Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) Says No Fiscal Cliff Deal Tonight … “I think the parties are much farther apart than I hoped they’d be by now”

Deal or no deal … it would appear that there is no deal.

As reported at the Washington Post, according to Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) there is no deal as of yet and he would be shocked if there would be tonight as the two sides are further apart than he had hoped. They truly plan on taking this down to the last second. Of course one has to wonder how Congress can be having a fiscal cliff negotiation when none of what they are discussing reduces the US debt. It’s all just about tax increases and punishing the so-called rich.

Asked as he left a meeting of the Senate Democratic caucus whether a deal would be struck today, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) replied: “No, I’d be shocked. I think the parties are much farther apart than I hoped they’d be by now, and that the country thought they’d be when negotiations started on Friday.”

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Senator Joe Lieberman (CT-I) Says on “Fox News Sunday” US Needs a National Commission to Review all Factors that Play into Mass Murder Shootings

America, you you people actually understand why the Founding Fathers provided you Liberties and protections from the government?

This morning on FOX News Sunday, out-going Senator Joe Lieberman (CT-I) called for a national commission to be created to scrutinize all factors that go into mass murder shootings. Lieberman is calling for more than just looking at gun control and a ban on assault weapons. He is asking for a greater review than just guns, he wants a review of the mental health system and the role that violent video games and movies might play in shootings. However, that is not what Democrats are referring to … they strictly want to go after their lazy and liberal agenda of going after assault rifles.  So what happens when the next mass shooting is done with multiple hand guns or a bomb?

The proposals are among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, tells “Fox News Sunday” that a national commission could be used to scrutinize the nation’s gun laws, mental health system and the role that violent video games and movies might play in shootings.

I would say this … do not ever make a rash and knew-jerk reaction decision based on a tragic event. We take the same approach in our personal lives. Don’t think for one second that the liberals in Congress want all the guns. You give these big-government and intrusive progressives an inch and they will take everything.

Final question … so say there is an assault weapons ban and then we have another school shooting where only hand guns are used. You have now provided the precedent for the government to take away the hand guns as well.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Linda McMahon Beats Christopher Shays in A WWE Smackdown 730-389 At GOP Convention

Could WWE nation provide the Nutmeg State with their first female US Senator ever?

Linda McMahon, the former WWE CEO, gave fellow GOP’er a smack down at the Republican state convention Friday night as she beat Christopher Shayes 730 to 389. However, the battle will continue against her rival Shayes until the Connecticut August primary.  McMahon said she intends to focus her campaign on Chris Murphy, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate, but will also continue to target Shays. “Chris Murphy and Chris Shays have very similar voting records. The November election will be a  battle royal for the retiring Joe Liberman’s US Senate seat.

Republican delegates at their state convention Friday night once again put their faith in U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, although her contentious battle with rival Christopher Shays will continue until a mid-August primary.

McMahon, the former CEO of WWE, received 60.4 percent of the vote. Shays netted 32.2 percent, easily meeting the threshold — 15 percent of the total — to force a primary.

Linda McMahon said following her overwhelming victory:

“We’re going to send the first woman senator to Washington in the history of Connecticut,” she said in the speech that she said she would have made from the podium. “Connecticut, we’re tired of waiting.”

“We know our economy is not working because Americans are not working,” McMahon said. “We are going to move Washington out of the doldrums that it’s in. … We are going to get people back to work and get our economy stimulated.”

LINDA FOR US SENATE 2012 website.

Charlie Cook of the Cook Report Sees Grim Future for Democrats in Senate in 2012 and 2014

Grim future for Democrats in the US Senate …

Charlie Cook of the famed political Cook Report states that Democrats have a tough row to hoe in 2012 and 2014 in the US Senate. With the large amount of seats that Democrats have to defend in 2012 and 2014, holding power in the Senate is pretty much a lost cause. Presently, Democrats have control of the Senate 53 – 47.    In 2012 Democrats have to defend 23 seats (21 Democrats & 2 Independents who caucus with Dems) while Republicans only have to defend 10. In 2014, Democrats have to defend 20 seats, while the GOP only has to defend 13.

 

US Senate Democrats seats up for election in 2012. We would say that there is a bulls-eye on some of the following seats, but that would be uncivil.

Akaka, Daniel K. – (D – HI)
Bingaman, Jeff – (D – NM) – RETIRING [seat in trouble]
Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH) [state trending GOP]
Cantwell, Maria – (D – WA)
Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D – MD) 
Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE)
Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (D – PA) [state trending GOP]
Conrad, Kent – (D – ND)  - RETIRING [seat in trouble]
Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA)
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY)
Klobuchar, Amy – (D – MN)
Kohl, Herb – (D – WI)
Lieberman, Joseph I. – (ID – CT) – RETIRING
Manchin, Joe, III – (D – WV) [if Manchin does not vote as a Republican, seat in trouble, state trending GOP]
McCaskill, Claire – (D – MO) [seat in trouble, state trending GOP]
Menendez, Robert – (D – NJ)
Nelson, Ben – (D – NE) [seat in trouble]
Nelson, Bill – (D – FL) [state trending GOP]
Sanders, Bernard – (I – VT)
Stabenow, Debbie – (D – MI)
Tester, Jon – (D – MT)
Webb, Jim – (D – VA) – RETIRING  [seat in trouble]
Whitehouse, Sheldon – (D – RI)

Democrat seats up in 2014. Keep in mind, these Senators were elected in the 2008 Obama promise of “Hope & Change” election.

Baucus, Max – (D – MT) – [GOP state, Obamacare could come back to haunt Baucus]
Begich, Mark – (D – AK) [heavy GOP state]
Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE)
Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL)
Franken, Al – (D – MN) [MN may want to correct the mistake they made in 2008]
Hagan, Kay R. – (D – NC) [heavy trending GOP state]
Harkin, Tom – (D – IA)
Johnson, Tim – (D – SD)
Kerry, John F. – (D – MA) 
Landrieu, Mary L. – (D – LA)
Lautenberg, Frank R. – (D – NJ) [he will be 90, probaly will retire ... will NJ trend GOP with Chris Christie wave?]
Levin, Carl – (D – MI)
Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR)
Pryor, Mark L. – (D – AR)
Reed, Jack – (D – RI)
Rockefeller, John D., IV – (D – WV)
Shaheen, Jeanne – (D – NH) [state trending GOP]
Udall, Mark – (D – CO)
Udall, Tom – (D – NM)
Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA) [state trending GOP]

PC Kills … Senate Panel Finds Ft. Hood Hasan Shooting massacre Could Have Been Prevented

The case of Muslim terrorist  Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s and the Ft. Hood shooting murders is yet just another example that “PC” kills.

President Barack Obama initially stated,  ”As some of you might have heard there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.” It turns out that the real tragedy is that it could have been prevented. Ultimately, the real tragedy is the PC nonsense continues as we bend over backwards not to offend an obvious Muslim terrorist, while we pat down old ladies, molest children  and humiliate cancer victims at airports.

Remember when we were told by President Barack Obama that the Fort Hood shooting was an “incomprehensible” act? It turns out that it was not all that incomprehensible, as a matter of fact, it could have been prevented. What should we expect from a president who could not even call the shootings an act of terrorism when it was obvious to all, that is exactly what it was.

According to a US Senate panel on the Fort Hood shooting, the killings could have been prevented.  The DOD possessed compelling evidence that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasanembraced radical Islamic views so extreme that it should have disciplined him or discharged him from the military. But, because of political correctness and the fear that how dare we discharge a Muslim from the US military …  the Department of Defense failed to take action against him. UNREAL.

From ABC News:

A new Senate report on the 2009 Fort Hood shooting blames the FBI and Department of Defense for failing to recognize or act on alleged shooter Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s extremist views.

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Democrat US Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota to Retire in 2012, Joe Lieberman Retiring as Well

Holding the US Senate for Democrats and Harry Reid in 2012 just got a little bit harder …

Democrat US Senator Kent Conrad has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012 and will retire. The retiring of Conrad opens up a huge opportunity for Republicans in the “red” state of North Dakota. As it is Democrats face an uphill battle in 2012 to retain the Senate as Democrats have to defend 23seats, 21 Dems and 2 Indies who caucus with Dems while the GOP only have to defend 10. As stated by Hot Air, Senate Democrat to retire after his party lost six Senate seats in the midterms, but he probably won’t be the last.

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced today that he will not seek reelection, creating a potentially prime pickup opportunity for Republicans in a GOP-leaning state.

“After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012,” Conrad said in a letter to constituents. “There are serious challenges facing our state and nation, like a $14 trillion debt and America’s dependence on foreign oil. It is more important I spend my time and energy trying to solve these problems than to be distracted by a campaign for reelection.”

President Obama said in a statement that he was “saddened” about the news of Conrad’s retirement. I bet he was; however, not as much as Harry Reid who might be moved to a smaller office after the 2012 elections.

Recently, US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R.-Tex.) also announced that she will not run in 2012 as week; however, that GOP hold is a much different story than that of Democrats and Kent Conrad. It is rather unthinkable that a Democrat would win a US Senate race in the “red” state of Texas. Hard to believe indeed.

Recently, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R.-Tex.) announced her retirement. Today, Chris Cillizza reported that Sen. Kent Conrad (D.-N.D.) will be hanging it up.

The reaction to each is interesting and quite different. In Texas, the Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling tells us: “A look at 12 different possible head-to-head match ups for next year’s Texas Senate race shows the same outcome in every single one: a double digit lead for the Republican. This is going to be an extremely difficult seat for Democrats to pick up.” 

UPDATE I: US Senator Joe Lieberman (CT-I) is also retiring and won’t seek reelection in 2012. First it was Conrad and nopw it’s Lieberman. The obvious question is, who’s next?

Sen. Joe Lieberman is retiring from the Senate in 2012, closing out a two-decade career that saw him rise to the Democratic presidential ticket only to be dismissed by his own state party a few years later over his support for the war in Iraq.

Lieberman will announce that he will not seek re-election Wednesday in Stamford, Conn., ending months of speculation about whether Lieberman would run as an independent, a Republican, a Democrat, or simply retire.

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