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Good Bye Specter

Posted by madjillmom on April 28, 2009

I really do hope that PA voters doesn’t reward the patent self serving switch to the Democratic Party today.  There were already 3 dems running for Specter’s seat.  I guess they have been thrown under the bus.  This move wasn’t done for principles, it was done because Specter couldn’t win the Republican primary after his disastrous vote for cloture on the stimulus package.  He didn’t even try the better alternative to switch to Independent rather than defect and spurn all his former Republican colleagues. Some are saying that Specter winning as a dem is better than a worse dem.  I feel the other way. I hope Toomey wins. If not, I hope a full fledged, dyed in the wool dem beats Specter. Then there will be no more pretence about who owns the economy, health care, overseas contingency operations, etc.  If I was a blue dog Dem, I would be cussing Specter.  Now any restraint is all up to them.  This can’t be good for the next Supreme Court Appointee. 

Specter has said the word “independent” far more often than Democrat at his news conference.  He validates the 5 year effort based on his voting record.   He looks and sound more feeble than recently.  He may not be any issue in 2010 if his health is an issue.

If you attended a Tea Party in PA, Spector just slapped you in the face

Update: ON March 17, 2009, Specter reiterated his plan to stay in the Republican party.  If his principles haven’t changed, what has?  The polls in his home state.  So much for principles.

2 Responses to “Good Bye Specter”

  1. Laura said

    As an independent who just so happens to live in Pa., I can tell you with complete certainty that Toomey will not be the next senator from my state. Sure, he’ll easily win the nomination, but polls show wide support for Specter from across the spectrum. Please know that Specter has stayed true to his principles (whether you agree with them or not) for thirty years. The GOP has moved so far away from where it was thirty years ago Arlen Specter had no choice but to abandon his party, and stick to his ideals.

  2. madjillmom said

    Specter came in with the Reagan revolution and Reagan was all about less government. If Republicans wouldn’t support him for the primary, he had to move. What about the others that are running for the Democrat primary? Would you have voted for an Independent? What are your issues as a proclaimed Independent? Specter has now changed parties twice just to win (or lose in 2010). I realize that PA is a different bird. Now after all the government spending and debt, will that change things? Not being a moderate, I don’t see things the same way Arlen Specter does for the most part. Wouldn’t it be good for there to be some at least younger blood, Dem or Rep to serve PA? I seems to me that Specter has a huge chip on his shoulder over Club for Growth types. Maybe he can get Megan McCain to come to Erie to campaign for him. I hope so. While I hope your insight is wrong, I thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment.

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