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Dear MoveOn member,
First, Joe Lieberman helped President Bush invade Iraq, and the Democrats in Washington forgave him. Then, he endorsed John  McCain, and they forgave him again. Then, he personally attacked Barack Obama at  the Republican National Convention, and still the Democrats forgave  him.1
Now, Joe Lieberman is  single-handedly gutting health care reform. The time for forgiveness is  over. It's time to hold Senator Lieberman accountable.
First, we're going to launch a huge ad campaign to  make sure every last Connecticut voter knows that Senator Lieberman is blocking  strong reforms. Then, we'll push Senate leaders to strip him of his chairmanship  and seniority. Finally, we'll work to defeat him  in his next election.
Our goal is to raise $400,000 in the next 24 hours,  to send a deafeningly loud message that we've had enough of Joe Lieberman.  That'll take at least 3 donations from Gresham—can you chip in $5?
https://pol.moveon.org/donate/lieberman.html?bg_id=hpc5id=18305-1477315-uANFGsxt=3
Sen. Lieberman has been one of the biggest obstacles  to real health care reform with a public option all year. But over the past two  weeks, he's taken it to a dangerous new level.
First, he demanded that the public option be removed  from the bill. Then, last night, he killed an expansion of Medicare—an idea that he himself championed just three months  ago and that was added to the bill specifically to satisfy  him.2
He's shown that he can't be reasoned with. Most of all, Joe Lieberman can't be allowed to stay in  the U.S. Senate.
We can do this. Connecticut is a solidly blue state,  going 60% for Obama in 2008. Polls in Connecticut show he's in trouble. Thirty  percent of Lieberman voters in 2006 said they would not vote for him again, and,  in another poll, he trailed one possible Democratic opponent by a whopping 44  points.3
We've had enough of Joe Lieberman. Please help raise  $400,000 in the next 24 hours to send him home for good. To get there,  we'll need 3 people in Gresham to help out. Can you contribute $5 right  away?
https://pol.moveon.org/donate/lieberman.html?bg_id=hpc5id=18305-1477315-uANFGsxt=4
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Carrie, Wes, Steven, and the rest of the team
Sources:
1. "Thompson, Lieberman attack Obama in red-meat  speeches," McClatchy Newspapers, September 2, 2008 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/51461.html 
2. "Lieberman Rules Out Voting for Health Bill,"  The New York Times, December 13, 2009 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85794id=18305-1477315-uANFGsxt=5 
3. "Connecticut's Rell Is Queen Of The Hill At  Midterm, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Dodd Has Worst Approval Ever,"  Quinnipiac Polling Institute, December 17, 2008 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85796id=18305-1477315-uANFGsxt=7
"Connecticut Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage,  Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rell Approval Holds As Dodd, Lieberman Scores  Drop," Quinnipiac Polling Institute, December 17, 2008 http://www.moveon.org/r?r=85795id=18305-1477315-uANFGsxt=8 
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If Lieberman was just standing on his principles that would be one thing, but he has sold his soul to the highest bidder. What the Democratic Senate must do is strip him of his chairmanship and kick him our of the Democratic Caucus. After that Lieberman needs to know without question that he now has 59 enemies in the Senate.
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If Lieberman was just standing on his principles that would be one thing, but he has sold his soul to the highest bidder. What the Democratic Senate must do is strip him of his chairmanship and kick him our of the Democratic Caucus. After that Lieberman needs to know without question that he now has 59 enemies in the Senate.


I just hope that Liberals won't forget come election time.  As I see it, Liberals are too forgiving.  Lieberman has been out of whack ever since he lost the Democratic primary and has been looking for opportunities to stick it back to Progressives.  Come 2012 I so hope that Progressives stick it to Lieberman!
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