Well, the political grudges and paybacks have begun according to news reports. It appears that there are those within the Democratic party who are holding a grudge against Sen. Joe Lieberman for publically supporting Sen. John McCain for president of the United States.
Sen. Joe Lieberman was a Democrat when he ran for the Vice Presidency in 2000. He is now an independent; but is still on the books, registered as a Democrat. Senator Joe Lieberman spoke his mind about Barack Obama in September. He was spoke on the subject during the Republican National Convention. There was some outrage expressed and it appeared to shock the political world that he threw his opinion out there in support for John McCain; because, Sen. Joe Lieberman often sides with the Democrat party on issues.
The Democratic party has not forgotten that Lieberman went against the Democratic choice, Barack Obama. My question is…if he was an Independent…why is it such an outrage that he would choose to support Sen. John McCain as his candidate of choice for the Presidency? Doesn’t Sen. Lieberman have the same rights as you and I to choose who he thinks would make the best choice for the leadership of our great country?
Today it was widely reported that Senator Lieberman had a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…a Democrat from Nevada. It appears that Reid is seriously considering removing Sen. Lieberman from his position of chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committe. Majority Leader Reid allegedly offered Sen. Lieberman a lesser committee position on another committe; if he would continue to align himself with the Democrats to make policy decisions.
It appears that Sen. Lieberman is taking some time to consider his options. However, I ask you…since our new President ran his campaign on change…Is being an independent, free thinker against the winds of change? Or is this a political grudge that has evolved into some sort of payback. Or, is it business as usual in Washington, DC? And, if it is true that it is payback time for going against the public party line…who’s going to pay the price next? What does this say about the future leadership of our country; how will it be run during the next four years?