hope the DSCC is paying attention. The bottom line is that if Lieberman won’t caucus with the Democrats while he’s still technically a Democrat, who would expect him to caucus with the Democrats as an Independent? Nobody but Chuck Schumer, I suppose.

Check out the Video, currently available in WMV and QT format and hosted by Neal at WithoutAPurpose:

WMV: [Click here to download – Run Time 16:48 – File Size 12.8mb]
QT: [Click here to download – Run Time 16:48 – File Size 12.5mb]

And just so it’s crystal clear, Ned Lamont sides with the Democrats and released a statement today supporting the Levin-Reed amendment.

Update: The video is now also available at Clipshack:

5 Responses to “Lieberman sides with Republicans. Again.”


  1. Sam

    Dude awesome post. Santorum sides with Lieberman. What nutty company Lieberman keeps.

  2. kevin c.

    I simply can’t watch it. I made it through about 1 minute of it, and was just yelling at the screen “GET OUT OF THE PARTY YOU STUPID ASSHOLE!” No sense in getting this fuming mad so early in the day, so had to turn it off.

  3. mui

    War is hell? Does he think he General Patton now?
    Joseph Lieberman has given a disgusting speech.

  4. sunrunner

    Lord, I watched about 4 minutes and couldn’t bear anymore. I am beginning to wonder if his threat to run as an independent if he looses the nomination to Lamont is merely a prelude to actually joining the republican party – which, frankly, is where he belongs.
    Quoting the bible and all….

  5. Wilkins

    The remarks by Warner were especially embarassing and patronizing. [And I say this not just because you are with us on this matter, but] “each day you grow in your stature as a statesman and in your stature as a knowledgeable person…” Gag me.