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Rachel Maddow Redux: Dangers of Keeping Lieberman in Caucus (from November 2008)

Lieberman said he “feared” the 60 vote Democratic majority shortly after the election. Well, sure is a good thing we gave him oversight over Homeland Security, allowed him to use it as a power base and let him have his gavel without any agreement whatsoever to support the caucus on procedural votes.

Because Harry Reid “trusted him”:

“The question is, do I trust Senator Lieberman? The answer is, yes, I trust Senator Lieberman…. We’re looking forward, we’re not looking back. We’re not looking back at the 95 filibusters that were conducted, those are something that took place in the past. We’re looking forward to the future, a future that we believe sets a new tone for America.” – Harry Reid, November 18, 2008

Nice going, Senate Majority Leader Reid.  Well, you trusted him, you fought for him — now you own him.

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Rachel Maddow Redux: Dangers of Keeping Lieberman in Caucus, From November 2008

I’ll be on the Rachel Maddow show tonight at 9pm ET to talk about Lieberman and the public option — jh

Joe Lieberman said he “feared” the 60 vote Democratic majority shortly after the election. Well, sure is a good thing we gave him oversight over Homeland Security, allowed him to use it as a power base and let him have his gavel without any agreement whatsoever to support the caucus on procedural votes.

Because Harry Reid “trusted him”:

“The question is, do I trust Senator Lieberman? The answer is, yes, I trust Senator Lieberman…. We’re looking forward, we’re not looking back. We’re not looking back at the 95 filibusters that were conducted, those are something that took place in the past. We’re looking forward to the future, a future that we believe sets a new tone for America.” – Harry Reid, November 18, 2008

Nice going, Senate Majority Leader Reid. Well, you trusted him, you fought for him — now you own him.

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Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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