HolyCoast: Arlen Specter Can't Believe Anybody Would Double-Cross Him

Monday, March 12, 2012

Arlen Specter Can't Believe Anybody Would Double-Cross Him

Poor baby:
Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform.

Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican.

Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now.

He makes surprising revelations about Republican leaders, as well — he writes that former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) told him that he would have made the same decision to defect from the GOP if he had been in Specter’s position.
Remember, it was Specter who double-crossed the Democrats in the 60's when he thought his political fortunes would improve as a Republican, and Specter again who jumped back when it was clear he'd lose the GOP primary. He's just getting what he gave.

1 comment:

Larry said...

But it's people like this, we are told, who brought dignity to the Republican party by reaching across the aisle.

If what he says about Dole is true, then I think Dole has some explaining to do. If Specter's position was really untenable, then why didn't Dole advise him to resign his seat -allowing a stronger and maybe more conservative Republican to run instead? As it is, Specter looked out for his own skin and the country got stuck with socialized healthcare and a $16 trillion dinner tab, among other problems. He's just another posterchild for term limits, to which detractors claim the country would be worse off without such splendid experience.

How much money did the stupid RNC dump into this guys multiple re-election campaigns? How much money are they dumping into similar campaigns in 2012?