Sunday, February 20, 2005

National Call Joe Lieberman Day

I've been less than kind to Joe Lieberman. My personal opinion is that he should be thrown out of the Democratic Caucus. Today. The man does more to undermine the Democratic Party as a whole than any other Democratic senator we have. Due to his high profile, he is able to garner media attention for everything he says. And what he says too often supports GOP talking points. The President and the GOP seize on such a high profile Democrat reaching out in "bi-partisan" fashion that it allows them to deflect criticism of their actions by the Democratic party as a whole. This behavior has got to stop.

Right now the Democrats are united in opposition to Bush's Social Security reform that seeks neither reform or repair, but the dismantling of Social Security. Since the GOP doesn't have enough votes without some Democrats on board, the plan right now is dead in the water. But good old Joe is rumored to be thinking of offering a compromise. In so doing, he will rescue the President's plan from legislative defeat, and allow the GOP to claim a false bi-partisanship as they remake any "compromise" Lieberman proposes to their own liking. Lieberman will certainly speak to GOP talking points in proposing his plan, undermining the Democratic unity against any attempt to undermine one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in history.

So let's give Joe a talking to. Teaser has posted an idea on MyDD that the blogs will get behind: National Call Joe Lieberman Day. Give Joe a call and a piece of your mind. Details:

Tuesday 2-22-05
Starting noon eastern
Fight for Social Security
Call Joe Lieberman

(202) 224-4041 Voice
(202) 224-9750 Fax

Give Joe a call and tell him to shape up and get with the program.