Man Of The Hour!

Pennsylvania Senator, Arlen Specter, announced today that he is switching to the Democratic Party!  Always one of the more pragmatic (and less dogmatic) Republicans, Senator Specter broke from his party of 29 years after concluding that the Republican party had just moved too far to the right.  He saw the handwriting on the wall, after watching 200,000 Pennsylvanian Republicans cross over to the Democratic Party.

The good senator stated:  “I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.”

If the Al Franken debacle is ever rightfully resolved in Minnesota, this would give the Democrats 60 votes in the Senate, and would provide the Democrats with the means to break any Republican filibuster.

The move has left the Senate Republicans in a state of shock.   Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, called an emergency meeting of party leaders to try to sort things out, and to attempt to put the best possible face on the matter.

President Obama was informed of the momentous news and reportedly called Senator Specter to say:  “You have my full support,” and we are “thrilled to have you.”

For the full story please visit:

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/28/specter-will-run-as-a-democrat-in-2010/?nl=pol&emc=pola1

Your Uncle Rave


7 Responses to “Man Of The Hour!”


  1. 1 LOUDelf April 29, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I admired his pragmatism when he used his time and taxpayer dollars to investigate a football team because they beat his in the Superbowl. 😉

  2. 2 unclerave April 29, 2009 at 3:16 am

    You can’t fault him for that, LOUDelf! After all, we are talking about the Darth Vader and the “Federation” of the NFL, when it comes to Bill Bellicose and the North Eastern Patriot ACTors!

    YUR

  3. 4 unclerave April 29, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Jeez, LOUDelf. William Belichick is ruthless and devious. He and the Pats likely deserved an independent investigation. Spec was just calling a spade a spade.

    YUR

  4. 5 LOUDelf April 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Not on the taxpayer dime. That’s why the league has a commissioner’s office.

    Don’t confuse your dislike of a widely-used technique that resulted in wins, for necessity of taxpayer expenditure. There is a difference.

    Maybe Specter should have investigated Brady, Welker, Moss, Thomas, Bruschi, or the rest of the stacked lineup that team produced to figure out why they were so dominant, rather than what he did. At the point he did, he got filed under “Another Grandstanding Politician” in my book.

  5. 6 unclerave April 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Don’t fool yourself into thinking that the commissioner’s office is out for TRUTH & JUSTICE, LOUDelf. The league wanted to minimize the issue . . . and they did. With all the various legal and discipline problems around the league they did not need, nor want, this kind of story to gain any real traction. For all intents and purposes, Football IS America’s Game. Do you think they wanted/needed the same kind of spotlight that the MLB has received, the last few years, with its steroid scandal? Hell no, brother.

    I usually like it when my dislikes and other’s wrong doings dovetail so nicely.

    As far as the taxpayer’s dime goes, Spec only conducted a very informal and cursory “investigation”. He was CALLING for a formal investigation, but the “sour grapes” tack/allegations worked AGAINST him, and FOR the Commish.

    I’m sure there are plenty of other reasons for not being a fan of Arlen Specter’s. (Magic Bullet Theory, for one) I’m just celebrating the victory over the Obama Obstructionists.

    YUR

  6. 7 LOUDelf April 30, 2009 at 12:26 am

    One man’s obstructionist, is another man’s congressperson who refuses to vote on a spending bill that zero congressmen or their aides read even 50% of.

    I’m not a blamer, I focus on solutions. In this I’d like to see the GOP come up with more (they have some) solutions rather than what people like you perceive (cometimes quite accurately) as obstructions, political gamesmanship, or partisanship. However, I also can not fault them for voting against every one of the pork-laiden bills put in front of them either.

    Partisanship will ruin this country, and we’ve seen it heavily over the last 100 days. I hope independent thought starts to work itself in for a change.


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