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  •  Specter will not necessarily vote with Dems all (2+ / 0-)
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    sullivanst, Grumpy Young Man

    the time, and certainly not necessarily for key legislation.  He changed to Dem purely for the sake of his own political hide.  Yes, nominally he's now a Dem.  But I don't see Dems being guaranteed any sort of "total authority to do whatever they want".

    Sheesh.  Yeah, it was big news that Specter changed parties, but he ain't gonna vote with the Dems for any reasons other than what satisfies the folks who own him.  And did they change priorities and demands, when he changed parties?

    •  What About the Others (1+ / 0-)
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      joynow

      forget Elmer. I doubt he'll still be in office after a year or so...

      what about Tester? Bayh? and the rest? they get let off the hook here?

      WELCOMING the Al Franken Decade!!

      by Superpole on Fri May 01, 2009 at 08:20:01 AM PDT

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