A blog on progressive news and politics on both the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe which aims at helping to elect Democrats and Turn Tahoe Blue. The blog is written from Germany by a former German exchange student at George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nevada.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Joe Lieberman Still a Democrat - According to Harry Reid

Joe Lieberman is still a Democrat. That is, if you believe the website of Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid:

Now, according to Joe Lieberman himself that is not the case. Here's what he has to say on his official Senate website:

In 2006, Senator Lieberman was elected to a fourth term as an Independent, because of the strength of his record and his accomplishments for the state. He won the general election by more than 100,000 votes. He remains committed to caucusing with Senate Democrats, but will be identified as an Independent Democrat (ID-CT).

You heard the man. He's an Independent using the term "Independent Democrat" for official purposes. Now, why doesn't Harry Reid get it? Why still identify the man who defected from the Democratic Party and ignored the will of Democratic Connecticut primary voters as a member of this party? Just an oversight? I don't think so. Just look at this screenshot:

Notice something? Bernie Sanders is missing. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is apparently not part of the Democratic majority, while Joe Lieberman is. As Barbara Boxer recently noticed: "Elections have consequences" Joe Lieberman defected the Democratic Party. That should have consequences. When you list Joe Lieberman as a "member" than identify him correctly and include Bernie Sanders. Otherwise just drop him from the list. Joe's not a Democrat anymore.

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