Liberal Pressure Group Hits Lieberman

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The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal pressure group, is up with a $40,000 internet ad campaign targeting Sen. Joe Lieberman for his opposition to the public option. It’s pretty funny. But before you watch, you should know that in 2006, after he lost the Democratic primary to anti-war candidate Ned Lamont, Lieberman had to found his own party. He called it “Connecticut for Lieberman,” but after he won the general election, he didn’t pay much attention to it, and a progressive activist was able to get himself elected state chair of the party. Now, of course, he’s using his post to hit Lieberman on health care. Here’s the video:

Funny stuff. Remember, Lieberman used to support expanding the option to buy-in to Medicare to everyone 55 and older—a sort of public option for older people. I wrote about that—and got a statement from Lieberman’s office on the subject—last week.

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