Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Who's the bigger whore?

You've got to love politics to appreciate the squirt gun standoff between the Republicans and Democrats over the defection of Arlen Specter from the GOP.

The first volley I received was a jubliant E-mail from Senator Bob Menendez coupled with a plea for money to help Senate Democrats in the next election.

Moments later there was one from GOP chair Michael Steele whose double speak suggests that Specter never really was one of us and then, literally, likens him to Benedict Arnold. (If he was never really one of us, then how could be be a traitor?) Oh, by the way, send money so we can stave off the Senate Democrats.

It's as if the sandbox isn't big enough for these nitwits whose arguments seem to boil down to a couple of prostitutes battling over who's the biggest whore. Neither have much credibility.

We're not stupid -- at leasts some of us. Can the canned crap and get down to this nation's real problems.

As for Specter, I agree with Steele that he's turned his back on the Republican party just at a time when the party needs diversity of thought. But Specter's credibility shot down to negative numbers when his professed exit for philosophical reasons was coupled with an uncanny admission that he might not be able to get reelected as a Republican.

Even though Steele's hands are far from clean, he was right to call Specter out on this. You'll probably not hear much of a retort from Specter because, after all, it's his own words that did him in. He really didn't need Steele's gratuitous help.

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