Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Specter Switches Parties

Arlen Specter is now a Democrat. I wrote a diary on dailykos awhile back saying that Democratic leadership should have been trying to get him to cross the aisle after the stimulus vote. Per a statement read on MSNBC Senator Spector claims that he won't be an automatic 60th vote for cloture and that his vote on EFCA won't change. Well I am calling bullshit on that. He had to give up something for the Democratic leadership to allow him to cross the aisle instead of getting trounced in a Republican primary by uber wingnut Pat Toomey. We could have picked up the seat next year easily so there is no reason to allow him out of that blood bath unless some kind of compromise was made. I can tell you this much, if there ISN'T a compromise in place then Harry Reid should have his ass kicked. What's the use of allowing him to caucus with the Dems if he will still vote Republican? I will be optomistic for now, but if Specter is true to his word Harry Reid has GOT to go.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your 2/09 Spector prediction coming true!

    However, your expectations of the Democrats and Harry Reid doing something is more than likely a little on the high side. When have the Democrats or Harry ever made a meaningufl worthwhile deal for anyone except Republicans? Democrats and Reid don't know how to or if they ever did, they've forgotten by now.

    I'd like to think that the congressional Republicans beat it out of them during the Bush administration, but that would be giving the Republicans credit for doing something they didn't have to work hard at doing because the Democrats were no opposition party in the first place then. Who knows what they are now?


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