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Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., one of the three Republicans who voted for the [stimulus] legislation, said the GOP risks becoming “the party of Hoover,” echoing a warning that Vice President Richard B. Cheney delivered last year during negotiations over the Bush administration’s rescue of the auto industry.
After Hoover left office in 1933, amid the economic rubble of the Great Depression, Specter noted, “not until Eisenhower came up decades later did a Republican win the presidency, and he was a war hero.”
First he lobbies and votes for the recovery package; now he’s standing up against continued GOP douchebaggery in the legislative branch. Arlen must have finally found–and cracked–the safe where the Senate Republican leadership was keeping his testicles locked up all these years.