Arlen Specter

Posted: April 29, 2009 in politics
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Why is everyone calling Specter’s switch from D to R (I mean R to D) a shock? He was one of the go-to guys when the Dems needed someone from “across the aisle” to vote with them. So was this a shock? The only thing shocking about it is that it took him this long.

Here’s the funny thing, though. He’s switching so he’ll have a better chance at re-election next year. He said as much. He knows he can’t win as a Republican, so he’s gonna switch to the other side. It’s not because of a change in his fundamental beliefs. He’s just being a politician.

Is this going to hurt the GOP? No more than they’ve already hurt themselves over the last twenty years. This changes nothing. All it does is bring the Democrats one step closer to a filibuster-proof majority. But it doesn’t change anything. He was already voting with the Dems most of the time anyway. Speaking of having such a majority, please don’t let Al Franken (aka Stewart Smalley) win this latest appeal in Minnesota. Could you imagine starting every session with his daily affirmation?frankenfranken2 “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me”. It makes my stomach crawl just thinking about it.

Speaking of aisle crossers up for re-election, what’s up with John McCain? First, Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox announces he’s running against him. Now it’s rumored that former congressman J.D. Hayworth will run as well. Here’s your chance Arizona. You’ve had a liberal Republican in the Senate since 1987. Maybe you should give a true conservative a chance. You know, someone who’s for true immigration reform. Someone who disagrees with bailing out companies with taxpayer money. I do have one question for McCain: why haven’t you switched yet? You’re for amnesty for illegals. You voted to bailout the banks. You’re about as conservative as John Kerry. Your only problem would be your abismal record on women’s rights. Work on that and I’m sure they’d welcome you with open arms. Those in the Senate, anyway. I think the Arizonians, Democrat & Republican, just want you to go away.


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