My solution for the Lieberman thing, since the Democratic Caucus has failed to borrow Hillary Clinton's balls**?
Someone should be assigned to kick Lieberman in the nuts as hard as they can.
If they were to do that, I would feel like he at least had faced some consequence for campaigning in a nasty, religion- and foreigner-baiting way against the Democratic candidate. Taking away his chair, a plum saved for someone who acts as part of the caucus, would not have been "retribution," it would have been the correct consequence for not BEING part of the caucus in terms of the actions he was taking.
**Please note that this refers to an SNL sketch, not Clinton's actual vote, since she also supported Lieberman today.