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Gee, thanks, Joe!
Washington Post, by Mike DeBonis

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/20/2012 12:41:27 PM

There are two weeks remaining in the 112th Congress, and lawmakers in that time will be doing little substantive work besides finding a way off the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff.” But, hey, it’s a great time for symbolic gestures! In that spirit, retiring Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) introduced a bill Wednesday with three colleagues to grant statehood to the District of Columbia. Senate Bill 3696, among the last to go into the upper chamber’s hopper, would authorize D.C. residents to vote on the statehood question.

I dislike Joe Lieberman as as much as any other senator, yes, just as much as Al Franken. I cannot stand to watch Lieberman, listen to him, or read about his actions.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 12/20/2012 12:53:41 PM     (No. 9076283)

Joe Lieberman, taking inspiration from the frat brothers at Delta House -- "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody´s part!"

And we pay them how much for this?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/20/2012 12:55:59 PM     (No. 9076286)

Good thing he is an Independent. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chippewa, 12/20/2012 1:00:06 PM     (No. 9076292)

Since gerrymandering seems to be okay to set up safe minority house districts, lets do the same for the Senate and combine Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland and which ever other cities want to join into one big happy state called Urbantopia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/20/2012 1:24:07 PM     (No. 9076325)

Not just no, but HELL NO! There was a reason the founders created the federal capitol as an independent district and limited its residents´ control over the government. This decision seems very wise, especially given the current level of corruption of the place.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/20/2012 1:36:25 PM     (No. 9076338)

Turn the District of Columbia back to Maryland and Virginia. Then, residents of DC will have full representation in the House and Senate.

What? That´s not really the objective? It´s really guaranteed seats for the Dems??? Oh.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 12/20/2012 1:41:04 PM     (No. 9076346)

I´m OK with it, IF we also grant statehood to Salt Lake City.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/20/2012 2:03:50 PM     (No. 9076379)

It is a city, not a state.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/20/2012 2:06:19 PM     (No. 9076383)

Does Lieberman fool anybody besides Hannity?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hisself, 12/20/2012 2:19:48 PM     (No. 9076410)

Hey, Joe,

Whatever happened to ´uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States´?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Daydreamer10, 12/20/2012 2:22:38 PM     (No. 9076418)


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Reply 11 - Posted by: janylou, 12/20/2012 2:31:00 PM     (No. 9076427)

LIEberman is good at appearing to be a sheep when he is really a wolf on the prowl.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jackson, 12/20/2012 2:39:17 PM     (No. 9076439)

When you are in a club that includes the likes of Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer and Bob Casey Jr. and Orrin Hatch, it is saying something when you are called the most ridiculous, fatuous, reprehensible, fake-phony-baloney poseur in the club. Joe Lieberman, take a bow, you win the honor. I despise this jerk!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: frenesi1, 12/20/2012 3:39:45 PM     (No. 9076525)

Thank you #8. That was my thought too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/20/2012 3:57:43 PM     (No. 9076550)

This could be dog whistle.

Except that...
DC became a non-majority for blacks recently, after decades of black on top.

Virginia´s portion of the District was remanded to Virginia long ago (west side of Potomac).

Maryland refuses to take back the Maryland portion of DC...
would screw up their votes and politics, doncha know?

Might as well make New Yawk City a separate state.
As a former resident for multiple years in DC and in Los Angeles...
note that LA County has 20 million population and is the size of Rhode Island.

Make LA a state first.
Fat chance.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kens, 12/20/2012 4:38:12 PM     (No. 9076617)

This guy doesn´t even turn the electric lights on in his house on Saturdays. This is one person who I hope goes quietly into the good night and that the next time we hear Joe Lieberman´s name, it will be news of his passing after a long rest of his life of doing nothing.

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