Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One more for the Good Guys.

If there was anything that was going to bring the National Media back to politics in this country, Pennsylvania Sen.Arlen Specters announcement today that he is rejoining the Democratic party has done it.

Was I surprised?

Not really, I think it was only a matter of time, and if the Republicans continue their witch hunt directed by the right wing of their party. there may be others that follow,

Susan Collins, Olympia Snow maybe?

The Republicans have treated the moderates in their party shabbily because of their support of some Democratic issues, and Sen. Specter's chances of winning re-election as a Republican were getting smaller and smaller, especially in a Demcratic leaning state.

He was expecting a strong challenge in the Republican primary from former Rep. Pat Toomey.

His decision will give the Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority, if Al Franken is ever allowed to take his rightful seat in the Senate.

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments beginning June 1st and hopefully by July 4th we can begin to rebuild our Constitution.
When President Obama was informed of Specter's decision, he reached out to the senator minutes later to tell him "you have my full support," and we are "thrilled to have you."

The talk jocks should be rumbling tonight, I'm just smiling.


Riot Kitty said...

Yay!!! I saw this and I thought, "I can't believe it took this long." They have become the party that won't allow independent thought or reason, so good for him.

Chris said...

It's only a matter of time before they hang themselves.

alan said...

And yet they keep shifting further to the right...wish I had a franchise for life jackets!


K-Rod said...

Pulease, y'all consider anyone not as far left as Wellstone! to be a far-right-winger.

Got bias?

I bet y'all considered Dubya a fiscal conservative. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Rob Farley said...

Clinton was fiscally conservative compared to Bush.

Bush was fiscally conservative compared to Obama.

$480 billion deficit for 2008
$1800 billion deficit for 2009