Arlen Specter Trusted The Democrats, Bad Move

I am absolutely ecstatic that Arlen Specter finally went home to the Democrats where he belongs. I will not miss him in the party and I hope he gets his rear end handed to him on a platter in the next election. He changed parties for one reason and one reason only and that is because he could not win as a Republican. His switch had nothing to do with aligning more with Democrats because his views have aligned with them for a while. He was the guy who derided those who switch parties during a term and stated he would introduce a rules change to prevent it. He also said he would not switch parties as recently as March.

But then he found out that his narrow victory last time was no fluke and that Republicans were not happy with how he voted on the stimulus. He decided to switch parties rather than face the voters who put him in office.

He is a coward.

However, he has learned a tough lesson. The Democrats promised him the moon to get him to switch and that included him keeping his seniority on the committees on which he served. Looks like that promise, made by Harry Reid, had a shorter shelf life than an Obama promise. Now that Specter is a Democrat he will be moved all the way to the end of the seniority line except on one committee where he will be next to last. The Democrats stripped him of the seniority they promised him he could keep.

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Now he is a non issue except he gives the Democrats enough votes to avoid a filibuster (assuming Franken wins his contested race). However, he has been screwed and will be all the way behind all the other Democrats, even those who were children when he was first elected.

HA HA HA

I think it is great. If this twerp had stayed a Republican he would have retained seniority. Of course he can’t switch back because the Republicans will not have him and even if they did he would lose the election in 2010.

I have always said that you should never trust a Democrat. Specter was a darling when he voted with them and when they were courting him. Now that they have him he is not so special.

Enjoy what little time you have left in the Senate Arlen. Enjoy your lack of seniority.

Big Dog salute to Gribbit

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3 Responses to “Arlen Specter Trusted The Democrats, Bad Move”

  1. Jolene says:

    People in the country that voted for Obama should sit up and take notice as to how they treat their own, because that’s how they will treat the rest of the country.

  2. Blake says:

    A promise made by a Democrat is just a matter of convenience to them and the agenda they promote- the minute the promise is of no practical use to them, they will break it.

  3. Lyn says:

    Man if you can’t trust the Democrats – that multicultural lovin’ bunch of Constitution burners power hungry control freaks – then who can you trust? Congratulations, Arlen. You’re one of the few people in this world who gets what he deserves.

    Without his seniority good ol’ Arlen won’t be able to get as many pork projects and other opportunities for federal dollars. So his home state of Pennsylvania can either recall or impeach Specter or else lose money – and that is justice.