Good Riddance Benedict Specter
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: SpecterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s denial