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Arlen Specter — The Perfect Example of Government Not Working

arlen-specter1Arlen Specter is a perfect example of why the federal government is no longer for the people and by the people.  Specter, a career politician, is more concerned with his re-election in 2010 than he is spending time in the Senate representing his constituents and their beliefs.  In fact, this is true of most politicians, but is just so clearly defined by the announcement today by Arlen Specter to switch parties.

Specter a 30 year Republican, now decides in the midst of unpopularity with Republicans and in particular conservatives, that he’ll just change his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.  What does that mean Mr. Specter?  Did you change your principles overnight and decide you are Democrat? or was it just expedient for you in order to hold on to your Senate seat to attempt to run as a Democrat since you were not likely to win as a Republican?

As part of Senator Specter’s statement today, he had the following to say regarding his vote for the stimulus package:

When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party. But, I saw the stimulus as necessary to lessen the risk of a far more serious recession than we are now experiencing.

Senator Specter, did it ever dawn on you that your beliefs and party affiliation have no importance whatsoever in the job you are truly there to do?  Is it not your duty to represent your constituents views rather than your own?  During the stimulus package debate 43% of voters opposed the stimulus package while only 37% approved of the stimulus as reported by Rasmussen, yet Senator Arlen Specter was instrumental in ensuring its passage.  Only 37% of the public approve and Arlen Specter thinks his approval vote for the stimulus package represented the will of the people.  This is not government for the people and by the people.  Senator Specter, you may have seen the stimulus package as necessary, but only 37% of the Nation agreed with you.  Please do not pretend like you are acting in our best interests when you are clearly not following the will of the people.

Changing his party affiliation is typical of a Senator desperate to keep his job while we the people are losing ours.  Senator Specter I hope you are soundly defeated in 2010 as you have no idea any more what it means to serve the people as you only serve yourself sir.

Written by KJ Kaufman

April 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

Webster’s New Dictionary Definition for Stupid and Ignorant

webster-dictionaryIn listening to the  reasoning given by Senators Susan Collins and Arlen Specter, one can only conclude that these may be the two most stupid and ignorant human beings in the United States of America.  In order to find out if there was any truth to this, I consulted Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary and found the two following entries:


Main Entry:  stu·pidarlen-specter

1 a: slow of mind : obtuse b: given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner c: lacking intelligence or reason : brutish2: dulled in feeling or sensation : torpid <still stupid from the sedative>3: marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless <a stupid decision>4 a: lacking interest or point <a stupid event> b: vexatious , exasperating <the stupid car won’t start>  See Senator Arlen Specter


Main Entry:  ig·no·rantsusan-collins

1 a: destitute of knowledge or education <an ignorant society> ; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified <parents ignorant of modern mathematics> b: resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence <ignorant errors>2: unaware , uninformed  See Senator Susan Collins


If you listen to these two speak on the subject of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”  (Stimulus Package) you will find yourself shaking your head and wondering how in the heck these two are sitting U.S. Senators with the ability to bankrupt future generations of Americans.  It’s utterly inconceivable.


Some of you may wonder why I haven’t included Senator Olympia Snowe in the above descriptions.  The simple fact is that Senator Snowe is neither stupid nor ignorant.  I disagree with the stance she is taking on the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” but she speaks intelligently on the subject and deserves the right to hold her informed intellectual opinion.  She may find herself in the future regretting her decision, but she at least made it with a command of the subject matter unlike her two colleagues Senators Specter and Collins who have absolutely no idea what they support and do not possess the intellect to ever understand it.

Written by KJ Kaufman

February 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm