Should Lieberman stay or should he go?

I just go this email that reads:

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters,

Joe Lieberman has launched consistent, deeply partisan attacks on President-elect Barack Obama, questioning his patriotism and fitness to lead. While Lieberman campaigned for John McCain and spoke on his behalf at the Republican National Convention, he spread some of the GOP‘s nastiest smears. And yet McCain continues to gush over Lieberman, as we saw on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” just this week. As Think Progress reveals in their thorough report, however, Lieberman’s partisan politics should be condemned, not applauded.

Lieberman should not be allowed to have subpoena power to investigate the Obama administration as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In fact, he should not be allowed to remain chairman of this or any other committee.

Watch the video:

Lieberman has proven he cannot be trusted to hold a high rank within the Democratic caucus. That is why we launched Lieberman Must Go last summer, a campaign that caught Congress’ attention when we delivered a petition with over 43,000 signatures. Now, we ask you to help us escalate the pressure by contacting your Senators and members of the Senate Democratic Steering Committee. Tell them to strip Lieberman of his chairmanship in the Democratic caucus.

We have included a sample script below for you to use and the phone numbers are available at We ask that you be polite when you explain why Lieberman Must Go.

Senator _________, my name is _________. I’m a registered Democrat and a [state] resident. I urge you to vote to strip Joe Lieberman of his committee chairmanship when the Democratic caucus meets to discuss his future. A man who spent the entire election season demeaning Senator Obama‘s patriotism and his qualifications for office cannot be trusted with oversight authority over the Obama administration. Joe Lieberman is not a Democrat, and he should not enjoy the privileges of being a member of the majority party. Will you vote to strip Lieberman of his committee chairmanship?Make the call today, then let us know you did and send this e-mail to your friends and colleagues. Let Democratic leaders know Lieberman represents an impediment to real change in Washington, and that is why Lieberman Must Go!

Robert Greenwald, Leighton Woodhouse, ZP Heller
and the Brave New Films team

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Not really sure how I feel about this. My instinct is to let it go. Yeah, I know Joe talked shit about Obama during the campaign, but that is what happens. Also, you got to remember, Dems tried to oust Lieberman from his Senate seat before any of this happened. Joe ended up winning as and Independent. That’s impressive. I understand that he was Obama’s mentor Senator when he (Obama) was first elected. And yet I was alarmed to Lieberman, as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would have subpoena power to investigate the Obama Admin. But then I figured that was supposed to alarm me. The question is do you believe Lieberman would actually do t hat? I’m not sure.

Obama seemed to want to let bygones be bygone, but then perhaps that is simply him staying above it, and letting others take Lieberman down. We’ll see.


3 responses to “Should Lieberman stay or should he go?

  1. Boot his arse. I mean, the Joe has done nothing with his subpoena power anyway. He’s very worthless. The Lord has spoken.

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