Bloomberg ran a pretty good peice on Joe Lieberman’s opposition to Obamacare. It also outlines the attacks that are soon to come his way from Obamacare supporters.
“Senator Lieberman’s actions represent the fact that he’s acting more like the senator from Aetna than the senator from Connecticut,” said Lacy MacAuley, a spokeswoman for Mobilization for Health Care for All, a group that supports extending government insurance to everyone.
Basically, you oppose Obamacare, and you’re an ally of those evil insurance companies that are rolling around in profits rather than making sure your medical bills are covered. The most telling piece of the article, however, comes later on.
Connecticut’s other U.S. senator, Democrat Chris Dodd, has raised twice as much from the insurance industry, $2.3 million since 1989, including $1.2 million for his 2010 re-election campaign. Dodd, first elected in 1980, supports the public option and is a member of the Health committee, one of two Senate panels that wrote health-care legislation.
Lieberman, along with other Senators such as Max Baucus, Ben Nelson, and Chuck Grassley, are the targets of a website called the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. This is just part of the money coming in to slime opponents and brags about attempting to primary them should they not go far enough to the left. The website uses familiar tones, colors, and fonts from a recent presidential campaign as well, though it’s officially not tied in to any candidate. If you’re one of the three people who watch MSNBC, you’ll see they get a lot of publicity.
In short, Joe Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, and Mary Landrieu, be warned; the primary vultures are hovering over you to swoop in for the kill if you decided to not be bought.