Spinners and Winners
Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., has seen a lot in his 24 years in the U.S. Senate, but the outgoing senator says he has never seen Congress more divided or less productive.
"We are exactly where our first president George Washington warned us not to go, where members of Congress would put the interest of their party or political faction, as Washington described it, higher than the interest of our country," says Lieberman.
"If you look at the record it's either the interest of the party or a rigid adherence to an ideological position that says I will only take 100 percent of what I want on this piece of legislation or I won't vote for it," adds the senator. "When you ask for 100 percent in a democracy where compromise is necessary, the whole country ends up with zero percent."
Lieberman, who has made a name for himself as one of the most bipartisan figures on Capitol Hill during his career, is perhaps best known for being the Democratic vice presidential candidate inRead More »from Outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman criticizes colleagues for putting party above country