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Yay! I get to use this graphic again!

Ah, I thought I’d never get to run with this illo again.

Arlen Specter. ‘Member him? Defected from the Republican Party in time to be the 60th yea vote on Obamacare.

Duplicitous rat bastard has a new book out, was shocked that the Democrats reneged on all the goodies they promised. Wouldn’t campaign for him. Didn’t let him keep his seniority (and hence snag a plum chairmanship).

Specter believes Reid acted with “duplicity” while managing the party switch. Specter said Reid promised him that he would be recognized on the seniority list as a Democrat elected in 1980, but failed to deliver on it.

Had Specter been given the seniority he was promised, he would have become chairman of the powerful Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee and next in line to chair the Judiciary Committee.

Instead, Reid stripped Specter of all his seniority by passing a short resolution by unanimous consent in a nearly-empty chamber, burying him at the bottom of the Democrats’ seniority list.

Specter found out about it after his press secretary emailed him a press account of the switch. Specter was floored that Reid had “violated a fundamental Senate practice to give personal notice to a senator directly affected by the substance of a unanimous consent agreement.”

The fairytale ending? Specter didn’t even make it through the primary next go-round, when Democrats decided they’d rather vote for an actual Democrat, thanks very much.

Ye gods, our lords and masters are stupid people.

March 12, 2012 — 10:17 pm
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