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Well, the Senate‘s biggest liberal RHINO turned his back on his party permanently today. The walking sack of jello folded just weeks after denying he had any intention of switching. Wait; he lied? Well, he will fit in well, now won’t he! Can’t say I’m totally sorry because I have hated to see his face after his mistreatment of several conservative judicial candidates the past 20 years.

News of Sen. Arlen Specter‘s party switch today comes after months of strong statements to the contrary by the Pennsylvania Senator.

In a March 17th interview with The Hill, Specter said he absolutely would not switch parties:

[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But the answer is no.

I’m not going to discuss private talks I had with other people who may or may not be considered influential. But since those three people are in the public domain, I think it is appropriative to respond to those questions.

I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That’s the basis of politics in America. I’m afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance. That’s a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on Separation of powers.

via The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Specter had disavowed a switch.

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Well, they wouldn’t want to confuse things by having an actual scientist give his analysis of global warning. It is better to have a divinity school drop-out who is the author of several fictional books give his unsupported opinion about the subject…Good Job Democrats!!!

UK‘s Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington. Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

“The House Democrats don’t want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

via Report: Democrats Refuse to Allow Skeptic to Testify Alongside Gore At Congressional Hearing | Climate Depot.

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Mr. Summers soaks it all in...

Mr. Summers soaks it all in...

This afternoon Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House’s National Economic Council, was caught snoozing during a scheduled meeting with credit card officials. Obama was lecturing and Mr. Summers was catching some Z’s!

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It is so obvious that the president and his staff think the American people are so stupid they can”t count to a billion! Okay, well maybe we don’t have time to count, but we do know the difference between a hundred million and the billions that Washington is committed to blowing every year. We’re not fooled and we’re definitely not impressed by the attempt.

The key line from Obama is that “none of these things alone are going to make a difference,” except, of course, that “they start setting a tone.” Obama is exactly right. They are not going to make a difference, and he has no intention to make real cuts… but… he does have EVERY INTENTION of “setting a tone” of making cuts. As long as the American people think he’s trying to cut spending, that’s all that really matters to him. Then, he can go right on with his tax and spend agenda, and Americans will actually feel good about it. That’s his plan, anyway. Incredible.

Thankfully, not everyone was buying into the rhetoric. At Monday’s White House press briefing, Spokesman Robert Gibbs was taken to task for touting how significant the $100 million in “cuts” were. One reporter called Gibbs on the fact that just a few weeks ago, Gibbs was noting that $8 billion in earmarks was small compared to the overall size of the spending bill.

via GOPUSA – The Loft.

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Do the words “token savings” apply here? You betcha!

WASHINGTON AP – A senior administration officials says President Barack Obama is ready to ask federal department and agency chiefs to find $100 million to cut from the budget when he holds his first formal Cabinet meeting.

The official previewed Topic A for Monday’s Cabinet meeting on grounds of anonymity because it will be a private session. He said Obama will be reminding Cabinet members that financially-pressed families are looking to the government to spend their money wisely.

The president’s first formal Cabinet meeting is being held just days after a series of “Tea Party” demonstrations across the country in which protesters challenged the administration over it’s massive spending. A cut of $100 million in a multitrillion-dollar federal budget likely will be criticized by Obama’s opponents as inadequate.

By STEVEN R. HURST

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Our naive president is now in a nest of vipers and is oblivious to the ramifications of the anti-american sentiment he will be subjected to. It must be nice to be clueless…

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) – President Barack Obama extended a hand to America’s hemispheric neighbors on Saturday at a summit where he offered a new beginning for U.S.-Cuba relations and greeted Venezuela’s fiery, leftist president who gave him a book about Latin America‘s exploitation by foreign powers.

U.S. relations with Havana and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez took center stage at the Summit of the Americas in this island capital. Obama signaled he was ready to accept Cuban President Raul Castro’s proposal of talks on issues once off-limits for Cuba, including the scores of political prisoners held by the communist government.

Obama shook hands with Chavez, a leader who once likened former President George W. Bush to the devil, and casually exclaimed, “Como estas?”

“I think it was a good moment,” Chavez said, describing his first grip and grin with Obama. “I think President Obama is an intelligent man, compared to the previous U.S. president.”

Then, as the first full day of meetings began in the two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, just off Venezuela’s coast, Chavez walked over to Obama, patted the president on the shoulder and handed him the book, “The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” by Eduardo Galeano, an essay about U.S. and European economic and political interference in the region.

via My Way News – At summit, Obama gets friendly with Chavez.

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