Once again the President put his own political capital and credibility on the line for the sake of the Party and once again he won. You’d have to assume that the next time he really needs the vote of Senator Specter or another congressman in a similar situation he’ll have it.
handing an embarrassing rebuff to the Bush administration on a politically sensitive jobs issue.
Specter’s not even re-elected yet and he’s already biting the hand that helped him.
As a side note, the article itself is quite biased. It starts out with
new Labor Department rules that critics said would deny overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers
which is reasonable, but by the end of the article there is the flat statement
on the final vote, Republicans Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Colo.), Lincoln D. Chafee (R.I.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Olympia J. Snowe (Maine) and Arlen Specter (Pa.) joined all Democrats present except Zell Miller (Ga.) in voting to protect overtime pay [emphasis added]
I suppose that this is really right wing bias because it didn’t say “prevent the enslavement of working Americans”.