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KQµårk 死神 On October - 27 - 2009


Yesterday Harry Skywalker blew up the death star when he decided to add the public option to the Senate healthcare bill that is going to the floor but Darth Lieberman who was the only prominent member of the Democratic caucus to campaign for McCain has vowed to join a Republican filibuster if the public option is in the final bill.  Anyone who has followed this one time Democratic Jedi Knight turncoat who was once the Democratic VP candidate is not surprised at all.  Of course there are other Democratic traders the media loves to call moderates even though they are really corporate Democrats like Nelson and Conrad who could possibly join the dark lord.

I have learned in this healthcare fight to never get too high or too low.  While yesterday was true progress we still have a big fight in front of us.  The slaves who are serving the Evil Empire (moneyed interests in this county) will not give up without a fight.  The media reports are just a conduit for spreading this evil by continuing it’s false narrative that the public option is some kind of liberal agenda when it enjoys broad support with liberals and moderates alike in the population.  The good news is that the public option has the people and the vast majority of the Democratic caucus on it’s side.

Written by KQµårk 死神

My PlanetPOV contact is [email protected] Proud Dem whose favorite hobby is cat herding. The GOP is not a political party, it's a personality disorder. Cancer, Heart Failure and Bush Survivor.

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  1. AdLib says:

    JarJar Lieberman will be ewoked off a cliff politically if he joins the Dark Side on this.

  2. Kalima says:

    KQ, a while back I signed an online condolence book that you had sent as a link to me. Now and again I receive an email from SEIU. This morning’s was extremely disturbing and in case you haven’t seen it, I wanted to share it with you to further expose the “monster” insurance company thieves. I am appalled!!

    “Have you heard of Peggy Robertson? After having her second child, her insurance company required that she get sterilized if she wanted to receive health insurance. Peggy fought back, and testifed before Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s committee hearing this month on how insurance companies discriminate against women.1

    Members of Congress heard about it. The media reported on it. But we wondered, do our friends, family and neighbors realize how insurance companies have turned being a woman into a pre-existing condition?

    Take your ticket for gender equity. Get in line here: seiu.org/ticket

    Women want equal coverage for the equal premiums they pay -- plain and simple. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is leading the charge, but we’ve got to get the word out. We built a tool to do just that -- to demonstrate that any bill passed by Congress needs to end gender discrimination by insurers.”

    • KQuark says:

      Thanks for the link Kalima. I don’t understand too many people’s attitudes in this country. They just are so cold to the people who suffer in our horrible healthcrap system. I saw another troll on the Atlantic describe the insurance he supported and like too many people in this country they view healthcare insurance as car insurance. The problem is attitudes won’t change until we have insurance and that’s the Catch 22.

      We both got our ticket.

      • Kalima says:

        Well done KQ. :)

        Just wait until the screamers, especially the ignorant “teabaggers” get really sick, they will change their tune soon enough.

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, that is sickening. How can such things happen in America? Forced sterilization of women or be blacklisted from getting health insurance?

      Thank goodness Joe the Lie and the Republicans are out there protecting the insurance companies from having competition.

      And you know, they call themselves pro-life.

      • Kalima says:

        Yes, pro-life, ironic isn’t it?

        I had to read this email twice to believe it. Not only do they steal your money, they want to steal a woman’s womb too.

        Joe Lieberman needs to be sent into space, a one way ticket. What a hypocritical slob and shit for brains too. Disgusting piece of work. If he is truly an Independent, my name is Elvis.

  3. sharonh says:

    He is certainly ambitious, that Joe, and it seems to me it would be political suicide to hold it up. The public wants its option.

    • KQuark says:

      Mavericky Joe has shown he loves to betray the Democratic Caucus and his constituents. Joe’s order of priorities are:

      Insurance Companies
      . X 10,000
      The Democratic Party and his constituents.

      Of course they all serve his pompous view of himself.

      • sharonh says:

        He really is an ugly person.

        • KQuark says:

          Yup loyal to awful people and no loyalty to his party or constituents. I don’t know what you call people who overly admire service members and vets to a fault but the best analogy I could come up with is Lieberman is like a jock sniffer who constantly sucks up to pro athletes. Instead Lieberman sucks up to service people and vets. You know I appreciate our troops and veterans but Lieberman never thinks anyone who has ever been in the military can do any wrong.

  4. Grabamop says:

    Can Reid take away his chairmanship’s? Sure he can. Will he? I guess it depends whether he wants to get relected or not next year.

  5. BigDogMom says:

    Question: Can Reid hold Lieberman’s chairmanship over his head to force a vote for a Public Option? Would love to know…

    Was over at HP, the posts are fast and furious, asked the same question, no replies, must not have been witty enough….

    • AdLib says:

      Hard to say, normally no, I don’t think Reid would do that.

      Now, he’s way behind in the polls in NV AND he has Dems ready to abandon him if he doesn’t get Health Care Reform passed.

      So, how badly does he want to keep his Senate seat, does he still have enough remnants of a spine and will he stand up to Lieberman even if Obama doesn’t want Lieberman sanctioned?

      Tough questions, indeed.

      One thing, I’m just hoping that Reid’s coming out for the public option isn’t just a ploy, knowing it will be amended to a worthless triggered provision then having plausible deniability to say it wasn’t his fault, he wanted a public option.

      • KQuark says:

        It’s always dangerous when you try to read into people’s intentions. Politically, it would have been much easier for him to go with the BS trigger. Historically on policy issues Reid has been leaning with progressives more often than not but has been spineless in some cases. I give Democrats the benefit of the doubt who support he public option. I think they are channeling their core Democratic inclinations. Lieberman has always been the biggest loose cannon in the coalition because he is not a Democrat anymore and showed he can betray the Democratic Party quite easily.

        • AdLib says:

          If Reid had gone just for the trigger option, that would have “triggered” Dems to abandon him in his re-election because most political savvy Dems know the trigger is bullshit and a betrayal.

          Reid had to go for a true public option if he wanted to at least claim he was supporting it.

          What we don’t know is if it is earnest or just patronizing.

          Time will tell…

      • BigDogMom says:

        As a CT resident in Leiberman’s district, there are tons of people that have contacted him, you can’t get through via phone line, mailbox full, e-mails the only way…what good it will do who knows, he’s going rogue all the time, sometimes I swear he forgets he’s from CT.

        As for Reid, let’s hope this is not a political ploy and the real deal….

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