So Joe Lieberman is threatening to filibuster the public option. Some might wonder why he is taking this position, since as recently as 2006 he campaigned on a promise to give us a public option, when he promised:
MediChoice to allow anybody in our country to buy into a national insurance pool like the health insurance pool that we federal employees and Members of Congress have.
I have a theory.
Joe Lieberman is a bitter man. He blames progressives for his ignominious defeat in the 2006 primary, and rightly so. He has no principles left, having abandoned them years and years ago. So he sees this as payback time, the chance to get back at us, and at the Democrats, including Chris Dodd, who backed the legitimate candidate in 2006. Reid says he’s not worried about Lieberman. If that’s so, it can only be that he has something on him.