Monday, April 05, 2010

Traitorous Hack Now Viewed as 'Model Democrat'

Let's see. He votes against the will of his constituents, has a smug, condescending attitude, is a slimy opportunist, enjoys backroom deals, is a cranky prick and faces the end of his career come November.

By golly, they're right. He is a model Democrat.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) says he feels fully comfortable with his new party since leaving the GOP almost a year ago.

And, facing a challenge from the left in the May Democratic primary, Specter seems every bit the reliable foot soldier.

He’s become a leading advocate for organized labor within the Senate Democratic Conference and has developed close working relationships with some of the party’s most influential leaders.

“My colleagues on the Democratic side have been very receptive,” Specter said in an interview.
Well, of course they are. There isn't anyone Democrats love more than a useful idiot.
“They were glad to see me buck the Republican obstructionism and provide key support on the stimulus and the 60th vote on healthcare reform,” he said.

When he was a Republican, Specter gave GOP leaders and the conservative base fits with his independent stands, such as not voting to convict former President Bill Clinton during Senate impeachment proceedings.

Despite vowing independence when he switched parties on April 28 of last year, Specter has become a model Democratic senator.

During Specter’s 29-year career as a Senate Republican, he voted with Democrats 35 percent of the time. Since switching parties in 2009, he has cast more than 95 out of 100 votes with Democratic leaders.

Specter said his political outlook became “irreconcilable” with the GOP when most of his Republican colleagues refused to support economic stimulus legislation that he says “saved the country from a 1929 depression.”
Of course the stimulus hasn't worked in the slightest, but hey, don't let facts get in the way of a good puff piece.

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