FRIENDSHIPS OF CONVENIENCE  9:48 am October 13, 2009

Prominent Villain Joe Lieberman Is Somehow Quite Popular With The Gays

by Juli Weiner

So after Obama’s gay rights speech on Sunday, this LGBT White House person suggested that maybe everyone would try hitching a repeal of DADT to Joe Lieberman, a grape that rolled under a couch like 50 years ago and in the interim transformed into a malign raisin and also, somehow, a Senator from Connecticut. Why Lieberman? Um.

Well, look at this thing he did back in March, that time he introduced a bill that would give spousal benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees. And also Lieberman is friends with Olympia Snowe, a chimerical New England ice deity who decides what ideas become facts. Plus, Lieberman has always loathed DADT, his staff is saying, as if even they think this means anything. Anyway, this would work out well for gays, who really do need someone in the Senate to push this thing through, and also Lieberman, who is so despised at this point by his own constituents that actual adults are purchasing ninja costumes because they think this will help them cause him physical harm.

[The Advocate]

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NopantsMcGee October 13, 2009 at 9:52 am

Mumbly Joe confuses my Lefty – Gay inner partisan.

Also, am I suppose to say “first” or something ?

Bypartizoa October 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

He always did love John McCain.

alzronnie October 13, 2009 at 9:59 am

Nice asshat.

norbizness October 13, 2009 at 9:59 am

He’s familiar with the pain caused by DADT, being a closeted Republican and all.

HomoPolitico October 13, 2009 at 10:03 am

So my choices are the Joe Lieberman or the HRC? Talk about being stuck between a cock and a hard place.

El Pinche October 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

I heard Lady Gaga used Joe in her show as a strap-on dildo that shot out rainbow colored sparks. Yes, Joe is special.

Voyou Charmant October 13, 2009 at 10:09 am

I had no idea comic/magician Teller was such a fan of the gays/Connecticut.

Decker October 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

Is this Obama’s way of apologizing to Walking Colectomy (I-CT) for unmanning him on the Senate floor? Barry is just too nice.

MBritt October 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

I need to know the manufacturer of that Connecticut hat. Where does one go about purchasing something so hideous? Mystic Seaport?

germansteel October 13, 2009 at 10:17 am

Joe Lieberman is in favor of repealing DADT?

Opinions must be reconsidered.

malo-ji October 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

A broken clock tells the correct time twice a day.

hobospacejunkie October 13, 2009 at 10:25 am

This cannot be so. Lieberman to the left of Obama? The earth will tumble from its axis should this cosmic brain fart not dissipate soon. Then again, everybody loved Uncle Joe Stalin during WW2.

queeraselvis v 2.0 October 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

The outer homo in me wants to believe that Jumpin’ Jehosophat is sincere about helping out us gehz by wanting to repeal DADT. The inner cynic in me, however, thinks that Jo-El is doing this because it’s politically expedient (DADT has been dying a slow death for quite a number of years now) and because he wants to be on the front side of the political bandwagon when DADT finally keels over.

Prommie October 13, 2009 at 10:36 am

Heh heh, its Obama McHopey playing droopalong for an asshole is what it is. All innocent and like “maybe that Joe Liebermen feller will help push this along, he’s always been a great champion of teh gays, why Joe loves the homos, we here, oh yes, they go way back, Joe and his support for the homosexual agenda.” Joe is getting all redder and redder, because Obama is embarrassing him in front of his new friends, the republicans, his new friends, they aren’t much for gays and gay agendas and all, and since the only career opportunity at all for backwater pigfuckers is the military, they certainly don’t want their darling pigfucking sons and daughters going off to serve alongside cocksuckers and rugmunchers, any more than they want to see their offspring going to school alongside those lazy coloreds. Oh, Joe is gonna have a lot of explaining to do, hell, his new friends might not even want to talk to him anymore.

Thats some fine politicking, getting all liberal cred for being pro-gay, while fucking over Joe Lieberman at the same time by directing Republican homophobia against him.

thejesusandmarycheney October 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

They confused him by telling him it’s called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tel Aviv”.

GreatOldOnesParty October 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

Joe Lieberman is the new Lady Gaga?

An Outhouse October 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

More people to fight more wars. Its got Lie-berman all over it. What’s not to like?

Cicada October 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

[re=432989]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Lieberman is not to the left of Obama. Obama has been saying he’s in favor of repealing DADT since the election.
The difference is that Lieberman can actually do something to repeal the law, since he’s in the senate.

Which means that I now have to be grateful to Joe Lieberman for something. I think what I’m feeling right now is akin to what skoalrebel feels when he dips unflavored snuff. It does the job, but damn that shit is repulsive!

Lascauxcaveman October 13, 2009 at 11:35 am

[re=433029]An Outhouse[/re]: Joe ♥ gay cannon fodder.

whiskey tango foxtrot October 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

[re=433008]thejesusandmarycheney[/re]: And Obama told him his love of ending DADT IsReal!

AxmxZ October 13, 2009 at 11:58 am

Everyone who thinks Lieberman is a bigger lefty than Obama for attempting this – you guys do realize Barry can’t do shit about DADT without Congressional approval, right? And guess where Lieberman works?

imissopus October 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

“Joe Lieberman, a grape that rolled under a couch like 50 years ago and in the interim transformed into a malign raisin and also, somehow, a Senator from Connecticut.”

Heh heh, thanks for starting my day with that.

imissopus October 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm

And doesn’t Connecticut allow gay marriages now? So if Joe wants to be re-elected it might behoove him to do something positive for the gay community, considering how much the rest of the state hates him?

Cicada October 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

[re=433118]AxmxZ[/re]: This is going to be all pedantic, be warned.

Actually, Obama could issue an executive order that would put an end to the prosecutions under DADT. However, said executive order could be overturned by the next president.
There are lots of people pissed that Obama hasn’t issued the executive order because we are continuing to prosecute and discharge gay soldiers.
There are also strategists who argue that an executive order would take the pressure off of Congress to actually repeal DADT, so we’re better off waiting for Lieberman et al to push through legislation.

And then there’s the internet, where this complex issue can be reduced to a convenient, bumper-sticker sized slogan. Yay internet!

Holy Cow!! October 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I’d rather live with DADT that trust this two-faced lying scum bag Joe Lieberman.

Jukesgrrl October 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

[re=433008]thejesusandmarycheney[/re]: You have qualified for the World Cup!

sezme October 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

[re=432956]NopantsMcGee[/re]: It is impossible to overstate that you must emphatically not say ‘first’.

ms_mcgee October 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

He hangs out with nuts. Very popular with the gays.

Long Form Def Certificate October 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This still doesn’t vindicate Al Gore’s selection of Liebermann in 2000. Though, given the next best option was John Edwards, I guess we should be grateful for ticket-balancing (regionally, anyway).

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