Specter Disappoints Democrats Now
It appears Arlen Specter is being received by the partisans of his new party about as well as he was by those of his old one. On “Meet the Press” this morning, he denied reports that he told President Obama “i’ll be a loyal Democrat.”
He’s demonstrated that, in fact, he’s not going to be a loyal Democrat by voting against Obama’s budget and promising to continue his opposition to Dawn Johnson, Obama’s nominee to be head of the Office of Legal Council.
Nicole Belle wonders, “Is it any clearer that this Faustian bargain made for those fabled 60 votes is no bargain at all for the majority party?” Steve Benen calls Specter a “DINO.” Ben Armbruster‘s commenters are not pleased.
Welcome to Arlen.