That’s Right Nate

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Hit the Road Arlen

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Today, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter became a Democrat.   Actually, that’s not quite right.   In my mind he always was a Democrat.  Specter, who voted for Obama’s bloated stimulus package, has time and again failed to live up to the values that make our party great—discipline and the ability to vote no to stuff that Obama proposes.  He had no right to leave the party just because we were trying to get a more conservative politician to run against him in the Republican primary.  The people of Pennsylvania voted for a Republican Senator and that’s what they deserve.   The good news is we have managed to purge our party of all but two disenting voices—The Laverne and Shirley of the Capitol Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.

Now personally this may be good for Specter.   He probably gains a chance to return to Washington for another term, but what does he lose?   To answer that, I composed a list of those things that any good Republican would miss about the GOP:

10. Rush Limbaugh’s producer’s voice mail number

9. Michael Steele’s Def Conservative Poetry on C-Span 8

8. David Vitter’s porn collection

7. Immunity from Michelle Bachman’s “He’s probably a Muslim” list

6. Senate Tea Bagging Parties (Wow that never gets old)

5. Weekly Shirts vs. Skins basketball games

4. Being on the same side as Joe Lieberman I think.  Wait, no actually hmm yeah.   I think that they’re on opposite sides. I can’t keep track.

3. Making up fake notes from John McCain to pass to Lindsey Graham

2. Hiding Jim Bunning’s briefcase and pretending to help him look for it.

1. Invitations to Rupert Murdoch’s September 19th Talk Like a Pirate Day Party

The Republicans will survive.  We will remain a big tent party because of all the people who are economic policies now have living with their families in big tents.  Mister Specter on the other hand, let’s just say its his loss.

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Written by thatsrightnate

April 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Oh, sure, he loses a few perks, but now he can have an abortion if he wants and he can get gay married. More important in the long run, really. Be of good cheer. You’ve still got Sarah and Michelle. You’ll always have them. We wouldn’t take them for anything.

    zenyenta

    April 29, 2009 at 7:42 am

  2. I think all members of congress should be required by law to wear Phil Specter wigs while they are in session, like those tres cool British judge and solicitor rugs. Maybe they could do ‘mood wigs’ like ‘mood rings’ and they would change color when they get angry and stuff!

    equa yona

    April 29, 2009 at 8:36 am

  3. Well he was a Democrat, then he was a Republican, now he is a Democrat again.. I wish he would do like Lieberman and just declare he is Independent and be done with it.

    Annette

    April 29, 2009 at 11:07 am

  4. I don’t think the independents wanted him.

    thatsrightnate

    April 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  5. That’s a wig on Phil Spector?!?!?!!?!? I thought it was natural!

    wrecksracer

    April 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

  6. Oh shoot. I think I got the wrong Specter

    thatsrightnate

    April 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm

  7. Phil, Arlen…Arlen, Phil….what’s the difference? they’re both creeps

    wrecksracer

    April 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm


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