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New Democrat Specter loses committee seniority

May 6th, 2009 . by TexasFred

New Democrat Specter loses committee seniority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic Party has cost him his seniority on Senate committees.

The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday night that made him the most junior Democrat on the committees on which he serves. The resolution was passed after an agreement was reached between leadership in both parties and Specter, said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Manley said the seniority issue will be revisited after the 2010 elections.

Specter, 79, is seeking a sixth term next year in Pennsylvania. He has said he made the decision to end his four-decade relationship with the Republican Party because he was unlikely to win the nomination in a party that has grown increasingly conservative.

Specter serves on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Veterans Affairs, Environment and Public Works, and Special Aging committees.

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New Democrat Specter loses committee seniority

New Democrat Specter loses committee seniority??

Well, he lost his credibility a long time ago, he lost any scruples he may have had, then he lost his mind. He became a full blown RINO before declaring his real label, Democrat. He might as well lose a few other things in the process.

The real winner here was the RNC, or, more accurately, the few Conservatives that remain IN the RNC, they now have one less RINO in the herd to deal with.

Specter was a Dem/Libber for many years, just like John McCain. McCain IS a Dem, he’s just not wearing the name, yet. Thus, the title of RINO.

When people like Specter place THEIR wants and desires above those that elected them to office, We the People have lost nothing when one of these @sshats goes away! We have a person like that right here in Texas, my state representative, Rep. Joe Driver (R-113). Driver made it fairly clear that HE didn’t like the idea of *Open Carry* here in Texas and he was not going to support it. Driver didn’t offer ANY numbers on what the people of his district wanted, he didn’t state that the overall opinion of his constituents was against the idea of *Open Carry*, he plainly stated that HE didn’t like the idea.

There is a message that the American people must convey to our elected officials. It doesn’t matter if that official is local, county/parish, state or national, we do NOT work for them, they work for us, and as such, they are in office to further the wishes of We, the People.

When a person runs for office, and wins that office, they become a servant of the people. Many elected officials seem to make that the very 1st thing that they conveniently forget! If Americans could just find a way to remind these guys of that fact.

Oh, wait, we DO have a way to make those officials aware, it’s called VOTING, if the elected officials are not meeting your expectations, vote them OUT. It’s that simple!

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9 Responses to “New Democrat Specter loses committee seniority”

  1. comment number 1 by: Basti

    The upside off all this is that the SOB is 79 and won’t be around much longer to sell out anyone else. In fact he may not get elected again, as he’s facing a serious challenge in the next election.

  2. comment number 2 by: angrywhitedude

    Fred, I see Specter’s move to the Dims as a great sign! He’s the first RINO to be removed from the Republican party by the tea party movement. After he signed the spending bill, he was a dead man with Republicans. He has been the enemy of conservatives for years. Now we need to remove McCain, Snow, Hatch, Collins and the rest of the RINOs in the Republican party. Fear the tea party!

    Angry White Dude

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Oh hell yeah Specter leaving is a good thing…

    Fear the TEA Party?? I am NOT so sure, today I saw the snobbery often exhibited by the RNC rear it’s ugly head. It was quickly rectified, but it was there none the less.

    I am not at all convinced that there’s more than a very few people left in this nation that realize that We, the goddamned tax paying people, ALL have a right to a say in the way we are governed…

  4. comment number 4 by: mrchuck

    “Oh, wait, we DO have a way to make those officials aware, it’s called VOTING, if the elected officials are not meeting your expectations, vote them OUT. It’s that simple!”

    Boy Howdy Super Fred do I like your statement above!

    It says it all. Politicians that do not meet my expectations, I won’t vote for them!

    That should be in the “boiler works” of the Conservative party!

  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    Maybe the Democrats don’t trust Specter? He’s the type who would win reelection as a Democrat and convert back to being a Republican. If he did that, the blue bloods would give him anything he wants. As it is now, they’re not supporting Toomey. Specter needs to just go away, far away.

  6. comment number 6 by: hardheadedtexan

    I wish I had an answer. Republicans piss me off more than Democracks. Mainly because they are so full of shit. Once they get into office they completely snub the ones who put them there.
    We need a voice, a very loud voice. The MSM is so far left, it makes me sick.
    I hate to say it but I think we need a clean slate.

  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    That’s why we need term limits for representatives and senators. Six years for a representative and twelve for a Senator. When they leave congress they get no more pay and free health care. What we have in congress now on both sides of the aisle believe they are Lords and Masters over all of us.

    The bailout package was proof they could care less what the people who elected them want. Both Democrats and Republicans were dead set against that bailout but the lords in congress thought otherwise.

  8. comment number 8 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    This is just too damned funny. It sisn’t take Specter long to find out how the Democrats roll. If you sleep with dogs you are bound to get fleas.

  9. comment number 9 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Boo-fucking-hoo, Arlen. STFU.