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Specter Fallout 
28th-Apr-2009 02:52 pm
GOP Elephant
Michelle Malkin, LGF, NRO: The Corner, NRO: Jim Geraghty, Red State, Ann Althouse, The Freepers, Glenn Reynolds, Powerline, & Townhall - all pitching their respective hissy fits. No word yet from screechers Melanie Morgan, Pamela Gellar, or Ann Coulter (who is still mourning the recent death of her mother) but you just KNOW that check is in the mail.

Specter is not becoming less conservative or more liberal - he's playing politics the way it is supposed to be played, and for the most part has always been a moderate. You can't serve in your position if there is no position. He just gave a presser where he explained that the GOP has imploded and he's (rightly so) jumping ship so that he can still do what he intends to do. He knows that there is no way he'll get to stay on the party ticket for 2010. Let's just hope that this is a clearer message within the ranks that the party is toast, and that's not going to change until THEY change. Case in point, the most recent election and the mass exodus of conservative votes. IT HAPPENED. Obama and the Dems that were elected were elected largely by CONSERVATIVE voters who were already on board with the same reality that Specter is on now. Does that make them liberals? No. Does that make them hip to the fact that the meat and potatoes they were getting served were rotten? Yes.

I love this day.
28th-Apr-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
it is indeed a beautiful day :)
28th-Apr-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yep, that's the way I see it. Since the Republicans are still threatening retribution against Snowe and Collins of Maine, I wonder if either of them will switch.
28th-Apr-2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
They didn't complain when Strom Thurmond moved to the Republican party because his racism was no longer tolerated by the Demos.

28th-Apr-2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
I have a friend whose job brings him into regular contact with the likes of Chuck Norris and Ann Coulter, the poor guy. He got an email from Coulter saying that her mother died while watching Sean Hannity.

We were trying to decide whether or not that was funny. We couldn't.
29th-Apr-2009 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm doin' a big old happy dance today.

As I see it, once Franken gets seated, which I think is inevitable, there will be a filibuster proof senate for at least the next few years. I think real health care reform became a much greater possibility today.
29th-Apr-2009 05:31 am (UTC)
It's so nice to know that the GOP is working hard to brand themselves as a niche, fringe hate group!

Hooray for their HONESTY, at last!
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