Thursday, April 30, 2009

Magic Bullet Man

Arlen Specter, famous author of the JFK "magic bullet" assassination theory, is now positioned to be among the 60 democrats of an imagined filibuster proof senatorial voting block.

Three problems:

1. Arlen Specter is a political hack that cannot be relied upon to do anything but save his own ass.

2. Al Franken still needs to be seated for the 60 block to exist and we've all been waiting for that a long time already. I'm not saying it won't happen, just that it hasn't yet.

3. This all presumes that having a democratic filibuster proof senatorial voting block is even worth having - as if the democrats actually represented something substantially different than their GOP brothers and sisters, which they don't.

Politicians are all of a kind: greedy, corporate cock-sucking, supporters of the existing oligarchy. They support the status quo.

I am not at all optimistic about this Arlen Specter thing.


*Update: 5 May 2009*

Apparently, Specter himself denies that he will be a "loyal Democrat" and states that he will oppose Democrats on issues like health care. So what's the fucking point of this guy?

Democrats need to *STAND* for something again and stop just being a more reasonable version of the far-right. At the moment, Democrats are the party one votes for because the other guys are out of their fucking minds. It would be nice to be able to vote for Democrats because they have substantive ideas that one could passionately support. It would be nice to be able to vote for Democrats who are willing to carry through on their campaign promises.