There is no longer a Democratic party in the United States Senate. All the senators who were formally members of the Democratic party have switched to the Liebocratic Party. The Democratic party is dedicated to the passing of Democratic legislation. They would not have tolerated, supported, and empowered one man who is completely dedicated to ruining their top legislative goals and their stopping their re-elections.
A Democratic party would have stripped Joe Lieberman of his chairmanship after he actively stumped for the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. A Democratic party would have removed Lieberman from the caucus the second he started holding the top Democratic priorities hostage with procedural maneuvering. A Democratic party would use reconciliation, the nuclear option, or any other means they could to circumvent any obstacle that got in their way of providing the American people with real health care reform. That is why there is no member of the Democratic Party left in the Senate.
There is only the Liebocratic party. It is a party that exist solely for the advancement, appeasement, and support of Joe Lieberman. Its goal is to make sure Lieberman has complete veto power over any piece of legislation in the Congress. Until any former member of the Democratic party stands up to Lieberman and refuses to let him control the Senate, they are Liebocrats and not a Democrats.
Enthusiasm among the Democratic base is already very low. It will be tough for any Democrats to convince the base to turn out in large numbers to vote in 2010. I know that task will be impossible for any Liebocrat.