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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He knows Toomey will kick his ass.
No such thing as DIMRAT “progressives.”
I refuse to use the word—to let them steal another word . . . like “choice” or happy (i.e. “gay”) . . .
They are REGRESSIVES having regressed all the way back to 2 years old and Sodom and Gomorrah.
Here comes “card-check.”
I’ll be that John Cornyn and the NRSC will continue to support and fund him in the next election! God forbid that Toomey should get it will still predictably be their position.
Thanks, Karl Rove. And, by the way, great job you did cutting the legs out from under Bill Simon and then backing Arnold.
No core moral principles to be guided by, just rank self preservation.
The MSM will fawn over his “courage” and “conviction” whereas Lieberman will always be mentioned in hushed tones as a traitor (and warmonger).
Specter’s always been a....well....lady of easy virtue (don’t wanna get banned for using more direct terms).As of today he’s officially “out of the closet”.Ira Einhorn’s best buddy on earth is an excellent fit for today’s RAT Party.
I wish all the big RINOs would do the same. It would get rid of the stupid rationalization of some that we have to support the republican no matter how liberal they are.
>liberal extremists like Arlen Specter will get voted out of congress<
But not before nationalized health care is put into place, before November of 2010. Once that behemoth is set loose, it will be virtually impossible to stop.
Senator Webb told a group of insurance people in Virginia that it “was a done deal”.
Given the situation with this flu outbreak, nationalized health care could be even more of a nightmare than we expected it to be.
I’m increasingly convinced that the powers that be will have martial law in place before that election—and possibly WWIII. Will be interesting to see if they allow it, or not.
You are seriously overreaching with your optimism! I just wish that I was also seriously overreaching with my pessimism!
This just goes to show that Spector was never in "it" for the people, he was in it for himself. Now the voters of PA have to finally vote him out of office once and for all.
Anyone know how this will play out? Does he have a chance of re-election as a socialist?
Naw, Spectre was probably a lot cheaper.
He might even have been as cheap as a Barney Frank shoulder massage.
Watch for card check and socialized medicine to have smooth sailing now.
The same thing they gave jumpin’ Jim Jeffords an opponent in the primary.
Oh.....What a surprise!
They had values of any kind?
I thought they were hollow shells for hell to fill at hell’s whims.
Agreed. What is good is it will all be on them. They can claim bipartisanship when Snow and Dukakis support a Dem bill but in the end that has just become icing on the cake and not a main ingredient.
I know what Barney Frank will give him.
Thirty pieces of silver.
Standard payment for a Judas.
I'm sure Harry Reid will thank his gods for this blessing tonight.
Saw this coming AGES ago... And thus, my words have once again proven prophetic. ;-) Spectre is, and has always been, a RINO (Republican In Name Only). He is going HOME — good riddance. Goodbye. Take Snowe, Collins, McCain and Grahamnesty with you please.
Now the Dems will be able to pass their hard leftwing spending bills with impunity! Oh wait, they could do that before with an R beside Specter’s name.
The democrats can gloat all they want. Specter was going to lose the seat anyway. This way we get to see the seat taken away from a democrat when Toomey is elected.
Arlen is a perfect example of a RAT leaving a sinking ship.
Specter isn’t exactly assured a win if there is a contested Dem. primary next year (Sestak is reportedly going to run). He also hasn’t been exactly the most popular guy among any group in Pennsylvania. He won’t get GOP votes and many Dems don’t trust him either.
Last I knew, Franken hadn’t won yet.
What is the vote difference at this point.
“Wonder what the dems will give him.”
-Perhaps a ‘magic bullet’.
Spectre’s behavior is gross.
The liberal creep Schauer (7th - MI) ousted a great conservative, Tim Walberg last November, and Schauer’s seat is STILL vacant. Jenny Grandtheft refused to schedule an interim election until this coming November.
Well said and very true.
This is an opportunity. An opportunity to give the 'Rats another length of the rope (i.e., filibuster-proof majority) with which to hang themselves. And they will. They always do.
I don’t think they like the word progressives, it’s the original big government liberalism.
The left usually changes the words when they become too hat to handle.
They are regressive, especially wearing bells on your dress like two year olds do.
What do you expect from liberals...it is always about them.
The bright side is that he must be admitting that Toomey would have beat him... great news for the next Senator from the state of PA... TOOMEY !!
As Rush pointed out, this saves Toomey tons of money that he would have had to spend in the primary.
I plan to send Toomey lots of money for this campaign.
Curb your pessimism a little too...If this country is so far gone that we can’t get enough conservatives and independents to take the country back after Obambi gets through then it just doesn’t matter. Specter was always a democrat now he has to run as one. Don’t think the dems in Penn. are just going to lay down for him he very well may split the liberal vote and get the pub elected.
Crap hell......I say good riddance scumbag. It’s about time that asshat was truthful.
Good riddance to the old f#cker.
They see him for what he is also. He isn’t exactly loved in Penn. like Joe Lieberman was in Conn.
Listen, restoring the conservative mantle is the first step in restoring party credibility for the Republicans. They should actively seek to purge their ranks of Schwarzeneger, McCain, Spectre, Snowe and Collins for starters. If they could get rid of all of these and replace them with real conservatives, that’d be a real plus. Next, they need a real public mia copa on the spending of the Bush administration and they need to promise not to ever do it again. Finally, they need real leadership. Right now, all I see is the second tier ranks of supporters. A real leader must emerge. Once that happens, the brand can be reintroduced. Incidentally, that’ll be about the time Americans will be fed up with Obama and the socialists. If all of this can be accomplished in three years, then Barry will be the one term affirmative action realization and demise.
Cornyn better damn well help to send RNC funds in trucks to Toomey.
need more moving over to democrats. In a few years, the economy will get MUCH MUCH worst and the democrats poll number will tanks