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joe lieberman.

you might know that he’s threatening to filibuster health care legislation. using a filibuster means that he can stop the senate from voting, even though the legislation would most likely pass with the democratic majority if it weren’t filibustered. one senator, in this case joe lieberman, can shut down the legislative process. is joe lieberman contradicting himself? you decide, as these are some quotes from joe lieberman about the filibuster:

‘the whole process of individual senators being able to hold up legislation with a filibuster is just unfair’ -joe lieberman, 1995

“I think the filibuster has become not only in reality an obstacle to accomplishment here (in washington), but it also a symbol of a lot that ails Washington today.” -joe lieberman, 1995

moby

p.s oh, and could this have anything to do with the fact that joe lieberman is from connecticut, and that many insurance companies are based in connecticut, and that this legislation would subject insurance companies to actual competition, and that joe lieberman gets campaign money from insurance companies?