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« on: August 01, 2012, 12:31:18 pm »
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http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/241157-both-parties-snub-onetime-convention-star-lieberman

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I don't know, I think the beat-back that happened in the wake of the Inks-Deluge debacle (and the descent of Leip to address it) means that the Mods don't have the standing right now to pull off a ban of a big-name poster.  this place would absolutely erupt, at least for opebo.  jmf maybe a bit less so, but still an outcry.  doesn't mean it could not happen at a future point.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 12:34:55 pm »
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Hahahaha.  It's going to be a sad legacy for this guy.

I'm disappointed that Sanders won't be attending, though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 12:37:04 pm »
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Joe Lieberman: pissed everyone off.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 01:06:50 pm »
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I absolutely detest Joe Lieberman, so I am proud both parties had the sense to remove this cancer.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 01:08:24 pm »
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Adios, Joe.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 01:09:13 pm »
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His GOP patron is gone and Romney is not sympathetic to his bandidos either. I expect Lindsay Graham isn't going to have a very good future going forward either.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 01:10:33 pm »
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His GOP patron is gone and Romney is not sympathetic to his bandidos either. I expect Lindsay Graham isn't going to have a very good future going forward either.

What makes you think that?
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 01:11:42 pm »
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His GOP patron is gone and Romney is not sympathetic to his bandidos either. I expect Lindsay Graham isn't going to have a very good future going forward either.

Good, he is also a cancer.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 01:13:15 pm »
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His GOP patron is gone and Romney is not sympathetic to his bandidos either. I expect Lindsay Graham isn't going to have a very good future going forward either.

What makes you think that?

Because the 4 tea party freshman in the SC delegation all have strong potential to beat him in the primary.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 01:15:15 pm »
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Good riddance, most horrible human being in the US senate.
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 01:16:51 pm »
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Hardly unexpected. I'm probably one of the few people here who'll miss him.
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2012, 01:23:12 pm »
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I kind of feel sorry for him. It is more evidence that there isn't room for people in the middle anymore. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 01:28:28 pm »
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An excellent Senator who I am I will be missing after these elections...but one who has committed unforgivable apostasies in the view of both parties.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 01:30:48 pm »
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I kind of feel sorry for him. It is more evidence that there isn't room for people in the middle anymore. 

He isn't in the middle. He's a corporatist boor.
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 01:44:08 pm »
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I kind of feel sorry for him. It is more evidence that there isn't room for people in the middle anymore. 

He isn't in the middle. He's a corporatist boor.

And a warmongering fascist.
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 01:50:23 pm »
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Couldn't happen to a nicer douchebag.
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 03:04:28 pm »
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Good riddance, most horrible human being in the US senate.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 03:24:27 pm »
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His GOP patron is gone and Romney is not sympathetic to his bandidos either. I expect Lindsay Graham isn't going to have a very good future going forward either.

What makes you think that?

Because the 4 tea party freshman in the SC delegation all have strong potential to beat him in the primary.

Potential, but not the motivation. With DeMint having already having stated he'll be not be running in 2016, I can't see any of them challenging Graham in 2014.  Plus, there will be some ambitious but cautious State Senators who would likely prefer to challenge Graham in 2014 than run for DeMint's open seat in 2016.  The State Senate is not up for reelection in 2014 but will be in 2016.  So while I expect Graham will face a challenge, it'll most likely be a State Senator instead of a U.S. Representative.
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 04:01:11 pm »
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I kind of feel sorry for him. It is more evidence that there isn't room for people in the middle anymore. 

He isn't in the middle. He's a corporatist boor.

there is plenty of room for people in the middle... just not guys that want to sacrifice our 1st Amendment rights the second something scary comes along.
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 04:07:35 pm »
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Something's wrong in America when somebody like Lieberman can be considered a 'centrist' or 'middle-ground' guy.
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2012, 04:32:13 pm »
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I kind of feel sorry for him. It is more evidence that there isn't room for people in the middle anymore. 

He isn't in the middle. He's a corporatist boor.

There's a difference between being in the Middle and intentionally going out of your way to alienate people through extreme moderate heroism, especially with regards to the War in Iraq and the Patriot Act. His shenanigans during the Healthcare debate didn't win him any friends on either side of the aisle, and were probably the death knell of his career.

And of course, there's also this:

Something's wrong in America when somebody like Lieberman can be considered a 'centrist' or 'middle-ground' guy.
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2012, 04:42:36 pm »
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I actually like Joe so that is unfortunate.
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 04:48:23 pm »
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Unfortunate sign of today's hyperpartisan atmosphere. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 06:06:27 pm »
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Unfortunate sign of today's hyperpartisan atmosphere. 

True, even though I can't fault for the Dems for not inviting him after he campaigned for McCain in '08, you'd think the Republicans would have a spot for him after everything he did.
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 08:46:41 pm »
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If Joe wants a slot at the Pub convention, he needs to endorse Mittens. KISS.

I dissent from the Joe bashing on this thread btw. We have enough hyper partisans in Congress, and the slots are all filled.
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