Skip to comments.Specter To Switch Parties: (fillibuster-proof majority with Franken)
Posted on 04/28/2009 9:29:46 AM PDT by Nachum
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 Sen. Norm Coleman is appealing Franken's victory in the state Supreme Court.)
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Wonder what the dems will give him.
Spectre, Snowe and Collins usually voted with them anyways
And so what ... he voted with the progressives on all critical issues anyway. Never forget that part.
Yeah, look for Collins and Snowe to make the leap also.
I hope he’s as big a pain in the ass to the Dems as he was to the GOP.
Thanks for nothing, Arlen!
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn released a letter today offering a full-throated endorsement of Sen. Arlen Specter in his coming primary against former congressman Pat Toomey,
No, no, no!! This is GREAT news for conservatives!! :-)
2010 is just around the corner. Big changes will be coming as liberal extremists like Arlen Specter will get voted out of congress!! The bottom line is that everyone has a wallet, and all this taxing and spending will be in full force come election time! Kiss most of the dems in congress goodbye then!
30 pieces of silver.
I’m not too concerned about it. The democrats already had a fillibuster proof majority with Specter on “our” side.
All three of them (Snowe, Collins and Specter) have no conservative values anyway. If they were honest, they never would have run as Republicans to begin with. Dishonesty abounds in Washington from the president on down.
(I think we know the answer from Scottish history).
We made this situation inevitable as long as we tolerated Bush's "big government" pseudo-conservatism and the Republicans' K-Street corruption racket.
They already have it with Arlen, Collins and Snowe.
Crap?? - this is great! We get rid of a RINO and send him as a DINO into the enemy camp. This now ‘cleanses’ the way for more conservatives. I hope McCain goes too!
Slime is as slime does.
Spector is not official slime - instead of RINO slime.
Where’s Joe Lieberman?
Doesn’t change a thing.
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