Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Disgraceful political chameleon lashes out at Supreme Court for enforcing First Amendment

If there's a more duplicitous political hack than Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), please tweet me and let me know. The Pennsylvania politician has switched parties -- not once, but twice -- over his half-century career on the public dole. This is a man, one can tell, with rock-solid principles.

Thankfully, the man with amorphous values was wiped out in the 2010 primary and will be replaced by Republican Pat Toomey. But before his departure, Specter couldn't help but bloviate on his perceptions of the Constitution's flaws.

Sen. Arlen Specter, the outgoing Pennsylvania Republican-turned-Democrat, directed a parting blow Tuesday to members of the Supreme Court's conservative bloc.

In his final speech on the Senate floor, Specter, the former GOP chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chastised Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito for "eroding the constitutional mandate of separation of powers."

...Specter specifically took issue with the court's controversial 5-4 decision early this year, in which it relaxed federally-imposed campaign finance regulations for corporations and unions.

"Ignoring a massive congressional record and reversing recent decisions, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito repudiated their confirmation testimony given under oath and provided the key votes to permit corporations and unions to secretly pay for political advertising - thus effectively undermining the basic Democratic principle of the power of one person, one vote," said Specter. Chief Justice Roberts promised to just call balls and strikes and then he moved the bases."

In short, Specter isn't pleased with the First Amendment. He would love to limit speech on any group of individuals with whom he has a disagreement. Or, better still, any group that wishes to stymie his bizarre political ambitions.

Don't let the door hit you on the ass, twit.

Hat tip: Memeorandum. Update: "Primary challenges are like cannibalism or something."


Shayne said...

Don't let the door hit you on the ass, twit.

I completely disagree, Doug. I think the door should hit him hard on the ass.

Rhymes With Right said...

I'm sure the disgraceful old bugger can point to something in ancient Scottish law that overrides the clear language of the US Constitution.