WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Joe Lieberman retained his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday following a lengthy and often heated debate over what — if any — price the Connecticut Democrat-turned-Independent should pay for his vocal support of Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential bid.Do I dislike this decision? Yes. Am I going to act as if it's the end of the world, and all the Democrats in power have betrayed me? Hell no. Yet, I'm seeing my fellow progressives panic and fume over this in ways that leave me shaking my head. I simply can't get that angry over this, because as much as I've ALWAYS hated Lying Joe, I can see the political reasoning behind this.
Obama hasn't betrayed us, the Democrats haven't 'surrendered'. They're playing it smart for the moment, since we're not going to have a solid 60 majority, it's going to be MUCH easier to hit the 60 needed to prevent a filibuster on some issues with Joe than with outright Republicans, and on the ones we have a problem with Joe, we should be able to pick up a Republican or 2. And frankly, he's really not that dangerous in that seat anymore, not with the overwhelming majority we hold now.
People need to calm down and relax. Give the system a chance to work, before you cry that the sky is falling.