Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Joe Lieberman talks with Katie Couric

Simply put - Joe at his best.
Way to go, Joe!


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And so ends the LetJoeStay Blog.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He sounds like Droopy Dog. John Stewart nailed him last night:

ttp://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=210887&title=does-that-get-me-fired

LIEberman69 said...

WHo are you? Are you Joe? Is this the best you can do to drum up positive reports about you --create an anonymous web blog? Pathetic. Re-elect Ned Lamont in 2012!

Lieberfan said...

Glad you're staying with us, Sen. Liebrman. Stay strong!

Jaysus said...

You repeatedly state that the dems abandoned LIEberman by supporting his opponent, but this was clearly after he had revealed himself to be a dangerous Neocon by supporting the war before and after it was obviously a horrible miscalculation, and siding with the Bush administration repeatedly. Since he was reelected on the promise he would try to end the war (how did he say that with a straight face?) and investigate Katrina relief failure (he didn't), he has gone on to trumpet the charge for a war on Iran, and give a green light to more no-bid scam contracts. He clearly lacks sound judgement and integrity, and frankly I wonder why anyone would think that his warmongering Zionist Neocon agenda in any way benefits this country's best interests. He is precisely the kind of person who has shepherded this country into disaster, he should be ushered out with his friends. Recall Joe CT, he doesn't represent you he represents himself

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Let Joe Stay said...

Jaysus, where do I begin. So much mininformation, so little time. Okay, I'll give it a shot:

1)"siding with the Bush administration repeatedly."
Really? Well, according toS enate Majority Leader Harry Reid, for instance, “Joe Lieberman is one of the most progressive people ever to come from the state of Connecticut.” His votes have been approximately 90% in line with the Democratic Party and according to a recent CBS news report, Lieberman has secured a higher party loyalty voting record than 14 of his Democratic colleagues.

2)"Recall Joe CT, he doesn't represent you he represents himself."
I think you're going to have to come up with a different plan. Only 18 states allow for a recall and Connecticut isn't one of them (those states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin). Moreover, when the citizens of Idaho tried to recall U.S. Senator Frank Church in 1967, the courts ruled that a federal official is not subject to state recall laws. In sum, your dreams of a recall will not affect Senator Lieberman.

3)"his warmongering Zionist Neocon agenda"
Okay, now your true colors are showing. Regarding your little anti-zionist rant, Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are merely ‘anti-Zionist.’ And I say, let the truth ring forth from the high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God’s green earth: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews–this is God’s own truth.”

'nuff said.

Jaysus said...

You are going to have to do better than to quote Harry Reid if you want to give credibility to Joe's behavior, that guy doesn't understand the idea of accountability and has run a Dem majority senate into approval ratings that rival W's. I don't care what MLK says I can criticize Zionism and Jews and not be anti semitic (yes i said it!) if they are pushing this country into wars that don't represent our best interests. Instead of telling me what you think my 'true colors' are why don't you explain why joe has campaigned on the promise of ending the war and done the opposite? AND why has he called for expanding it to Iran? What exactly are his and your true colors? Kissing W on the lips, campaigning for Sarah Palin, refusing to investigate the current administration's misdeeds under his jurisdiction, slandering a candidate who HELPED him get reelected, lying to voters about his intentions, speaking at the Repug convention...rather than pick the charges you would like refute and try to deflect criticism with famous quotes and charges of discrimination why dont you explain these true colors?

Let Joe Stay said...

Fine. I’ll address you rant point by point:

•“I can criticize Zionism and Jews and not be anti-Semitic if they are pushing this country into wars that don’t represent our best interest.”
You can criticize whoever you want, but when you refer to him as a “warmongering Zionist Neocon” you begin to sound bigoted. For instance, why are you focusing on Lieberman as a “Zionist” and not on Feinstein, Kohl or Schumer (all Jews) who also voted in favor of the war? All in all, 6 out of the 77 Senators who voted on the joint resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq were Jewish, a rather small percentage. BUT, out of the 23 Senators that voted against the war, 5 were Jews (Boxer, Feingold, Levin, Wellstone and Wyden). That’s almost 20 percent against! I think you would be more correct for you to say the war was staged by the “warmongering WASP Neocons,” led by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. But that would hurt your case against Lieberman who I guess you believe was able to trick the other 76 Senators into voting with him by using some sneaky tricks from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or something. So, if you want to blame the Zionists/Jews go right ahead. People have been doing it for thousands of years.

•“Joe has campaigned on the promise of ending the war and done the opposite?”
Yeah, never happened. What he did say (as quoted in the Aug. 8, 2006 issue of The Guardian) is that “I want to get our troops home as fast as anyone, probably more than most. I am not for an open-ended commitment. But if we simply give up and pull out, like my opponent wants, then it would be a disaster for Iraqis and for us.” In fact, the article itself is entitled “Lieberman defends Iraq war support.” He has been very consistent on the issue. He wants to get the troops home but not at the cost of losing the war.

•“Why has he called for expanding the war into Iran.”
Do you have any sources for your accusations? I think you may be referring to the interview he gave with The Washington Post on June 10, 2007, in which he said “I think we’ve got to be prepared to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq. And to me, that would include a strike over the border into Iran, where we have good evidence that they have a base at which they are training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.” All he said was we have to be prepared (like a good boy scout). And striking terrorists across the Iraq border is exactly what our military did a few days ago when it hit a target just over the Syrian border. Moreover, even President-elect Obama has called for striking terrorist across the Pakistan border. There is a huge difference between stating the option of hitting specific terrorists on the other side of the border should be considered and stating (as you allege) that we go to war with Iran.

•“Kissing W on the lips.”
In 2004 Lieberman scored a rating of 88 out of 100 by the Human Rights Campaign, one of the largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Clearly he practices what he preaches.

•“A Candidate Who Helped Him Get Reelected”
Actually, Sen. Obama campaigned against Lieberman in the 2004 Senatorial election. For example, Sen. Obama sent an e-mail message in praise of Lamont, stating “Ned Lamont has waged an impressive grass-roots campaign to give the people of Connecticut a choice in the November Senate election. Please join me in supporting Ned Lamont with your hard work on-the-ground in these closing weeks of the campaign.”

Anything else? Seriously, you must have something better than this? Anything at all?

Jaysus said...

anything better than being the main cheerleader for a war that has slaughtered 4000 US soldiers, countless Iraqii civilians, created millions of refugees and bankrupted our country and extended our military to the point of being inefectual elsewhere? Better than refusing to investigate the botched relief of an entire city that led to thousands of deaths? Better than refusing to investigate Enron's raping consumers and swindling thousands of employees out of their retirement? All to suck up to Neocons so they will fight his proxy war. Better than Joe's desperate attempt to fund Republican Senate candidates with his own money? Better than campaigning for a demented old hawk with no new ideas and a truly dim VP so they can further lead this country into the abyss that his buddy W was aiming for? I don't need to do any better than that and no matter how hard you try to spin his misdeeds, you cant wash the stench off him, he is really a loathsome human being that has sold out his country and himself.

Let Joe Stay said...

Jaysus, you really should think before you start ranting. You sound completely unhinged which makes my having to respond to you that much more unpleasant (especially since this blog ended two weeks ago). Nevertheless, here’s my brief response:

•“Than being the main cheerleader for a war that … bankrupted our country and extended our military to the point of being ineffectual elsewhere?”
If our government is bankrupt, how could it have just spent $1.4 trillion in the financial bailout with more bailout money sure to come? Seriously, do you think before you write? http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/11/26/business/20081126_FED_graph1.html

•“Better than refusing to investigate Enron's raping consumers and swindling thousands of employees out of their retirement”
Buddy, read a newspaper. Both the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange commission launched investigations of the collapse of Enron. Many people went to jail. Ken Lay even died of a heart attack most likely due to his conviction. What more do you want?

•“Better than Joe's desperate attempt to fund Republican Senate candidates with his own money”
First of all, as a Independent Senator, abandoned by the Democratic Party, Senator Lieberman can make donations to whatever candidate he chooses. Nevertheless, as the Washington Post has reported: “Lieberman's office acknowledged his donation to Smith, but noted that he worked hard for other Democrats as well. ‘While the Senator's political action committee donated to a very few Republicans, the Senator's pacs donated and raised over a half million dollars for wide range of Democratic candidates and organizations in this past election cycle,’ Marshall Wittmann, his spokesman, said.” As in the presidential election, Sen. Lieberman supports the candidates he deems to be best qualified. That is the true greatness of Sen. Lieberman.

•“Better than campaigning for a demented old hawk with no new ideas and a truly dim VP so they can further lead this country into the abyss that his buddy W was aiming for?”
On November 4th, that “demented old hawk” received 56 million votes. It seems there are many people out there who disagree with your artful characterization of Sen. McCain.