Well Geez louise, Arlen, What did you expect?
Then he came out against Card Check; a highly supported Union bill the Deomocrats want passed. Gee, I’ll bet THAT made the Democrats feel grateful he’d switched!
Then somebody must have leaned on him a little bit, because he ran crying to the Press that the Democrap Party had been taken over by “extremists.”
Well then, what the hell did you switch for?
Less than a week into his tenure as a Democrat and Sen. Arlen Specter is already stepping sharply on the toes of party elders. Key Democratic figures warned on Monday that their newly minted colleague, despite having the backing of the White House, could face a tough primary challenge should he continue to oppose key tenets of the party’s agenda.
“I’m pleased that he saw the light and decided he would be a better fit for the Democratic Party and I think you have to allow for his political views to evolve,” said former DNC chairman Howard Dean in an interview with the Huffington Post. “But he won’t win the Democratic primary by taking the position that you should not have [the Employee Free Choice Act] or a public option for health insurance… If he takes these kinds of views, of course there is going to be a Democratic primary.”
In a separate interview with the Huffington Post, Democratic strategist James Carville was equally sour on Specter’s recent party switch, calling the defection a potential “major event in terms of how the Senate conducts its business,” but “a relatively minor event in political history.”
“[Specter] was the least reliable Republican. So he will just switch to become the least reliable Democrat,” said the longtime Clinton confidant . “I’m not sure this is going to have a great ending,” added Carville, who has worked extensively in Pennsylvania politics. “He could get primaried, you know… If [Rep. Joe] Sestak runs, [Specter] will have to fight.”
“Least Reliable Republican” is an understatement. Good luck with THAT one, gentlemen. He’s a handful. And NO, we will NOT take him back, Thank You!