Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A heartening surprise

Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn (but he's really for all intents and purposes a Democrat) has announced that he will help Republicans filibuster Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's proposed socialized medicine scheme:

"'We're trying to do too much at once,' Lieberman said. 'To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now.'"

One of the more sensible adults on that side of the chamber finally has the guts to come out and state the obvious, and to then take a principled stand against the blatant further nationalization of our entire free market system.

We now almost forgive Senator Lieberman for attaching his political aspirations to uber-hypocrite eco-nut Al Gore in 2000, and for cynically hedging his bid for higher office by running for reelection to the Senate at the same time he was trying to become Vice-President.

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