Saturday, October 31, 2009

Who Said This?

"[People] are fed up -- frustrated and fed up and angry about the way in which our government does not work, about the way in which we come down here and get into a lot of political games and seem to -- partisan tugs of war and forget why we're here, which is to serve the American people. And I think the filibuster has become not only in reality an obstacle to accomplishment here, but it also a symbol of a lot that ails Washington today."
"But I do want to say that the Republicans were not the only perpetrators of filibuster gridlock, there were occasions when Democrats did it as well. And the long and the short of it is that the abuse of the filibuster was bipartisan and so its demise should be bipartisan as well."
"The whole process of individual senators being able to hold up legislation, which in a sense is an extension of the filibuster because the hold has been understood in one way to be a threat to filibuster -- it's just unfair."
He's even more of a hypocritical sleazebag than previously thought.

4 comments:

daveawayfromhome said...

Cant argue that Lieberman is a waste of flesh and oxygen. However, I was opposed to the elemination of the fillibuster when the Republicans suggested they would do it, and I'm opposed to the elimination of it now.
It's not the fillibuster that needs to go, it's no-compromise obstructionists who think that it should be my-way-or-the-highway that need to go.
Which is unfortunate, since that'll be up to the locals, and they never seem to see that their own people in Washington are the problem.

Kel said...

I just found it fascinating that he wanted to abolish it and yet now he wants to use it himself to block healthcare reform.

daveawayfromhome said...

The whole point of leaving Lieberman his leadership positions was that he would help maintain their fillibuster-busting majority. If he should fail to live up to that agreement, he needs to be crushed. I'd say that he should be crushed anyway, but agreements are agreements.

Kel said...

I'm with you 100% Dave.

If he breaks the deal, crush the motherf@cker. Take the chairmanship away and kick him out of the caucus.