WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman applauded Arlen Specter's move to the Democratic caucus, saying he was pleased to be joined by "yet another independent minded Democrat."
"I enthusiastically welcome my good friend Arlen Specter into the Democratic caucus. It will be very good to have the company of yet another independent minded Democrat in the caucus!" he said in a statement.
"I have always admired Arlen as a man of deep principle who has been a bridge builder to get things done in the Senate. Arlen understands that we get things accomplished when we listen to the vital center of American politics. I know that Arlen will continue to make a major contribution to the Senate and the nation as an effective independent leader and problem solver."
Shut up lieberman you traitor. BTW how did your campaigning for mccain work out?
Yes, but is there some money we can throw at this problem, which is obviously George Bush's fault? And "tax-cuts-for-the-rich."
Shut It Liberman I Would Much Rather have Specter then you Go Pal around with Mccain!
Now there's some good company, Arlen Specter. You and Joe Lieberman. The dems can't stand him, and now the repubs cant stand you.
You'd both be read-headed stepchildren if either one of you had hair.
can't wait until all the right wing hate groups like rush limpballs with his drugs and alcohol say about this. wow. i am a christian and it says in the bible to help one another not take them for all they got. more will come over or be gone next election.
Specter.....just another self serving politician.
"Specter's jump is equivalent to going from one pig trough to another pig trough".
Welcome to the, "Pile of Skin, and Bones".
ITS CALLED (CHANGE)...(O:
Lieb should switch to the Republican Party. All the Dems hate him.
It's better for one politician to switch to the views of the constituents than for the politician to dictate views to the constituents.
Good for Arlen. Republicans have become too extreme in trying to dictate to "we the people".
Gee thanks, Mr. McLieberman
Lieberman showed his true colors when he supported McCain. Specter is a Goldwater Republican and there are still a few of us left around.
Now we'll see how fast the left wing of the Democratic Party can alienate the moderates.
Flip Flop Liberman pick a side, make up your mind, what poll shall i follow today.........
I alays knew there was something I liked about Arlen Spector. Now I know what it is.
Maybe this will cause Cheney's heart pace maker to explode...We can all wish for good things to happen from this..
the "moderate" dems = neo-con opportunists
Sen. Specter, stay away from Judas.
Birds of a feather!
Although Arlene isn't going to be as lucky as Lieberman. He will lose in the upcoming democrat primary.
Lieberman isn't a Democrat.. not sure who he's trying to fool. (In case anyone forgot, Lieberman LOST the Democratic primary)
Now that we have Specter, do we really need Liberman.
Now with Spector, we can strip Liberman of his power, if Reed can growe a pair.
While I'd say I hold much more mainstream Democratic views than Specter or Lieberman, I find it reassuring that the party has room for their ideas and leadership. I hope the Democrats will be able to govern by being the party of the people, not of an engraved ideology.
Of course Lieberman loves it, now he's not the only scumbag to change party affiliation just to hang on to his precious seat in the US House Of Lords. It's a shame the Democratic leadership sold out their base by supporting Lieberman after he was defeated in the primaries... I suspect Specter's move is just for the sake of access to Dem. funds in his upcoming race; with a little luck, the voters of PA will nominate someone else in the Democratic primaries.
Down with the culture of incumbency!
Democrat (voters) are such haters. Lieberman makes a good-willed comment about Specter and look at the responses in this article.