Wednesday, May 06, 2009

No take backs!

I just want to go ahead and declare "no take backs" or "this door is closed" or "hell, no!".

This message is intended for Senator Arlen Specter. After giving the GOP the lovely gift of departing the party, there are absolutely no take backs of this gift.

This comes in response to all of the media attention you were richly rewarded with after leaving the GOP. President Obama promised his full support and promised to campaign for you. Harry Reid promised you would keep your seniority in the committees, even hinting at chairmanships.

Apparently the Democrats in the Senate are not actually buying this garbage. From WaPo

The Senate dealt a blow tonight to Sen. Arlen Specter's hold on seniority in several key committees, a week after the Pennsylvanian's party switch placed Democrats on the precipice of a 60-seat majority.

In a unanimous voice vote, the Senate approved a resolution that added Specter to the Democratic side of the dais on the five committees on which he serves, an expected move that gives Democrats larger margins on key panels such as Judiciary and Appropriations.

But Democrats placed Specter in one of the two most junior slots on each of the five committees for the remainder of this Congress, which goes through December 2010. Democrats have suggested that they will consider revisiting Specter's seniority claim at the committee level only after the midterm elections next year.

This was not a sideways move as Specter expected to happen. Instead, Specter was demoted to rookie status.

So on behalf of conservatives elsewhere, I officially declare "no take backs". We do not want you back.

Try the Green Party- maybe they will have you.

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