Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SENATOR SPHINCTER

Anyone who reads here with any regularity knows I am no big fan of flippers in general or Arlen Specter specifically.  I will shed no tears at his departure.

Still, The Soros/DFA/Netroots types are making this sound like some big big lefty triumph.  For God's sake, people, Sestak's a flag officer in the United States Navy.  The White House tried to schmooze him out of the race because they didn't want Sphincter to be outside the tent pissing in, not because they thought they had any philosophical problem with Sestak.  What do you want to bet that BHO makes campaign appearances (plural) for Sestak in the Fall?

Good result, purge the flippers, but not any kind of move to the screaming socialist left.

5 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, May 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that this was just the voters of PA *finally* rejecting the conclusions of the Warren Commission.

 
At 3:17 PM, May 19, 2010, Anonymous Jason said...

Flip-flopping, party-changing aside-

Arlen Specter was the biggest proponent of biomedical research in Congress. You can make an argument that the boom in biotech is a direct result of his bull-rushing funding increases for the NIH, which in turn led to breakthrough discoveries capitalized upon by the biotech sector.

 
At 3:23 PM, May 19, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Anon 1513,

May all your knolls be grassy.

TYFCB

 
At 3:25 PM, May 19, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

1517,

Which, ironically, he could do more effectively as a reluctant Republican swingman who had to be bribed (persuaded) to go along with other stuff.

You're not wrong. It's a good reminder that even a jerk can do a few good things in this world.

TYFCB

 
At 7:32 PM, May 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take that bet. He's helped so much where he's dared to go. Should be interesting.

 

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