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Senator Lieberman's Farewell Letter
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Posted on 12/19/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by matt04

At the end of this year, I will retire from the United States Senate. As my twenty-four years in Congress draw to a close, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Senator. This has been an extraordinary privilege. During my career, I have always been inspired by the strength shown by people through even our darkest days; and this past Friday, December 14th, was certainly one of the darkest in Connecticut’s history. But even in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remain as united by our resolve to build a more perfect union as we are in our grief over the innocent lives that we lost in Newtown.

Over the years, I have benefited from your thoughts and concerns on important legislative policies and their impacts on Connecticut, in particular, and the nation, as a whole. I thank you for writing to me.

I am proud to have served on the Committees on Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Small Business, and especially as Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Among my top priorities in the Senate has been to improve the health, safety, and economic well-being of our citizens, to preserve the freedoms that we all cherish, and to protect the beauty of our state and nation’s irreplaceable natural treasures.

Throughout my career in the Senate, I have worked to ensure sufficient federal funding for critical programs and services for the benefit of my constituents. In addition, I have fought on behalf of our men and women in uniform, our veterans, and our first responders, whose mission is the security of our homeland. For defending our freedom and safety, we certainly owe them our enormous gratitude and support.

As is custom, I had the privilege of delivering farewell remarks on the Senate floor last week. If you would like to view them, just click here.

Finally, I want to say that an active and engaged citizenry is essential to our democracy. I hope you will continue to stay in touch with your elected representatives in the future. Lifting your voice, and working together with those in Congress and in the Administration, you really can make a great difference.

I wish you every blessing in the days and years ahead.

Sincerely,

Joseph I. Lieberman UNITED STATES SENATOR


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 112th; chat; ct2012; lieberman; retirement; vanity
Bye, Joe!
1 posted on 12/19/2012 11:50:13 AM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Later. Enjoy retirement. Although you were off the wall on some things, I must say that you stood by President Bush during Iraq War and for that I say “God Bless you”.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 11:52:59 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: matt04
Look alike, sound alike.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 11:53:15 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: matt04

Halle-****ing-Leuah!!!!


4 posted on 12/19/2012 11:54:23 AM PST by InsidiousMongo
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To: matt04

Adios Schmuck!


5 posted on 12/19/2012 11:54:25 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: matt04
If Ted Kennedy was the "lion of the senate," Liberman was it's Droopy Dog...


6 posted on 12/19/2012 11:54:58 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: matt04

and thank you for taking this opportunity to tell us all what a wonderful person you are, and about everything you have done for us, and how we should all be grateful to you, etc. etc. P.S. see post #1.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 11:55:15 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah, he was a trouper. What troupe, sometimes, unclear. But a trouper nonetheless.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 11:55:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: matt04

He must feel like the next target.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 12:00:20 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: matt04

The man was a disaster. He was on the wrong side of all the critical cultural issues and history will record him as a decadent liberal Democrat. He did the nation no good and hurt the country badly.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 12:00:33 PM PST by allendale
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To: matt04

Good riddance.

No democrat, living or dead, is or was a friend to the Constitution and the Republic. I have never bought into the idea that there is a good democrat.

FUBO & FAD


11 posted on 12/19/2012 12:02:07 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Michael Medved once described Lieberman as resembling "a melted clown".

I, for one, will not miss this phony. So many times over the years, filks have been fooled into believing he was siding with Conservatives on some issue or another, only at the last minute to bail and to show his true colors when it came right down to it. BuhBye, PhoneyJoe.

12 posted on 12/19/2012 12:02:19 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: matt04

AMF!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 12:03:04 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: matt04

Why wait. Leave tonight.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 12:03:53 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: matt04

Why wait. Leave tonight.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 12:03:53 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: matt04

OK Calms down everybody... we dont need to spew hate here ALL the time....

He was a democrap, but as far as democraps go he at least was the rarest of the rare- an honest one.

He was wrong on so many things but so am I- he was not a lying hypocrite though. the closes he came was when following along with AlGore on things he previously had been against- but he said “HE’s the one running for Pres. not me- He would be MY boss” or words to that efvfect


16 posted on 12/19/2012 12:05:33 PM PST by Mr. K (Sign: "Gun Free Zone- Criminals: This Means You!" <-- democrap thinking)
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To: Christie at the beach
Sorry for the double post though, I guess it could pass as a cheer. Good bye and don't come back, Joe!
17 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:24 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: matt04

” - - - Throughout my career in the Senate, I have worked to ensure sufficient federal funding - - - .”

Yup. That is why the number one problem in America is borrowing enough money to pay for what you over funded.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 12:07:42 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: matt04
As my twenty-four years in Congress draw to a close

A HUGE Problem that is not being addressed

19 posted on 12/19/2012 12:09:46 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: matt04

Bye Twinkie! Don’t let the door hit you on the head on the way out!


20 posted on 12/19/2012 12:09:46 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: matt04

Get the **** out, Joe.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 12:12:37 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Mr. K

The man has it both ways in many regards. He just praised Obama and we know Obama does not respect Israel. Come on, this isn’t hate..let’s be real.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: matt04

23 posted on 12/19/2012 12:21:48 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: Christie at the beach

I’m glad I had the chance to thank Joe personally for his viewpoints and stance on Israel. The very stance that made his entire EAT HIM ALIVE.

That said his push for this sort of policy MUST be stopped, and I am very happy to hear he has decided to retire. I wish him a good, long retirement.

Finally, some good news to come out of today. I hope his replacement will be a reasonable individual, and more importantly - a Patriot.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 12:23:58 PM PST by Celerity
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To: matt04

screw you KAPO


25 posted on 12/19/2012 12:47:06 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: All

Hey Joe, do you think you can take McLame with ya?? HUH?

Can we get a twofer for the Holidays??


26 posted on 12/19/2012 12:55:42 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: matt04

Joe was the ultimate battered spouse, the dims always promised to be faithful to him and even after he got a separation he kept on coming back for more abuse at their hands.

At some point you just have stop blaming the abuser and have to start looking at the victim and wonder how they can be so co-dependent on someone who is so abusive to them.

Well at least this abusive relationship is at an end.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 1:06:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Mr. K

The Bet Din saw it quite differently. They did the closest thing we have to an excommunication to joe lieberman and have never rescinded it.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 1:07:39 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I agree 100% he is not my favorite senator either...

I just think we need to stop some of the “man what an a$$wipe that farginbastige” every time a name ios mentioned

We are not Democrap Underground, after all


29 posted on 12/19/2012 1:28:08 PM PST by Mr. K (Sign: "Gun Free Zone- Criminals: This Means You!" <-- democrap thinking)
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To: Mr. K
I don't think I nor people overall should be included as we..because I don't post nor speak that way as what you described. I was not even going near anything of him being a good/bad person. I was referring to his go along attitude and drive that most of these same politicians have after serving for too many years. At times, he sides with the democrat, then he sides with the republicans.. as the winds blow. I don't look up to a political of these sorts. I am sorry for the confusion. imo.
30 posted on 12/19/2012 2:40:06 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: matt04

Lieberman was always a strong supporter of our military. He does deserve recognition for that.


31 posted on 12/19/2012 2:43:36 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Revolting cat!

Opus one.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 3:20:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I admire him for making this statement in his farewell: “And I apologize for pretending to support the American Military and Israel while continuously supporting a party that despised both”. Oh wait. He didn’t. And I don’t.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 3:30:38 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: prairiebreeze

Not familiar with this publication. But, this is hysterical:

http://www.nhgazette.com/display/?id=63


34 posted on 12/19/2012 5:41:10 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: matt04

Good riddens to a man that lied to the Bishops here in Ct about abortion and the same man who tried to disenfranchise military votes in florida in an effort to get Mount Climate Change elected POTUS.


35 posted on 12/19/2012 5:44:41 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Forgotten Amendments
MODERATOR! You probably should delete my post #34. The link is OK. But, the page it goes to has a link that made my computer freeze when I clicked on it. That happened twice.

If there is a better way for me to alert the mods, please do it, or PM me after I'm done scanning for viruses.

Thanks!

36 posted on 12/19/2012 5:58:08 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
For the record, the bad link was to Glen Greenwald's old Salon.com piece when Lieberman announced his retirement. DO NOT click on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But the original link I listed is fine. And funny.

37 posted on 12/19/2012 8:20:33 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Good By Joe, You gotta go, Me oh my oh.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:52 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
I know this thread is dead. But I don't know where else to post this. DO NOT GO TO SALON.COM The whole site makes me crash and messed up my disk and browser settings. When I Googled it, I see that this happens to that site a lot.

Karma for visiting lefties?

Oh, that other page I linked to was a lefty also. But the bit on Lieberman was actually funny.

39 posted on 12/20/2012 1:20:49 AM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: matt04

I wish he would take McCain with him.


40 posted on 12/20/2012 2:08:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: NurdlyPeon

You alone, saved our republic, Joe, O pious NE liberal you.


41 posted on 12/20/2012 2:33:01 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: fidelis

He is fully liberal but sometimes was in denial. He must have hated “voting for” Palin over Biden in 2008.


42 posted on 12/20/2012 10:54:01 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: GraceG

Good thinking. Remember, how he “chastized” their “bill” after Monica, but apparentley he didn’t really mean a word of it. I would think though that he could be the patron saint of CT.


43 posted on 12/20/2012 10:57:51 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: jwalsh07
Good riddancer to Liar-Lieberman. He hoisted himself into Congress on the backs of the unborn. He blatantly lied to CT Bishops, Right to Lifers, and to trusting voters ....

As a struggling candidate, he took a poll and found there were lotsa votes for a candidate who was pro-life---his opponent Weickert was avidly pro-abort.

Lieberman met with all the RTL constiuencies, the Bishop, clergy, and swore he was pro life.

He was elected---and the minute he landed in Congress he votes for radical pro-abort issues----even voting multiple times for infanticide (partial birth abortions.)

NTL Right to Life has the whole sordid story----all his fatuous promises, and how he conveniently forgot all that he promised once he had duped them all into voting for him.

44 posted on 12/20/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by Liz
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