Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Ghost of the Future,"... "I fear you more than any Spectre I have seen.

So President Obama has embraced the conversion of Arlen Spectre to the Democrat Party.

If we were to hold Obama to his campaign promises, then this conversion should be condemned, not praised. Spectre's party switch is an act of political expediency on the part of a desperate man to hold onto power.

The point is not whether he really ever was a Republican or not or whether he will help Obama's agenda or not. The really troublesome thing to me is that this is another example of how power is the motivating factor in most if not all of our elected officials. It is our own fault though, of course, because we the people vote for Congressmen and Senators based on what they can do for us. The more powerful they are, the more pork we receive.

Arlen Spectre will gladly chide the GOP in order to gain favor with the majority Left in his state so he can hold on to his power...and the voters will likely gladly vote for him in order to keep the pork coming.

I fear the chains that we as a society are creating for by link...a chain of dependancy...a chain of indentured servitude for generations to come.

Jacob Marley: I wear the chain I forged in life! I made it link by link and yard by yard! I gartered it on of my own free will and by my own free will, I wore it!

Scrooge 1935


  1. Too bad there's no money back guarantees in politics. If I had donated to any of Specter's campaigns, as a Republican, I'd be pissed. It seems Specter has traded in his busted up treasure chest for a brand new, fully stocked Brink's truck.

  2. Right-O and spot on! I hoping that the principle of you get what you give kicks in here and those who supported him switch to someone this point...ANYONE else!

  3. Your blog is exactly what I was thinking about Specter. What a power hungry dirty politician.