Dems fold on principle. Play for power.
Now that Senate Democrats realize that they need pro-McCain Joe Lieberman in the caucus to have any chance at a super majority they voted to give the former Democratic VP candidate a wrist slap for continually attacking Obama during the campaign season.
During the campaign season Lieberman played the Hamas card on Obama:
Lieberman even spoke at the Republican Convention this year!
But, democrats folded anyway.
The AP reported:
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Sen. Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite hard feelings over his support for GOP nominee John McCain during the presidential campaign.
The Connecticut independent will lose a minor panel post as punishment for criticizing Obama this fall.
Lieberman’s colleagues in the Democratic caucus voted 42-13 Tuesday to approve a resolution condemning statements made by Lieberman during the campaign but allowing him to keep the Homeland Security Committee gavel. He will leave the Environment and Public Works panel, however.
The nutroots are not happy.