Joe Lieberman Pisses On America’s Leg, Tells Us It’s Raining

Joe Lieberman, Sunday:

I will tell you that on one part of it the so-called Medicare buy-in, the opposition to it has been growing as the week has gone on. And though I don’t know exactly what’s in it, from what I hear I certainly would have a hard time voting for it because it has some of the same infirmities that the public option did. It will add taxpayer cost. It will add to the deficit. It’s unnecessary.

Joe Lieberman, September 8 (video):

When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post 50, maybe more like post 55. People who have retired early, or unfortunately have been laid off early, who lose their health insurance and they’re too young to qualify for Medicare.

What I was proposing was that they have an option to buy into Medicare early and again on the premise that that would be less expensive than the enormous cost. If you’re 55 or 60 and you’re without health insurance and you go in to try to buy it, because you’re older… you’re rated as a risk so you pay a lot of money.

Will the 2008 Asshole of the Year win the coveted Crystal Douchebag for Lifetime Achievement? The 2009 Stinque Awards are open for discussion.

Watch Lieberman Endorse Medicare Buy-In Three Months Ago [Plum Line]
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Joe’s certainly making an heroic effort at the coveted Crystal Douchebag. Other aspirants are really going to have to bring their A game.

TJ/ Leaving for PDX shortly and heading to Hawaii tomorrow AM. I’m not taking the laptop (withdrawal pains already setting in) so will only be able to follow on iPhone for next 10 days. Be good, have great holidays, and drink a toast to my nuptials on the 21st. There will be pics in the clubhouse. Aloha!
(Cue The Ventures, Theme from Hawaii Five-O).

@Jamie Sommers: Oooh, touch one. Had to go with Liz, though. She’s just totally bad-ass.

@Mistress Cynica: Happy holidays! Don’t get into too much trouble.

@Mistress Cynica: Best to you and Mr Cyn. That tinkling you’ll hear on the wind to the east will be our glasses as we offer a toast on your wedding day to your love and life together.

@Mistress Cynica: Just checked out a WordPress iPhone app, but it looks more confusing than simply visiting the site. Someday I’ll program my own, but it’s a huge learning curve…

@Jamie Sommers: Princess Grace. The most beautiful woman ever to appear on the screen.

@Mistress Cynica: Mazel Tov and have a great time!

@Jamie Sommers: Princess Grace. I could watch Rear Window on infinite loop.

@Mistress Cynica: Mazol tov!! I will think of you and Mr. Cyn during the winter solstice, warm on a beach engaged in a pagan wedding.

(((SMOOCHES!!!)))

@Mistress Cynica:

Congratulations and have a fantastic time! Aloha : )

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