Joe Lieberman Ad: ‘It’s Not About You. It’s All About Joe’

December 7, 2009

(ChattahBox)–What makes Sen. “Holy Joe” Lieberman (ID-CT) tick? Is it a serious case of narcissism? Is he fueled by pure spite and bitterness? Or is he a paid shill for the insurance companies? Does Holy Joe just crave media attention? Most likely, Holy Joe is ruled by a combination of all of the above. A new ad questioning Lieberman’s obstructionist opposition to health care reform with a public option, has opted for narcissism and a giant ego to explain Lieberman’s harmful antics.

Lieberman has upped his anti-health care reform rhetoric in recent days, restating his threat to join with Republicans to filibuster the final passage of the health care reform bill, if it has anything in it he doesn’t like. Now, it appears Democratic leaders are moving away from a public option and are debating a new proposal, which would allow consumers to purchase non-profit insurance with premiums negotiated by the federal government.

The new ad produced by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is running in Lieberman’s home state of Connecticut. The ad features Dr John Merterns, the chairman of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party. Merterns points out that 68 percent of Connecticut voters support the public option, but Lieberman refuses to represent the constituents who elected him:

“As chair of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, I’d like to explain Joe Lieberman’s opposition to the public health insurance option. We know that Connecticut voters support it 3 to 1. But Joe never forgets who he ran to represent, himself. See, Connecticut for Lieberman not vice versa. So, Joe has a message for Democrats and all the voters who want him to support the public option. It’s not about you. It’s all about Joe.”

The ad directs viewers to the site,, which has a petition to pressure Lieberman to vote for a bill with a public option.

The petition reads:

“Any Democratic senators — including Joe Lieberman — who support a Republican attempt to block a vote on health care reform should be stripped of their leadership titles. Americans deserve a clean up-or-down vote on health care reform that includes a public option.”

A spokesman for Lieberman told The Plum Line that voters wanting a public option were “narrow ideological interest groups.” A 68 percent majority supporting a public option is hardly a narrow interest group Joe.

Watch the ad:


2 Responses to “Joe Lieberman Ad: ‘It’s Not About You. It’s All About Joe’”

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