Thursday, October 26, 2006

Noticed

Interesting:
Senators in line to become heads of committees should Democrats win control of the Senate:
[...]
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs: Christopher Dodd of Connecticut
[...]
Homeland Security: Joe Lieberman of Connecticut (AP)

Huh. One more thing to consider.

Source
"List of potential chairmen in a Democratic-controlled Senate." Associated Press 26 October, 2006.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

The funding for Shays trip to Qatar in 2003 has been disclosed, and it is not exactly complimentary. The trip was paid for by the Islamic Free Market Institute, founded by Norquist and run by a protege of Jack Abramoff.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/10/26/13816/824

cgg said...

One more reason to vote for Ned Lamont.

Anonymous said...

Look at the disaterous decisions Joe Lieberman made last time he was chairman of a senate committee.

Bush and Cheney beat Joe Lieberman up so bad on 2001 that it cost Max Clealand his senate seat.

Liebermans about as dumb a Senator as you'll find and the Homeland Security bill he authored as chairman which was suppose to launch his Presidential bid stunk so bad he never even got to double digits in the 2004 Dem Presidential primary.

Joes a dope

disgruntled_republican said...

Or two more reasons to vote for Alan Schlesinger.

Anonymous said...

I find a couple of interesting tidbits.

Byrd as Appropriations Chairman - if you think the bridge to nowhere is bad, wait till the King of Pork gets back into power.

Kerry as Chairman of Small Business Committee - one of the least powerful and influential committees in Congress, which tells you what his colleagues think of him.

Anonymous said...

Does he still get the chair if he isn't elected as a Democrat?

Anonymous said...

That's too bad for you folks because he is going to win baby!!! I really like him, I think he has integrity...I am a Democrat that voted for him in the Primary and will do so in the election too. I'm proud that he will be our Senator for another 6 years! Go Joe Go!!!

Jim said...

Anonymous said...
...I am a Democrat that voted for him in the Primary and will do so in the election too. I'm proud that he will be our Senator for another 6 years! Go Joe Go!!!


One more pro-torture "Democrat" for Joe!! Maybe we can make a hundred dead Americans in Iraq this month to celebrate his victory!!

I wouldn't put a name on that either. Don't have any family serving in Joe's war, do you?

Bobby McGee said...

Great. I don't suppose Lieberman's going to be willing to call Bush out on his security failures...

Anonymous said...

Anon2:59--
I agree. Joe's been great. His bi-partisan approach to government helped bass the Bankruptcy Bill, the Bush/Energy bill, the new law that re-defines habeus corpus, etc.

Plus Joe is one of the few Democrats willing to listen on school vouchers and Social Security privatization.

Without Joe Saddam Hussein would probably still be in power, like Qaddafi. And I believe that regime change is absolutely necessary in Iran, and only a true hawk like Lieberman has the balls to invade with the democracies in Iraq still not finished.

Finally, I work for one of the Big Pharma companies, and it's rumored that Joe will co-sponsor a bill extending drug patents by two years, if he gets re-elected!

Did I mention that Senator Lieberman is a real man of integrity that would never resort to negative advertising? During the debate I was glad when he called Ned out for his shady campaign practices.

Also Joe might trade in his month-to-month New Haven for a house or condo, if he wins. Wouldn't it be great to have a Senator who actually lived in CT?

justavoter said...

Anonymous said...
That's too bad for you folks because he is going to win baby!!! I really like him, I think he has integrity...I am a Democrat that voted for him in the Primary and will do so in the election too. I'm proud that he will be our Senator for another 6 years! Go Joe Go!!!

You have to be joking to have made the above comment about Joe and if your serious then you need your head examined.

Joe is nolonger a Democrat so if you are a Demorcate vote Democrat and vote for Ned Lamont.

Remember Joe said in 1988 he would not run after 3 terms he lied.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:46

Short answer: yes. The party in power can give chairmanships to whomever they want. Should Joe win and, as he has promised, caucus with the democrats, they will in all probability reward his vote for Democratic leadership with a chairmanship.

In fact, since he won't technically be a Dem and can caucus either way, the Dems will be almost obliged to do so. As a moderate and now independent senator, Joe is going to have a tremendous amount of sway. Ironic, i suppose, that the people who wanted to throw him out will have ended up making him one of the most powerful members of the senate, but it looks like that's what will happen.

Anonymous said...

Careful there Anon 3:45, someone who thinks that Joe has "integrity", probably doesn't have the intelligence to understand sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

26 years in the Senate and the best Chris Dodd can do is the Banking Committee.

Please, when do we start the campaign against him!

Anonymous said...

No matter how excited many of you are at the prospect of Chairman Kennedy and Chairwoman Clinton and Chairwoman Boxer - Democrats would have to run the table on the seats in play and it aint gonna happen.
sorry

Anonymous said...

Joe only becomes a powerful vote if the Democrats win 51 seats, then he can ratchet up his demands for a chairmanship, or bolt to the Republicans. If the D's win 50 or less, he won't have the leverage to get anything from the R's if he bolts. In the unlikely event that the D's win 52 seats, he has no juice either.

If Joe wins and he can't swing control of the Senate, he will have a diminshed national presence . He is granted widespread attention primarily because he was a Democrat that denounces fellow Democrats, (which won't play as well if he is viewed as someone who was run out of his own party)so that means fewer bookings on Fox News . He is a useful tool for the Bush Adminstration only as a Democrat, less so as a former Democrat or a Republican.

If you don't agree, ask yourself how powerful is Jim Jeffords these days?

And please don't tell me that he has given his word that he will caucus as a Democrat. He also gave his word not to miss more than 300 votes or run for more than 3 terms...

ProgCT said...

Joe has no integrity. He is a bold faced liar in addition to being pro-torture and being a warmonger

ct_husky said...

I would hope that a Democratic Congress would seriously look into this...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15849829.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

Thomas Paine said...

Short answer: yes. The party in power can give chairmanships to whomever they want. Should Joe win and, as he has promised, caucus with the democrats, they will in all probability reward his vote for Democratic leadership with a chairmanship.

In fact, since he won't technically be a Dem and can caucus either way, the Dems will be almost obliged to do so. As a moderate and now independent senator, Joe is going to have a tremendous amount of sway.


To address these one at a time:

1. Caucusing with the Dems AS JOE has promised?!?!? That's typical Joementum.

It's not up to Joe who he caucuses with. He can clamor about it all damn day. It is the Dems choice, NOT JOE LIEBERMAN'S, to let him caucus with THEM. It it not HIS PERSONAL caucus.

2. Yes, Joe will have plenty of influence. After all, if there's anyone politicians love, it's people who go against the party.

Why would ANYONE who is a D or R in Congress trust Lieberman? Seriously? His word is worthless.