A devoted member of the Republican Party for 30 years, Arlen Specter has defected across the aisle. Al Franken, in Minnesota, has defeated the incumbent Senator, Norm Coleman. The democrats will now have a filibuster proof majority in the House and Senate, and the Republican Party will be forced to scratch for new ways with which to slander democrats. Specter grew tired of their liberal this, liberal that refrain, as anyone with an IQ over their shoe size would.
Will Pelosi and Reid find spines? It’s doubtful. People who retreat when they know they’re giving ground to an immoral and unprincipled enemy will continue fluttering ineffectually in spite of any change in circumstance. Low character will eclipse courage. Arlen Specter knows what his defection means to the Republican Party. His was a principled act of courage, and explaining that he did not leave the G.O.P, but the party left him, left the republican troglodytes in exactly the condition they have so zealously earned.
Republicans have been brought to heel, and Specter’s defection was the twist of the knife. As it was after the Great Depression, Americans are no longer buying the republican’s constant refrain that gummint is bad, bidness is good. Those Americans who haven’t had their heads filled with concrete have, like Specter, tired of the same old phony refrain. Librills are gonna spend our nation into the po house. But, gee whiz. Isn’t that what the republicans have been doing for 8 years? Not everyone is as stupid as the republicans wish they were.
The Right Wingers, as graceful as a Guernsey cow in heat, have predictably attacked Senator Specter as a sneaky, low down librill in disguise. Fat man Limbaugh is beside himself as he desperately looks for descriptive adjectives sufficiently course enough to impress his brain dead “Ditto Heads.” Senator Specter, above such remedial demonstrations of adolescence, has largely ignored the superficial angst of his old friends who are now from the other side. Specter had always been a moderate which had earned him the derision of those old friends who march in lockstep to the tune of “Yellow Submarine,” as in we all live here.
Mitch McConnell, the moronic fixture from Kentucky, had himself a hissy fit calling Specter’s defection “a threat to the country.” McConnell continued. “Americans want a majority to have whatever it wants without restraint, without a check or a balance.” Gosh, Mitch. Sounds a little creepy. A whole bunch of Americans think government is supposed to be a system of checks and balances. Did you sleep through comparative government 101? Folks in the Blue Grass State must have gotten horses confused with politicians. It is unimaginable how sadly deficient of gray cells Kentuckians must be to keep returning a nasty ol’ dumbo like Mitch to Congress.
Lacking imagination as most republicans do, Mitch raved about the librills raising taxes and bringing socialism, or worse he hinted darkly, to this fair land. McConnell’s mouth has been on auto pilot for so long he wouldn’t have a clue if a new idea crept up behind him and smacked him upside his empty head. McCain/Palin supporters, after allowing Bush to steal two elections, have their antenna up, but as usual its aimed the wrong way. It’s a miracle that Senator Specter, surrounded by boorish oafs, toughed it out for as long as he did.
Arlen Specter knows how incredibly easy it has been to satisfy republican supporters. He knows they listen to Fox News, and consider Liberal Democrats, the Devil incarnate. Consider the Tea Party protestors in Charlotte North Carolina. They had quite forgotten the Bush Administration’s single minded efforts to break the U.S. Treasury. They shout themselves hoarse blaming Obama for the smoking ruin that Junior made of the U.S. economy, and by extension, the world‘s. “Stop spending my kid’s future,” shrieked a sign. Another protestor said, “They take our money and just throw it away to everybody, ya know?” Oh yeah, bubba. Everyone knows but you fools.
Many Americans, the Tea Party halfwits excluded, did not vote for the shifty eyed Bush because they knew exactly what he’d do upon arriving in the proximity of the U.S. Treasury. Bush has always been endowed with a kind of reverse Midis touch. But in spite of other glaring defects in his character, he nonetheless charmed the nation’s remedial elements. Arlen Specter undoubtedly grew weary of participating in the fleecing of America. He realized his party was an embarrassment to any thinking person, and realizing it would stay stuck in the same track forever unless a DNA splicing party transpired, he got the Hell out.
“Taxes without representation!” they shrieked hysterically in North Carolina. A Mike Jones suggested American citizens turn back the clock and take a look at what the Founders intended. Predictably, the protestors missed the fact that it was not Obama who caused their pain and outrage. But, being North Carolinians, they can only stay on track for short periods of time, say, 10 seconds. So they throw themselves blindly about, their cries of pain and humiliation unheard, by those they think might care about them. It is utterly fantastic that such folk are allowed to vote. Training a dog, or even a rat, would closely approximate their shallow, automatic votes for whichever republican they want to get screwed by next. Senator Specter may well have considered to divest himself from any further role in bamboozling the easily duped morons who flock to the Republican Party like lemmings to the cliff.