For a while, Al Gore liked to introduce himself by saying, “I used to be America’s next president.” We don’t know if Joe Lieberman ever told anyone he was once America’s next vice president, but he did hang on in the Senate after that 2000 campaign, most recently as an independent. That party switch in 2006 was the result of a loss in the primary to Ned Lamont. In 2008, he supported John McCain in his campaign for president.
Sen Joe Lieberman: The United States' greatest problem? "the partisan polarization" gripping Washington
— Michael Mathes (@MichaelMathes) December 12, 2012
It’s not surprising, then, that in his final speech on the Senate floor this afternoon, Lieberman called for more cooperation across the aisle and cited political polarization as the greatest obstacle to progress in Washington. How well did that message play with observers? It seems there still are plenty of hard feelings to go around.
— Ramsin Canon (@ramsincanon) December 12, 2012
As a former resident of Connecticut, may I be among many wishing Senator Lieberman farewell? Let the door hit you on the way out, Joe.
— Laura Anne Gilman (@LAGilman) December 12, 2012
Joe Lieberman is giving his farewell speech today. Heard it's titled "They Won't Have Droopy To Kick Around Anymore." #GoodbyeFolks
— Tom Hensley™ (@tomhensleyy) December 12, 2012
Joe Lieberman will not be missed.
— Scott Thomasson (@scotthomasson) December 12, 2012
Buh bye, Joe Lieberman! Don't let the
door. . .well, you know!
— Welcome Back Trotter (@TarotDarrow) December 12, 2012
Is anyone less interested in hearing Joe Lieberman's farewell address than I am?
— drhug (@drhug) December 12, 2012
@maddow In my opinion, Joe Lieberman can't leave fast enough. His wishy washy style of governing is nothing but a drag on the Senate. BYE!
— Bruce Leflar (@bleflar) December 12, 2012
well that's one thing to smile about today-the odious Joe Lieberman is finally leaving Congress-(cont)
— Sandra N. (@SandraHelena39) December 12, 2012
Bye-bye Joe Lieberman! You poisoned politics even more than Newt. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out…..
— Peter Lavelle (@PLCROSSTALK) December 12, 2012
Hurrah!, Joe 'Turncoat' Lieberman is giving his farewell address today. Not a moment too soon! Don't let the door hit you on the way out Joe
— Dr. James D. Boys (@jamesdboys) December 12, 2012
It's "Everybody crack a forced smile and say something nice about Joe Lieberman day" today!
— Susan Jane Bigelow (@whateversusan) December 12, 2012
BREAKING: Sen. Joe Lieberman reiterates he will retire in January, wants to focus on spending time backstabbing with family.
— John (@thejohnblog) December 12, 2012
Joe Lieberman's tireless devotion to enraging liberals ended in defeat today as he left the Senate. #goodriddance
— Seth Millstein (@SethMillstein) December 12, 2012
Never in history has there been a better time for a door to hit an ass on the way out than when Joe Lieberman left the Senate chamber today.
— Judas Precariat (@brokenhegemony) December 12, 2012
So that’s what reaching across the aisle gets you, huh? There’s a lesson in there somewhere.