First he torpedoes the public option, now he has done the same to the expansion of Medicare. This despite the fact that he has repeatedly campaigned on expanding Medicare and as recently as three months ago spoke favorably of expanding Medicare. Seems his health insurance company sponsors are keeping Sen. Joe Lieberman on a very short leash lately. I wonder if he will start wearing their logos on his suits soon.
He must really love the Senate's tradition of the filibuster, which is strange since in the 1990's he sponsored a bill to eliminate it.
I guess old Joe still has a few scores to settle with the Democratic party for not nominating him as their Presidential candidate in 2004 and failing to override the Connecticut Democrats' votes when they did not choose him as the party's nominee for Senate in 2006. And hey, if he gets to line his pockets with a few million dollars from health insurance lobbyists while he settles those scores, who's to complain? I mean, other than the people of Connecticut who overwhelmingly support a public option and expansion of Medicare. Oh, and the rest of the country who also support the public option.
This is not how a democracy is supposed to work. Elections are supposed to have consequences. Apparently Sen. Lieberman thinks the only election that should have a consequence is the 2006 Connecticut Senate Democratic primary.