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Beginning of Democratic Majority?

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WASHINGTON - Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, bringing Democrats closer to the 60-vote supermajority they need to push Barack Obama's agenda through the Senate.

"This is a painful decision," said Specter at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. "I know that I'm disappointing a lot of my friends and colleagues...the disappointment runs in both directions."

Specter would give Democrats and their allies at least 59 Senate seats. One vacancy remains from the state of Minnesota, where Democrat Al Franken holds a narrow lead in a race being disputed in courts.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - April 28, 2009, 5:44 pm
This is living proof that the two "major" parties are indistinguishable. We're fed the illusion that there are major policy differences but at nighttime they snuggle under the same blanket.
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konaneComment by konane - April 28, 2009, 8:15 pm
Agree Rick, we need a party of sensible FISCAL conservatives which will protect the constitution, not a single body with two heads bent on enriching themselves to the detriment of the people THEY SERVE ... NOT ARE SERVED BY.
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LottoVantageComment by LottoVantage - April 29, 2009, 12:07 am
I agree with both conclusions! Appreciated the comments...

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