Bernie Sanders & Joe Lieberman
Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Joseph Isadore Joe Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut./5
Sadly, Bernie Sanders has a certain Joe Lieberman quality about him.
Remember Joe Lieberman running for back in 2000? Bernie Sanders is trying to avoid the 'let me see your fridge' alienation that Joe had.
my new post: Bernie Sanders as Joe Lieberman's Revenge
Democrats never had a 60-member majority in the Senate during Obama's Presidency: 1) Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders are Independents, not Democrats, and Lieberman voted with the Republicans as often as with the Democrats - including joining some Republican filibusters. 2) Al Franken was not seated in the Senate until July 7, 2009. 3) Ted Kennedy died August 25, 2009, having missed a lot of votes in that Congressional session due to ill health. Scott Brown took over that seat in Feb., 2010. The Democrats never had the 60-member majority needed to block Republican filibusters unless Independent Lieberman (who supported John Mccain for President) deigned to vote with them, and even then only for 6 weeks in the summer of 2009 when Ted Kennedy was well enough to be present. This does not even take into account the several Blue Dog conservative Democrats who often joined Republican filibusters of Democratic-sponsored bills
Forty-six Democrats and 16 Republicans voted for the bill. Both Independents who caucus with the Democrats, Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), voted for it.
Let's just get this straight, folks. Obama and the Democrats NEVER had a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Joe Lieberman is an Independent and on most issues votes with Republicans (he wouldn't even allow public option to come to a vote). The GOP fought the seating of Al Franken, who would have been Democrat (we'll count independent Bernie Sanders as a Democrat, since he actually votes like a liberal) for six months. By the time Franken was finally seated in July 2009, Ted Kennedy had been home dying since March, so Franken replaced him as Please inform anyone who says Obama had a filibuster-proof majority that they are not telling the truth.
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders: Student Loans Senate Republicans blocked a bill to keep college loan rates at 3.4 percent. Sen. Bernie Sanders said that's bad news for students coming out of college trying to start careers in a tough economy, The Associated Press reported. Every Senate Democrat and independents Sanders and Joe Lieberman voted for the bill, The Nation blogged. Austerity Backlash Sen. Sanders proposed job-creating investments in roads and bridges to bolster the U.S. economy during a discussion with "Viewpoint" host Eliot Spitzer on what the U.S. can learn from the rejection of austerity measures in Sunday's European elections. Domestic Violence A House bill on Domestic Violence would take work on immigrant cases away from the Vermont Service Center in St. Albans. Sen. Sanders accused House Republicans of "petty partisanship" for the provision aimed at Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Burlington Free Press reported. Prize Fund There are more efficient ways than patent monopolies to finance dru ...
so Joe Lieberman is a Dem then too? And so is Bernie Sanders since they caucus that way.
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