Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Politically Bankrupt

Glenn Greenwald brings the pain on Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party:


What Specter's switch says about him, the Democrats and our political spectrum


The highlights:
1. Specter is not a liberal
2. Democrats should not support Specter
3. Specter is a soul-less political hack

In short: Specter is not a Democrat nor a liberal and no one should be supporting his obstructionist regressive agenda over someone that could be more meaningfully progressive.

Now I'm not even a Democrat, but I can see what Greenwald is saying. We "progressives" hang back waiting to support whatever talking head will do the least harm because we don't really have any candidates we can fully support. That's just how it is.

Some of us will still make a reflexive party-line vote here or there, but the vast majority of Americans are actually disenfranchised.