Monday, December 14, 2009

Senator Joseph Lieberman Is a Schmuck!

Everyone knows it would be impossible to have real health care reform without a public option. I'm disgusted at this point with President Obama's lack of leadership and the Democrats in general for failing to be more aggressive on this issue. I personally campaigned tirelessly for Obama and other Democratic candidates in 2008. My priorities were to end the Bush Wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan and concentrate those resources on domestic issues here at home. My number one motivation and priority was health care reform with a public option.

Now, 11 months into his presidency.  Obama still has 135,000 troops in Iraq and has announced a new expansion of the war in Afghanistan.

As far as the health care  "Public Option" is concerned, well needless to say that got thrown under the bus real quick. Other than some polite lip service early on, My New President hardly made the "Public Option" one of his priorities.

Democrats tried to placate us, by expanding Medicare. Seniors 55 to 64 would be given the option of "Buying In" (at their own expense, of course) to the already very popular and successful Medicare program. This was obviously not the public option we had been promised, but it was a start I thought. Besides, so the theory went, this would get Senator Joe Lieberman on board, since everybody knows he has been supporting the expansion of Medicare for years. As he states in this video.  Just three short months ago...

Well guess what?  Surprise, Surprise!  Joe Lieberman states on  "Face the Nation"  Sunday morning that he can no longer support the expansion of Medicare Provision and if it's included in the bill he will join Republicans and filibuster against it.

You see Joe Lieberman has never really supported Health Care Reform.  The truth is he's firmly in bed, financially and otherwise, with Big Insurance and Big Pharma.  He has continually done their bidding by undermining true health care reform every chance he gets.

Senator Joseph Lieberman should be stripped of his chairmanship and no longer seated with the Democratic Caucus.  He's a Traitor and yes indeed,  He's a Schmuck!

 - Just Thinking...

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  1. lieberman is indeed a putz..thisis the same lieing sack of dreck who peddled his ass all through the condo canyons scaring the crap out of retired jews that they were going to lose their medicare if obama was elected, and oh, by the way ..psst psst, israel would be in danger because the arabs and palestinians would have undue influence. well, my jewish daughter has no health insurance, my jewish sister , her jewish daughter, and her young adult jewish grandchildren are all riding bareback, just HOPING that no injury or illness will befall them. yeah, lieberman is a shmuck and every selfish, gutless,ignorant , conscience deficient asshole who stands in the way of the protection of their constituants DESERVES TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!

  2. Frustrated in SeattleDecember 16, 2009 at 2:18 AM

    I'll second that! Sen. Lieberman has been one of the biggest obstacles to real health care reform with a public option all year. But over the past two weeks, he's taken it to a dangerous new level.

    First, he demanded that the public option be removed from the bill. Then, Sunday, he killed an expansion of Medicare—an idea that he himself championed just three months ago and that was added to the bill specifically to satisfy him.

    He's shown that he can't be reasoned with. Most of all, Joe Lieberman can't be allowed to stay in the U.S. Senate.

    Yeah he's a Putz and a Schmuck and he needs to be re-called!

  3. In all of the rhetoric on both sides, one simple fact remains. The US health care "system" is not sustainable on it's current path and therefore changes are inevitable. Fact: the average waiting time for chest pain patients to receive medical attention in a US emergency room has more than doubled in the past 15 years. This is, a least in part, a direct result of the un/under-insured seeking routine medical care and several laws passed to prevent hospitals from dumping/transferring these patients to other hospitals (a non-comprehensive band-aid solution). The real question is whether we would like "market forces" and a succession of ad hoc, band-aid-like fixes or a comprehensive effort by the federal government to be the agent of this change.