Sen. Joe Lieberman: "One of the most progressive people ever to come from the state of Connecticut."

Remember when Senate Majority "Leader" Harry Reid came to Holy Joe Lieberman's defense when the Democratic based was demanding Lieberman be stripped of his committee chairmanships for not just campaigning for John McCain but against Barack Obama in the most vile way a Democrat could against another Democrats (via CNN)?:

"Joe Lieberman is not some right-wing nutcase," he said. "Joe Lieberman is one of the most progressive people ever to come from the state of Connecticut."

Joe Lieberman shows his true progressive color on this Sunday's edition of CNN's State of the Union (via Think Progress):

Today on CNN, Sen. Joe Lieberman (CT), an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, embraced Enzi’s idea. “Great changes in our country often have come in steps. The Civil Rights movement occurred, changes occurred in steps,” he argued. Lieberman added that Congress should address the nearly 50 million uninsured at some point down the road:

LIEBERMAN: Morally, everyone of us would like to cover every American with health insurance but that’s where you spend most of the trillion dollars plus, or a little less that is estimated, the estimate said this health care plan will cost. And I’m afraid we’ve got to think about putting a lot of that off until the economy is out of recession. There’s no reason we have to do it all now.

Later, host John King asked Lieberman if he would vote with the Democrats if the reconciliation process is used to pass health care. “I think it’s a real mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform,” Lieberman said, adding, “It’s just not good for the system. Frankly, it won’t be good for the Obama presidency.”

Progressive my ass.

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