Remember when Joe Lieberman was re-elected to the Senate as an Independent, he said that he still considered himself a Democrat and would caucus with them?
Today, that went out the window.
Lieberman votes against bill to withdraw troops
Posted March 29, 2007 4:31 PM
(Capitol Hill - AP) _ Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman parted with Democrats and voted against a war spending bill that calls for President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.
The Senate passed the bill on a 51-to-47 vote despite a veto threat by Bush. The vote was mostly along party lines.
Lieberman, a longtime Democrat who won the November election as an independent, joined 46 Republicans in opposition to the bill. Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd and 47 other Democrats voted in favor, as did Vermont independent Bernard Sanders and Republicans Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Gordon Smith of Oregon.
The bill would provide $123 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also orders Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 120 days of passage and sets a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations by March 31st, 2008.
The war is in its fifth year and has cost the lives of more than 3,200 American troops and more than $350 billion.
Note from Lizzy:
I'm so done with Lieberman. He hasn't been one of us for a long time, but this was the final nail in the coffin. At this point, he might as well join the RNC.
And, if I really had it my way, I'd have him thrown out of the tribe, along with Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl and Henry Kissinger. They are an embarrassment to my religion.
Hey Joe! Go fuck yourself.