Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Senator Specter has an appointment to keep in Samarra

After RINO Senator Arlen Specter bolted the GOP for his true home in the Democratic Party, Harry Reid has stripped him of his seniority on committee assignments. Specter claims that he and Reid had an agreement that would guarantee that his seniority would be retained. I take such delight in the fact that Arlen was double crossed after his hero welcome to his new party. The Democratic Party has been screwing Americans for years with their double speak and Arlen baby was not smart enough to see it happening to him. Harry Reid and the Democrats just showed their true colors and no one should be truly surprised.

Liberals in general are extremely loyal to their members and will defend them even against the most outrageous crimes and misdeeds. Harry Reid and Co. didn't really see Specter as one of their own, they just used him as a coup de grace against the Republican Party and if he caucuses with them, so much the better. Obama and others promised to campaign for Specter in the 2010 midterms, but I think you will see them go neutral and even back another Democrat in the primaries. Welcome Home Senator Specter! You are where you belong and you received everything that was coming to you. Arlen's predicament reminds me of an old epigraph.

A merchant in Baghdad sends his servant to the marketplace for provisions. Shortly, the servant (Specter) comes home white and trembling and tells him that in the marketplace he was jostled by a woman (GOP voters), whom he recognized as Death (defeat), and she made a threatening gesture. Borrowing the merchant's horse, he flees at top speed to Samarra (Dem Party), a distance of about 75 miles (125 km), where he believes Death (defeat) will not find him. The merchant then goes to the marketplace and finds Death, and asks why she made the threatening gesture. She replies, "That was not a threatening gesture, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.

Mr. Specter, you have an appointment to keep in 2010.

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  1. Specter being stripped of his seniority is terrible. That move is down right sinister. Regardless of Specter's political affiliation, he has served his country for many years and deserves better. He should have been allowed to retain his seniority in spite of his change in party affiliation. As for the loyalty to members claim you make, all political parties protect their own, even in the face of corruption, scandals, etc, republicans included.

  2. I would agree with you about it being a sinister move by the Liberals, But I do think Arlen deserved what he got. Harry Reid is a very sinister person and Arlen should have known that. Your statement "all political parties protect their own" is not altogether correct. Republicans have a tendency to throw their own overboard when the action is particularly insidious. Three examples: Larry Craig was pressured by the leadership to resign after his airport bathroom romp. Mark Foley was pressured to resign after his “texting” scandal with teenage pages. Bob Packwood was forced to resign after his sexual harassment came public. These types of scandals are a resume enhancer in the Democratic Party. Barney Frank’s boyfriend ran a gay whorehouse in Barney’s basement and nothing happened to good ole Barney. Congressman William Jefferson is under indictment after the FBI found $100,000 in bribe money in his freezer. Former Rep. John Young, the late Texas Democrat increased the salary of a staffer after she gave in to his sexual advances. Former Rep. Mel Reynolds was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault with a 16-year-old. President Bill Clinton pardoned him before leaving office. Former Rep. Gerry Studds was censured for sexual relationship with underage male page in 1983. Massachusetts voters returned him to office for six more terms. Former Rep. Gus Savage fondled a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. Ted Kennedy, Charles Rangel, Bill Clinton, I could go on and on but the point is that liberals protect their own no matter what.
    Thank you for your comments.