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Unions Wooing Specter on Card Check

Looks like they are pulling out all the stops:

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President William M. George said he pledged Mr. Specter “all kinds of help from the union” in a series of meetings to woo the Republican senator’s support for the bill, which would ease rules favoring secret-ballot elections to unionize workplaces.

“We are pushing to give him help in the primary, including changing Democrats to Republicans for the primary,” Mr. George told The Times. “It’s hard to do because of other races in the state … but we’ll do it for ‘card check.’ “

I don’t think they can honestly deliver on their promises.  Clearly Specter must think that, or there wouldn’t be talk of him switching parties if the state refuses to open up its primary system.  I hope he does it, to be honest.  Republicans have endured this abusive relationship with Specter far too long.

4 Responses to “Unions Wooing Specter on Card Check”

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    I’m sure there are worse senators in America, but it never seems that way when I think of Specter.

  2. People switch parties here all the time. It’s weird. Our very conservative attorney changed his registration to Democrat so he could run against the more liberal incumbent Republican.

    Go figure.

  3. ATL says:

    Specter is a lost cause. the only thing you can do is make sure you show up for the primary!

  4. penitentman says:

    I welcome the thought of the traitor Arlen Specter switching sides for the primary. If the man had any scruples, conscience or backbone at all, well, he wouldn’t be in the predicament he is in now.
    To go to the lengths he is to try to hold on to his power is disgusting. He shows clearly that he will sell his vote and soul to whoever is the highest bidder.
    Of course the traitor Arlen Specter started out as a Democrat, and only switched when doing so was politically advantageous, rather than changing for philosophical reasons.
    Even now he enjoys a higher popularity among Pennsylvania’s Democrats than he does among Republicans. Not so much a surprise considering his position on most issues.

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