Lieberman Warns Democrats: I May Join GOP
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007
Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut fired a shot across the bow of the Senate's Democratic majority, warning them he may bolt the party and join the GOP if Congress votes to withhold funding for the war in Iraq.+++
The Senate has a one-vote Democratic majority. Because the Senate majority --- which can deliver power, influence and campaign funds to Senators --- the vote of a single Senator is potentially very powerful.
Sen. Lieberman is excercising "political leverage."
Archimedes, that smart old Greek, said, roughly, give me a lever, and a place to stand --- and I can move the world.