Arlen Sphincter (D-PA)

So, Arlen Specter has found himself “increasingly at odds with the Republican party”? Does this mean that Specter is not at odds with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, and the rest of the looney Democratic left?

According to Penn. Sen. Arlen Specter to Switch to Democratic Party,

[Specter] said that the loss of several hundred thousand GOP voters who left the party in 2008 to vote in the Democratic presidential primary left the Pennsylvania Republican Party too conservative to support a moderate such as him.

I recall reports of many GOP voters voting in Democratic primaries in an effort to disrupt those very primaries. I wonder how many of the “several hundred thousand” voters that voted in the primary have actually left the party. More importantly, does Specter identify with, say, the Pennsylvanians that keep sending that loser John Murtha to the house?

How did Obama secure the likely filibuster-proof 60th vote? Simple. In Arlen Specter and the Democrats: Be careful what you wish for Doyle McManus tell us

Obama and the Democrats, to win Specter over, offered him an amazingly good deal. The president promised to support him in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary next year. (Presidents don’t normally intervene in primary contests — at least, not so openly.) Gov. Ed Rendell, the most popular Democrat in Pennsylvania, promised to help too. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada allowed Specter to keep the 28 years of seniority he has amassed as a Republican — meaning he’ll replace some unlucky Democrat of longer standing as chairman of a major committee.

Will Specter change his opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act?

I will not be an automatic 60th vote.

We will see.

Arlen Sphincter

Arlen Sphincter

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