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Good Riddance Benedict Specter

April 29th, 2009

Senator Arlen Specter decided today to switch from the Republican to the Democratic party. This doesn’t really surprise me at all. He is not a conservative at all, and he hasn’t really been with the Republicans much recently. (Note that I am not using conservative and Republican as the same, unfortunately.) Anyways, he gave this as his reason for switching:

As the Republican Party has moved farther and farther to the right, I have found myself increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy and more in line with the philosophy of the Democratic Party.

I’d love to know which Republican party he is talking about that has moved farther and farther to the right. I’d love to join that one. The only one I know of currently is barely different from the party he just switched to.

I actually think this is a good thing for the Republicans though. He was going to vote with the Democrats anyways as evidenced by his vote on the pork-laden government stimulus package earlier this year. At least this way everyone sees that the Democrats have their 60 in the Senate and will have to completely own everything that happens from here on out.

Check out what some of our friends have to say about Senator Specter.

Fort Hard Knox - Specter’s Specter

Gateway Pundit - Specter Announces He Will Switch Parties & Become a Democrat

Flopping Aces - Sen. Specter Switches to DNC; NO MORE EXCUSES DEMOCRATS

Pink Elephant Pundit - Bu-Bye!

Michelle Malkin - Arlen Specter makes it official; Flashback: Specter’s denial

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  1. Peter
    April 29th, 2009 at 07:29 | #1

    He also plainly stated that he changed sides because he knew he could not win the GOP primary. So basically in attempt to keep his job he changes his letter, my guess is he wont change his voting stance but who knows.

  2. April 29th, 2009 at 09:14 | #2

    Yeah, he was trailing Pat Toomey for the primary by a wide margin. He said he’s changing because of principle, and then he follows it with I couldn’t win my next primary. Some principles. I’ll laugh if he doesn’t manage to get the Democrats nomination either.

  3. April 29th, 2009 at 10:34 | #3

    Hah! That’d be great.

  4. Jeffrey
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:01 | #4

    I’m guessing that the Dems promised the nomination for his decent to their ranks.