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Left wing columnist extraordinaire Paul Krugman’s recent opinion piece for the ever famous liberal rag, The New York Times, entitled “The Politics of Spite” is another myopic and tunnel-visioned article not fit for the toilet paper that the infamous Grey Lady is printed on. In it, Krugman predictably targets Republicans as nothing more than spiteful children and seeks to convince the gullible masses – that still actually read the NY Slimes – that Republicans are the only unreasonable and cut throat party in D.C. It is only natural that an ignorant left wing ideologue conflates Conservatives with Republicans and refuses to acknowledge the vitriolic bile and unadulterated hatred that the left hurls at its opponents. Read the rest of this entry »
During the final years of the Bush administration Democrats pioneered and perfected the war-funding to fund policy tactic. They attach their pet policy funding to war-funding bills in order to force what would otherwise be tabled or tossed out through the Congress. It has worked like a charm, because no politician – or respectable American – would veto or vote against funding the troops that are sent out to war. Like virtually every other shady practice that gets tax payer monies to their pet projects, it has proven addictive. And surprise of surprises, they’re still at it. Read the rest of this entry »
The big news in the Beltway today is that Arlen Specter has decided to join the Democrat caucus. This isn’t really news at all. Specter has, for all intents and purposes, always been a Democrat. Anyone that has paid any sort of attention to his voting record knows that. Specter’s reasoning couldn’t be more obvious either. Specter knows that Toomey is likely to win the GOP nomination for his PA seat in 2010. Specter’s best chance of hanging onto his seat is as a Democrat.
Many seem to be concerned about a filibuster proof Senate once Al Franken is seated. These people are assuming that it wasn’t already. Specter would never hold the line in a filibuster. He refused to even tow the party line on the Porkulus bill. Even though every poll showed that a majority of Americans were anti-Porkulus. What makes anyone think for one second that he would uphold a filibuster?
It takes a bit of backbone and conviction to uphold a filibuster, especially when political pressure is involved. Specter has neither. Republicans could more readily trust the Blue Dogs to help hold a filibuster than Specter, Collins or Snowe.
In the end with blood in the water in the PA GOP primary, an angry base and an angry national committee, Arlen did what anyone would expect of the mental midget – He has taken his ball and gone home. And like the playgrounds of yesteryear, Specter’s little tantrum was but a brief disturbance as Arlen stalked away like a five year old after a severe public spanking… Tears and flubbering lips all the way back to mommy. A spectacle reconciled almost immediately by the sight and sound of ropes skipping, balls bouncing and raucous games of “Tag.”
Essentially nothing has changed… except perhaps to correct the letter following Specter’s name. Which will now more accurately reflect his politics. The only thing shocking about it is how long it took.