Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Specter tried to block party switching

It is obvious to anyone who has an ounce of intelligence that Arlen Specter is changing political parties for political preservation because Rep. Pat Toomey was giving him a run for his money. Polls showed that Arlen Specter was slipping big time against his Republican rival by some ten points. Alan Specter said the following:

"Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans."

What I say to that is "HOOey!" And if Al Franken manages to steal the election in Minnesota, Republicans would never have had a filibuster anyway, because Specter never voted with the party. Specter slips in the polls, and for his politcal survival jumps ship. Previously, he tried to block party switching as reported by politico.com

According to politico.com

This mind-bending revelation from my colleague Eamon Javers:

Back in '01, when Vermont Republican Jim Jeffords went independent so he could caucus with the Democrats, a senator took to the floor to suggest the Senate alter its rules to preclude midterm switchers from causing a changeover in control of the chamber.

His name? Guess.

Specter: "How should these issues be handled by the Senate for the future? I intend to propose a rule change which would preclude a future recurrence of a Senator's change in parties, in midsession, organizing with the opposition, to cause the upheaval which is now resulting."

[The Congressional Record link]

He was most concerned with a technical issue: The ability of members to switch parties after "organizational" party meetings that determine which party serves in the majority.

And in other specter news -
The National Review reports that Arlen Specter was the one who invented the conspiracy theory called "single-bullet theory" to explain the assasination of President Kennedy.

Long before he became one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate — and the target of Congressman Pat Toomey's GOP primary challenge — Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania demonstrated a knack for notoriety. In 1964, as a member of the Warren Commission, he invented the "single-bullet theory" to explain how Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy. Conspiracy junkies have obsessed over him ever since. (In Oliver Stone's movie JFK, Kevin Costner's character labels Specter "an ambitious junior counselor" behind "one of the grossest lies ever forced on the American people.")

I say good riddance. You will not be missed.


Dan said...

Enjoy being a regional party made up of bigots and fundamental Christians! Better start praying, retard.

Mark said...

I see Dan is showing the far-left's true color. Is your vapid comment somehow suppose to somehow cause a reaction?

Dan said...

Maybe you should learn to write in English. Was my comment the only one ever made on your little vanity project?

Mark said...


I guess we know why your blog (with no postings) is called Artificial Intelligence.

Paul said...

Hey Dan,
You used the word bigot and retard in in same statement. Let me see if I understand this. You referred to Mark as a bigot who seems to indicate that his political views or religious beliefs are in opposition to tolerance toward various groups of minorities. But then you called him a retard which is a derogatory remark against a group of individuals that you would claim to be tolerant to. You might want to consider taking one or two logic courses. Refuting your own argument is never a good idea.

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