Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Good Bye Arlen Specter... You Won't Be Missed
By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
The soon to be former Senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter received his just deserts Tuesday. The party switching, self absorbed and self serving pol with very few scruples was handily defeated in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary by Joe Sestak.
During an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell before election results were in he had some interesting comments:
What you see happening across the country is that the tea party organization has taken over.
Is we're not careful, if you don't field the strongest candidate... frankly, like Arlen Specter... they're going to take over. Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.
They want to go back to the gold standard, it'd be an 18th century America."
Let me get this straight, a movement that supports a more limited role for the federal government, balanced budgets and fiscal sanity, elimination of unnecessary federal departments such as the Department of Education, and favors a return to the gold standard, is unreasonable?
Well, perhaps to those who actually might believe money grows on trees, the government knows what's best for them, and the bigger the bureaucracy and the greater it's power the better is is for the people, I suppose it is considered unreasonable.
Thankfully this opportunistic 80 year old big government spender will be unemployed shortly. With Specter's loss in Pennsylvania, and Rand Paul's huge win in Kentucky thing are looking pretty good. There is a short time for celebration... before the hard work and future efforts to unsettle and unseat very complacent Congressional and Senatorial bodies.
For your amusement the video of soon to be unemployed Arlen Specter telling it only as he can.