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saden1 04-28-2009 02:44 PM

Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
I thought I should share the good news, the fat lady has sung for the GOP. Point, Game, Set, Match! Change Wins!

SmootSmack 04-28-2009 02:50 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
I was going to post this..but figured you'd want the honors :)

(bonus points to firstdown if he can turn this political thread into a non-political thread)

Some would argue that Specter left the Republican party a long time ago, others that it left him. Alls I know is for moderate republicans like myself, this is another sign that maybe the GOP just don't want us anymore. But can you win in 2012 without us? Because you couldn't in 2008.

Mattyk 04-28-2009 02:52 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
Heard him on the Stern show a few weeks back and I had to keep reminding myself he was a Republican. He also sounded disillusioned with the Rep. party in general.

Rajmahal33 04-28-2009 03:00 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
Here's a link as to his possible reasoning.

[URL="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/specter-to-switch-parties.html?hpid=topnews"][COLOR=#800080]http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/specter-to-switch-parties.html?hpid=topnews[/COLOR][/URL]

It is true that Pennsylvania is an increasingly liberal state and they could have produced a strong moderate dem candidate. This decision is probably more about self-preservation than anything else

saden1 04-28-2009 03:00 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
You know, it's kinda hard not to leave when party "leaders" are talking about not supporting you and there's some guy in your home state they're all cheering for to beat you in the primaries. RINO or not every man has his pride. The fact that recent polls show GOP self-identification around ~21% of the electorate doesn't hurt his chances either. I suspect Obama will camping for him and he will have the full support of the Democratic machine behind him. So long as he votes with the Dems he'll easily win next year.

Miller101 04-28-2009 03:23 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
This is awesome! I can't wait to hear what Rush Limbaugh has to say about this!

firstdown 04-28-2009 03:41 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
Does anyone know the best way to get to Myrtle Beach from Tidewater Va?

SmootSmack 04-28-2009 03:47 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
[quote=firstdown;552481]Does anyone know the best way to get to Myrtle Beach from Tidewater Va?[/quote]

I made it too easy

firstdown 04-28-2009 04:00 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
[quote=SmootSmack;552487]I made it too easy[/quote]
Actually I was looking up directions when I read this post so it was pretty easy. While you guys are working the next few days I'll be in sunny (well thats if we don't get smoked out) SC with 15 friends playing golf for 5 days. I get back Sunday night and Monday is my birthday and I'm going fishing for the day. Tuesday the 5th when I get back to the office I'm having new computers installed and will have to deal with that for two days.

The Goat 04-28-2009 04:11 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
[quote=firstdown;552494]Actually I was looking up directions when I read this post so it was pretty easy. While you guys are working the next few days I'll be in sunny (well thats if we don't get smoked out) SC with 15 friends playing golf for 5 days. I get back Sunday night and Monday is my birthday and I'm going fishing for the day. Tuesday the 5th when I get back to the office I'm having new computers installed and will have to deal with that for two days.[/quote]

Uhh...thanks for posting your itinerary (?)

Hog1 04-28-2009 04:18 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
Hmmmmm.........dementia?

dmek25 04-28-2009 04:18 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
even a 79 year old man realizes change is good! 70 and first, my condolences. and S.S, there is still room for you

FRPLG 04-28-2009 04:20 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
[quote=SmootSmack;552451]I was going to post this..but figured you'd want the honors :)

(bonus points to firstdown if he can turn this political thread into a non-political thread)

Some would argue that Specter left the Republican party a long time ago, others that it left him. Alls I know is for moderate republicans like myself, this is another sign that maybe the GOP just don't want us anymore. But can you win in 2012 without us? Because you couldn't in 2008.[/quote]

I'd argue he isn't even a moderate. he isn't fiscally conservative by any stretch. nor socially. I am nto sure how exactly he still thought he was a republican.

Trample the Elderly 04-28-2009 04:20 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
Didn't Arlen Spector start off as a Democrat? Spector and Collin Powell can take a hike. Now if the Republicans could only get rid of McCain I would consider voting for them, until then they can keep on losing. It doesn't really matter anyway. They're already cramming down the uber-liberal agenda? I'm not upset because Bush had a BS liberal agenda too. What's the difference?

firstdown 04-28-2009 04:43 PM

Re: Sen. Arlen Specter Switches to the Democratic Party
 
[quote=dmek25;552509]even a 79 year old man realizes change is good! 70 and first, my condolences. and S.S, there is still room for you[/quote]
I heard he was promised a tour of NY in Air Force One but right now Obama cannot seem to locate his plane.


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