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Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

April 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

WASHINGTON – Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter announced plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move that will push Democrats closer to total control of the U.S. Senate.

Specter’s switch is a huge boost for President Barack Obama as he tries to advance his agenda on energy policy, health care reform and other issues.

With 60 votes in the 100-seat chamber, Obama’s fellow Democrats could stop Republican filibusters — stalling tactics used to delay or defeat legislation.

Specter would give Democrats at least 59 Senate seats. There is one vacancy from Minnesota, where Democrat Al Franken holds a narrow lead in a race still being disputed in the courts.

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Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

What’s the big deal?? The MSM is nearly orgasmic. It’s the end of the world! Specter is going over to the Dems. So? He’s been with the Dems for a long time now.

This is NO loss and is NO surprise, now if John McCain would go ahead and join his Dem buddies. McCain and Specter, RINOs at their very best. Why be Dem-Lite when you can be a full blown, socialist supporting Democrat??

This USA of ours in a bad shape. A lot of it is the fault of the Dems, a lot of it is the fault of the Republicans. This defection is a prime example. Specter is putting his career ahead of this nation. He is NOT switching over party ideologies, he is switching because he feels he can keep his job if he runs as a Dem. A job he has held for 29 years now.

That length of Senatorial service also brings up a serious need for TERM LIMITS. Specter has been in the Senate for 29 years. Enough is enough! The Senate and Congress are not career positions, at least, they shouldn’t be career positions. Any man or woman that spends decades in those hallowed halls is totally out of touch with the realities of life faced by the average American citizen.

America is in a dangerous position. There are no discernable differences in the political parties running this nation. Other than their given names, it’s often impossible to identify the players without a game card. We have 2 U.S. Senators from Texas that have an (R) behind their names, that (R) stands for RINO. Our U.S. Senators voted FOR the socialization of America, they both voted FOR the 1st bailout, doing so against the express wishes of their constituents.

One of those Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison, is retiring from the Senate to come home and run for Texas Governor. Many of us here in Texas are planning on making sure that Hutchison enjoys a nice, quiet retirement, OUT of public office. There is a great candidate vying for the Hutchison seat, Michael Williams, and hopefully, when John Cornyn comes up for reelection again in 2014, we can replace his RINO/Socialist self with a REAL Conservative! If there’s still a USA worth working with that is!

I am hoping the American people send a message to D.C. in 2010, and again in 2012, but NOT by sending more RINOs! We need real Conservatives serving this nation, in local, state and federal positions, not Repubs, not RINOs and not Dem hacks, we need Conservative American patriots!

I can’t get a lot done in YOUR particular state, that part is up to you. These U.S. Congress and Senate debacles are STATES issues, and it’s up to the residents OF the individual states to run these disgusting pieces of excrement out of office, Dems, Repubs, RINOs, whatever the name. Run them OUT!

Find, support and vote for REAL Conservatives! Urge those that you know to be REAL Conservatives and patriots to run for elected office, and if they do, and if they happen to get elected, hold their feet to the fire. Force them to walk the line. If they don’t serve the purpose during their 1st term, fire them and start over. If they want to hover in place for several decades and make a career of doing nothing other than warming a seat, or if they only seek to serve their own devices, fire them and place more motivated folks in office. Elected officials need to move UP or out! It’s that simple.


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