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"On our introductory rant wheel. We have lent on Joe Lieberman Joe Lieberman, Joe Lieberman, Joe Lieberman, Joe Lieberman, Joe Lieberman, etc. Can we spin it. The its formality. Landed on. Joe Lieberman. How many of you are for millions Joe Lieberman. How many of you saw that? He wrote an op-ed in paper, the Wall Street Journal. How many people saw him. I'm actually genuinely curious. Have you saw say something making noise if you didn't see it? Okay. Okay. Okay. And you guys are news animals, so that's good sign. So anyway, Joe Lieberman former vice presidential candidate, former Senator from Connecticut, former democrat, turned independent because he lost his primary and said, I still want to do it. I lost. I know I'm just gonna keep running and then he won all come on. So he wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal saying that Alexander Causey Ochoa TEZ is someone who could be dangerous for congress for the Democratic Party and for America because she is quote out of the mainstream and quote, you should all read it. It's it's a piece of shit. So the reason this bothers me, it bothers me obviously because he's encouraging Joe Crowley, who lost the democratic primary to run on the working families line of the ballot that he happened to win and possibly divide Democrats and risk the seat because he'd rather lose the seat, see someone who's leftist win, which tells you a lot about Joe Lieberman, but what is also going about it is the idea that Joe Lieberman is going to tell us what's outside of the mainstream. And I say that because a Qazi Cortez is an advocate for Medicare for all Medicare for all is one of the most popular policies that you can pull it polls with a majority in forty two states. It is a it is supported by a majority of the people in that state. It is more popular than ObamaCare. It is more popular than repealing ObamaCare. Both positions we would have to concede are mainstream. It is one of the position of the mainstream Democratic Party, the others position of what we used to call the Republican party, but has become. Something else. Here's what Joe Lieberman did when Joe Lieberman was in the mainstream. If you remember when there was a debate about ObamaCare, there was a question as to whether or not they would be a public option where people would be able to opt out of the private system and buy into Medicare. Now, a lot of people blamed, Joe Lieberman personally, for killing the public option. That's actually not fair. Things are worse than that. It was actually a quiet group of Democrats together, killed the public option, sort of like a murder on the Orient Express situation, right? Like nobody wanted to do the deed, but one by one, they went into the room and kill the public option. That's also spoiler from earlier on the Orient Express. But you can't spoil books that were written in eighteen hundreds. We can't have a conversation. But here's what Joe Lieberman did do personally. So after the public option was killed from ObamaCare, there was a compromise proposal. Now, of course, ObamaCare is a compromise, and the public option is a compromise. So this was a compromise on a compromise on a compromise and the compromise compromise compromise was that near seniors? People fifty. Five and older would be allowed to buy Medicare. I'm sorry, we're going to the details, but to me, this is one of the most galling despicable things a person's ever done. And I will repeat this till the day. I. The Medicare in fifty five plus. So what that means is near seniors can buy into a public option. My parents would have loved to have this. They were counting down the days till they were eligible for Medicare because their premiums are going up because they were older and people that are nearing retirement are sicker require more medical care than younger people because your bodies are falling apart because of the vicissitudes of Lucien and it really sucks. Not one part of us gets better and that's the deal. I don't make the rules. I wish I did. I wish I did. It'd be better. They'd be different rules. I don't know how much different but different. The Medicare buyin is exactly the kind of thing that a moderate like Joe Lieberman should support. It was fiscally responsible. It was practical itself, a problem. It was."