The Senate has kissed Lieberman's sorry ass yet again and the party powers that be are now celebrating how nice and big their tent is.
Lieberman and the Loss Leaders (with a Chambliss/Martin twist)
All they made Lieberman do was sit through a resolution -- that only two-thirds of the caucus would vote for -- that was the milquetoast version that he was a bad boy -- and he had to appear contrite and say that maybe (only maybe) some of what he said crossed the line. Florida's Senator Bill Nelson helped Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid organize the wimp brigade.
The resolution without concrete consequence is just more of the "cronies-before-constituents", toothless Democrat behavior that has disgusted so many that has resulted in party division and the withholding of funds by an increasing number of the members of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.
It doesn't pass the "Mom Test" -- i.e., it wouldn't work when dealing with a two-year-old, so how do Reid et al think it's going to work for a rogue actor like Lieberman?
In other words, I'll believe Lieberman's contrite when his behavior proves it and not one second before. Crocodile tears do not count.
As far as I'm concerned, the tent's too big when it lets in Republicans who are behaving increasingly like Republicans, which, for all intents and purposes, is what Lieberman has devolved into.
The Republicans, meanwhile, must be getting a good laugh out of this one -- in the manner of the KGB when they successfully kept a double-agent in a position of U.S. government power.
The sign on the Big Tent must now read, "SUCKERS!"
Special to Stonewall Dems begging for contributions in the runoff for Senator Saxby Chambliss' seat:
Please ask yourselves what this says about how the new party leadership plans to handle that race.
Challenger Jim Martin's not that good a buddy, after all, and I will be quite surprised if we see the president-elect risking bringing his momentum to an embarrassing halt by stumping for him in the Peach State anytime soon.
Save your pennies for something that's not so pre-telegraphed as a lost cause.