Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The RINO who finally came out of the closet....

....he'll be a pain in their arse, as well.

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Blogger Chuck said...

I say good riddance.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Yes, he will!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:05:00 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Good riddance and no loss. He has only made is easier for conservative Pat Toomey to defeat him and take the seat in 2010!

So in reality a big thank you to Benedict Specter for jumping ship!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:01:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

But most importantly, he'll be THEIR pain in the ass. It's truly no loss; he's simply come out of the proverbial closet. In my opinion it might make is easier for Toomey.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:25:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Something to keep in mind:

Mr. Specter's jump across the aisle significantly adds to the heavy Republican burden in Senate races next year. True, the political climate then may be more favorable for Republican gains; the economy probably won't be booming and the president's popularity won't be sky-high. But there's a problem: the map.

The states with Senate races in 2010 do not favor Republicans. They must defend 19 seats, six in states won handily by Barack Obama. In three -- New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio -- Democrats also have a built-in, blue-state edge. Indeed it was the strong Democratic advantage in Pennsylvania that prompted Mr. Specter's switch. In two other states -- Florida and North Carolina -- Republican chances are no better than fair. Only in Iowa, with incumbent Chuck Grassley a shoo-in for re-election, are Republicans assured of holding on in Obamaland.

Losing one or two or three Senate seats on the heels of Mr. Specter's departure would be devastating for Republicans. Already his defection has robbed them of their most reliable weapon in blocking President Obama's liberal proposals. If the 60 Democrats (counting Mr. Specter and Al Franken) stick together, they can keep Republicans from getting the 41 votes for a successful filibuster.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:50:00 AM  

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