BENEDICT SPECTER -April 28, 2009
The Democrats must have made an offer Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania couldn’t refuse. We know they’ve been working tirelessly to get a filibuster-proof majority so they can ram through everything on their agenda without wasting time fighting Republican filibusters. Specter was probably easy pickins’ because he’s voted with them for years. No one is shocked at Specter’s move. Lots of Republicans have invited him to switch many times over the years. He’s served to defeat the Republican positions on issues too many times to count. Specter has watered-down and weakened his party shamefully, as if he was only there to infilitrate for Democrats.
“I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.” Specter said. What took him so long? We’ve seen it for years!
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said, “Let’s be honest: Senator Specter didn’t leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record. Republicans look forward to beating Senator Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don’t do it first.”
Specter had the unmitigated nerve to be honest and state that he “was not willing to have my 29-year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate.
What is he saying? Is he saying that he doesn’t want the Republican voters to decide whether or not he is a Senator in the next term – the voters of his party of 29 years? It sure sounds like that’s what he’s saying. He seems to be saying that HE IS GOING TO BE A SENATOR AND NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP HIM, NOT EVEN THE VOTERS OF HIS PARTY! GOOD GRIEF! THIS IS WHY IT MAY BE TIME FOR TERM LIMITS. THESE GUYS GET AN “ENTITLED TO OFFICE” MENTALITY AFTER A COUPLE OF TERMS. THE VOTERS’, WHOM THEY ARE ELECTED TO SERVE NO LONGER MATTER. IT BECOMES ALL ABOUT THE SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN – AND PRESIDENT.
“A Quinnipiac University survey of registered Pennsylvania voters released last month showed Specter trailing the more conservative Toomey in a hypothetical primary matchup, 41 to 27 percent.
A separate Franklin & Marshall survey showed Specter leading Toomey 33 to 18 percent. Another 42 percent, however, were undecided.
Specter also said that President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would campaign for him as he runs for re-election — now on the Democratic ticket — in the 2010 race.
“You have my full support, and we’re thrilled to have you,” Obama told Specter. ” http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/28/specter.party.switch/
In contrast to Specter’s statement that Obama promised to campaign for him, Obama says that he didn’t promise Specter anything.
Since when does Obama fully support a Republican? NEVER. Specter was a Democrat runnng under the Republican banner. He got elected because he ran as a Republican. However, when it came time to vote, he voted with the opposition party. That’s not fair to his constituents who voted for him as a Republican. That’s bait and switch. He has come out now and made it official.
Specter stated that the Republican Party has gone too far to the right. Ridiculous. John McCain was the candidate for the last election. He’s not most Republicans’ idea of a conservative. He also joined the Democrats too often. The Democrats in power today are the most left-wing radicals ever in power in this country. It’s unlikely that Specter is fine with joining them and helping them push through their agenda without any opposition, if he was truly ever a Republican. It’s also unlikely that they would welcome him, if they didn’t expect him to vote with them and prevent a Republican filibuster.
“Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats,” Specter said. Out of the large number of Pennsylvania Republicans, 200,000 is not a significant number. It can be explained by so-called moderates falling for the Obama celebrity fest that was going on at the time. The “switchers” were enamored by the love fest in the media and mesmorized by the razzle-dazzle of the Obama media blitz, the Greek columns, the Oprah effect, the Jesus Christ Superstar promotion that costs billions of dollars to sell to the public and lastly the “history being made” racial premise pushed so hard as absolutely necessary to achieve.
Then there are those Democrats who cross over and vote in the Republican primaries to select our candidate from the least conservative of the group, before the primaries reach the Red States.
Arlen B. (Benedict) Spe
cter is remembered for his vote against removing Bill Clinton who was impeached for lying under oath in a court of law he was sworn to uphold as President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States. The President, who was himself a lawyer, committed perjury. Specter had such a stretch to protect this breach of the law, that he was forced to cite “Scottish law” as the basis for his decision to defend Clinton. There is no mention of Scotland or its laws in the U.S. Constitution which Specter swore to uphold while in office. That was ridiculous and shameful.
March 17, 2009, the honest Arlen B. (Benedict) Specter said the following when asked if he was considering a party switch:
“I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That’s the basis of politics in America. I’m afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance. That’s a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on Separation of powers.”
Wow, Sen. Arlen B. (Benedict) Specter! Do you really mean that? I guess not.
That was only one month ago! Can you believe anything this man says after that? Nope.
Something no one is talking about is who was the Democrat that planned to run for senator in Pennsylvania, and may still be planning to do so? If OBama and Reid campaign for the old Republican, who are they abandoning in their own party? Why would Obama and Reid turn against a Pennsylvania Democrat candidate to support an old 79-year old Republican? There has to be a reason. Unless Specter has been misinformed about their support.
The bottom line is that the Republican party is better off without selfish members who will turn against their own constituents and party to stay in power and without unprincipled senators who will help the most radical left-wing politicians ruin this country.
Senator, Good bye and good riddance!
And Senator Specter, it’s going to be cold and lonely from now on. You have no place in either party. You just don’t realize it yet.
Does anyone remember “Jumping Jim” Jeffords? No. I didn’t think so. After the Democrats got what they wanted, they dumped him. They didn’t trust an opportunistic switcher, and neither does anyone else.