Thursday, November 6, 2008

Harry Reid Punishes Joe Lieberman

It is typical of Democrats to throw one of their own under the bus. Obama demonstrated that talent like a pro when he threw his own grandmother, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and Bill Ayers under the bus.

Now, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has rumors about his leadership questioned by his caucus, had a private meeting with Joe Lieberman and told Joe that his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee may be defaulted to another Senator. Reid is annoyed that Lieberman gave the key note speech at the Republican National Convention and toured with McCain on the campaign trail.

Democrats in the past had tolerated Lieberman's political straddling because he held their slim 51-49 majority in his hands. Now that Democrats have strengthened their hold in the Senate to at least 55 seats as a result of Tuesday's election, Lieberman no longer is vital to their majority control.

It is blatantly obvious of the Democrat Majority's intent of eating one of their own. They showed it when the Democrats left Lieberman for dead when Lieberman lost in the Senatorial primaries in Connecticut, but won as an Independent in the general election with the support of the Republican party.

Right now, the Democrats do not hold a 60 filibuster proof majority. Lieberman can caucus with the Republicans and really make it impossible for Democrats to push their liberal agenda.

Either way, it is a plus for the Republicans because what the Democrats did was not surprising.