28 Apr
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Of Switching Parties and Ditching Voters

Sen. Arlen Specter’s name has been synonymous with RINO for as long as I can remember, so when I heard today that he was finally making the switch to the Donkey Party, I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I bid him good riddance. The Republican Party’s got enough troubles without having wafflers in its ranks.

Why’d he do it now? Because his chances of winning a Republican primary against Pat Toomey were dwindling by the week. And it’s speculated that he won’t have any problem being reelected as a Donkey.

So there’s your pragmatism. But where’s the responsibility to the people who voted for him? Frankly, all that loyalty to the voter malarky is secondary to incumbency. Of course, Specter himself didn’t believe that when Jim Jeffords switched parties in 2001.

Chalk another one up for the DC hypocrites.

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