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A little on Ole’ Arlen’s loss yesterday…..An Editorial…..

Arlen Specter.…The distinguished Senior Senator from Pennsylvania lost his bid for another six years in the Nations Congress….

The Democrat voters of his state have paved the way for him to end his career in early January of next year……

While the media talking heads and net’ Doctor’s scream about all the Bullshit…..

The Dog would like to say his piece…

Arlen Specter a lot of people don’t know…….’ran for District Attorney (of Philadelphia ), on the Republican ticket as a registered Democrat ‘….a won  big….In 1965 ……He served in that position for eight years……for the next seven years after he left the DA’s office he lost several chances to get elected to public office as a Republican…..

He won election to the US Senate in 1980 and has been there ever since…..

While the media crows about Ole’ Arlen..the fact is the man has severed his country and state well…

He is 80 years old, tough, erasable and pretty sharp….

But the real reason he lost yesterday isn’t about the national incumbant wave like the media and GOPer’s would like you think…

It’s about basic politics…

Ole’ Arlen IS old….That he couldn’t get away from….

Sestak is a fairly young man who  is a Democrat and doesn’t have the baggage of being a REPUBLICAN for the last 30 years…

In this day and age in of politics the simple fact of having a history is a disadvantage period…..

Arlen leaned on Obama…who needed him for Healthcare and few early votes…..

But could not or would not come back to his rescue for his own personal gain…..

Healthcare is going to demonstrate repaeatily the fact that presidents have a different constituency that congressmen…

They all know that…

But it’s terrible to watch in action….

Congressmen ARE expendable to president’s ..they always have been…..

The final fact is primaries themselves….

Because the dynamic for primaries favor the more involved REGULAR party voters..which never go above about 20 to 25% of the general voting public…..a lot of politicians find primaries the toughest race they have to run…

They must please the party people who don’t necessarily agree with what can be ACTUALLY passed in Congress…then track back with the knowledge that their opponent and the media will hold them accountable for the BS they needed to say to the primary voters….

Ole’ Arlen did his stay……

Now it’s time for a new batter……..

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments

A little on Ole' Arlen's loss yesterday…..An Editorial…..

Arlen Specter.…The distinguished Senior Senator from Pennsylvania lost his bid for another six years in the Nations Congress….

The Democrat voters of his state have paved the way for him to end his career in early January of next year……

While the media talking heads and net’ Doctor’s scream about all the Bullshit…..

The Dog would like to say his piece…

Arlen Specter a lot of people don’t know…….’ran for District Attorney (of Philadelphia ), on the Republican ticket as a registered Democrat ‘….a won  big….In 1965 ……He served in that position for eight years……for the next seven years after he left the DA’s office he lost several chances to get elected to public office as a Republican…..

He won election to the US Senate in 1980 and has been there ever since…..

While the media crows about Ole’ Arlen..the fact is the man has severed his country and state well…

He is 80 years old, tough, erasable and pretty sharp….

But the real reason he lost yesterday isn’t about the national incumbant wave like the media and GOPer’s would like you think…

It’s about basic politics…

Ole’ Arlen IS old….That he couldn’t get away from….

Sestak is a fairly young man who  is a Democrat and doesn’t have the baggage of being a REPUBLICAN for the last 30 years…

In this day and age in of politics the simple fact of having a history is a disadvantage period…..

Arlen leaned on Obama…who needed him for Healthcare and few early votes…..

But could not or would not come back to his rescue for his own personal gain…..

Healthcare is going to demonstrate repaeatily the fact that presidents have a different constituency that congressmen…

They all know that…

But it’s terrible to watch in action….

Congressmen ARE expendable to president’s ..they always have been…..

The final fact is primaries themselves….

Because the dynamic for primaries favor the more involved REGULAR party voters..which never go above about 20 to 25% of the general voting public…..a lot of politicians find primaries the toughest race they have to run…

They must please the party people who don’t necessarily agree with what can be ACTUALLY passed in Congress…then track back with the knowledge that their opponent and the media will hold them accountable for the BS they needed to say to the primary voters….

Ole’ Arlen did his stay……

Now it’s time for a new batter……..

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , | 6 Comments