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Rosa DeLauro: Recall Lieberman

by: ctblogger

Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 15:28:30 PM EST

Although the state does not have a recall provision, this statement Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is dead on.
A House Democrat from Connecticut said Tuesday that Sen. Joe Lieberman
should be recalled from office over his opposition to the Senate
health care bill.

"No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe
Lieberman, and I'll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled,"

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told POLITICO.

At least one member of the Connecticut congressional delegation had the courage to express her true feelings about the person who is holding health care reform hostage. At this point, Lieberman wins and any attempts at having meaningful health care reform is dead.

Maybe we don't have the ability to recall the junior senator from the state of Aetna, but Congress can do the following:

1. Kill the bill.

2. Start the reconciliation process.

3. Forget about the filibuster proof majority (b.s.) and strip Lieberman of his chairmanship once and for all.

Harry Reid should come to the realization that Lieberman's 60th vote is not worth holding the MAJORITY party hostage and do the right thing.
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No more fudging on Lieberman. The time has passed (0.00 / 0)

what Dodd could do (0.00 / 0)
is take all the good stuff -- public option, Medicare buy-in, CLASS Act requirements, elements from the House bill's tax provisions, Dorgan's drug importation and Rockefeller's children's health protections, etc -- wrap it all up in a separate budget reconciliation measure and pass it with (probably) 52 votes.

See Calendar for Timely Event (0.00 / 0)
Sorry I can't be there. I am up to my earlobes in crawfish, biscuits, and neutria.

"I am not a Blogger...But I play one on the internet."

Dodd's career is on the line (4.00 / 3)
Dodd has historically defended Lieberman's treachery and this health care bill will determine Dodd's re-election.  It will be a cosmic irony if the political cancer known as Joe Lieberman costs Dodd his Senatorial re-election.

I can guarantee you that if a bill that does not health care control costs yet allows insurance companies to become unregulated mandatory health care taxation entities passes and Dodd votes for it that Democrats such as myself will actively work to elect everyone and anyone other than Dodd.

At the local level, Democrats should simply stop funding anything other than local Democratic candidates.  Shut off the money to Dodd and Lieberman and insist that special interests funding their campaigns get drained as well.

They both deserve to be sent home to retire.

Personally, I think the Senate is playing with fire.  People are tired of the games and the prolonged absence of leadership.  And as a Democrat I'm tired of spineless, mercenary Seantors.  They neither represent us nor deserve to be called Democrats.



Rosa never says anything negative about Lieberman (0.00 / 0)
When I see Rosa and mention Lieberman she just smiles and says oh that's just Joe. What a surprise I like it.

Not my Experience with Rosa (0.00 / 0)
She glowers and shakes her head in anger when Lieberman is mentioned. Has done so for the past 2 years that I know of. Perhaps you were talking to her in early 07 or back in the 06s.

"I am not a Blogger...But I play one on the internet."

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Another view from Russ Feingold and Glenn Greenwold (0.00 / 0)

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), among the most vocal supporters of the public option, said it would be unfair to blame Lieberman for its apparent demise. Feingold said that responsibility ultimately rests with President Barack Obama and he could have insisted on a higher standard for the legislation.

"This bill appears to be legislation that the president wanted in the first place, so I don't think focusing it on Lieberman really hits the truth," said Feingold. "I think they could have been higher. I certainly think a stronger bill would have been better in every respect."

because Connecticut voters count: http://www.CTVotersCount.org

I agree (0.00 / 0)
Obama wasn't very forceful in listing his "demands", or helpful suggestions.

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