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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Turncoat Specter Finally Jumps Ship

So Arlen Specter finally comes to the realization that he is not a conservative. I've got one question for Arlen Specter; 'What took you so long?' Check out this story from the Washington Post.

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and announced today that he will run in 2010 as a Democrat, according to a statement he released this morning.

Specter's decision would give Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate assuming Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as the next senator from Minnesota. (Former senator Norm Coleman is appealing Franken's victory in the state Supreme Court.)

"I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary," said Specter in a statement. "I am ready, willing and anxious to take on all comers and have my candidacy for re-election determined in a general election."

He added: "Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans."

He now finds that his political philosophy is more in line with Democrats than Republicans. How could he have only just now have come to this realization? Specter's 29 year record is one which has always betrayed his true political ideology.

- He is pro abortion.
- He believes in Roe vs. Wade as "inviolate" and that "nobody can be confirmed today who does not agree with it".
- He voted against Reagan's Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert H. Bork.
- He supported the judicial obstructionist mentality of the Democrats during the Bush administration.
- He has all but stated outright that the idea of Supreme Court rulings being limited by the principles of the constitution is abhorrent.
- He is a firm believer in race based preferences.
- He has long opposed tax reform.
- He is a supporter and friend of the International Criminal Court.

How could it be that the only person who was unaware that Arlen Specter a Democrat (at least at heart), was Arlen Specter himself. And why now? Did he suddenly bolt upright in bed this morning and exclaim, 'Oh, my God! I'm a Democrat!' Not at all. Mr. Specter has always been a opportunist, and this is just more of the same. He believes that his best chance of being re-elected in 2010 is by switching parties. "I am unwilling to have my 29-year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate," he said in the statement.

Well, Mr. Specter, on your way out, don't worry about the door, look out for the boot.

1 comment:

Left Coast Rebel said...

Like I said on my blog to Arlen, 'please make sure the door hits you on your way out'.....