Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Arlen Specter Joins the Dems . . . Good Riddance!
So, it's official. Senator Arlen Specter is leaving the GOP. I'm tempted to throw a party complete with fireworks.
This should have happened long ago. Arlen Specter has never been a reliable vote for the GOP when it really counted. What's really maddening is how many times Republican leaders have come out in force for him when previously challenged by genuine Republicans. They've thwarted any and all conservative challengers to Specter because they "wanted to keep the seat in Republican hands." This is the thanks they get, and they deserve every bit of it.
On one hand, it does put the Democrats closer to a 60-vote, filibuster-killing majority, which they've had de facto for quite a while, and will have when Al Franken finally finishes stealing the Minnesota seat. But they're already able to railroad through anything they want thanks to RINO Republicans like Specter.
My hope now is that the GOP will finally wake up and smell the coffee. Let's run the remainder of office holders like Arlen Specter out and replace them with genuine conservatives.