SPECTOR SWITCHES PARTIES

SPECTOR SWITCHES PARTIES

President Obama received a 100th day present of sorts as Pennsylvania's moderate Republican Senator, Arlen Spector, announced that he is joining the Democratic party. In theory this gets him closer to the 60 votes needed to forestall a Senate filibuster.

Senator Spector is no stranger to switching sides. He started in Philadelphia politics as a Democrat, switching to Republican when District Attorney there. More recently, after opposing the Bush warrantless wiretapping he did an about face on the issue, betraying those who praised him for protecting civil liberties.

Although his support is never certain, The Democrats will undoubtedly welcome Spector into their party. However, it is unlikely that they will ever bestow on him the Congeniality Award.

homer   www.altara.blogspot.com

Tags: obama, Spector (all tags)

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WASHINGTON CROSSES DELAWARE

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HUMAN INVENTS WHEEL

You're a tad behind the curve.

by Strummerson 2009-04-29 07:57AM | 0 recs
Re: WASHINGTON CROSSES DELAWARE

Thanks, I just didn't have the heart to be the one to break the news that this was rapidly approaching old news.

by jsfox 2009-04-29 08:04AM | 0 recs
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Boy, the 2-hour news cycles on the internets is tough on the messengers.  It was much nicer when news was delivered via smoke signals or pony messengers. Then came the blasted invention of the  morse code machine and forever more we heard the refrain "This is ancient 'Methusalem-grows-a-huge-beard-in-the-me antime' news. I already got the same thing 5 hours ago from Aunt Edna in Milwaukee."  

by devilrays 2009-04-29 08:22AM | 0 recs
LOL n/t

by jsfox 2009-04-29 08:43AM | 0 recs
specter

by sepulvedaj3 2009-04-29 11:03AM | 0 recs

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