Because I am!!!!!! You see, when you get elected with overwhelming margins, you should let everyone onto your team. Even those rat bastards who don’t like you and actively campaigned against you:
Sen. Joe Lieberman retained his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday following a lengthy and often heated debate over what — if any — price the Connecticut Democrat-turned-Independent should pay for his vocal support of Republican Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid….
Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman managed to keep his Senate committee chairmanship in part because President-elect Barack Obama didn’t want to punish him for supporting Sen. John McCain, Lieberman said Tuesday.
The Senate Democratic caucus, following a lengthy and often heated debate, voted 42-13 Tuesday to let Lieberman continue chairing the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Plus, nothing says progressive foreign policy like having someone who would sell out America in a heartbeat for Israel as the Chairman of Homeland Security:
Lieberman broke with his party over the war in Iraq and ran as an independent after losing the party’s Connecticut Senate nomination in 2006. He was a fixture on the campaign trail with Sen. McCain…
Along with McCain, Lieberman co-sponsored the 2002 resolution that authorized the U.S. invasion of Iraq and has resisted removing troops. On the campaign trail with McCain this year, Lieberman strongly defended the Republican presidential nominee’s call for staying the course in Iraq.
He endorsed McCain’s bid in December 2007 before the first nominating contest of this year’s election cycle. Before the convention speech, Lieberman angered Democrats when he said Obama was choosing to lose the Iraq war by planning to withdraw American combat troops.
“If Barack Obama’s policy in Iraq had been implemented, he couldn’t be in Iraq today,” Lieberman said, referring to a trip Obama was about to make to Iraq. Lieberman added that Obama “was prepared to accept retreat and defeat.”
1) Unquestionably support neoconservative agenda for 8 years, sell out America for Israel 2) Lose primary race, run against Democratic nominee 3) Actively campaign for Republicans and criticize the Democratic presidential nominee 4) Major election shows majority of Americans disagree with your world view 5) Refuse to apologize 6) ….. 7 Keep powerful Senate chairmanship 8) Profit!!!!!!!
Now where do I buy my ’4 Years of Disappointment’ t-shirt?
See Also: The First and Most Important Priority, Obama’s Cabinet, Lieberman’s probable course of action…, Lieberman: Two Additional Views: A Failure As Chairman; Obama’s Poker Face, Exactly!, Lieberman, Lieberman Keeps Committee Chairmanship, Stays In Democratic Caucus, Dear Democrats: If You Must Blame, Blame Obama, Weird, Joementum!, Defanging Holy Joe, and What Lieberman Owes Obama.
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