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Lieberman Calls the Three RINOs Heroes for Defying the American People

It's amazing how easily the Democrats, Lieberman, and the RINOs 3 are willing to spit on the will of the American people. We learn from Politico that the phones in Collins', Snowe's, and Specter's office are jammed with people calling to express their disdain for the stimulus bill. One aide to Senator Snowe tried to say that it was people calling to express their support for her. That's total bunk. Not when 67% of the American people trust their own judgment over that of Congress and 44% of the American people believe that they could randomly choose their representatives from the phone book and get a better Congress:

When it comes to the nation's economic issues, 67% of U.S. voters have more confidence in their own judgment than they do in the average member of Congress...Forty-four percent (44%) voters also think a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation's problems than the current Congress.

And who can blame them when the Democrats and Joe Lieberman are hailing the RINOs 3 as heroes for defying the will of the American people:

But call influx or not, there remain a few who love the Senate Trio, as Joe Lieberman told MSNBC Tuesday morn: "We thank them. They're heroes."

Last Sunday while on Meet the Press, Barney Frank said that the voters are partially responsible for the corruption and abuse that go on in Washington:

REP. FRANK: Well, you change it by the voters being tougher. Frankly, I think that part of the problem is the voters. You know, nobody in the Senate--well, a couple in the Senate, but nobody in the House parachuted in. And the voters have to be tougher. I don't think they hold us to a high enough standard.

Right now the voters are trying to hold members of the Senate and the House accountable by asking them - demanding them - to vote no on this ridiculous excuse of a stimulus bill. Are they listening? No. In fact, not only are they ignoring them, they are doing so proudly. Chuck Schumer even went to so far as to say that the American people don't care about the pork that's in the bill. Unbelievable.


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Don't forget kim that only ... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Don't forget kim that only 31% approve of republicans in congress while 48% approve of the democrats in congress. It's safe to say if we could get rid of the far-right obstructionist in the GOP america would be so much happier, about their government.

Is this a Republic or a Tyr... (Below threshold)

Is this a Republic or a Tyranny?
http://www.rightklik.net/

Wait a year, Jason - we'll ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Wait a year, Jason - we'll find out.

It's amazing how e... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
It's amazing how easily the Democrats, Lieberman, and the RINOs 3 are willing to spit on the will of the American people.

The stimulus bill is a bet and democrats are all in. If it doesn't work it will cost democrats seats in 2010. If it exacerbates the problem by causing high inflation, democrats will be swept from power in 2012. It seems democrats are ignorant of the risks they are taking, otherwise, you would think they would bend over backwards to get bipartisan support for such huge spending

Mac, they got 3 Rinos. Tha... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Mac, they got 3 Rinos. That's bipartisan. Of course, when 97% of the Dems vote to give George W Bush authorization to invade Iraq, why, that's unilateral cowboy all the Republicans fault time.

I can't believe anyone with... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I can't believe anyone with a brain would sign off on this as is. Good bye future. ww

Do you want to know the BES... (Below threshold)

Do you want to know the BEST part? Nearly all of these Senators will be re-elected next time their term is up as will most of the Representatives.

MacLorryYou have t... (Below threshold)
retired miilitary:

MacLorry

You have to give it up for at least 20 years.

After Obama gets through putting half the folks on the dole and then importing 20 million new voters from the ranks of illegal immigrants, silencing dissent (which 4 short weeks ago was patriotic), giving billions to bail out the biased newspapers, jury rig congressional districts, and bribing anyone else of note than the republicans wont stand a chance

It seems democrat... (Below threshold)
jmc:
It seems democrats are ignorant of the risks they are taking, otherwise, you would think they would bend over backwards to get bipartisan support for such huge spending

42% tax cuts in the bill is a little bit of bi-partsianship, sure the Republicans wanted a 100% tax cuts(their version of compromise) but there was some reaching out.

It's amazing how easily ... (Below threshold)
Clay:

It's amazing how easily the Democrats, Lieberman, and the RINOs 3 are willing to spit on the will of the American people.

Hey, c'mon now. Didn't Lieberman speak at the RNC to resounding applause? That alone should've been an indication that the GOP was kaput. McCain's lieb-fest with the other guys didn't do much, huh? Oh wait, friggin' McCain is one of the other guys, isn't he? Sheesh. It's getting so one can't tell the difference between the two parties anymore. Bush runs up the tab for the biggest government in history and everyone is getting upset over this?

When is the GOP ever going to display any principles? More importantly, when will everybody awake to the fact that the emperor is naked?

only 31% approve of republicans in congress while 48% approve of the democrats in congress.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys found that the Democrats' lead is down to just one percentage point. Forty percent (40%) of voters said they would vote for their district's Democratic candidate while 39% said they would choose the Republican

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_ballot/generic_congressional_ballot

But, what does it matter anyhow? Both parties are dinosaurs. The American people have lost their principles and their brains. That's the only explanation.

The way I see it, Obama is ... (Below threshold)
Clay:

The way I see it, Obama is just picking up where Bush left off. So, it should be that everybody loves both equally. Those who loved Bush oughta think Obama is great. You folks who hated Bush shouldn't be thinking much of Obama.

If you're getting upset over this spending bill (and that's just what it is) but you weren't all that upset over the government's growth under Bush, shouldn't you be asking why you weren't?

What does it take to wake you people the hell up? Obama is Bush. Bush is Obama.

93% believe that any averag... (Below threshold)
Neo:

93% believe that any average UFO alien could do a better job than "the tainted One"

jmc - "42% tax cuts in ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

jmc - "42% tax cuts in the bill is a little bit of bi-partsianship, sure the Republicans wanted a 100% tax cuts(their version of compromise) but there was some reaching out."

100%?

Sure, I'll believe you, right after you provide a linked source that proves that.

After Obama gets t... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
After Obama gets through putting half the folks on the dole and then importing 20 million new voters from the ranks of illegal immigrants, silencing dissent (which 4 short weeks ago was patriotic), giving billions to bail out the biased newspapers, jury rig congressional districts, and bribing anyone else of note than the republicans wont stand a chance

Even if Obama does all that it won't change the fact that the vast majority of voters vote their pocketbook first and their ideology second. If large spending bills result in high inflation democrats will be swept from office like a leaf blower clears dirt off a sidewalk. High inflation will hit the pocketbook of everyone from those making ends meet with credit cards to those with large retirement accounts, to those looking for home or auto loans. Inflation has been low for years, so democrats won't be able to blame a sharp upturn on Bush.

There is a way for the government to finance the TARP and Stimulus bill without triggering inflation, but I doubt democrats will realize they need to do something along these lines until it's too late.

100%?Sure, I... (Below threshold)
jmc:
100%?

Sure, I'll believe you, right after you provide a linked source that proves that.

Why lie? You wouldn't beleive it every house Republican called you up and told you. Your power of denial runs that deep.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/28/house-republicans-push-counter-proposal-stimulus/

"An economic stimulus bill pushed by Republicans in the House would shift focus entirely from spending to tax relief."

en⋅tire⋅ly :
-adverb 1. wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly: I am not entirely satisfied with the architect's design.

Lieberman: Portrait of a Ne... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Lieberman: Portrait of a Neocon molting into Neoliberalism as predicted by Me. All Bow!

"Joe Lieberman told MSNBC T... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

"Joe Lieberman told MSNBC Tuesday morn: "We thank them. They're heroes." "

Um, no. A hero is someone who risks everything (including their own lives) to do what is right and to help others. Think the military, police officers, fire fighters, or anyone else whose jobs require that risk and can produce truly positive results for others.

People in Congress (whether they be Republicans, Democrats or whatever else) who merely vote on bills, blather on 99.9%, give themselves pay raises and go on "fact finding" missions, however, are not heroes. Never were, never are, never will be.

This is why I'm aghast over the insane adulation Obama receives from certain people. Here's an idea - save the adulation for those that deserve it, like (as previously stated) the military, police officers, fire fighters, or anyone else whose jobs require great risk.

And the voters have to b... (Below threshold)
Uncle Pinky:

And the voters have to be tougher. I don't think they hold us to a high enough standard.

Barney "What prostitutes in my basement and what relationship with the head of an institution that got us into a pretty big mess?" Frank said this.

Sometimes you just have to marvel at the brazen, appalling effrontery. I've got a strange respect for this guy for slinging this particular pile of horse apples. He might be edging into Magnificent Bastard territory here.

"A hero is someone who risk... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"A hero is someone who risks everything (including their own lives) to do what is right and to help others."-st

The only heroes are dead.

The Dems and the msm alread... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

The Dems and the msm already has their scapegoat picked for this atrocity. Drum roll please. THE WINNER!!!!!! George W Bush and Dick Cheney.

bryanD - "The only hero... (Below threshold)
Marc:

bryanD - "The only heroes are dead."

Tell that to these 98 people asshole.

Marc, I agree with you. Bry... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Marc, I agree with you. BryanD, that was a very weird thing to say. You been drinkin'?

jmc - "Why lie?"</... (Below threshold)
Marc:

jmc - "Why lie?"

Better question: Why be so disingenuous? The so-called "substitute amendment" is just that an amendment to what the dems had already patched together. (also called the Bill, a/k/a porkopolis)

a⋅mend⋅ment
   /əˈmɛndmənt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [uh-mend-muhnt] Show IPA Pronunciation
-noun
1. the act of amending or the state of being amended.
2. an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
3. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.

"We thank them. They're her... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

"We thank them. They're heroes."

More like political "an heros", am I right?
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/An_hero

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