You tell me. Why is Joe Lieberman (Uncle Joe LIE in most circles) being allowed to attack his colleague, Senator Barack Obama, on everything in his speech at the Republican National Convention and no one; I mean NO ONE in the Senate Leadership is responding or going after him for it?

I’m getting wholeheartedly sick of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s silence and inaction on the issue of Joe Lieberman. When he lost his Democractic Primary election to Ned Lamont back in 2006, that should have been the end of “Holy Joe”, but as many of you know, he continues to occupy a Senate seat, and uses that position to extract revenge on any and all Democratic members in both Houses of Congress for not supporting his re-election. He uses the fact that the Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate right now, and he always threatens Reid with going over to the Republicans if Reid doesn’t play nice.

Reid does plays nice…and yet, Lieberman goes over and votes with the Republicans every chance he gets, especially on issues of grave importance, like Supreme Court Picks, the continued funding of the Iraq War, and agitating to attack Iran. Lieberman is allowed to openly and publicly attack Obama on every talk show and open venue that will have his ass, and yet, you hear mice pissing on cotton from the Democratic Senate Leadership:

“Especially at a time of war, we need a president we can count on to fight for what’s right for our country – not only when it is easy, but when it is hard. When others were silent, John McCain had the judgment to sound the alarm about the mistakes we were making in Iraq. When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge and because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor!”

And this SOB holds a Chairmanship position in the Senate that should have been stripped from his ass the minute he continued to break party lines and vote with the Republicans. He continues to refer to himself as a “Democrat”; yet in order to regain his Senate seat, he had to declare himself an Independent, otherwise, Ned Lamont not only wins the primary, but the Senate seat as well.

Hasn’t Joe Lieberman broken some kind of election law by switching party affiliation just to regain his Senate Seat, and returning to the Democratic Party now that he’s back in the Senate?

When former Georgia Senator Zell Miller pulled this shyt back in the 2004 elections (speaking at the RNC convention), he was well on his way to retiring and therefore, he wasn’t around in the Senate to do damage to the legislative platform as Lieberman continues to do. Zell Miller, though he was crazier than a shythouse rat, also had enough sense to realize once he crossed party lines as openly as he did, that he could not return to any form of Democratic leadership in the Senate.

There are times when party discipline and leadership need to be facilitated to the point that when you have a party member not just breaking ranks, but openly and willingly assists the opposition to eviscerate his peers and brethren, the leadership needs to make an “example” out of him or her. Period. The End. No Exceptions.

How many “Underground Railroad” missions could Harriet Tubman have successfully carried off if she hadn’t bothered to make good on her threat to shoot and kill the slave who wanted to return to his Master when she was risking her life to help his dumb ass escape to freedom? Honestly, it is a similar concept that Tom “The Hammer” DeLay also employed when a Republican threatened to go his or her own way on legislative votes – he always allowed that threat of “dropping the Hammer” on their ass linger in the air when he even got a whiff of wavering. I mean, once, I saw on C-Span, the vote on more funding for the Iraq War, and there were growing doubts about the insurgance. Many Republicans were being pressured from their districts to direct that funding into more domestic programs. And you saw Tom DeLay, on camera, literally strong-arming House members into voting party unity and party line.

I look at that and wonder why the hell doesn’t Harry Reid employ similar tactics regarding Lieberman? I don’t mean he should do it on every damned piece of legislation (which DeLay did), but he should employ that concept when party unity is being threatened, like it is right now with Joe Lieberman being on the loose. I mean, it’s not like Reid’s a milquetoast: he was a boxer in a previous life and he took on the Nevada Mob when he headed the Gaming Commission back in 1977.

At most, Reid should have stripped Lieberman of his Chairmanships and memberships on other powerful Senate committees (the Judiciary Committee comes to mind here). So, if Reid is that tough, why in the hell doesn’t he take Joe Lieberman in a back room, like Obama got up in Lieberman’s grill during the summer, and “school” him on attacking the most prominent member of the Democratic Party right now? Like this:

I know, but I couldn’t find a picture of Obama actually confronting Uncle Joe Lie, but you should get the drift.

We in the blogsphere definitely have to defend Obama where he should be defended, since not even the Democratic Leadership in the United States Senate appears to have his back.

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