Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Abandon ship!

With Arlen Specter abandoning the Republican Ship of Fools to become a Democrat, it made me wonder if they'll finally get the message. At the last election, people flooded the polls to get the Washington, D.C. insiders to pay attention to what we want. We want an honest government that does the job it was elected to do. Now, I'm not so sure that Mr Specter heard that mandate either. I read part of his statement that said he would still not vote for the Employee Free Choice Act even as a Democrat. If that is true, then I would have to question the motive behind his switching political parties. I can definitely respect his not wanting to be considered a Republican since they are about one level above a man-eating snake. I can't even imagine having to be in the same political party as Rush Limbaugh, or some of their other leading politicians and pundits. On the other hand, I also can't imagine being a Democrat and not believing that the Employee Free Choice Act should be passed into law. The hard working men and women who have built this country have been getting shafted by both political parties for a long, long time. Getting this Act passed would help make up for some of the losses they have taken in the workplace and the pocketbook. Please, Mr. Specter, say it out loud, repeat after me, the American working class deserve more than they have been getting. They deserve not only praise, but also a living wage, so that they can raise their families and live well. As a newly minted Democrat, I will be proud to vote for the Employee Free Choice Act as a first step toward righting the wrongs done to the American worker by corporations and their own government. If you can't do that, Mr. Specter, then you're just another Republican in Democrat's clothing. We've seen how well that's been working! Stand up for the working people, let them choose to unionize or not, that is their right. Just in case you are having trouble making up your mind, remember, you work for us, we don't work for you!

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