Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Arlen Specter Whines Up His Career.
Instead of going out gracefully, Arlen Specter acted like a spoiled school boy. He whined about how things changed.
Specter whined about losing the Senate where both parties seemed to be interested in finding compromise, and RINO's had a comfy home.
"That conduct was beyond contemplation in the Senate I joined 30 years ago," Specter said. "Collegiality can obviously not be maintained when negotiating with someone simultaneously out to defeat you, especially within your own party."
"Civility is a state of mind," Specter said. "It reflects respect for your opponents and for the institutions you serve together." Political polarization, he said, will make civility in the upcoming Congress "more difficult [but] more necessary than ever."
The former Senate Judiciary Committee chairman then went after the Supreme Court, accusing Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito (both conservatives whom he supported) of "eroding the constitutional mandate of separation of powers."