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BREAKING: Sen Lieberman DEAD TO me!

They said it was sad news.

I'm not too broken up over it.

by Anonymousreply 122April 3, 2024 1:34 PM

Another nail in the coffin (no pun intended) for No Parties?

by Anonymousreply 1March 27, 2024 9:41 PM

Good riddance!

Fucking traitor to Democrats.

He ruined Al Gore's chances of becoming President.

Then he supported Republicans after that.


by Anonymousreply 2March 27, 2024 9:42 PM

We know.

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by Anonymousreply 3March 27, 2024 9:43 PM

I saw him recently interviewed about No Labels. He was adamant that he didn’t want to be behind anything to do with helping Trump get elected. So he did have the right priorities.

by Anonymousreply 4March 27, 2024 9:43 PM

Who's going to replace him?

by Anonymousreply 5March 27, 2024 9:44 PM

r3 Gurl, you did not just link to a later thread.

by Anonymousreply 6March 27, 2024 9:44 PM

R3, this thread was first.

by Anonymousreply 7March 27, 2024 9:45 PM

He's dead. Good.

by Anonymousreply 8March 27, 2024 9:46 PM

Have fun roasting in HELL, Lieberman!

by Anonymousreply 9March 27, 2024 9:46 PM

He's the reason there's no public option under ACA, and he encouraged Sinema and Manchin to obstruct Biden as much as possible.

by Anonymousreply 10March 27, 2024 9:49 PM

Satan called him home. He needed another cunt.

by Anonymousreply 11March 27, 2024 9:49 PM

Why the fuck Al Gore chose that asshole, I’ll never know.

by Anonymousreply 12March 27, 2024 9:50 PM

This motherfucker had so much to answer for, and what a self-righteous prick.

by Anonymousreply 13March 27, 2024 9:51 PM

So will we get wall-to-wall media coverage for the next week of the funeral? It'll be like the Queen dying all over again!

by Anonymousreply 14March 27, 2024 9:52 PM

Same age as Biden. This is actually the perfect overture for Biden to drop out. On Sunday. Between 8 and 10 pm. As was always planned.

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by Anonymousreply 15March 27, 2024 9:53 PM

Dead from complications due to a recent fall.

Hope he had a nice trip.

by Anonymousreply 16March 27, 2024 9:53 PM

He ran out of Jomentum.

by Anonymousreply 17March 27, 2024 9:54 PM

He's been dead to me since 2000.

by Anonymousreply 18March 27, 2024 9:55 PM

He fell. Allegedly. Wouldn’t surprise me if he was pushed.

by Anonymousreply 19March 27, 2024 9:55 PM

Maybe he slipped on a roll of quarters, like Thelma Harper.

by Anonymousreply 20March 27, 2024 9:58 PM

[quote]So will we get wall-to-wall media coverage for the next week of the funeral?

The funeral is Friday, so no.

by Anonymousreply 21March 27, 2024 9:58 PM

[quote] Why the fuck Al Gore chose that asshole, I’ll never know.

You can thank Bill Clinton's peccadillos for that.

by Anonymousreply 22March 27, 2024 9:58 PM

A journalist once spotted him in a supermarket. She said it was remarkable how people went out of their way to avoid him. He practically had a whole checkout lane to himself.

Just too damn pretentious and pedantic. His primary job was to waive the Israeli flag in the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 23March 27, 2024 9:59 PM

Interestingly enough, if Gore had chosen Jean Shaheen as his running mate, she likely would have carried her tiny home state of New Hampshire and he would have won the election.

Lieberman was selected for one reason: Florida.

by Anonymousreply 24March 27, 2024 10:00 PM

^ and he fucking lost that

by Anonymousreply 25March 27, 2024 10:05 PM

Lieberman was a supporter of abortion rights and of the rights of gays and lesbians to adopt children, to be protected with hate crime legislation, and to serve openly in the military.

Other than his misguided support for the war in Iraq (which included most of our spineless politicians in power back then), why do you all hate him so much?

by Anonymousreply 26March 27, 2024 10:07 PM

As a (rare) Democratic critic of Clinton, Gore added Lieberman to the ticket because of polling showing Clinton's deep PERSONAL - as opposed to political - unpopularity.

by Anonymousreply 27March 27, 2024 10:08 PM

Unfortunately Lieberman was politically unpopular.

by Anonymousreply 28March 27, 2024 10:10 PM

I suspect it's primarily his endorsement of John McCain over Obama in 2008, R26.

by Anonymousreply 29March 27, 2024 10:10 PM

R26 Yes, but only because someone presciently managed to create an extremely confusing ballot in a county with thousands of Grandma Yettas.

This would have not happened in New Hampshire, as Jean Shaheen was the goddamn governor.

Who was the governor of the state where this happened? 🤔

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by Anonymousreply 30March 27, 2024 10:11 PM

Like Clinton in '16 whose vote was depressed because of Comey's last-minute announcement, Bush's vote in '00 was depressed by the last-minute news of his long-ago drunk driving arrest.

by Anonymousreply 31March 27, 2024 10:14 PM

McCain and Lieberman were Senate buds. McCain expressed regret for picking Palin over Lieberman as his running mate in 2008, which would have been very odd considering their party differences.

by Anonymousreply 32March 27, 2024 10:15 PM

That's funny, just this afternoon I was fondly remembering my vote for Weicker in 1988. Maybe I jinxed him.

by Anonymousreply 33March 27, 2024 10:15 PM

Yeah, R32, it was made clear to McCain that there would've been an uprising at the GOP convention if he picked Lieberman.

by Anonymousreply 34March 27, 2024 10:17 PM

He was a bitter, contrarian buttinsky who seemed to enjoy fucking with the Dems. Good riddance he’s gone.

by Anonymousreply 35March 27, 2024 10:18 PM

[quote]Same age as Biden.

Except that Lieberman has always been 82.

by Anonymousreply 36March 27, 2024 10:18 PM

Does anyone else remember Brad Garrett presenting at the Emmys (??) in 2000 when he drew attention to a beautiful young blonde on stage with him by saying something to the effect of, "You all know Hadassah Lieberman"?

by Anonymousreply 37March 27, 2024 10:21 PM

R26, his full-on support of McCain/Palin in 2008 basically canceled out his support for gay rights, abortion rights, etc. He decided that the open-ended "war against terrorism" was so important that all those rights took a back seat, the far right agenda was worth it, and Democrats could go screw themselves because they weren't hawkish enough. Part of that was his embitteredness at being beaten in the 2006 primary.

by Anonymousreply 38March 27, 2024 10:22 PM

Lieberman campaigned AGAINST Obama and Biden. He campaigned for Sarah fucking Palin. He also campaigned against Obamacare. The No Labels thing is his personal battering ram for the Biden Campaign

by Anonymousreply 39March 27, 2024 10:22 PM

He was a permanent war-monger.

by Anonymousreply 40March 27, 2024 10:23 PM

Any stories about Hadassah? I've heard some people call her a cunt, but there were no specifics. So if you bitches have the tea, spill it!

by Anonymousreply 41March 27, 2024 10:26 PM


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by Anonymousreply 42March 27, 2024 10:27 PM

If my Sheridan were here, he’d be appalled.

by Anonymousreply 43March 27, 2024 10:37 PM

Regarding his fall, did he first flip, then flop?

by Anonymousreply 44March 27, 2024 10:38 PM

He was doing poppers in his pantry. Tripped over a jar of pickles. Poor thing. Heard he was a nice guy from both parties.

by Anonymousreply 45March 27, 2024 10:40 PM

He endorsed both Hillary & Biden.

by Anonymousreply 46March 27, 2024 10:41 PM

Was this on his iPod?

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by Anonymousreply 47March 27, 2024 10:53 PM

Connecticut trash!

by Anonymousreply 48March 27, 2024 11:00 PM

We had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 49March 27, 2024 11:02 PM

I hope he didn’t call Settlement Sam R20.

by Anonymousreply 50March 27, 2024 11:09 PM

He was useless to everyone but Republicans

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by Anonymousreply 51March 27, 2024 11:09 PM

We trash on Lieberman for supporting McCain, yet we love Nicolle Wallace, ... who also supported McCain.

by Anonymousreply 52March 27, 2024 11:10 PM

Don’t forget that he helped yank the Public Option out of Obamacare, too. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 53March 27, 2024 11:16 PM

We trash on Lieberman for being a pompous moral scold who thought Bill Clinton getting a blow job was just the height of moral depravity when we needed an actual fighter against the shitty and ridiculous Republican Party of Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh.

We trash on Lieberman for not stepping aside and letting a real Democrat win the Senate seat in Connecticut after losing the primary.

We trash on Lieberman for being another whore for the rich when we needed somebody to support actual health care reform.

We trash on Lieberman for being yet another Democratic politician in Washington who thought his job, and the job of all Democrats, was to be as Republican as possible so that the clowns in the media would smile at him.

by Anonymousreply 54March 27, 2024 11:18 PM

[quote] Don’t forget that he helped yank the Public Option out of Obamacare, too. Asshole.

Even with Lieberman supporting it, they wouldn't have had the votes.

by Anonymousreply 55March 27, 2024 11:19 PM

Lieberman's wife was a lobbyist for the Big Pharma - Hence his principled position on healthcare

by Anonymousreply 56March 27, 2024 11:21 PM

[quote]We trash on Lieberman for supporting McCain.

We trash Lieberman for defecting to a candidate for personal gain, rather than political positions he claims to have supported for the majority of his decades long political career. Also, we don't hate Lieberman just for supporting McCain.

No one cares that a short-lived former communications director for a rethug president supported the succeeding rethug presidential candidate.

[quote]Wallace described herself as a "self-loathing former Republican" in March 2021

Why wouldn't we love someone who defected to the dems?

by Anonymousreply 57March 27, 2024 11:24 PM

But in fairness, it was Al Gore who deserves most of the blame for falling for the stupid shit of the Republican Party AND the Washington press corps. Shoulda told them all to fuck off and told Newt Gingrich that if he hated blowjobs so much maybe his cunt of a third wife shouldn't have given him so many while he was married to his second wife.

by Anonymousreply 58March 27, 2024 11:26 PM

[quote] Why wouldn't we love someone who defected to the dems?

Yes, but let's at least concede they've taken some consistent positions. Both for McCain, Hillary & Biden, with both recognizing the defeat of Trump this year was of paramount concern.

by Anonymousreply 59March 27, 2024 11:28 PM

Scrolling through DL I thought this said Sean Lennon.

by Anonymousreply 60March 27, 2024 11:28 PM

You think helmet head gave that fat pig blowjobs, r58? Please. Like she could find his tiny pecker or would even bother to look.

He was mad because he never GOT a blowjob.

by Anonymousreply 61March 27, 2024 11:29 PM

THIS was on his iPod, for sure

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by Anonymousreply 62March 27, 2024 11:33 PM

[quote]Why the fuck Al Gore chose that asshole, I’ll never know.

He needed the liberal Jewish vote.

by Anonymousreply 63March 27, 2024 11:36 PM

Joe Lieberman?-dead-sad,loved him on the Nanny,great comedic timing…

by Anonymousreply 64March 27, 2024 11:37 PM

Rot in hell you greedy CT insurance industry flunky.

by Anonymousreply 65March 27, 2024 11:38 PM

He had a bad fall? funny,I always thought that bitch could fly-I’m sure he thought he could too

by Anonymousreply 66March 27, 2024 11:39 PM

Michael Smerconish must be absolutely beside himself. Lieberman spent the last several months of his life edging the “moderate” media about who would be selected for the No Labels 2024 ticket. Squandered his final moments if you ask me.

I wonder if No Labels is still going to put a candidate forward. It seems a bit morose now.

by Anonymousreply 67March 27, 2024 11:39 PM

[quote]Yes, but let's at least concede they've taken some consistent positions. Both for McCain, Hillary & Biden, with both recognizing the defeat of Trump this year was of paramount concern.

Motives matter.

by Anonymousreply 68March 28, 2024 12:57 AM

[quote] He needed the liberal Jewish vote.

Nonsense. Lieberman was one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate at the time. If Gore wanted the Jewish liberal vote, he'd done better picking Russ Feingold as his running mate.

by Anonymousreply 69March 28, 2024 1:16 AM

A Democratic nominee needing the liberal Jewish vote?! If that were the case, the election was already over.

by Anonymousreply 70March 28, 2024 1:20 AM

I was assuming that R63 was being ironic. Everyone at the time thought Gore picked Lieberman out of a timid fear that he needed a moral scold on the ticket to distance himself from Clinton's horndogginess. When I heard the news I said, "What an idiot."

by Anonymousreply 71March 28, 2024 1:33 AM

[quote] Everyone at the time thought Gore picked Lieberman out of a timid fear that he needed a moral scold on the ticket to distance himself from Clinton's horndogginess.

The Gore team's internal polling showed what a drag Clinton's personal unlikability would be on the ticket, so they picked the anti-Clinton. From their perspective, it was an easy call.

by Anonymousreply 72March 28, 2024 1:38 AM

Filthy traitor and corrupt scum.

by Anonymousreply 73March 28, 2024 1:57 AM

He was the sole person responsible for removing the public option from being included in Obama's Affordable Care Act. The only way for it to proceed was to drop it. So fuck Lieberman for that.

Also, on numerous occasions he sided with Israel right wing policies over US policies.

by Anonymousreply 74March 28, 2024 1:59 AM

If mild-mannered Joe Lieberman warrants such over the top vitriol, R73, what do you have in reserve for Trump?

by Anonymousreply 75March 28, 2024 2:01 AM

Don’t forget about me, R74.

by Anonymousreply 76March 28, 2024 2:08 AM

Lieberman also declared during the 2000 Florida brouhaha that he thought the counting should stop despite everyone pointing out to him that the military vote — done mostly by mail — had not yet been counted. Lieberman's "brand" was supposedly pro-military (due to his friendship with McCain) and he should have known better, but he didn't. He put it out there, it gave the Republicans that patina of bipartisanship so crucial in that era, and that was that. The SCOTUS stopped the counting within a couple of days.

by Anonymousreply 77March 28, 2024 2:54 AM

Zell Miller was worse than Lieberman.

by Anonymousreply 78March 28, 2024 3:01 AM

[quote]A Democratic nominee needing the liberal Jewish vote?! If that were the case, the election was already over.

Put that election in its historical context. There weren’t rabid leftists in the Democratic Party back then.

There had never been a Jewish person in high office in the US. Clinton had secured the black vote and it was likely they would stick with Gore. But Jews were on the fence.

Bush and Gore were indistinguishable. Both from Southern states, both somewhat “Christian” and family values oriented, both from politically connected families. Gore needed something to set him apart. He had three choices: woman, black or Jew. He went with the “safest” option at that time.

by Anonymousreply 79March 28, 2024 4:25 AM

Judah Benjamin R79, speaking of the South.

by Anonymousreply 80March 28, 2024 4:26 AM

Henry Kissinger, speaking of the North

by Anonymousreply 81March 28, 2024 4:27 AM

Lieberman was mistakenly thought to be 'moderate" when really he was a "pay to play" shithead.

by Anonymousreply 82March 28, 2024 4:27 AM

[quote] Judah Benjamin [R79], speaking of the South.

Does being in a high position in the Confederate States of America really count?

My comment was more about POTUS and VP. Of course there were Jews in the other positions.

by Anonymousreply 83March 28, 2024 4:35 AM

That fucking creaky old voice of his. The worst. Nasally sandpaper.

by Anonymousreply 84March 28, 2024 4:37 AM

He also stated that the constitution doesn’t protect against freedom from religion.

by Anonymousreply 85March 28, 2024 4:40 AM

Give R82 a prize! Yep - he started off one way and then FUCKING QUICKLY veered into a Republican shill.

Fuck him - glad he's dead.

He sold his soul to the devil a long time before he died.

by Anonymousreply 86March 28, 2024 4:52 AM

that it was from a fall may prove sanctimonium to be a for real free radical available to us all..

Ned Lamont must be celebrating..

by Anonymousreply 87March 28, 2024 4:56 AM

He was the John McCain of the Democratic Party, but without the obnoxious daughter.

by Anonymousreply 88March 28, 2024 5:24 AM

Susan Dey doesn't do politics.

by Anonymousreply 89March 28, 2024 7:56 AM

I think I got him beat, R84.

by Anonymousreply 90March 28, 2024 8:53 AM

Killed single payer insurance for a huge payback to his big insurance donors in Hartford.

by Anonymousreply 91March 28, 2024 9:05 AM

Yes people forget that the insurance industry is based out of Connecticut.

by Anonymousreply 92March 28, 2024 9:31 AM

His legacy will forever be his unfailing protection of Big Insurance against the medical needs of 300 million people.

He stood strong against the poor and middle class.

by Anonymousreply 93March 28, 2024 9:48 AM

He needs to be buried quickly and quietly.

by Anonymousreply 94March 28, 2024 9:53 AM

Sadly, he died on National Joe Day and therefore really didn't have a chance to celebrate his big day.

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by Anonymousreply 95March 28, 2024 10:20 AM

NYTimes “Symbol of Prostitude in Senate”

by Anonymousreply 96March 28, 2024 11:13 AM

[quote] But Jews were on the fence.

Please, there was no doubt which way the majority of Jewish voters would go (let alone liberal Jewish voters). They ended up going to Gore 4:1, the same as the two previous elections (1992 and 1996).

by Anonymousreply 97March 28, 2024 11:50 AM

Unfortunately, his last name gave the GOP some good wordplay for their signs at the Supreme Court during Bush v Gore: "SORE LOSERMAN."

Lieberman can't be blamed for that, but he can be blamed for being a noxious cunt.

by Anonymousreply 98March 28, 2024 11:52 AM

He will lie in state in the penthouse atop one of the Insurance company giants in Hartford

by Anonymousreply 99March 28, 2024 12:11 PM

[quote]that it was from a fall may prove sanctimonium to be a for real free radical available to us all.. Ned Lamont must be celebrating..

Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 100March 28, 2024 12:16 PM

At the hospital 🏥 he was denied healthcare

by Anonymousreply 101March 28, 2024 12:25 PM

[quote]He needs to be buried quickly and quietly.

He’s Jewish, he should already be in the ground. They don’t wait around on burying their dead.

by Anonymousreply 102March 28, 2024 12:35 PM

Excerpts from the Times’s obituary:

“[The ruling in Bush v. Gore] was a miscarriage of Justice on two levels,” Mr. Lieberman said in a 2023 interview for this obituary. “One was that the Florida Supreme Court had already ruled in our favor to continue the recounts, and the other was that it was an extrajudicial political decision made in the crisis of a transition of power, and out of line with precedents of the Supreme Court.”

“[Lieberman] also cast the 60th and deciding vote under Senate rules to pass [the] Affordable Care Act in 2010 …”

“Mr. Lieberman was also instrumental in Mr. Obama’s successful 2010 effort to repeal a 17-year old ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ Armed Forces policy, which had forced gay and lesbian service members to be closeted or face discharges.”

by Anonymousreply 103March 28, 2024 6:47 PM

It's rich to watch Fox News bend over backwards to lionize Lieberman, principally because of his stalwart support for the Iraq War, a war it championed throughout, when Trump, in typical understated fashion, called that invasion "the single worst decision ever made."

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by Anonymousreply 104March 29, 2024 12:20 AM

It was because he single-handedly killed the Public Option (single payer) that he became a hero to the right. His championing of the Iraq War would be second.

by Anonymousreply 105March 29, 2024 10:14 AM

No, R105, that happened only AFTER years of unwavering support for the Bush/Cheney war & his ‘08 support for McCain, that included speaking at the ‘O8 GOP convention. By the time Obama became president, Lieberman was already a pariah in the Democratic Party & championed by Fox News.

by Anonymousreply 106March 29, 2024 11:15 AM

^ Not to mention he had already been defeated in a 2006 Democratic primary for his re-election to the Senate, leading him to run - & win - as an independent.

by Anonymousreply 107March 29, 2024 11:20 AM

All Trader Joe’s will dim their lights tonight in tribute

by Anonymousreply 108March 29, 2024 12:53 PM

This asshole endorsed John McCain (and Wasilla moose Mama Sarah Palin) over Barack Obama. Plus he helped torpedo a public option, supported the illegal Iraq War, didn't lift a finger to count the Floriduh votes in 2000, and was a cheerleader for the No Labels third party nonsense. He can fuck right off to hell.

by Anonymousreply 109March 30, 2024 3:21 AM

Al Gore was one of the eulogists at his funeral.

by Anonymousreply 110March 30, 2024 11:23 AM

^The other pols - all Democrats - who spoke were Ned Lamont, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy & Chris Dodd.

by Anonymousreply 111March 30, 2024 11:28 AM

We love Chris Murphy here, but he's a wuss when it comes to "civility" with the right. His euphemistic statement on Lieberman:

[quote] In an era of political carbon copies, Joe Lieberman was a singularity. He fit into no political box. He defied party orthodoxy. He simply did what he believed to be right for the country and what was right for the state he adored.

Then a list of Lieberman's liberal credentials; no mention of his undoing all of them by his support of the right.

[quote]He sometimes frustrated members of both parties, but that was mostly because he refused to be defined by partisanship

Insert Jessica Walters eyeroll.

by Anonymousreply 112March 30, 2024 11:34 AM

R112, what’s the word for Connecticut citizens en masse? Like Ohioans, Montanans?

by Anonymousreply 113March 30, 2024 11:39 AM

R113, I've heard "nutmeggers," which I loathe, and "Connecticunts," which is unspeakable (and in any case would seem restricted to our less tolerable residents, such as Joe L.). There doesn't seem to be any standard toponym for Connecticut people. Maybe Connecticutter? Never heard that used, though.

by Anonymousreply 114March 30, 2024 12:09 PM

R106 I was not listing chronologically. No matter how much he made for the war machine, it pales in comparison to the trillions he brought home to the Insurance Cartel.

by Anonymousreply 115March 30, 2024 12:21 PM

Al Gore also said bad things about gay people running for office in Tennessee in the 80s. Not exactly a "Profile in Courage" that one.

by Anonymousreply 116March 30, 2024 1:08 PM

Al Gore's cowardice had a lot to do with the horrors since Jan 20 2001

by Anonymousreply 117March 30, 2024 1:09 PM

He was simply a bad candidate and did not have the necessary charisma coming after Clinton.

He reminds me of Gordon Brown. Do you remember Gordon Brown? Nobody does.

Brown at least has Aspergers, I don’t know what Gore’s excuse was.

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by Anonymousreply 118March 30, 2024 1:17 PM

Joe Lieberman was the original version of Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin.

by Anonymousreply 119March 30, 2024 2:37 PM

And before Lieberman, there was Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who invented the stab-my-party-in-the-back-and-support-the-Republican playbook.

by Anonymousreply 120April 3, 2024 6:56 AM


by Anonymousreply 121April 3, 2024 1:08 PM

Yep, R120, and I've always hated the way his old acolytes Chris Matthews and Lawrence O'Donnell continue to lick his rotting corpses asshole to this day.

That man was a virtue-signaling racist condescending asshole.

by Anonymousreply 122April 3, 2024 1:34 PM
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