Thursday, August 10, 2006

10 Reasons to Renounce Joe Lieberman

1. He actively supported(s) the bush-led Iraq war and has maintained vigorous support for one of the worst foreign policy decisions in US history. The daily cost is $250 million/DAY with more than $400 BILLION already spent. The human cost is 2,587 troops killed, 18,887 wounded and OVER 50,000 Iraq CIVILIANS killed.

2. Joe Lieberman believes that it is unpatriotic for Democrats to speak out against the war. (See NYT)

3. Joe Lieberman voted to confirm Alberto Gonzales for Attorney-General, the same Gonzales who rendered the brief for the bush Administration that justified torture and is presently writing legislation to protect them all from prosecution of war crimes.

4. Mr. Lieberman opposed the tightening of SEC rules on corporate governance which led to the scandals of the late '90's.

5. Holy Joe was one of only two Democrats that voted against the bill banning lobbying donations.

6. Lieberman voted FOR the disastrous Energy Bill that has opened the door to obscene and record profits for the oil companies (with all due respect to Kenny-boy Lay; may he rest in peace.)

7. He assisted Lynn Cheney in founding the American Council of Trustees and Alumni which targets university professors who criticize American foreign policy.

8. He voted to STOP the filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito who threatens Roe v. Wade and believes that women who are sexually assaulted should drive around town until they find a hospital that will support their right for emergency contraception, regardless of level of trauma.

9. Lieberman voted for a Jesse Helms' sponsored bill to cut off federal aid for SUICIDAL gay teens.

10. He spoke in FAVOR of efforts to privatize Social Security while quietly voting against it.

Bonus:

11. The Kiss


No matter where you live, please take the time to contact ALL your federal representatives and senators to demand that they urge Joe Lieberman to face his loss with integrity and remove himself from the Democratic Party he has renounced while deceptively claiming to run as a Independent Democrat.* For him to do less is an act of treason against the same party he has pretended to be part of since our White House was occupied. CT needs your help. The United States need your help. The entire world needs your help.

He has spit in our faces.


*N.B. Per the Ct. Secretary of State's office, it is not legal to use the name of either party when running as an Independent.



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3 comments:

ELCYMOO said...

REASON #2 DID IT FOR ME. HE HATES OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO DISSENT. WE'VE ALREADY HAD ONE McCARTHY JOE; WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER.

Anonymous said...

You forgot these Senators (D) that also voted for Alberto:

Landrieu
Nelson
Nelson
Pryor
Salazar

Whatever applies to Joe, applies to them, right?

Mary said...

Indeed, it does. Let's not forget Feinstein either.