03/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lieberman: Republican Moderates Deserve "Congressional Medal Of Honor" For Stimulus Cuts

Today in his town hall address in Elkhart, IN, President Obama criticized heavy cuts to education funding in the Senate's economic recovery package crafted by the so-called "Gang of Moderates." "I'll be honest with you, the Senate version cut a lot of these education dollars," said Obama. "I would like to see some of them restored."

Nevertheless, proud "centrists" Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) appeared on MSNBC this afternoon to tout their version of the bill. Lieberman, in particular, went overboard in praising the gang's Republicans -- Snowe, Susan Collins (ME), and Arlen Specter (PA) -- by calling them "heroes" who deserve an award.

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