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Um, WTF? 
10th-Nov-2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
"Hi, I lost in the primaries, so I threw a temper tantrum and acted like a dick, but you still love me, right? RIGHT?"
10th-Nov-2006 09:19 pm (UTC)
How appropriate your icon is on how I feel about him. He basically stabs the whole democratic party in the back by running as an independent after his party chose someone else as their candidate, then he gets all the pissed off republican votes by running as a Republican Lite. Now he wants to be a democrat again? I say screw him.
10th-Nov-2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
He could always caucus with the Republicans and have a 50-50 split. I kind of doubt Cheney is going to vote for Harry Reid to be majority leader.
10th-Nov-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
This is one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't. Do you claim the sorry, backstabbing, worthless, lying piece of crap just so you can have the majority in the Senate, or give him to the Republicans (that he seems to fit in so well with).

Ah well, it isn't like anything good is going to come out of this. I'm thinking the best we will see is just a lack of work done by anyone as congress and the president puppet butt heads and complain about each other to the voters all the way out to 2008.
10th-Nov-2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
If you look at overall idealogical record, you'd better call Senators BINGAMAN, KOHL, ROCKEFELLER, REID, DORGAN, SALAZAR, BYRD, NELSON(FL), JOHNSON, LINCOLN, PRYOR, BAUCUS, LANDRIEU, CONRAD, CARPER, and NELSON(NE) the same thing or worse.

That's based on votes through August 7, 2006 as compiled by Jeff Lewis and Keith Poole of UCSD. It seems to be fairly accurate with Boxer, Durbin, Feingold, Harkin, and Kennedy all grouped together at one end of the list.

10th-Nov-2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
He's such a girl!

10th-Nov-2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
Indeed. What a female. That Pelosi too, she's such a girl.
10th-Nov-2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
i'm so confused. :(
10th-Nov-2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
i don't trust that guy.
10th-Nov-2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Is it possible he actually has three seperate personalities all vying for control of his body/mind, or is he just a complete puss who will say whatever needs to be said to retain his seat in office and ensure that pension?
10th-Nov-2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Um... the statisticians have been counting him as a democrat the entire race. That's how the democrats got the senate. I know I'm not the only person who noticed all the figures on cnn said "xx republicans, xx democrats and 0 independents." Otherwise all their pretty charts would have said 49/50/1.

Not that that excuses his behaviour, just sayin'.
10th-Nov-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
There are the same number of Democrats as Republicans in the senate. The official count is 49-49-2.
11th-Nov-2006 02:15 am (UTC)
I thought there were 51 Democrats? I saw it on NBC. Not that network news can't be wrong, I'm just saying ...

And are there 100 senators total, or is it 101 or 102? (D.C. too)
11th-Nov-2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Please tell me you're joking about the total number of Senators there are. There are 2 for every state. DC isn't a state.

As for the 51 that NBC mentioned, they are counting the 49 Democrats and 2 independents(Lieberman-CT and Sanders-VT). Both Lieberman and Sanders would caucus with the Democrats on choosing leaders, so the media has been counting them as Democrats.
11th-Nov-2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you for answering my question. It would have been nice if you could have done it with a little less snide, since I didn't deserve that. I know D.C. has a non-voting delegate in the House, but I wasn't certain about the Senate without looking it up, and I didn't have more than 5 minutes to read this post and respond before leaving work earlier this evening.
10th-Nov-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
definitely agreeing with you - I totally think that the point of his comment is to confirm that he's going to caucus with the democrats.

If he caucuased with republicans they'd be in the majority with Cheney - things could be worse!
10th-Nov-2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
the only good news about this is that his voting record has some bright, democratic spots.

other than that, it makes me cranky to think of him as having even more power now by virtue of being a swing vote. both sides of the aisle will be courting him. sickening.
10th-Nov-2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
He has always been the very model of a modern con-man general...
10th-Nov-2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
"I know, that I may have lost the caucus and then decided to run as an independent, but really, deep down, I'm still a democrat. So, embrace me with your checkbook...
Oh, that whole agreeing with the President on the Iraq War thing... ummm....Wizards...no Brain Slugs, Brain Slugs made me do it. I'm still a democrat."

10th-Nov-2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Dear CT Democratic Voters:

F**k you! I won anyway.

-Sen. Joe.
11th-Nov-2006 03:14 am (UTC)
I was thinking the EXACT. SAME. THING.
11th-Nov-2006 04:45 am (UTC)
He's the kind of guy who'd kick your dog, look wounded when you scream at him to stop, get the neighborhood bullies to shoot your dog, and then show up with condolences and a pie.

Why, no, I'm not bitter. I'm just brimming with anticipatory glee, because I have a feeling Joey Baby is in for one hell of a wake-up call the minute he tries to throw his weight around. "Well, without ME, you don't have a majority!" "Fuck you, asshat--we've got Sanders, and he's a hell of a lot more dependable than you are."

11th-Nov-2006 05:06 am (UTC)
I hate Droopy.
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