According to Josh Marshall, Lieberman is not renewing his membership in reality:
. . . every sign I see tells me that Sen. Lieberman is looking to cut a deal of some sort with Sen. Lindsey Graham
(R) of South Carolina and thus with the White House. It would be a kinder, gentler phase-out [of Social Security]. But phase-out just the same.
Therefore, I feel it is incumbent upon me to provide the following clarification:
This is Joe Lieberman:
And this is a spine: