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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:32 PM
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To Harry Reid: Strip Lieberman of all committee assignments.
Edited on Tue Aug-08-06 10:38 PM by LiviaOlivia
from Kos


Here's what we all need to do the next few days:

1. Push Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of all committee assignments.

2. Let people know what a sore loser Lieberman is.

3. Get all Democrats -- including Bill Clinton -- to publicly back Ned Lamont.

4. Get the Democratic interest groups who backed Lieberman to switch allegiances in the general.

The DSCC and the DCCC will have to deal with the fact that this race will continue to suck oxygen from great pickup opportunities. And I won't apologize for that, because as a proud Democrat, I will help in whatever way I can the Democratic nominee from the Great State of Connecticut.

The Republicans rejoiced at Lieberman's decision to stay in. They couldn't be happier. And let's not talk about the lobbyists! They're besides themselves!

Joe Lieberman is not an independent Democrat. He needs to be stripped of his committee assignments and have those handed to real Democrats. And then we need to buckle down and finish the job we started.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/8/8/231459/7695
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:33 PM
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1. yep, all good suggestions, we need to get em done! NOW!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:33 PM
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2. Lieberman should be stripped of his committee assignments
He is running against the Democratic nominee!
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:33 PM
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3. Absolutely. nt
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:34 PM
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4. k&r
definitely!
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DU9598 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:36 PM
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5. Email
I already sent my email. I will be calling Sen. Tom Harkin first thing in the morning.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:36 PM
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6. Harry Reid
Carson City
600 East William Street, #302
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-882-7343 / Fax: 775-883-1980

Las Vegas
Lloyd D. George Building
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-5020 / Fax: 702-388-5030

Reno
Bruce R. Thompson Courthouse and Federal Building
400 South Virginia Street, Suite 902
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-686-5750 / Fax: 775-686-5757

Rural Nevada Outreach Contact
Susan Lisagor
Phone: 775-686-5750 / Fax: 775-686-5757

Washington
528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327
Toll Free for Nevadans: 1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343) -Restricted to calls originating from area codes 775 and 702

Reid Newsroom
(202) 224-9521
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:36 PM
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7. Your words brought tears to my eyes
They should be so obvious to our elected Dem leaders. THEY should be spearheading this. We know they won't, and that's disgusting. Time to get organized, DU. Time for the DU acitvist corps? When was the last time we had an assignment? Time to flex our muscle.
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:42 PM
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11. Amen to that! SKINNER? Activist Corps assignment time! n/t
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:37 PM
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8. Clinton already stated that he wouldn't support Joe if he lost the primary
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:39 PM
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9. Great. Now he must walk the walk and call for Joe to step aside
tomorrow morning. Joe's mad dash can be smothered early if the party elite steps up.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:41 PM
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10. I agree
but big dog hasn't exactly been a profile in courage lately, has he?
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:44 PM
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13. No, he hasn't.
I'd love for one of "my people" to come out and call for Lieberman's head tomorrow. By "my people" I mean someone like Bill Moyers. Impeccable credentials, impeccable integrity. Well, his, not mine ;-)
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:43 PM
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12. they should toss him out of the party
Edited on Tue Aug-08-06 10:43 PM by C_U_L8R
right now.. he obviously has no respect for it
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:45 PM
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14. Damn right. Membership has it's privledges...
...and Holy Joe ain't a member anymore.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:49 PM
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15. Kos' 50% vs 3% in VA turnout estimate is WAYYY off, isn't it?
I believe the 3% in VA was 3% of the whole *population*, including children, not registered Democrat-voting age people. You don't register as a Dem or Rep. here--you just go to the polls and tell them that you want to cast either a Dem or a Rep. vote.

Even if we use the eligible voter denominator for CT:

There are more than 3.5 million people in CT. I am conservatively estimating:
--1.75 million are eligible to vote,
--700 thousand of those are registered as Democrats

Did anywhere close to 350000 CT voters turn out in this primary?

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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:51 PM
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16. That is insane
That would be mixing government and party politics, which is something that should never be done. The citizens of Connecticut cannot be denied on voice on committees for angry ideological purists to get revenge.
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:58 PM
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18. It wouldn't be revenge... LIEberman just quit the party and declared
himself an Independent.... he's no longer a Democrat, why should he hold any kind of offical post within the Party now?? When ya' quit, ya' quit all the way or not at all... when you quit your job, you don't show back up in the building to attend meetings, do you?
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:10 PM
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19. It is not a post within the party
Committee assignments are a part of the Congress, they don't belong to the political parties. He is still a US Senator, he has an obligation to serve.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:13 PM
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21. No, not exactly...
Each party caucus determines party assignments for their members....

Reid could decide to reassign them, and not offer any to Lieberman. He could then turn to the Republicans to get an assignment, but more likely would use it as a campaign issue.

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:14 PM
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22. Specifically, the post is awarded by caucus. Joe is still in Dem caucus.
He'll be gone soon enough. Let him go without being petty.
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:33 PM
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26. He may still be a U.S. Senator, but he's an INDEPENDENT now
NOT a Democrat... when he announced his Indy run during his concession speech, he turned his back on the Democratic Party and is failing to support the elected Democratic nominee. He no longer belongs to our Party, in my humble opinion. Like I said, you don't "kind of" quit.. you either quit or you don't, period. Would YOU have the audacity to turn your back on your company, declare that you are now working for yourself (independent), then show up the next day to attend meetings that had been scheduled before you quit?

Of course, this is just my personal opinion and view of the situation... everyone has a right to agree or disagree, it won't change what I think...

:hi:
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 05:31 PM
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40. The citizens of Connecticut
Edited on Wed Aug-09-06 05:32 PM by huskerlaw
no longer wish to be represented by him. Obviously. At least the Democrats don't...and it's a Democratic appointment.

Senator Lieberman is no longer a democrat. Not only because he lost his primary, but, more importantly, because he has withdrawn himself from the Democratic party. Committee appointments are partisan. They are not a right, they don't belong to the people of Connecticut. Since Lieberman is no longer a Democrat, he no longer deserves the appointments. Period.
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 10:53 PM
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17. Exactly
I have already posted on two other threads that we ALL need to call Harry Reid tomorrow and have him remove Holy SORE Loserman Joe everyone of his committee seats...and we need to call as many Dem Senators and tell them to support Ned.

And my CA DU freind please call Barbara Boxer and set her straight - man she crushed me when she campaigned for the freak.

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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:11 PM
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20. Great suggestions.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:15 PM
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23. I don't think we have a case on committees
As Senator Jeffords is the ranking member for the Dem side on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
http://epw.senate.gov /

Loserman, of course, is Ranking Member for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. As you may recall from when Brownie was hauled in to testify:
http://hsgac.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=About.Memb...
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:18 PM
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24. Bah. Terrible suggestion. Leave party purges to Mao & Mehlman
I dislike Lieberman's politics--particularly on the war, Social Security, and SCOTUS nominations. But I hate McCarthyism more. The suggestion is to change caucus and senate rules and purge "wrong thinking" dissidents. Changing rules to fit the short term situation is what Republicans (and communists) do. No thank you.

Lieberman be gone soon enough. Let him go without being petty about it. This is just a small minded "gotcha" which, if it was done to someone we support, we would immediately denounce.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 09:21 AM
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35. If he campaigns AGAINST the Democratic candidate HE MUST GO.
End of story.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:19 PM
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25. Even though I'm happy to see Joementum voted out in the primary
he is still a member of the Senate until January. Calling for his removal from committees while he is still in office is uncalled for.

I have no idea what the Senate rules are concerning committee appointments but why call for his resignation from those?
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 09:22 AM
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36. If he campaigns AGAINST the duly selected Democratic candidate....
...he needs to go...

You cannot simultaneously represent and campaign against the same party....
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:34 PM
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27. very important, and that is Reid's job right now n/t
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elcondor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 11:42 PM
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28. I say absolutely yes to suggestions 2-4
Personally, I would only do 1 IF Lieberman gets elected as an independent. As it stands, he's still a Democratic Senator; he is certainly not a Democratic Senatorial Candidate, however, and no one should pretend he is out of some kind of loyalty to Lieberman. It was a primary election, where party DOES matter, and Joe lost. Like he did in 2000, he's trying to have it both ways and we Democrats really shouldn't let him try to trick Connecticut's voters into thinking that he's some kind of "Independent Democrat." If Democrats like the Big Dog or anyone else continue to campaign for Lieberman over the actual Dem nominee, they're only aiding a selfish egomaniac's desperate attempt to hang onto his seat. If Lieberman had any humility at all, or any true loyalty to his party, he would accept that he lost fair and square and retire after his term is up in January. It's so funny that when it came to an election he DIDN'T truly lose, he did not seem so eager to fight to the bitter end ...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:36 AM
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29. That includes NARAL
One of the stupidest decisions they ever made was to back Holy Joe in this fight.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:25 PM
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38. Why?
Lieberman has the same rating from NARAL as "real" Democrats like Russ Feingold.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 03:45 PM
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39. Because of his "short ride" statement
Edited on Wed Aug-09-06 03:46 PM by Canuckistanian
Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for "principled reasons" shouldn't be forced to do so. "In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital," he said.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-hamsher/lieberman-be...
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 01:36 AM
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30. k&r
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 08:01 AM
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31. IF he retakes his seat as an Independent, absolutely.
Until then, it would just look like petty party nonsense.

The party is under NO obligation to hand him any post of power when the new Senate convenes next January, NONE.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 08:05 AM
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32. here's a link to my email to Reid, Durbin, DLC, DNC, & DSCC
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

we should all email them and make sure they can't even THINK about keeping this man on plum committees. There are other good Dems who could be there instead!
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 09:17 AM
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34. They also need to be held responsible for creating
this spoiler race we are gonna have. Tell them to clean up the mess they helped create.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 09:01 AM
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33. kick
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angus Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 12:20 PM
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37. Amen to that!
He's no longer a democrat. Get Joe out!
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 05:32 PM
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41. Email sent.
nt
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