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Specter Becomes Democrat

Longtime GOP Sen. Arlen Specter becomes Democrat

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/28/specter.party.switch/?iref=hpmostpop

What do you all think?

Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.

Nice pic Varq! Well done.

This guy is a real piece of work…

[quote]Varqanir wrote:
Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.[/quote]

LOL. I heard he was getting his ass kicked in the GOP primary polling… hmm… coincidence?

It’s about time…He always acted like one, he finally has the balls to admit he is one.

[quote]Varqanir wrote:
Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.[/quote]

It is a very big deal, and sounds very suspicious if you ask me.

There is likely much more behind this than the political expediency.

[quote]tedro wrote:
Varqanir wrote:
Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.

It is a very big deal, and sounds very suspicious if you ask me.

The switch puts Senate Democrats one vote shy of a filibuster-proof majority of 60 seats. They can reach the 60-seat mark if Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate race.

There is likely much more behind this than the political expediency.

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Either way, it works for me.

[quote]Varqanir wrote:
Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.[/quote]

I love it - nice job Varq!

I think the Republican Party has turned into (or become) something that is unrecognizable. Back in the day, the definition of a Republican was pretty clear. Nowadays its hard to figure out what’s going on with them. I am sure that that played a part in his changing parties. That and that he can’t win Pennsylvania.

[quote]Gambit_Lost wrote:
Longtime GOP Sen. Arlen Specter becomes Democrat

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/28/specter.party.switch/?iref=hpmostpop

What do you all think?[/quote]

I think he’s a tool. He did it so he wouldn’t get beat in a primary.

[quote]FightinIrish26 wrote:
Varqanir wrote:
Big deal. Lots of people suddenly switch loyalties for politically expedient reasons.

LOL. I heard he was getting his ass kicked in the GOP primary polling… hmm… coincidence?[/quote]

None.

[quote]MaximusB wrote:
I think the Republican Party has turned into (or become) something that is unrecognizable. Back in the day, the definition of a Republican was pretty clear. Nowadays its hard to figure out what’s going on with them. I am sure that that played a part in his changing parties. That and that he can’t win Pennsylvania. [/quote]

I’m wondering if we are seeing the Republicans shedding their dead weight.

While I don’t like losing any race, one wonders if it’s part of getting back to principles.

No one can claim specter was much of a Conservative.

I’m thinking they are moving back to the Right.

The recent votes in the Senate/House over the budgets gave me great hope.

JeffR

Commander Hope’n’Change is thrilled to have Specter on board! Fire up those teleprompters for the Democratic primaries!

He won’t get re-elected no matter what he does.

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
He won’t get re-elected no matter what he does.[/quote]

I think you’re right.

Political Calculus:

He switched to a Republican in 1965 when he realized he couldn’t win as a Democrat and now he does the same thing in 2009 and people are suprised? Politicians always put power over principle.

[quote]Jeff R wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
I think the Republican Party has turned into (or become) something that is unrecognizable. Back in the day, the definition of a Republican was pretty clear. Nowadays its hard to figure out what’s going on with them. I am sure that that played a part in his changing parties. That and that he can’t win Pennsylvania.

I’m wondering if we are seeing the Republicans shedding their dead weight.

While I don’t like losing any race, one wonders if it’s part of getting back to principles.

No one can claim specter was much of a Conservative.

I’m thinking they are moving back to the Right.

The recent votes in the Senate/House over the budgets gave me great hope.

JeffR

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This is a serious question:

Getting back to what “principles”?

(And if you say “less government”, I’ll throw up…)

Mufasa

[quote]Jeff R wrote:
MaximusB wrote:
I think the Republican Party has turned into (or become) something that is unrecognizable. Back in the day, the definition of a Republican was pretty clear. Nowadays its hard to figure out what’s going on with them. I am sure that that played a part in his changing parties. That and that he can’t win Pennsylvania.

I’m wondering if we are seeing the Republicans shedding their dead weight.

While I don’t like losing any race, one wonders if it’s part of getting back to principles.

No one can claim specter was much of a Conservative.

I’m thinking they are moving back to the Right.

The recent votes in the Senate/House over the budgets gave me great hope.

JeffR

[/quote]

This is a serious question:

Getting back to what “principles”?

(And if you say “less government”, I’ll throw up…)

Mufasa