Arlen Specter has been a thorn in the GOP’s side for decades. Constantly voting against conservative interests. He voted with the Dems on some key issues, Stem Cell Research, extending the Bush tax cuts, guest worker programs for illegals, just to name a few. However his vote for the Porkulus Plan, put his RINO head on the chopping block with the GOP base.
Like any good self serving elitist, Specter officially changed parties to save his own ass. He knew Toomey was going to clean his clock and clean it good! Despite all Specter’s nonsense about the Republican Party leaving him,blah, blah, blah, the real reason he switched parties was to save his own self serving ass! I was floor that he admitted it too:
“I am not prepared to have my 29 year record in the United States Senate decided by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate”
What an arrogant bastard! Who the hell did he think helped to get him there in the first place?
Specter foolishly thinks that he can stick his finger in the Democrats eyes like he repeatedly did to the Republicans.
“I will not be an automatic 60th vote”
Good luck with that! The first time he lets the Democrats down on an important piece of legislation, MoveOn,org will be on him like white on rice. If there is one thing the Democrats don’t do, it is to waste time and money on turncoats and non party players. Look at Joe Lieberman, supported the war in Iraq and the Dems cut him loose. Watch, come 2010, they will all get behind a real Democrat no matter what they promise him today.
Now is the time for Republicans to finally clean house. One more Republican here or there is not going make a difference now. So, now is the time for Mr. Steel to cut funding to wishy washy unreliables like McCain, Snow, Collins, Graham and Hagel. If these guys want to play independent, let them finance their campaigns independently. In other words, put their money where their mouth is!
I will make it my business to make sure Specter is out of the Senate come 2010. I will support Toomey with cash and make calls if I can. I will even send money to any Democrat that challenges Specter. One way or another, I want to see this self serving RINO bastard sent out to pasture once and for all!