Arlen is SPECT(er)ACULAR !!!

Arlen Specter sports a new hat.

Arlen Specter sports a new hat.

Regarding Democratic Senator Arlen Specter, perhaps those old Benson & Hedges cigarette ads said it best, “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby.” It was not too long ago that Specter was a thorn in the side of the Democratic party. He steadfastly held the Republican line on most financial issues and he even vociferously defended the selection of Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice in the face of the Anita Hill sexual misconduct allegations. In short, Arlen Specter was a powerful senior voice in the opposing camp.

Then last year things began to change in Specter’s ideology. He began to side with Democrats more frequently on both fiscal and social matters. His popularity within the Republican party began to wane and then he surprised the political world by switching parties and helping to achieve the daunted sixty seat filibuster-proof Democratic Senate majority. Even so, some Democrats doubted that he would be a reliable vote on certain issues. After all, he had been a fiscal conservative for so many years. Would he vote with the Democrats on the more progressive issues that catapulted the party to majorities in both houses of congress and the presidency?

This week Specter answered that question resoundingly in the affirmative. UPI.com reports that Specter now fully supports the creation of a robust public option in the health care reform legislation that is presently being debated in both houses. Specter said on Fox News Sunday that Republicans are a “party of obstructionism” on healthcare reform, and, “On the Republican side, it is, ‘no, no, no,’ a party of obstructionism.” He went on to say,  a proposed public option to provide a government-run alternative to private health plans is “gaining momentum” despite opposition from Republicans, and “We had a very forceful speech by President Obama yesterday on his Saturday talk show emphasizing the importance of the robust public option to hold down the profits and bonuses, and I’m not going to step back a bit” .

It is now fair to say that at least with regard to health care reform, Specter is now one of the good guys.

Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with the parody.

Da Doo Ron Ron song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNiYECUd2ZU

DA DOO LEN  LEN

(sung to the Phil Spector/Ronettes song “Da Doo Ron Ron”)

I met him on a Tuesday and my heart stood still
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
The Dems will love his vote up on the Hill
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Yes, my heart stood still
What? His name’s not Phil?
A new (D) beneath the Dome
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

I never cared for Arlen, but now he’s my guy
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
Republicans are crying, my oh my
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Yes, now he’s my guy
Let’s watch Mike Steele cry
A new (D) beneath the Dome
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Let’s hope Collins and Snowe will be next in line
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
Somebody throw the G.O.P. a line
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Things, they look so fine
Break out the beer and wine!
A new (D) beneath the Dome
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len

Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
Da Doo Len Len Len Da Doo Len Len
(repeat and fade out)

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Posted on October 23, 2009, in Arlen Specter, Fox News, Songs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You are very clever with your lyrics. Hope you are right with Snowe and Collins. I really liked this line:
    Let’s watch Mike Steele cry.

    Let’s make that the whole GOP crying.

  2. To your health

    Fillibuster-proof Senate majority? Specter might be a reliable vote on Health Care reform, but there’s plenty of Democrat ‘good guys’ who are anything but reliable (without even mentioning Lieberman, who’s only an Independent because Republicans can’t trust him either).

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