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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:18 am    Post subject: Specter the Defector Gets Screwed by Democrats Reply with quote

There is no honor among thieves.
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In announcing his move across the aisle last week, Specter asserted that Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) had assured him he would retain his seniority in the Senate and on the five committees on which he serves. Specter's tenure ranked him ahead of all but seven Democrats.

Instead, though, on a voice vote last night, the Senate approved a resolution that made Specter the most junior Democrat on four committees for the remainder of this Congress. (He will rank second from last on the fifth, the Special Committee on Aging.) Reid himself read the resolution on the Senate floor, underscoring the reversal.

Democrats have suggested that they will consider revisiting Specter's seniority claim at the committee level only after next year's midterm elections.

"This is all going to be negotiated next Congress," Jim Manley, a Reid spokesman, said last night.

Specter's office declined to comment.

The loss of seniority could prove costly to Specter in his campaign to win reelection in 2010, denying him the ability to distinguish himself from a newcomer in his ability to claim key positions.

Specter said last week that becoming chairman of the Appropriations Committee was a personal goal of his, and his Senate service seemed to put him in position to be the third-ranking Democrat there. Now, though, he will not hold even an Appropriations subcommittee chairmanship in 2011 -- a critical foothold Specter has used to send billions of dollars to Pennsylvania.

Specter also appeared to be next in line to chair the Judiciary Committee, behind the current chairman, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.). But when Supreme Court nomination hearings are held this summer, he will be the last senator to ask questions of the eventual nominee -- a dramatically lower profile than in 2005 and 2006, when he chaired the confirmation hearings of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense. He should prove himself before being given all that power.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drizek wrote:
Makes sense. He should prove himself before being given all that power.


Actually he should expect it since you can't trust a traitor.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drizek wrote:
Makes sense. He should prove himself before being given all that power.
Prove himself? I think everyone knows who he is by now. The question remains (Harry ain't saying), whats his price.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the problem with whoring yourself for power: you get treated like a whore.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think everyone knows who he is by now. The question remains (Harry ain't saying), what's his price.

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This is the problem with whoring yourself for power: you get treated like a whore.

Looks like we are of the same mind where it comes to the distinguished Senator.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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drizek wrote:
Makes sense. He should prove himself before being given all that power.
Prove himself? I think everyone knows who he is by now. The question remains (Harry ain't saying), whats his price.


Loyalty, not competence.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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drizek wrote:
Makes sense. He should prove himself before being given all that power.
Prove himself? I think everyone knows who he is by now. The question remains (Harry ain't saying), whats his price.


Loyalty, not competence.


Which is not something you can expect from a traitor. Or Democrats.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or any of the whores that make up elected government.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather support the disloyal party than the incompetent one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or any of the whores that make up elected government.

How dare you sully the good name of whores by comparing them to politicians?
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I consider the senior senator of my state quite loyal, both to the state and to the party's core ideals.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would rather support the disloyal party than the incompetent one.


Then why do you support the Dems, since everything they do seems to be completely imcompetant and cowardly.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol blind hatred
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