Wow, that only took a couple days for me to be a little more doubtful about his even belonging to the Democratic caucus, but this compilation from Think Progress kind of brings it all back. You know, it's kind of like why you should always check with your girlfriends before getting back with somebody, so they can put the rat's faults in perspective for you?
On Torture: ‘The Person Is In No Real Danger.’Refused to say whether waterboarding constituted torture: “It is not like putting burning coals on people’s bodies. The person is in no real danger. The impact is psychological,” Lieberman said of waterboarding. “You want to be able to use emergency tech to try to get the information out of that person.” [2/15/08]
Voted against banning waterboarding: [Senate Vote 22, 2/13/08]
Flashback: In 2006, Lieberman lauded “persistent, long-term questioning”: In 2006, Lieberman said that “the most effective way to get information from a suspect is persistent, long-term questioning. ‘If terrorists are tried and convicted of committing a terrorist act, they should be subject to the death penalty,’ he said.” [9/18/06]
On Terrorism: Fear-mongering With The Radical Right.Lent His Name To Fear-mongering “Documentary” About Muslims And Terrorism: On the promotional site for a new right-wing “documentary”
Oh. That's right. Torture. Oh and he was okay with AG Gonzales.
And then there's this:
Defended McCain on health care. Lieberman declared that it is “not true” that the health care plan McCain put forward as a candidate for president will not do anything for those without health insurance. [8/03/08]
Opposed Requiring Access To Plan B For Rape Victims. Opposed requiring that publicly funded hospitals provide victims of rape with Plan B contraception, arguing that it just a “short ride” to get to another hospital. [3/13/06]
Yeah. Not really progressive. Actually McCain's health care plan was total BS that would make things worse.
And then, this video:
Hmm. To re-think my colorful idiom on this one, maybe this guy'd be pissing inside the tent just from spite. Either we leave him no tent to piss in as an Independent, or he can caucus with the GOP and those cats look like their on the verge of pissing out their own campfire.