Joe Reveals Himself

December 14th, 2009at 09:03am Posted by Eli

Hey, remember when NARAL endorsed Joe Lieberman in 2006, and even urged its members to thank him for voting against the Alito nomination, even though he voted for cloture?  Just in case anyone still believes that that nay vote actually meant something, well…

The pledge by Lieberman to oppose the [healthcare] bill represents a potentially huge setback for reform proponents, many of who saw the latest round of policy compromises as the last true chance to corral the needed votes. That said, leadership has several fallback options (none of them promising) should Lieberman follow through on the threat.

The first is to convince the senator to support Democrats in breaking a Republican filibuster before casting a vote against the bill. This would allow for the legislation to pass with Lieberman still registering his opposition. Lieberman, however, has said he considers the procedural vote to cut off debate to be of the same significance as a vote on the bill itself.

Just so you know.  Joe was against the filibuster before he was for it (and yes, he was a member of the Gang Of 14, too).

Entry Filed under: Healthcare,Judiciary,Lieberman,Politics,Wankers


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