49 R's, 48 D's, 2 I's: Democrat Majority?

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    Perhaps someone can clear up the "Dem Majority" for me. I understand that the 2 Independents are very liberal and vote with the Democrats. However, they arent elected Democrats. So why then is this considered a Democrat Majority? Im sure someone knows.
     
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    I'm guessing, but they agree to caucas with Dems?
     
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    One of the "I"'s is Lieberman, no?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    its actually 49, 49 and 2. and since they caucus with the Democrats they vote to give them control.

    If Lieberman was smart he would make them give lots of consessions for his caucus, because they kicked him out of the party.
     
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    ah yes, 49-49-2. My math is alittle off, lol.
     
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    I doubt Lieberman is going to caucus with the Dems on Iraq. Perhaps on most other issues, but IMO, none is as critical at the moment as Iraq.
     
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    My guess, he's principled enough to caucas and disagree. I could be wrong, it happened once before. ;)
     
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    that doesnt matter because its the caucus that gives Democrats the senate thats at issue here.
     
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    The two Independants caucus with the dems giving them a 51/49 majority to create leadership positions, etc.
     

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