Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Leftists Go After Senator Lieberman's Wife - Seek Removal From Breast Cancer Board

Notice that none of them address the dire fiscal concerns that Senator Lieberman has point out in the bill under consideration.

Memo to Celebs: Get Lieberman's Wife!

A day after Sen. Joe Lieberman said he won’t vote for the Democratic health reform bill as currently written, a progressive public policy blog is trying to oust his wife Hadassah as global ambassador for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer group.

And Firedoglake is hoping to enlist Hollywood stars that work with the group.

Among the stars it is contacting: Ellen DeGeneres, Christie Brinkley, Andie MacDowell, Christie Brinkley, Cynthia Nixon, Ellen DeGeneres, James Woods, Jennifer Tilly, Marcia Cross, Mimi Rogers and Neil Patrick Harris.

Firedoglake contends that Hadassah Lieberman’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry -- she once did public relations for a firm that handled Pharma clients and subsequent consulting for some drugmakers -- should disqualify her.

Of course it’s little secret that the real target is her husband.

“We are asking ... high-profile celebrities who are associated with Komen to demand that no more money raised for cancer treatment be given to Hadassah Lieberman or any other ex-Pharma/Insurance strategists,” said Firedoglake in a statement.

81% Of Dems Want Lieberman Punished For Health Care Filibuster

(Note: I am violating my ban on syndicating content from "The Huffington Post" only because this story is done as part of my monitoring of this propaganda site)

More than 80 percent of Democrats say they believe Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) should be stripped of his powerful chairmanship in the Senate if he ends up supporting a Republican filibuster of health care reform, according to a new poll.

The liberal action groups Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy for America commissioned a survey several days ago, in which they asked more than 800 voters whether Lieberman's position on health care should affect his status as head of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Eighty-one percent of Democrats said they would like to see the senator's chairmanship -- which he was allowed to keep despite campaigning for Sen. John McCain in 2008 -- taken away should he sustain a filibuster. Only 10 percent of Democrats said there should be no punishment. Even fewer (nine percent) said they had yet to make up their minds, underscoring just how divisive Lieberman is within the party.

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