Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Specter switches party

So Arlen Specter just announced he's going to join the Democratic party. Pardon my cynicism but -- so what. It's not going to change a thing. He'll probably join Bayh's gang of 'centrists' immediately on arrival. It's clear the only reason he did this was because Pat Toomey is kicking his butt in the polling in PA on the GOP side. He doesn't stand a chance on keeping his cozy spot in the club unless he gets the Dems to back his candidacy.

No doubt Harry Reid will welcome his good old boy into the fold and use him to keep out any more progressive challengers. Specter after all, already knows and follows the "club rules" of Senate back room deal making. Personally I'd like to get rid of both of them.

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4 Comments:

Blogger James Wolfer said...

I heard that him changing parties essentially makes the Senate filibuster proof.

2:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That's so much BS James. Just because he changed his letter doesn't mean he's going to vote with them. His statement said as much. Not only that but there's the 13 or 14 of Bayh's little group of whatever they're supposed to be, so the idea of a filibuster proof Senate is really rather a myth.

2:16:00 PM  
Blogger James Wolfer said...

Its just what I heard and am hearing...

I still think its sad that those in the GOP are pushing guys like him out because they don't always vote the way they want and toe the party line.

5:34:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It is very sad James. I blame Rove myself. They built their power base on the crazies and now they've taken over the asylum.

5:46:00 PM  

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