Skip to comments.GOP will miss Arlen Specter's prudence [only the RINOs will] [barf barf barf]
Posted on 05/08/2009 3:12:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
For years, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has been excoriated by the GOP for his unprincipled, pragmatic decision making. Yet, like President Barack Obama, Specter has always been more attentive to the needs of those who sent him to Washington than to demands that he toe the party line.
Its no surprise that the GOP now says Specter switched to the Democrats just to save his own skin. But it would stand Darwin on his head were senators unmindful of their political survival. No, the real question relates to the GOPs survival. A party whose domestic policy consists of setting Americans against each other and whose gray, vice presidential eminence thinks international legitimacy is found in the efficacy of torture is, in the vocabulary of the time, not too big to fail. And it is failing badly.
Specter is not a flashy, youthful politician. His ways and manner are old school. Nevertheless, Specter deserves praise for his willingness to find workable solutions even if it means enduring the unrelenting criticism of those who see the world only through a distorting ideological lens.
The GOP will miss Specters prudence as it prepares to quiz Obamas nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Yes, it will. We're going to get a far more liberal Justice without Specter. :-(
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