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Nov. 10th, 2008 @ 09:36 pm Basic Star Trek Philosophy
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Current Mood: amusedamused
I've heard a lot of folks complaining because it seems that Barack is putting pressure on the Senate to let Lieberman keep playing his games.

The first thing that came to my mind is that our President-Elect really has a lot more urgent things to work on right now (President-Elect Obama, I still love that term).

But the more I thought about it (and granted, maybe this is the vicodin speaking) the more I think that Barack is following that old Klingon adage "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

Let Joe think he's safe, let him think he's bluffed the Dems into submission and then without warning, boom, suddenly he's persona non grata, maybe while on a fact finding trip to Crab Key or maybe Spider Skull Island, or somewhere the US doesn't even have a postal drop box, much less an embassy or consulate. Oh and if his passport just happened to vanish at the same time ...

Priceless, simply priceless.

Barack is being compared to JFK and I think that we need to remember my favorite Kennedy quote "Don't get mad, Get even."
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From:mevennen
Date:November 11th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
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As a curious foreigner, what is the problem with Liebermann?
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From:arwengalen
Date:November 11th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)

Red this

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From:ferragus
Date:November 12th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
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Thanks arwengalen!

Wikipedia is pretty neutral and will give you the whole story but my problem with Joe:

He ran as the Democratic Vice President candidate with Al Gore in 2000.
He's supported the war in Iraq and has been a major force for fear mongering ever since 2001.
In 2006 he lost his bid to run as a Democrat in his state, the people decided that they wanted someone else. He called in favors from the Bush White house and even had Freshman Senator Barack Obama endorse him.

Then in the election just passed, he threw his support to John McCain and even disparaged Obama. At one point asked if Obama was a Marxist, answered "That's a good question".

Joe embodies everything that's wrong with our current system of politics and the people in it that put themselves or their party over the nation and the people they are supposed to represent.

He needs to be made an example of, in a manner that completely removes his relevance from politics and public life in general. That is the kind of lesson that will haunt politicians of his ilk like nothing else.