People really are buzzin’ about representative Arlen Specter’s switch from the GOP to the Democratic Party.
I find the whole thing exciting… though hardly surprising.
I do wonder if this most recent blow to the fledgling Republic Party will be the much needed wake-up call for hardcore Conservatives, or if they will continue to bury their heads in the sand… business as usual… while their very ideals and ideologies die.
True, the death has been slow and painful…
… but appears imminent, nonetheless.
Unless, of course, Specter’s party jump is taken for the big, loud, eye-opening jolt that it should be taken for.
Fox News’ Michael Goodwin even goes so far as to call Specter’s switch a nail in the clueless GOP’s coffin.
I expect GOP talking heads, as Michael Steele has done, to publicly complain, crying foul at Specter’s “flip of the bird” at the Republican Party…
… But if they’re smart, they’re searching their souls behind closed doors.
Michael Steele is 100% correct after all.
Specter’s flippin’ y’all the hell off.
We are 100 days into Obama’s presidency, and while critics have certainly had a lot of fun in the past 3+ months, it seems the Democratic Party is getting increasingly stronger.
Already dangerously close to that magical number of 60, the Dems have now gained Arlen Spector… and likely Al Franken from Minnesota (heck, he’s already hired a chief of staff!).
If it works out… and it looks like it will… the magic number will be met.
This means the Repubs will officially be screwed.
Err… worse than they already are, that is.
I’m not so naive as to think Specter is a “real” Democrat… he’s still Conservative, and has all but admitted to switching parties solely to keep his seat.
He hasn’t had any great epiphanies, and his ideals remain unchanged.
His motivation is to win, and he knows his own party, the GOP, is not currently the winning ticket.
Regardless, for the time being, he is more likely to vote with the Dems… Personally I don’t care what his motivation is, provided we get the job done.
All I can do now is grab my popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show, and knowing how predictable this ending will be- doesn’t lessen the fun I’m having at all.
Not even a li’l bit.
The question is, underneath all the spewing and sputtering, does the GOP recognize what they are doing to themselves?
Are they now beginning to see that their long-held ideals are being unraveled by their own hands?
… And even if they do finally see it, will it be too late to make a difference?
Regardless, it’s all quite entertaining.