The liberal group MoveOn on Thursday released a web video mocking centrist Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-Conn.) filibuster threats against Democratic healthcare reform legislation.
The Connecticut Independent and a group of Democratic senators appear as sock-puppets speaking on the "P-SPAN" network. The video is part of a fundraising drive intended to defeat Lieberman's reelection campaign in 2012.
The group announced today that it has raised $1 million since Thursday.
"I would rather see all healthcare reform die than cave to the demands of my constituents," says the sock version of Lieberman.
He then demands to be named "senator for life" and that his name be inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance in exchange for his healthcare vote.
After the Democrats give into his demands, they ask if Lieberman will vote for the bill.
"Definitely unless I decide not to, in which case you're kind of screwed all over again, right? That's what's going to happen," he replies.