Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The impact of Specter's switch to Democrat

Patrick Ruffini hit the nail on the head when it comes to the impact of Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's decision to switch to the Democratic Party:

"Today the mandate was cemented. The Democrats now have full control over Washington, D.C. They can now break the filibuster. And any failure to do so is not the result of GOP "obstruction" but of self-beclowning Democratic overreach of the sort they couldn't possibly hope to get away with if any semblance of a balance of power existed.

The Democrats are now fully responsible for what happens in Washington. ... "

There are no excuses anymore, so now we'll see if the Democrats actually believe and support everything they campaigned for.

2 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

While people like the spineless Arlen Specter are a good bit of the problem that the Republican Party has recently faced, his self-serving loss will be felt.

I am reminded of the lyrics from an old Jethro Tull tune, Locomotive Breath.

"Old Charlie stole the handle
and the train it won't stop going
no way to slow down"

Hooda Thunkit said...

Maggie,

I've heard that the popular consensus amongst the remaining R's is, "Don't let the doorknob..."No matter, the circus WILL STILL go on.

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