Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama Puts Lieberman In His Place!

Earlier today the nominee, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were both at AIPAC and I must say Senator Clinton did the right thing by speaking the truth about Senator Obama and how he will be as a President concerning Israel. His speech was convincing enough by itself. However, there was one turncoat afterwards that did not have very nice words for Obama. That's probably because he is supporting John McCain and goes by the name of Joe Lieberman. Usually I'd expect the Democrat to disregard Zell Miller reincarnate people like Joe but Obama thought otherwise.

From Talking Points Memo:

From Roll Call ...

Furthermore, during a Senate vote Wednesday, Obama dragged Lieberman by the hand to a far corner of the Senate chamber and engaged in what appeared to reporters in the gallery as an intense, three-minute conversation.

While it was unclear what the two were discussing, the body language suggested that Obama was trying to convince Lieberman of something and his stance appeared slightly intimidating.

Using forceful, but not angry, hand gestures, Obama literally backed up Lieberman against the wall, leaned in very close at times, and appeared to be trying to dominate the conversation, as the two talked over each other in a few instances.

Still, Obama and Lieberman seemed to be trying to keep the back-and-forth congenial as they both patted each other on the back during and after the exchange.

Afterwards, Obama smiled and pointed up at reporters peering over the edge of the press gallery for a better glimpse of their interaction.

Obama loyalists were quick to express their frustration with Lieberman's decision and warned that if he continues to take a lead role in attacking Obama it could complicate his professional relationship with the Caucus.

Now that's what I'm talking about. Joe Lieberman or any other Republican should be on notice next time they go after Barack Obama. That goes double for any Senator while Obama still works in the Chamber. Lieberman isn't going to be able to have things both ways anymore, that was made crystal clear today.