So Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA.) is leaving the party to become a Democrat. Hey, they're all the rage these days! But it's not about philosophy - Specter has none - it's about holding on to his pathetic job and power for another six years:
Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.
Republican voters had sent him to the Senate five times. But faced with the prospect of a strong challenge from conservative Pat Toomey in the GOP primary and the state trending Democratic, Specter jumped ship.
"I can understand their disappointment," he continued. "I am also disappointed that so many in the party I have worked for for more than four decades do not want me to be their candidate. It is very painful on both sides."
Oh, poor baby! You were going to face a primary challenge, and you are just too good for that kind of treatment! Better to quit, dump any remaining principles, and run to the other side where you hope to be safe!
His real anger is at Pennsylvania Republicans, who dared question whether it was time to hear from another voice. Specter makes his disgust with his hometown fans clear:
"I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate," he said in the statement.
"I don't have to say anything to them. They said it to me," Specter said
Wow. What anger and hatred for people who supported him for 30 years. One moment of doubt, and he turns their back on them, throwing curses over his shoulder as he runs to his callow new friends.
What reprehensible behavior. When Nasty Arlen moved to the democrats, he forgot to pack his class and decency.
Perhaps he never had any to begin with?