Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lieberman: I could run as "a good old-fashioned New England moderate Republican."

There are few American politicians who I loathe more than this guy. Here, he discusses the possibility of running as a Republican.

HOST: Could you see yourself being a Republican or is that…

LIEBERMAN: It’s possible.


LIEBERMAN: Yeah, yeah. No, it’s possible. A good old-fashioned New England moderate Republican.
He used to claim that the Iraq war was the only area where he disagreed with the Democrats, but that was before he threatened to veto the healthcare bill if it included a public option and actually campaigned during the last election for the Republican candidate John McCain.

And he doesn't think that his Democratic bridges have been burned? He actually campaigned during the last election for the other side, just what does this ass hat think one has to do in order to burn a bridge?

It should be surprising to no-one that a man who threatened to veto the healthcare bill if it contained a public option now finds himself sinking like a stone in the polls:
Want to know how far Joe Lieberman has fallen in the wake of the health care vote last month? Barack Obama's approval rating with Connecticut Republicans is higher than Lieberman's with the state's Democrats.

81% of Democrats now disapprove of Lieberman's job performance with only 14% approving, and he's not real popular with Republicans who disapprove of him by a 48/39 margin or with independents who do so by a 61/32 spread either. It all adds up to a 25% approval rating with 67% of his constituents giving him bad marks.

Lieberman managed to antagonize both sides with his actions during the health care debate. Among voters who support the health care bill 87% disapprove of how Lieberman handled it with only 10% supporting it. But by voting for the final product after getting it watered down he also managed to earn the unhappiness of constituents opposed to the bill, 52% of whom say they disapprove of what Lieberman did to 33% in support.

Overall just 19% of voters in the state say they like what Lieberman did on the issue with 68% opposed.
And yet he has the nerve to sit there and debate which party will be lucky enough to have him run on their ticket?

The man is electoral poison, who the Hell would want him anyway?

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