With Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., saying he would filibuster any healthcare bill he doesn't agree with, liberal blogs like Iowaliberal.com are throwing hissyfits.
In attempting to slam Lieberman, Iowa Liberal wrote the following: Lieberman doesn’t have a response to the facts, in that the public option will save money according to the CBO.
The problem with Iowa Liberal's statement is, it isn't fact, it's half-truth if not blatant misinformation. The truth is the CBO numbers that Iowa Liberal is so over-eagerly jumping on were of a preliminary estimate of a ROUGH DRAFT for healthcare reform. The CBO itself cautioned against using their preliminary estimates in considering the proposal. Key words, 'preliminary' and 'rough draft.' They weren't hard numbers. Without an actual bill to score, the numbers of course will be off and not high enough to be considered accurate. Iowa Liberal, ignored that reality. Iowa Liberal ignored the fact that Democrats played the public for political gain. Pelosi's 1,990 page House health care bill (H.R. 3962) as unveiled today has not been scored yet, watch for those 'estimates' to shoot WAY up.
The following statement by Iowa Liberal lacks logic and reality as well: "Time and time again, the voters of Connecticut have been shown the folly of trusting Lieberman’s centrist cooings and assurances when he ran against the winner of the Democratic primary, Ned Lamont."
Time and again? Senator Lieberman lost a Democrat primary battle for his seat in 2008, ok. He may have lost his party race because he wasn't liberal enough, but in the general election the voters of Connecticut rejected liberal Ned Lamont and expressed their support for Lieberman - AGAIN - this time winning his seat - AGAIN - as an Independent. Yep, that's "Time and again" all right.....
Liberal idiocy is being expressed at www.iowaliberal.com, if you need a laugh, check it out!