Joe Vs. Harry

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    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), a former Democrat who backed John McCain for president, is expected to meet with Majority Leader Harry Reid later this week to discuss Lieberman’s fate in the Senate Democratic Caucus. A senior Democratic aide said that Lieberman’s chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hangs in the balance.

    “I can’t see how he keeps the chairmanship for that committee, but they will talk and part of the discussion will focus on Lieberman’s actions during the presidential campaign,” the aide said. “In fact, a large portion of the conversation will” focus on that.
    Lieberman to discuss fate with Reid - John Bresnahan and Ryan Grim - Politico.com

    It would appear that Harry Reid is not wasting anytime in kicking people to the curb. I wonder though if this is a wise move on his part considering that should Joe Lieberman decided to caucus with the Republicans that will be one less seat and even more opportunity for Republicans to fillabuster.
     
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    They pretty much promised Lieberman he would lose that seat.
     
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    no one ever accused harry reid of being smart.
     
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    Joe Lieberman shouldn't expect to betray his party when it suits him then expect to act like a Democrat the rest of the time. He is already voting with the republicans on certain issues and if he goes and votes Republicans on the others then he'll end up like the rest of the congresspeople who are Republican in New England come next relection. Gone.

    Lets face the facts, Joe backed the wrong horse and now he has to pay up for it like any other man in his position.
     
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    This story has been cooking for some time now, but it seems rather a silly move on the part of Harry Reid to even consider sending Joe packing. However, Harry Reid has never been one to be credited with a whole lot of common sense when it comes to running the Senate in the first place.
     
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    I believe they betrayed him first when the DNC ran the campaign against him in the 2006 primary.
     
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    Robert, Joe was abandoned by his own party in the first place and then when he declared himself an Independant and ran for the office he was re-elected. He is not a democrat he only caucuses with them. If Harry Reid strips him of his chair oh Homeland Security then he is doing nothing but padding opposition in the Senate.
     
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    The democrats in his state no longer felt that he represented them.

    As The Godfather quote goes, "It's nothing personal, just business."
     
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    Yep! cause yours is the party of retribution. Let's be united my aunt agnes!!! :lol:
     
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    It appears that the people in his state thought otherwise Robert.
     

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