Joe LIEberman - Dead at 82

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  • FORD
    ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

    • Jan 2004
    • 58888

    Joe LIEberman - Dead at 82



    March 27, 2024, 2:49 PM PDT / Updated March 27, 2024, 3:32 PM PDT
    By Zoë Richards and Jesse Rodriguez

    Former Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman has died, his family announced in a statement Wednesday. He was 82.

    Lieberman died Wednesday afternoon in New York with his wife Hadassah and loved ones at his side after he suffered complications from a fall, his family said in the statement.

    "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," his family said.

    Lieberman's passing was mourned by lawmakers in his state, including Democratic Gov. Ned LaMont, who in a statement Wednesday cited "political differences" with Lieberman but referred to the late senator as "a man of integrity and conviction."

    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said the state was “shocked” by Lieberman’s sudden death.
    “In an era of political carbon copies, Joe Lieberman was a singularity. One of one," Murphy wrote on X.

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., also expressed his condolences in a statement on X Wednesday, referring to Lieberman as a longtime friend of more than 50 years, "a man of deep conscience [and] conviction, [and] a courageous leader who sought to bridge gaps and bring people together."

    Lieberman was the Democratic vice presidential nominee who ran with former Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. The pair were "defeated" by former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

    In his later years, Lieberman served as co-chairman of No Labels and was heading up the committee to vet its potential unity ticket candidates. A hefty share of the group’s leadership and key staff had left over the last year. Lieberman was effectively the group’s top spokesperson through its effort this last year to field a third parety ticket.
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  • Terry
    TOASTMASTER GENERAL
    • Jan 2004
    • 11976

    #2
    Even though it wasn't all that many years ago that Lieberman still had some actual political relevance when McCain initially wanted to tap him (as opposed to Palin) for his running mate in 2008, it SEEMS like a million years ago...as if Lieberman was a relic of some bygone era.
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    • twonabomber
      formerly F A T
      ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

      • Jan 2004
      • 11208

      #3
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      • Rikk
        DIAMOND STATUS
        • Jan 2004
        • 16518

        #4
        Originally posted by Terry
        Even though it wasn't all that many years ago that Lieberman still had some actual political relevance when McCain initially wanted to tap him (as opposed to Palin) for his running mate in 2008, it SEEMS like a million years ago...as if Lieberman was a relic of some bygone era.
        Imagine...

        The thought of the biggest thing we would have to be afraid of would be a John McCain/Joe Lieberman ticket...as opposed to what does actually keep me up at night sometimes... (not that I have anything good to say about Joe)
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        • Terry
          TOASTMASTER GENERAL
          • Jan 2004
          • 11976

          #5
          Originally posted by Rikk
          Imagine...

          The thought of the biggest thing we would have to be afraid of would be a John McCain/Joe Lieberman ticket...as opposed to what does actually keep me up at night sometimes... (not that I have anything good to say about Joe)
          I didn't have anything good to say about Joe Lieberman, nor anything particularly bad, either. He rolled along like a typical centrist pol, as so many of them do.
          Scramby eggs and bacon.

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          • FORD
            ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

            • Jan 2004
            • 58888

            #6
            I did find it somewhat amusing that Ned Lamont cited "political differences" with LIEberman. Which apparently is the Connecticut way of saying "I kicked his ass in the Senate primary, but then he created a fake political party so he could steal the election away from me anyhow".

            Ironically, Lieberman fought a lot harder over the election he lost, than the one he legitimately won in 2000.
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            • FORD
              ROTH ARMY MODERATOR

              • Jan 2004
              • 58888

              #7
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