"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." James Madison

Friday, February 23, 2007

War vote could switch Senate power to GOP

From WorldNetDaily
Lieberman says he might become Republican if Democrats oppose funding troops in Iraq

Posted: February 22, 2007
5:00 p.m. Eastern
Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut said today while he has no immediate plans to become a Republican, he might change his mind if Democrats oppose funding the war in Iraq.

"I have no desire to change parties," Lieberman told the Politico. "If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with."

The Politico asked whether that hasn't already happened, as Democrats have focused their energies on passing a non-binding resolution condemning President Bush's plan to deploy an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

"We will see how that plays out in the coming months," he said, referring specifically to how the party handles war funding.

Read the rest of the article here.

The only thing I agree with Lieberman on is his take on the war. But if he choose's to switch sides, that could be advantageous in semantics. It would give the republicans the senate majority again.

Knowing Lieberman's character however, he is not likey to vote outside of his own convictions, so switching sides may be in name ONLY.