December 14th, 2009
11:44 AM ET
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. GIBBS

    lets hope and pray it is doomed

    December 14, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  2. Right Leaning Independent

    I sure hope so!! It is time to go back and really reform health care including tort reform!! Obama talks big this weekend about the fat cat bankers – Well it is time to stop protecting your fat cat trial lawyers!!!!

    December 14, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  3. RichP the Pocono's

    Lets just put it to a vote, lets add it to the national ballet, a simple YES or NO, with what it is going to cost each and every one of us working stiffs,
    Second alternative, all the democrats out in Nov 2010, bunch of republicans too, clean house, yea I like that better....

    December 14, 2009 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. Obama = WORST president EVER

    For the sake of the country, we can only hope.

    December 14, 2009 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. No Obamacare.......

    no rationing...... no death socialized socialism.....

    80% of Americans are happy with their health insurance.....and are 60-30 against health reform.........

    If you want to get NO TO OBAMACARE........

    December 14, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    In my view, it cannot go forward, and frankly, there is no consensus, even among Dems, about what is a good plan. Without a good plan, doing anything, is foolish. Enough time and money has been wasted on this bad idea, already.

    December 14, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  7. Right wingnuts are as dumb as a woonsocket

    Joe Lieberman should read his own senate campaign speeches from 2006 when he was in favor of universal health care. What a bitter little man he has become.

    December 14, 2009 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  8. Warning to Congress and the Senate.....

    If you are up for re-election, and want your job back in November, VOTE NO TO HEALTHCARE REFORM......

    If you have any doubt whatsoever, check the polls....Americans do not want this....Period.

    December 14, 2009 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  9. Anonymous

    One can only hope its doomed (in the current form).

    December 14, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  10. greenfish

    Will somebody take Joe Lieberman out to the shed and give him the spanking he deserves?

    December 14, 2009 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  11. Reny

    LIEberman needs to go. He is nothing but a shill for the insurance companies. I cant believe Americans are so stupid that they do not want competition to the insurance companies. The Republicans adn LIEberman only care for their wealthy masters,

    December 14, 2009 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  12. Right wingnuts are as dumb as a woonsocket

    Time to take Joe's committee chairmanship away from him and let him caucus with the republicans. I am sure republicans will find that he is a worthless joke as well. Democrats are better off with 59 in the caucus without Judas.

    December 14, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  13. mjm

    This is what happens when you try to ram a bad bill though.

    Write a better bill next time.

    December 14, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  14. Dave

    One can only hope

    December 14, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  15. don abel

    Thanks liberrman I hope you made a job well done I am with you on this position,

    December 14, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  16. twiddly

    Take away Benedict Lieberman's chairmanship.
    He should just declare himself a repugnican, since that's how votes.

    December 14, 2009 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  17. LacrosseMom


    45,000 Americans DIE every year because they lack healthcare.

    And the so-called-pro-life Republicans DO NOT CARE!

    December 14, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  18. bobby

    We up here in Canada are laughing at your fight for health care reform..It's not funny at all (people are dying due to this every day and no one seems to care down there.It's pathetic really that your representatives just don't get it they are totally in the pockets of the insurance providers and trying to protect them at every second. Your reform is being ripped to shreds in every detail in front of your eyes and you will end up with nothing and the health insurance companies will get EXACTLY what they want. Selfish pigs like Leiberman are totally in their pockets..take away his and his familiy's insurance and see how fast he jumps to the other side he is a pathetic opportunist..If you want REAL REFORM you're going to have to do something drastic to get your representatives' attention..demonstrate or something..anything..You guys shouldn't stand for it anymore.

    December 14, 2009 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  19. Vic of New York

    How long is it going to take the Dems to strip that snake Joe Lieberman of his committee chairmanships?

    Afraid he's going to go over to the Repugnicans? He already is one: 1) on the take of the Insurance Industry, 2) Lies out of the side of his mouth, 3) Ignores his constituency of feeds them half truths.... How much more Repug can one get?

    Sent you contributions to Bold Progressives. They are at least running adds on Connecticut to try to get this guy out.

    December 14, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  20. muzammil khan

    what else could one expect from lieberman? the best part of being independent is that you can swing any way you want if you see reasonable promise of good returns later!! filibuster is on now!!

    December 14, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  21. hope not, don't let the bad guys win

    the U.S. has learned nothing if it lets the GOPers and their bed mates the lobbyists stop this one

    December 14, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  22. don abel

    I realy hope so,

    December 14, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  23. Ben in Texas

    I wonder how "Elmer Fudd" Lieberman is going to cope when he is singled out as one of the people most responsible for the failure of health care reform. I have a feeling that he and the recalcitrant Democrats will become increasingly unpopular as health care quality and coverage spiral down in coming years.

    Of course, the entire Repugnant Party will lose ground when the people who voted for them realize how adversely affected they are by Repugnant stonewalling. It is just a shame that we have to ride this roller coaster all the way to the bottom before we decide to put on the brakes. In a lot of ways, watching American politics is like watching an alcoholic in denial, holding on to the myth that he's not killing himself and that he will reform, but just not right now.

    Meanwhile, our military and the rest of the civilized world have single payer, lower cost, universal coverage health care. We could have had it, too.

    December 14, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  24. GI Joe

    If it is, so are the Senators that vote against. it.

    We've watch obstruction of everything for 11 months, and we're tired of a bunch of Insurance shills voting only NO in order to get their pockets lined.

    December 14, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  25. Puddin

    Lieberman's behavior makes me wonder if the GOP is paying him to keep throwing a "monkey wrench" into healthcare reform. As much as I wanted to see Al Gore as president, I'm soooo glad this guy was not the VP. What a turkey!

    December 14, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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