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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Politics: Joe Lieberman Is a Boil

... upon the collective behind of humanity.


Our dear readers know quite well how fond we are of Senator Lieberman (I-Me). His placing the State of Israel's interests above America's interests has done more harm to Israel than good.

Frankly, we find the repellent little bottom-dweller (in every sense of the word) utterly unbearable. He is a sanctimonious, whining, liar. A greedy shill. A pathetic, craven little man, cowering at every shadow and willing to give up not just his, but our, collective civil liberties to assuage his pathetic, weak-kneed fears.

So, it is with great delight that we at this fine blog announce today that the Huffington Post is reporting that Brave New Films has collected some 43,000 signatures in a petition to the Senate Democratic Caucus' steering committee to strip Lieberman of his various positions of power within that Caucus.

From BNF's site:
We CANNOT tolerate a leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus who supports George Bush and McCain's War in Iraq. We CANNOT tolerate a Democratic chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee who endorses and stumps for McCain. We call on the Senate Democratic Steering Committee to strip Joe Lieberman of his chairmanship and his leadership role.
I should think not! This cowardly lyin' went to Iraq in full body armour with hundreds of ordinary GIs forming a human shield around him to stroll around the marketplaces of Baghdad and had the gall to come back here and declare that Iraq was "safe." In essence, telling the parents, siblings, lovers, children, neighbours, and friends of men and women in the uniform of the nation that it was OK to send their loved ones out there to be shot, wounded, maimed, and killed.

Jowls quivering with faux indignation, Holy Joe screeched and wept crocodile tears over Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions with an adult woman in a voluntary liaison. Yet he has shed, to date, not a single tear for a million murdered Iraqis, or the 4.5 million refugees, the wounded and maimed. He has not shed a single tear for American soldiers and civilians killed, injured, and suffering because of that Barsoomianly bisyllabic bozo, Jor Jee Bush. Children of both nations have lost their parents, and parents have lost their children. But Holy Joe's children are not in harm's way, so what does he care? His children - Matt Lieberman, his son by his first marriage, Rebecca Lieberman, his daughter by his first marriage, Ethan Tucker, his stepson, and Hana Lieberman, his daughter with his lobbyist wife Hadassah - are all sitting safely in the U.S. out of harm's way.

Matt is, apparently, the head of the Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy of Atlanta. He's unlikely to be killed or wounded unless the nerdy students of the Academy decide, a highly unlikely event, that he has inherited his father's nasal, complaining whine and decide to remedy such genetic inheritance by machine-gunning him right out of the gene pool.

Rebecca, when last publicized by the NYT, was making $75K p.a. at the New York City Board of Education; but that was eight years ago, and she's probably pulling down six figures now. Although we understand that New York City is probably more dangerous than Atlanta, Rebecca is also highly unlikely to be wounded or killed in the line of duty. It's our understanding that the Board of Ed in NYC may be more highly charged than similar bodies in other cities and states, but we have not heard any rumours of board members offing each other or undesirable employees. Let us fervently hope that she did not inherit Daddy Dearest's vocal chords. If there is one thing that could drive otherwise peaceable people to murder, that voice would probably be it.

Stepson Ethan Tucker is a Rabbi, according to the Jewish Ledger. Fortunately, he is the biological spawn of Lieberman's wife Hadassah, from a previous marriage. As a result, he is not likely to inspire anyone to wound or kill him to stifle the trademark Lieberwhore whine. To his credit, Rabbi Tucker is a committed supporter of Barack Obama.

Daughter Hana, now 20 years old, is in college. Hopefully, her father's vocal chords have died out with him. Otherwise, the poor child might find herself Darwinized, as the Sanctimonious Bleat that is the very life and trademark of Holy Joe is not to be borne by mortals.

While these four Lieberspawn live their lives untroubled by such matters as PTSD, destroyed limbs and lives, TBI, and inadequate health care and lack of support from the warmongers such as Lieberwhore himself who cheerfully send other people's children to die in places they would never send their own sacred spawn, we observe the daily body count in Iraq and Afghanistan and note that Usama bin Laden is still at large and the Iraqis are now demanding a withdrawal timetable from the U.S. Will wonders never cease?

At any rate, if you are as fond of the Liebergasbag as we are, we urge you to hie yourself forthwith to this site and sign the damned petition. Surely there's more than 43,000 of us that would like to see this sanctimonious prick cashiered.

Any feminists or nonfeminist women who might consider censuring us for stomping the pathetic old weasel are advised to consider Holy Joe's sanctimonious support for the right of medical personnel and hospitals to refuse contraceptive assistance to female rape victims. Consider this in the light of Holy Joe's support of Catholic, anti-women's-rights judges John Roberts and Samuel Alito. Holy Joe may pay lip service to women's right to choose, and how could he do anything else given the position of the majority of his constituents on the issue? But his support for women goes no further than his lips. He's pretty sanguine about telling a rape victim to get herself to another hospital if the one the ambulance takes her to won't help her exercise her right to choose.

Prick.

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8 Comments:

At 8:59 PM, Blogger One Fly said...

So nice to have you back PCat!!!
Hope you are well.

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger sgtg said...

tee hee. welcome back!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger zoe said...

Thanks for the tip. Signed the petition. Welcome back. How's the dad doing?

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

I just signed, too, although I thought I had signed before. Excellent that you are back with a great rant on the truly loathsome Lieberman! And I echo Zoe, how id your father?

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

How IS your father! IS!!

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Thank you, all! So good to be back despite the heat and fires. So good to virtually touch tentacles across the sphere.

Lizzy, dear, mayhap your psyche is trying to tell you something?

Zoe, Lizzy, Dad is, I'm afraid, gone to LaLaLand. He was a bit iffy last November and now he's right over the edge. Physically, his health is as good as can be expected of a man in his nineties. He has a cataract in one eye, ARMD has taken most of his vision in the other. He's deef as a post (shrapnel pierced one eardrum). He can't walk anymore, and his heart is slightly enlarged. He's incontinent. Worst of all, multiple small strokes have affected the speech and cognition centers of his brain, so he can't always remember how to speak or process information.

Of course, speech mostly comprises bellowing at top decibelage, only to be met with a mild blank brown gaze. When I ask, "Did you hear me?" he says No. When I ask, "Did you understand?" he says No.

Once he was my literary and intellectual inspiration, a man who had probably forgotten more books than his children would ever read. Now he thanks me tremulously for visiting, and mistakes me for his mother. He asks every five minutes who I am and very clearly does not believe I am his child.

On the plus side (always look for the plus side, Pollyanna!), he does not realize that his wife of six decades is dead and gone. He would have been devastated if he knew. So there's something to be grateful for, after all.

Plus, there's nothing wrong with his appetite. He eats heartily and still avoids sweets and junk food.

Thanks all for your kind wishes and inquiries into Dad's health. It's sad, but we learn to let go. I don't think I'll see the old fellow again in this life.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Lizzy said...

Oh, how sad... But let me tell you about a friend, whose father was fairly advanced in some type of dementia or other, with her mother as his caregiver for many years. When her mother suddenly died, her father asked for her for like evey waking minute for the rest of his life - many months, if not quite years. But it's all so sad...

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

He really freaked me out when he asked me one day why there was a dead body in his bed. Turned out he was talking about his bolster (he needs one to keep his bones from bruising on the high metal rails they have on each side to keep him from falling out.

Sad. And today is Mum's birthday. More sad. Had to rush right over to AreToo's nosestripe for a little happy.

 

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