Sunday, May 30, 2010

Arlen Specter -- free at last

For decades Arlen Specter made it clear that he couldn't vote according to his concience, since he was a Republican. He argued against the military commissions act, then voted for it then told the Supreme Court that it was unconstitutional. He was with the Democrats except when they needed him. Then he slipped and voted for the stimulus which was just absolutely economically necessary and included one of the largest tax cuts in US history. So he had to become a Democrat.

Then he voted the Democratic party line. His was not a difficult vote to get like Joe Lieberman's or Ben Nelson's. But, of course, he had to, since he was running in the Democratic primary.

Now he is free -- "freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose." So he can show us the real Arlen Specter behind the partisan mask. He can tell us what he really believes.

I suspect that he doesn't know himself anymore.

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