Senator Arlen Specter is one of the key reasons I am no longer a Republican. I remember it was in the late 90s that I switched to Independent. And it was largely due to Specter and other weak kneed, phony Republicans.
I remember hearing him say that America couldn't afford a tax cut and I almost got whip lash. HUH?? We can't afford to let the American people keep more of their OWN MONEY?? He always seemed more like a Democratic to me, but that was the last straw.
It broke my back and I bolted from the GOP.
And now the Senator has done what he should have done years ago--he's joining the party he has more in common with anyway.
Specter has announced his switch to the Democratic Party.
Good riddance, Senator Specter. You are the kind of small "r" Republican who has killed the Party. You have turned your back on the Party and you wonder why there is no love for you.
To add insult to injury, Specter's back stab will leave the Democrats within two votes of a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Just the kind of power the Democrats need in this time of runaway and insane government growth and spending.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Senator.