Monday, December 14, 2009

Sign This Petition to Get Sen. Lieberman out of Senate Leadership - Updated

This just in from Adam Green at Bold Progressives:

Sen. Joe Lieberman announced Sunday that he will join Republicans in blocking a vote on any real health care reform bill -- including any public option and even the fake "compromise" floated last week.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein writes, "At this point, Lieberman is just torturing liberals. That is to say, he's willing to directly cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in order to settle an old electoral score."

Enough is enough. Can you join 145,000 others in telling Democratic leaders to punish Joe Lieberman by taking his committee chairmanship?
Click here.

Then, please ask others you know to take action.

Lieberman was asked if he'd accept losing his powerful committee chairmanship as a consequence of blocking reform, and he answered, "Oh, God no." Our message to Sen. Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders says:

"Any Democratic senators -- including Joe Lieberman -- who support a Republican attempt to block a vote on health care reform should be stripped of their leadership titles. Americans deserve a clean up-or-down vote on health care reform that includes a public option."

Sign the petition here - we'll deliver it to Senate Democrats.

Then, please ask others you know to take action.

Today, we are releasing a new poll with Howard Dean's Democracy for America that shows wide support for our petition:

• Democratic voters think Senate Democrats should take away Lieberman's chairmanship by 81% to 10%. Independents also support it by 13 points.

• Democratic voters want Senate Democrats to use "reconciliation" by 73% to 13%. This requires just 51 votes to pass reform instead of 60, bypassing Lieberman.

• Voters favor Howard Dean's "We Can Do Both" proposal (a public option PLUS a Medicare buy-in for ages 55-64) by 57% to 32%. Among Independents, it's 56% to 28% (2 to 1).

• 84% of Democratic voters want progressive primary challengers to congressional Democrats who oppose a public option.

• This poll is being reported by many news outlets. Now, we need to back it up with grassroots action.


Can you join 145,000 others in telling Democratic leaders to punish Joe Lieberman?

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

--Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Aaron Swartz, Michael Snook, Natasha Patel, and the PCCC team

Update - 2:25 p.m:
A recent video has surfaced, showing Lieberman backing what he has said this weekend he cannot support:

12 comments:

pearlygirl said...

Please note that we need to go after Mrs. Leiberman too. Fire Dog lake has a petition too.

Lieberman's wife, Hadassah, is a "Global Ambassador" for Susan G. Komen for the Cure (cure for Breast cancer) and donations to the cure are paying her salary despite her history of being a insurance and drug lobbyist and her husband's current determination to deny reasonable access to care for many Americans.

His wife needs to be fired too. People like this need to be hit hard in the wallet----perhaps then they really could relate to the "little guy" Wouldn't it poetic justice for the Lieberman's to lose their health insurance?

http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/hadassah?source=email&subsource=121409

Blue_in_AK said...

Signed with pleasure, Phil. This guy is the poorest excuse for a Democrat I've ever seen. He even makes Rahm look good.

trish in SW FL said...

Signed as well.

Earlier today, I signed the petition at FDL as well. These people just make me sick!

Philip Munger said...

I put up a diary at firedoglake's Seminal earlier called "DailyKos diary accuses firedoglake of "Bullying and Cowardice" for targeting Hadassa's Global Ambassadorship."

Anonymous said...

tried to sign, tried twice but the site seems to be knackered.

Philip Munger said...

they're pretty inundated.

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign said...

Yep, signed, crossed my heart and hope he's fired!

Kat said...

I've signed both petitions and wrote to my Senators asking them not to put up with him anymore.

He and his best buddy McCain need to be run out of Congress for good. We can only hope they've burned their bridges at home.

Susie said...

I tried several times to sign the petition through different sites and links, and was finally successful with this link:
http://boldprogressives.org/majorityvote
Try it if the other links haven't worked for you.

jo said...

That picture of $P and him together is sick, it's just a reminder that the evil ones must stick together. But they should know they can't even trust each other, because any of them would stick a knife in each others back to get what they want. I'm sure $P is sucking the same dick as J Lie berman is right now.

AKjah said...

Mine went through tho it did not look that way at first. but then the email came back so everyone just keep tryin.
Phil i was really enlightened this morn reading the post by Jane H on FDL called Obamas TANG .... the piece was good but the comments following were most informative. I know it's long but i found it most worth while.

Philip Munger said...

AKjah,

back in early 2005, firedoglake was the blog that convinced me that we can make a difference. I was so glad to see so many Alaskans - AKM, Shannyn, Kelly Walters and otheres commenting there last Saturday when AKM hosted the book salon.