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Specter goes down in PA primary

Benedict Arlen switched from the GOP to the Democrap Party last year, saying then that due to abysmal polling numbers against Pat Toomey in the GOP primary, he was not willing to subject himself to the Republican electorate.  He switched, thinking that (a) he would run unopposed in the Dem primary and (b) he could expect a boost from Obama.  Neither happened.  Sphincter fell to Joe Sestak last night, 54%-46%.  Yet another loss by a BO-endorsed candidate.

This, my friends, is a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, it is highly satisfying to see an opportunist amoral career politician like Specter go down in flames in a primary, an undignified way to go.  On the other hand, it’s likely that Sestak will poll better than Specter would have in November.  Yes, current polls show Toomey beating Sestak, but there’s a lot of time between now and November.  Plus, PA has a bad habit of voting Dem when push comes to shove.  Chances are that Toomey would have killed Specter, but I believe Sestak will prove to be tougher competition.  Time will tell.

If Toomey does lose in November, the silver lining is that Snarlin’ Arlen has finally been put out to pasture and out of our misery.

May 19, 2010 Posted by | Arlen Specter, polls | Leave a comment

Specter: You know, the Republican Party’s policy stances may have killed Jack Kemp!

If there’s any silver lining in Specter’s defection, it’s that he goes from being the GOP’s nutjob to being the Dems’ nutjob.  Not that the left has any reservations about that.  Anywho, details:

Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason that he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its health-care priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer.

Sounds an awful lot like Silky Pony during the 2004 campaign re: Christopher Reeve, no?

If only the GOP had listened to “moderates” such as Specter, then Snarlin’ Arlen could have worked his magic on Jack and rid him completely of cancer.  Exit question: Wouldn’t such a miracle have created competition with the Obamessiah, whose mere words have been known to “enchant” journalists?

May 4, 2009 Posted by | Arlen Specter, bizarre, shameful | 2 Comments

Night and Day, “Specter’s loyalty” edition

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), on March 17:

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.

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), today:

Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.

I suppose the fact that Snarlin’ Arlen was trailing Pat Toomey by 21% in the PA GOP primary had nothing to do with his decision, no?  That would certainly explain how just a month after professing his “courageous” commitment to prevent one-party domination in DC or “regional representation” for the party, he just so happens to “now” finds his philosophy more left than right.

Considering the ease with which he lied, and the lack of shame involved in such a lie, I’d say he should fit in quite nicely with his new party.  Those people certainly have no qualms about fraternizing with liars whose words are worth the paper on which they are printed.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Arlen Specter, hypocrisy, Night and Day | 8 Comments