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Entries by David Sirota from 09/2006

GOP's Bankruptcy Vote Comes Back to Haunt U.S. Troops

| Posted 09.02.2006 | Politics
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Let's be clear - trying to take advantage of soldiers at a time of war when they are under stress is a form of war profiteering.

OP-ED: The GOP's War on Workers

| Posted 09.04.2006 | Business
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The Republicans understand that destroying labor would result in the completion of the hostile takeover of our government by Big Money interests.

Remember - It Ain't Over on Election Day Even if Dems Win

| Posted 09.05.2006 | Politics
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No, I'm sorry folks - we are not going to suddenly have a progressive government if the Democratic Party suddenly won Congress and then the presidency.

Fear & Loathing In the Senate Democratic Club

| Posted 09.07.2006 | Politics
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If you can get past the big middle finger these senators are clearly giving to primary voters of their own party, consider for a moment just how pathetically weak their behavior makes them look.

GOP Hits National Security Breaking Point With Latest Ad

| Posted 09.08.2006 | Huffington Post

The idea that the Republican Party can run around telling people with a straight face that it is serious about national security is just too hard to swallow anymore.

An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi About Election 2006

| Posted 09.09.2006 | Huffington Post

You should let your colleagues know that their committee assignments and other perks of office will be in jeopardy should they aid K Street lobbyists in their efforts to bribe the Democratic Party.

Lieberman Says His Skipped Iraq Votes Just "Procedural" & Don't Matter

| Posted 09.10.2006 | Huffington Post

What we have here, folks, is an admission that Lieberman really thinks he has no obligation to fulfill the basic responsibilities of his job - even on issues of war and peace.

Since 9/11, We've Come So Far Yet Progressed So Little

| Posted 09.11.2006 | Politics
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No matter how many GOP politicians and operatives in Washington spit on the graves of 9/11 victims, they just can't hide the facts anymore.

FACT CHECK: Lieberman Skipping Key Iraq Votes Since the War Began

| Posted 09.12.2006 | Politics
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Lieberman hasn't just been skipping recent Iraq votes - he's been skipping Iraq votes since the war began.

DAILY CUP OF JOE: Missed Half of All Iraq Votes, Then Misled Reporters

| Posted 09.13.2006 | Huffington Post

Sign up for your Daily Cup of Joe: Short, factual reports on how Sen. Joe Lieberman has distorted his record and misled reporters in his increasingly desperate efforts to retain power.

DAILY CUP OF JOE: Lieberman Skipped as Many Votes in Half the Time He Criticized in 1988

| Posted 09.14.2006 | Politics
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Today's Daily Cup of Joe over at is a doozy. You may remembe that in 1988, Joe Lieberman used an attack on his opponent's attend...

He Was For Demonizing War Critics As Terrorist Sympathizers Before He Was Against It

| Posted 09.15.2006 | Politics
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In 2005, Sen. Joe Lieberman (D) attacked those who were raising questions about the Iraq War. He lashed out at war critics because he said they suppos...

The Prima Donnas Endangering A Democratic Victory In 2006

| Posted 09.17.2006 | Politics
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Why are there Democrats in key campaign positions who are willing to jeopardize their party's message by bragging to reporters about Democratic Party corruption?

Lieberman Insults U.S. Troops On Statewide TV

| Posted 09.17.2006 | Huffington Post

Thanks to Lieberman and his laser-like focus on pushing us into Iraq, our troops in Afghanistan are woefully under-supported.

EDITORIAL: "Any Ordinary Citizen Could Tell You What He Thinks About Iraq In Three Minutes" - But Not Lieberman

| Posted 09.18.2006 | Politics
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Connecticut's Journal Inquirer has a scathing editorial about Joe Lieberman today that is applicable to any politician who refuses to be coherent when...

CUP OF JOE: Skipping 90% of Medicare Votes to Pocket California Cash

| Posted 09.19.2006 | Politics
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This Friday is National Donut Hole Day - the day where the average Medicare recipient is cut off from prescription drug coverage thanks to the "donu...

From Joementum to Joenertia to Joemeltdown

| Posted 09.20.2006 | Politics
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Lots of stuff different happening today in Connecticut politics, but there's one unifying theme: the Lieberman campaign is in meltdown mode. What's ha...

The Tidal Wave Heading Straight for the Hall of Mirrors

| Posted 09.21.2006 | Politics
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Like a hall of mirrors, our political debate is, in every way, designed to perpetuate the status quo.

Say Anything 2: The Joe Lieberman Story

| Posted 09.25.2006 | Politics
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To preview Sen. Joe Lieberman's "major" Iraq speech today, here is a special video Cup of Joe brought to you by You've seen th...

Come See the New Exotic Breed of Human Being: The Washington Serious Policy Thinker

| Posted 09.26.2006 | Politics
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Out in the real world, Serious People aren't openly, proudly and happily engaging in selling out their responsibilities and their morals to the highest bidder.

They Didn't Jump the Shark - They Are the Shark

| Posted 09.27.2006 | Media
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Message to the public from the Sharks: You are not relevant, you have no right to demand anything from your government.

Another Episode of Say Anything 2: The Joe Lieberman Story

| Posted 09.28.2006 | Politics
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Today we've got another episode of Say Anything 2 - The Joe Lieberman Story. This is the ongoing web ad series about Lieberman, and his willingness t...

"Stop Telling the Truth About My Record!"

| Posted 09.30.2006 | Politics
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To paraphrase Harry Truman's famous quote, Connecticut voters aren't giving Lieberman hell - they're just demanding the truth, and Lieberman thinks its hell.