Monday, December 14, 2009


Connecticut is a very liberal place. I’ve never been there but by nearly all political standards the place leans left. But today I am thankful for the people of Connecticut. Last year in a hotly contested election where a democrat beat out Joe Lieberman’s nomination for the Senate, Joe went rough and ran as an independent and as you well know, he won handily. Joe is not a democrat, and he is well suited with the label “Independent”. The people saw his character attacked when he left the liberals camp and decided he left them for good reason.

Now Joe Lieberman is the linchpin for healthcare reform and that pin has been pulled.

Appearing for an interview on CBS, Lieberman said of the Medicare proposal: "Though I don't know exactly what's in it, from what I hear, I certainly would have a hard time voting for it because it has some of the same infirmities that the public option did. It will add taxpayer costs. It will add to the deficit. It's unnecessary,"

Lieberman expressed his opposition twice Sunday: first in the CBS interview and more strongly later in a private meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to those in ear-shot, which some say could have been football fields away.

Democratic aides said Joe later told Harry Reid he would support a Republican-led filibuster against the bill if it contained the Medicare provision or permitted the government to sell insurance in competition with private companies.

Those same aides added that Lieberman had responded differently last week when Reid asked him privately about the proposed Medicare provision. "He voiced support for the idea," said one official. Lieberman's public comments last week were also generally favorable.

Though this could cause Democrats to oust Joe form his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, a post he holds at the pleasure of the Democratic-controlled Senate, I don't thing Joe is concerned, and indeed they may toss him out. But I have a feeling Joe would be rewarded in a backhanded way. I feel Republicans would be happy to give Joe a chairmanship after the 2010 election. I say that confidently because for two reasons:

1. The Democrats are going to lose the Senate. In a story today in The Washington Times, things are starting to fall apart for liberals. “Not to steal one of President Obama's favorite words, but in Illinois and Delaware, Republicans have a truly historic opportunity to win both the president and vice president's Senate seats, and we're fortunate to have the strongest possible candidates already in the race," said Brian Walsh, chief spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "There is still a long way to go until the election, and we certainly expect polls will fluctuate, but it's clear that even in traditionally blue states, voters are demanding accountability and want to restore checks and balances in Washington," Mr. Walsh said.

In Illinois, where Democrats are still reeling from an explosive "pay to play" corruption scandal that led to the arrest and impeachment of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, five-term Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, the expected Republican nominee, is running for Mr. Obama's seat. The Democratic front-runner is state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, whom an opposing Democratic campaign adviser calls a "deeply flawed" candidate.

Illinois Republican leaders have been pounding Democrats for widespread corruption in the state's government, noting Mr. Giannoulias' ties to real estate developer and Democratic fundraiser Tony Rezko, who was convicted last year of fraud and money laundering.

"His family bank, where Alexi served as an officer, made loans to Tony Rezko, who is now sitting in a penitentiary," Republican state chairman Pat Brady said.

2. Republicans always reward conservative wisdom and leadership. They also have great respect for Joe and would love to coax him to come over to the right side of the isle.

These are not the only seats in deep trouble for liberals, but they are the ones pointed to as bellwethers of what is coming.

And rest assured, change for the better, not change for changes sake, is coming!


Teresa said...

You go, Joe!! I love the way he's telling Reid NO, that he's not voting for the bill. Yes, the liberals are losing support and in a big way. They have shown that they don't care about what the American people want. Now, we must make sure that this monstrosity does not pass the Senate.

Eman said...

Thanks for commenting Teresa.

We have always held the high ground. Liberals from coast to coast are decidedly disinterested in the muck-raking the Democratic Party is doing. They are fed up with the spending, distressed at the misrepresentation they provide and most now see this “monstrosity” as you so well put it, as a bill that would wreck the system by means of socialization of the health care of our mighty country. Healthcare is not a right. It is a personal obligation to yourself and those you are responsible for. Is the system perfect? No… No system is. But what we have is the best. We absorb the costs of the uninsured so they can be provided for.

This administration has created an ever plunging economy. In so doing, more and more are in need of insurance. They created the very problem they aspire to fix, and fixing it has nothing to with the bill we have today. These are greedy elitists’ out for money and nothing more. Republicans need to say as loud and often as possible that job creation will fill the insurance void. Unshackle the American employer and stop restricting their ability to do commerce. They need to get their greedy little hands out of the successful peoples pockets and live within the means they are given. Balance the budget and stop taking from the wealthy so they can create jobs for the masses.

(Aside for this, I got your invite to join your on line friend thing but was unable to complete it. I keep getting stuck in a circle with no way out. Very frustrating. I worked at it with a friends help for 40 min. and no luck. If you have suggestions, please email me. I would appreciate it.)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday old man!
By the way, Obama and the Democrats took your birthday cake...

They cut it up in pieces and gave them to those not fortunate enough to have a birthday today.

How thoughtful of them!

All my love,
Your Sister Candy

Anonymous said...

Hippo Birdies, two yews
Hippo Birdies, two yews

Hey old man... 50 and still nifty.
And by the looks of things on your blog, pretty relevant I might add.
You are to be commended for all your hard work and dedication to mom these last few weeks. She would not be alive had it not been for your efforts.
Be bold and strong,
The Lord thy God is with you.
May God comfort us all as we await moms’ fate.

Brother Jeff

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you do something special for yourself today.

Eman said...

I was given a day off for my half century of being above room temperature so I decided to make baby back ribs for my family. (I do ALL the cooking in our house… Dishes too!)

They cooked all day and were great. I ate three ribs, my wife 7 and my son 4. I just don’t eat as much as I used to and that’s a good thing.

I did have a bit of a Jesus moment when I went out to get the custom made watch I ordered for my wife. The jeweler and owner of the store showed me the watch and I was very impressed with the work when his cell phone rang. It was his mother. She told him his father just had a heart attack and was near death. I watched my friend, whom I have known since high school, completely fall apart. When he hung up we fell to our knees and prayed. Knowing his father was a devout Christian was much comfort, but I know now why I was there. I was there for him. Something told me to go get the watch this morning even though I did not hear from him or know the work was done. I just went on faith. He was grateful I was there and I helped him close shop and saw him to his car. I prayed as he drove away God would see him through to his mother’s side. He later called and thanked me. No thanks was needed. I was glad I was there for him. I’ve been there and am there again now with my mother who has not improved in weeks.

God is preparing me for something, but I never leave His hands.