Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Specter is a switch

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:48 PM

NOTE: Spector is a switch from way back. He was a Democrat until 1965. He's been a Republican since then — well, until today.

As one commenter said on The Political Carnival blog, "omg -- all the repubs just dookied in their pants."

Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move that will push Democrats closer to total control of the U.S. Senate.

Specter's switch is a huge boost for President Barack Obama as he tries to advance his agenda on energy policy, health care reform and other issues.

With 60 votes in the 100-seat chamber, Obama's fellow Democrats could stop Republican filibusters — stalling tactics used to delay or defeat legislation.

Read the rest of this MSNBC.com article here.

Now, if Norm Coleman would stop being such a whiney baby poor looser, the Dems will have 60 votes in the Senate. Why is 60 the magic number? With 60 votes, Democrats can push through damn near any legislation they want -- all while swearing they're not voting along party lines.

WATCH: MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, "Norm, it's over; you lost."

Specter on being a switch in the 60s:

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