2005/03/13

Why Joe Lieberman is a traitor

Amazingly, this is a fact that requires explanation. There are still people out there who just don't get it. The Republicans put up S. 256, the Bankruptcy Reform Bill to make bankruptcy harder while of course making life easier for credit card companies. Thus, the citizen gets hit with reduced financial options, while the people profiting off of financial hardship get to make more money than ever. As the LA Times says:

The bankruptcy bill that passed a key vote in the Senate on Tuesday is driven by the premise that the nation is under siege by an army of deadbeats running up credit card bills, declaring personal bankruptcy and sticking honest Americans with the tab. That's the credit card and banking industries' story, and they're sticking to it. We can all guess who will profit from the bill.

Senator Joe Lieberman is identified as one of the Senators who made the bankruptcy bill possible. Apparently, he had second thoughts:

Lieberman Statement on Vote Against Bankruptcy Reform Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) today made the following statement on the passage of S. 256 the Bankruptcy Reform Bill by a vote of 74 to 25.

“I have always supported bankruptcy reform legislation in the Senate when it has reflected a bipartisan effort to enact a balanced bill for both debtors and creditors and I have opposed it when confronted with a bill that seemed one-sided. This is not a balanced bill. I voted against this bill because it failed to close troubling loopholes that protect wealthy debtors, and yet it deals harshly with average Americans facing unforeseen medical expenses or a sudden military deployment. The Senate simply rejected out of hand many worthwhile amendments that would have protected these and other working Americans who find themselves in dire financial straits through no fault of their own. As a result, I believe this is a seriously flawed bill and I am disappointed at its passage.”

The Bull Moose responds with a piece describing Lieberman's on-the-one-hand, on-the-other-hand, voting-versus-editorializing stance as:

This should be a lesson for all those lefties who have been in a full-throated fury against Joe. He is a Democrat in the proud tradition of Truman, JFK and Scoop. Unfortunately, some in the party are in a purge mode to ensure that the donkey will be in the wilderness as long as old Moses and the chosen ones.

As for the Moose, he prefers tough, independent and smart donkeys. Undoubtedly, apologies will be on the way to Joe from those misguided lefties.

Major problem here. There was an appropriate time and place to force the Republicans to go back to the drawing board and come up with an alternative to the bankruptcy bill. Senators (and Representatives) have frequently sent bills back to be re-thought, re-negotiated and re-justified. That time was during the time when the bankruptcy bill was being voted on. Now that the bill is law, it's a completely useless waste of time and space to say “Gee, I wasn't completely happy with that bill.”

Example of what I mean involve what some consider netiquette (Internet etiquette). When one posts a full article without qualifying it in any way, that's considered an endorsement in full. An acquaintance of mine sent out an email in 1998 calling Bill Clinton's behavior with Monica Lewinsky “disgusting” and that railed on about how awful Clinton was and how he should be impeached. My acquaintance was very distressed because liberals she had sent the email to “...acted as though I had written it! I was just passing it on!”. As we in the Navy say about various crimes and misdemeanors, she “knowingly and deliberately” passed it on. She passed the message on in the full knowledge of what it said and should have been aware of how people would take it. Another example is that I recently had a buddy pass on an email about how Giuliana Sgrena got shot at near an American roadblock in Baghdad. I hit the “reply all” button and said that I thought the headline blaming the Americans for deliberately opening fire went beyond the evidence provided in the piece (I've since concluded there is strong evidence to believe the accusation is true, but that doesn't excuse the headline as they still went beyond the evidence that was available at the time.) My buddy told me later that he had doubts about the article. Well, again, according to netiquette, the time and place to have said so was in the message that contained the original article. My buddy passed on the article wholesale and without comment, meaning he endorsed it in full.

By the same token, there was a time and a place for Lieberman to have objected to the bankruptcy bill. That was when the bill was being voted on in the Senate. For Lieberman to come out later saying he wasn't entirely happy with the bill was a classic case of “too little, too late”. Lieberman is a traitor to the Democratic Party and should be campaigned against in 2006.



9 comments:

Amalek said...

The Jewish god: Exo 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

Israel is: Jer 51:20 Thou art my battle ax and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

The Jews reward is: Isa 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Isa 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

How do the Jews conquer Nations?: Usury

Who controls the USA?: The Federal Reserve.

Who controls the Federal Reserve?: The Jews.

Why do you think the Jews has been run out of every Country, they tried to settle in and control?

Rich said...

The Jewish people speak a different language (Hebrew) and have a different culture (book-based) in addition to whatever they have in whatever land they're citizens of.
I've always considered this to be a sufficient reason to fully explain all anti-Jewish prejudice.
Jews control the Federal Reserve? Are you speaking of individual Jewish people or the Jewish people as a whole? Documentation please.

Amalek said...

Isa 60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Amalek said...

The Chairman and all the Governors of the Federal Reserve are Jewish.

Rich said...

Jewish "Control" of the Federal Reserve:
A Classic Anti-Semitic Myth

For centuries, anti-Semitic propaganda has demonized the Jew as a conspiratorial, manipulative outsider, often with powers and designs of world domination. From the Middle Ages through the Holocaust, fabricated accusations against Jews as poisoners and corrupters have led to horrendous suffering for the Jewish people.

In more recent years, the anti-Semitic notion that "the Jews" dominate and command the U.S. Federal Reserve System and in effect control the world’s money has surfaced across the extremist spectrum. Contemporary economic anxieties and distrust of government have given new life to this timeworn myth.

The world of finance is an area of complexity, if not mystery, to most Americans, and confusions can easily be manipulated and suspicions aroused. The bigot’s rationale is often conveyed in inflated images of intricate, stealthy "conspiracies." For example, under the headline "The jews [sic] have a Plan," the Idaho-based Nazi-like group Aryan Nations has reported finding significance in the fact that the Federal Reserve System and the Anti-Defamation League were founded in the same year — 1913. Another "specialist" in anti-Semitic conspiracy fantasies, Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, recently expounded and embellished the same "historical" point.

Continued at ADL

Amalek said...

According to the Internet, Ben Bernanke apologized to the People on behalf of the Federal Reserve for causing the Great Depression. At present, we seem to be tittering on another depression, which I assume will happen if the Government doesn't bomb Iran. It seems that the American People are being given a choice, between World War 3, with all of the Middle East for Israel or another Great Depression. Its up
the peoples Representatives to decide between the lesser of two evils. Either way, its going to be a disaster.
Personally I prefer the depression. More and more people are learning that the US Government is Israeli
occupied territory. The USA pays tribute to Israel at approximately 3 Billion dollars per year, while we have about 37 million people in the US, that lives in poverty. Our infrastructure is in crisis, while we wage a war for Israel against Iraq and squander American lives and Treasure. According to the Internet, Israel has received 35 Billion so far from Germany for damages to the Jews. They are now suing Sweden and even one Jew wants to sue the USA for not bombing the railroad in Germany that lead to the Concentration Camps.
"One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail."
Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, Feb. 27, 1994 [N.Y. Times, Feb. 28, 1994, p. 1]

Rich said...

Bernanke describes Federal Reserve policy as flawed in much the same way that a doctor would describe "bleeding" a patient as flawed. It was thought back during the medieval era that getting rid of "bad blood" was a good thing to do, it was thought that the Federal Reserve's monetary policy was a good policy. It's kind of a stretch to describe his speech as any sot of apology.

The idea that bombing Iran will prevent the US from falling into an economic depression is something I'd categorize as a fantastickal notion, something I'd put right in there with the theory tha Elvis and the martians will turn out Earth's next great single which will unite the planet in harmony.

Rich said...

Sorry Amalek, but your last comment was just too ridiculous to be published. You're banned from this blog.

TJ said...

Yo Rich, nice telling us ADL propaganda. Pfft. Israel can go to hell. USA should be for USA, not for some foreign nation. Jews have WAY too much power here, via the neocons. Transparent Cabal - read it - and no, it's NOT anti semitic. That slur is getting really tired.

Lieberman took 1 million from insurance companies to screw the people over. It's time for home grown action, Mafia or Islamic style. DESTROY insurance companies, by any means necessary and drag out senators like Joe and beat the crap out of them. They need to FEEL the fear.