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Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

April 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

WASHINGTON – Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter announced plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move that will push Democrats closer to total control of the U.S. Senate.

Specter’s switch is a huge boost for President Barack Obama as he tries to advance his agenda on energy policy, health care reform and other issues.

With 60 votes in the 100-seat chamber, Obama’s fellow Democrats could stop Republican filibusters — stalling tactics used to delay or defeat legislation.

Specter would give Democrats at least 59 Senate seats. There is one vacancy from Minnesota, where Democrat Al Franken holds a narrow lead in a race still being disputed in the courts.

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Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties

What’s the big deal?? The MSM is nearly orgasmic. It’s the end of the world! Specter is going over to the Dems. So? He’s been with the Dems for a long time now.

This is NO loss and is NO surprise, now if John McCain would go ahead and join his Dem buddies. McCain and Specter, RINOs at their very best. Why be Dem-Lite when you can be a full blown, socialist supporting Democrat??

This USA of ours in a bad shape. A lot of it is the fault of the Dems, a lot of it is the fault of the Republicans. This defection is a prime example. Specter is putting his career ahead of this nation. He is NOT switching over party ideologies, he is switching because he feels he can keep his job if he runs as a Dem. A job he has held for 29 years now.

That length of Senatorial service also brings up a serious need for TERM LIMITS. Specter has been in the Senate for 29 years. Enough is enough! The Senate and Congress are not career positions, at least, they shouldn’t be career positions. Any man or woman that spends decades in those hallowed halls is totally out of touch with the realities of life faced by the average American citizen.

America is in a dangerous position. There are no discernable differences in the political parties running this nation. Other than their given names, it’s often impossible to identify the players without a game card. We have 2 U.S. Senators from Texas that have an (R) behind their names, that (R) stands for RINO. Our U.S. Senators voted FOR the socialization of America, they both voted FOR the 1st bailout, doing so against the express wishes of their constituents.

One of those Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison, is retiring from the Senate to come home and run for Texas Governor. Many of us here in Texas are planning on making sure that Hutchison enjoys a nice, quiet retirement, OUT of public office. There is a great candidate vying for the Hutchison seat, Michael Williams, and hopefully, when John Cornyn comes up for reelection again in 2014, we can replace his RINO/Socialist self with a REAL Conservative! If there’s still a USA worth working with that is!

I am hoping the American people send a message to D.C. in 2010, and again in 2012, but NOT by sending more RINOs! We need real Conservatives serving this nation, in local, state and federal positions, not Repubs, not RINOs and not Dem hacks, we need Conservative American patriots!

I can’t get a lot done in YOUR particular state, that part is up to you. These U.S. Congress and Senate debacles are STATES issues, and it’s up to the residents OF the individual states to run these disgusting pieces of excrement out of office, Dems, Repubs, RINOs, whatever the name. Run them OUT!

Find, support and vote for REAL Conservatives! Urge those that you know to be REAL Conservatives and patriots to run for elected office, and if they do, and if they happen to get elected, hold their feet to the fire. Force them to walk the line. If they don’t serve the purpose during their 1st term, fire them and start over. If they want to hover in place for several decades and make a career of doing nothing other than warming a seat, or if they only seek to serve their own devices, fire them and place more motivated folks in office. Elected officials need to move UP or out! It’s that simple.

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23 Responses to “Veteran GOP Sen. Specter switches parties”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    Thank you, Mr. Specter, for letting us spot your RINOness in the easiest way possible – by declaring you were not really a Republican to being with.

    Let me see – representing an area as a Republican, switch to Dem, hope no one notices, and get re-elected as a Dem? Not if there’s a brain cell left in your district, you crook-in-a-suit. Hopefully, even if your voters are totally unaware that you have declared your true party affiliation and vote for you on name recognition, there will be more voters who vote (R) by habit and boot your butt into retirement.

    Fred – the biggest problem is that true conservatives are hard to spot, and the ones who are politically active are having too much fun writing blogs… :)

  2. comment number 2 by: mrchuck

    Well, well well. He finally came out of the closet.
    Arlen Specter has been a piece of shit for a long time now.
    He has a warped mind, and just doesn’t want to leave Capitol Hill.
    He is too old, too jaded, possibly insane, and this is the only way he can possibly stay employed as a US SENATOR.
    It will not surprise me when election time comes, that the demorats run another candidate to “depose him.

    I don’t like the idea of the demorats having such a plurality and can defeat any filibuster. Just pass any crackpot idea.
    That means the demorats can ram anything thru the Senate.
    And what pisses me off more is that Al Franken will probably be the Minnesota’s newest demorat senator.
    That would make 60 demorat senators.

    Getting worked up here, and can’t see the keyboard clearly cause my eyes are running!

  3. comment number 3 by: Pat Houseworth

    Good Riddence….now if those two Maine hags, Collins and Snow would change parties, the GOP might be able to get back to being a Conservative Party…Fvck the RINOs, they need to be purged…then with the 60+ seat majority in the Senate, the Dems will get the blame they deserve, and the GOP can wake the Hell up.

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    I concur, no big loss; at least he’ll be voting with the party he’s been supporting for quite some time. It’s simply out in the open now.


  5. comment number 5 by: rockman

    Hello Texas Fred! I am an Albertan and I love our American brothers and sisters (excluding democrats). I work in the refineries as a fitter and I love Jesus, my family and good music. I had trouble getting to the right topic, but this one may pertain to what I have to say about BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. The Book of Daniel mentions “.. he will not honour the god of his fathers..”. This is a reference to a stepson of more than one father who claims not to practice the religion of his stepfathers anymore. The book of Revelation speaks of “..those who were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus..”. I know of one religion that does that. Daniel also states “..he will not have the desire of women..”. I have discussed this with my wife and she says children are the desire of women. Is that a pro-abortion supporter? Who is this sounding like? Just a heads up! God bless you m’ bro!

  6. comment number 6 by: Old Soldier

    I am glad to see this asshat go over to the other side. It is no big deal. We know what he is in the first place, just another weed among the thorns. Glad he is gone.

  7. comment number 7 by: Kate

    Ya might not find it too surprising to learn that I had no idea Specter was even a ‘Republican’ till a few years ago. I honestly was surprised. :?

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Kate, he was Republican IN NAME ONLY…

    Now he’s where he belonged all along, with his abortion loving socialist asshole buddies on the Dem side of things…

  9. comment number 9 by: Vigilante

    He was just another chickenshit pussyassed career politician
    that didn’t want to relinquish is warm seat where he has flopped his worthless ass for the last 29 years doing nothing except sucking off of the governments tit. Damm good riddance. I hope he looses his bid for reelection and is sent packin.

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Vigilante, damn man, you gotta stop holding back… Just speak your mind… Holding it all in like that isn’t good for you!! :P

  11. comment number 11 by: Shooterman

    Remember, the PUBS had an opportunity to get rid of the bum in ’04, but the RNC with Mr Bush’s blessing threw Toomey under the bus.

    I would also humbly suggest, there are nowhere near enough ‘conservatives’ in this country to effectively carry an election. Throw in all the libertarians, as well, and I still believe they are woefully short. That may6 not be what most wanr to hear, but in my estimation, it is the sad state of affairs.

  12. comment number 12 by: Longstreet

    I have spent much of the afternoon celebrating! Specter leaving the GOP made my day!!! It’s a start! There are a lot more RINOs in the GOP that need to be TOSSED out.

    I’m STILL up for a CONSERVATIVE Party of our own! Neither Dems nor the Repubs want anything to do with conservatives. I honestly think we’d be more effective influencing politics in this country as a separate entity which BOTH parties would have to “court” to further their own programs. As it is, we can bitch and moan and throw a hissie-fit, and nobody much cares. As a conservative party, the GOP would, at the very least, have to ASK for our support to further their goals. As things stand today, they take us for granted and could not care less what we like or dislike.

    But, for today, I’m just happy that Specter is GONE!


  13. comment number 13 by: Malinda777

    Longstreet: Check out, that’s the belief there too :)

    I just hope the Democrats in Pennsylvania aren’t STUPID ENOUGH to vote for this turncoat! I’m glad he left the GOP, but my outrage is due to character flaws rather than politics! What a sell out!

    My Daddy always told me that if you CAN be bought, you WILL be sold later. The Dems will sell him out down the road. He is now FOREVER beholding to their every whim after a move like this.

    You’d think a dude 79 years old would know better! Good luck Pat Toomey

  14. comment number 14 by: hardheadedtexan

    Ta Ta Rino Boy.
    I’m really trying to understand what is going to happen to the GOP once Frankenstein gets into office. What’s the point of having any GOP Senators if their presence doesn’t mean anything. This all gets a bit confusing. So no matter what The GOP thinks about a certain Bill it’ll get passed anyway?

  15. comment number 15 by: hardheadedtexan

    The more I think about this the more ticked off I get. So they’ll have 60 Democrapheads and then the McCain Gang Rino’s? Good Lord. $$$$ How mush does a Senator go for now a days?

  16. comment number 16 by: TexasFred

    hardheadedtexan, you are quite correct, 60 declared assholes, uh, Dems, and then there’s the RINOs, and that old son of a bitch McCain, well, there ya go…

    And for any folks that STILL think McCain was a good choice because he had Northwoods Barbie as a running mate, the old bastard is still breathing, so, she would STILL be irrelevant and that old RINO bastard would be POTUS..

  17. comment number 17 by: BobF

    It’s GW Bush’s fault that Specter is still in the senate. His last election cycle he just barely beat Toomey in the primaries. The reason he won was because Bush personally campaigned for him against Toomey, a good Conservative. Bush’s chickens are still coming home to roost.

  18. comment number 18 by: TexasFred

    This is one time when you can say “It’s Bush’s fault” and be 100% correct in doing so!

  19. comment number 19 by: Kate

    Did he have to drop rotten guinea eggs on us though? Jeeez!

  20. comment number 20 by: hardheadedtexan

    I don’t know where I stand anymore. Republicans piss me off just as much as the Usurper and his crew. If I lean any more right I’ll be turning circles. I’m Conservative, Love my Country, Support my Military and wish to hell they’d quit holding our Constitution hostage and quit torturing it. HAGchison is a disgrace to Texas, I will definitely be spreading the word about her. I still have kids and it scares the crap out of me to think what this country will be like in 20 years. We’ll see.

  21. comment number 21 by: jd3

    …with the decision regarding Al Franken coming that means vote number 60 is in the hands of a liberal comedian….I guess the only question is how does that differ Al Franken from the rest?

  22. comment number 22 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    You summed it up with your first question, what’s the big deal? The media is playing this up big time but nothing has changed. Specter sided with the Democrats more often then not. With him, McCain, Snowe, and Collins Obama already had the sixty votes he needed on most issues.

  23. comment number 23 by: TXSonOfLiberty

    RINOs are not Conservatives..Sen. Specter was never one!
    We are in a war folks….the war of “individualism versus collectivism.”

    The Founding Fathers believed in the rights of the individual…..individual liberty. One just has to read the Declaration of Independence and Consitution…and the concept of the God-given, Inalienable Rights of each Individual comes through loud and clear.

    Each Individual is Sovereign! And the ‘Government’ of each of several Sovereign States and the Unites States, starts with the individual citizens! That’s us patriots!!

    The collectivists believe that ‘The State’ (federal government) is sovereign, and the several states and the individuals get their rights from the federal government. This is backward folks. Just how could anyone, who reads our founding documents, believe that collectivism is what the Founders had in mind? Time for us to get busy.