It's about time the fool let his TRUE colors hang out to dry! We always knew he was a closet Democrat and a Democrat in drag. Do you believe me now? All we need now is for Snowe and Collins to do the same thing. I wonder what Senator Cornyn thinks now after he threw his weight behind Specter. How about Steele? Idiots.
Veteran GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania intends to switch political parties and run in the Democratic primary in 2010, FOX News has confirmed.
Republican voters had sent him to the Senate five times. But faced with the prospect of a strong challenge from conservative Pat Toomey in the GOP primary and the state trending Democratic, Specter jumped ship. [...]
It's all about power to these traitors to Traditional America and I hope Toomey TROUNCES this fool into the Abyss of Obscurity.
Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is switching parties so he can run in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, abandoning his party because he does not want to be "judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate."
Specter, in a Tuesday afternoon statement, said he knows his supporters will be disappointed but says he is "willing to take all comers" in his Senate race. President Obama called Specter this morning when he heard the news and told the Pennsylvania senator that he's "thrilled" to have Specter on the Democratic side of the aisle.
Two sources said he made his decision after seeing a recent poll showing him badly trailing Toomey in the Republican primary, and concluded that he had no way of winning the GOP nomination.
Republican Senate leaders Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Jon Kyl of Arizona are in an emergency meeting in the Capitol right now discussing the party switch, which would be a devastating blow to a party barely hanging on to a 41-vote minority in the Senate. Specter has long been a moderate Republican and a thorn in his party's side, but his move to switch parties is a surprising maneuver. Specter trails badly in GOP primary polls and he may have a better chance to win as a Democrat in his home state. [...]
Leaky Leahey is THRILLED! No surprise there. So is Obama. Another non-surprise.
Pat Dollard: Obama ‘Thrilled To Have’ Specter
Flopping Aces: Breaking: Well, well, well….the RINO is finally coming out of the closet
Hot Air: Breaking: Specter becoming a Democrat; Update: Won’t change on Card Check; Update: Obama “thrilled”; Update: Specter disavowed switch last month
Chicago Ray: Arlen Specter, "RINO Traitor" SHOULD BE BLACKBALLED FROM WASHINGTON
JWF: Breaking News: Liberal Becomes a Democrat
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Ace: Specter To Become A Democrat (Officially)
Michelle Malkin: Arlen Specter makes it official
Gateway Pundit: Specter Announces He Will Switch Parties & Become a Democrat
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Let the brawling begin at Memeorandum:
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress: Specter To Switch Parties And Run As A Democrat In 2010Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: SPECTER'S STUNNING SWITCH.... Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania …Carol Platt Liebau / Townhall.com: The Opportunistic Choice — Arlen Specter has announced …David Neiwert / Crooks and Liars: Specter switches parties, gives Democrats 60 votes, GOP irrelevance now officialPhilip Klein / AmSpecBlog: Specter's Choice — Clearly, Arlen Specter was facing …John Carney / Clusterstock: Arlen Specter, Wall Street's Favorite Republican, Is Running As A DemocratEugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy: Sen. Arlen Specter to Switch Parties, Give Democrats 60 Seats …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:Todd J. Gillman / TRAIL BLAZERS: Sen. Arlen Specter abandons GOP, adding to Sen. John Cornyn's …Economist.com l WASHINGTON / Democracy in America: Who abandoned whom? — ARLEN SPECTER, the 29-year incumbent Republican …
Holly In Cincinnati / The Moderate Voice: GOP Losing Its Last Jewish Senator, Moderate Arlen Specter of PA
Scott at Flopping Aces has an interesting take and, I believe, is correct in his assessment:
Sen. Specter Switches to DNC; NO MORE EXCUSES DEMOCRATS
I always try to look for a silver lining on a cloud. I try to see both sides of the coin, and to be positive. That’s a lot harder today, BUT it is not impossible!
Senator Specter is switching from a Republican to a Democrat, and this gives the Democratic Party absolute power in Washington DC. They now have full control of the White House and both Houses of Congress as well as a filibuster-proof majority. That means they can pass and do anything they want, and no one can stop them except themselves.
Therein lies the silver lining.
It’s been 100 days for President Obama
It’s been well over 2 YEARS for the Democratic Congress
While tomorrow is day 100, Thursday is day1 in a completely new respect:
THERE CAN BE NO MORE EXCUSES [...]