I'm Done Sleeping with the Enemy

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Senator Arlen Specter has jumped ship and joined the Democratic Party. I say, "Good riddance!" He clearly wasn't a true conservative anyway. He earned the ire of fellow Republicans recently when he and two other Republicans voted for President Obama's non-stimulus/swine package. Look, I'm a firm believer that people have to stand for what they believe in. I do not support obsessive partisanship, the "I'm voting with my Party no matter what" mentality. I think that's insane. No, one must be true to his principles. That's one major reason I respect our next president so much. That would be President Palin--as if you didn't know! She put her whole political future on the line when she saw, and went after, corruption in Alaska--even blowing the whistle on Republicans, male Republicans, the good old boys. That's an ingredient for disaster. That's political suicide, but she did it anyway--and survived. What she did may not have been Right, but it was right! (You'll get it in a second!) See, it's not about Party; it's about principle. So I don't fault Specter for not siding with the Republican Party 100% of the time.

I do fault him, however, for making the decision to switch parties simply because it serves his own ambitions to do so, simply because it's politically expedient. He made this move for his own survival. In his bid for a 2010 re-election, it looks like he stands a very good chance of suffering a primary loss to former Rep. Pat Toomey, if he ran as a Republican, because Republicans are not going to vote for a big-government, big spending, higher taxes candidate anymore. We're done with that. He realizes this, and therefore has pretty much admitted that he has no confidence in his ability to pass the test. So what does he do? He jumps ship to swim in calmer waters where he stands a better chance of reaching shore. Translation: he becomes a Democrat where it looks like he stands a much better chance of being re-elected. How noble of him!

What ever happened to integrity? What ever happened to the thrill of the fight, the eye of the tiger? What happened to believing that you had something to offer that someone else did not, so you were going to plant your feet firm and "may the best man win"? See, this is why America needs a fresh face--not just a Black face either--but a fresh one. America needs people who are not politicians, but servants. A politician does what Specter did: sell out to make things smooth for himself. A servant stands for what's right, even when it costs him everything. Sadly, it seems that there are far more politicians than servants.

Make no mistake, this switch of Benedict Arnold-type proportions does some damage to Republicans and America that far outweighs one man looking to skate his way back to the Senate floor in 2010. If Al Franken wins the long battle against incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota, he and Specter will give the Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate. With the Left's unholy addiction to abortion, obsession with spending money the country doesn't have, refusal to secure our borders for fear that they might miss out on some more votes, with their commitment to removing Christ from the very fabric of our country, this is indeed a scary thought.

Ane yet I still say, "Good riddance" to Benedict Arlen, as Sean Hannity calls him. After some 30 years as a Republican, he wasn't doing us any good anyway, and I prefer waving bye-bye to the enemy over sleeping with him any day.


Ron B April 28, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

Arlen Specter and even John McCain are why we need a constitutional amendment for term limits. Career politicians do nothing more than try to figure out how to stay in power. Good bye Mr. Specter you will be remembered as the Ghost of Republicans Past. Mr. McCain may have his hands full in the next election cycle as he will have a stronger challenger. So we may see the "Get-A-Long Kid" ride off into the Arizona sunset. Wait, unless he decides to switch hit too!

Conservativelikenoother April 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

You go girl,

We have to stand up and be heard when people like Arlen Specter thinks he has someone how, made us suffer. No, he will suffer a great loss in 2010 as the new American Conservative Party, kicks off their referendum to rebuild America, and bring her back to being America the Beautiful. You go girl.

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