Specter blows a kiss goodbye!!!
I guess the "embarrassing" Tea Parties were just too much for Specter.
Arlen Specter is leaving the Republican Party. Will run for re-election as a Democrat. One more RINO bites the dust!!!
Don't let the screen door hit you in the ...................
Specter's statement: "Not defined" by partyStatement by Sen. Arlen Specter:
I have been a Republican since 1966. I have been working extremely hard for the Party, for its candidates and for the ideals of a Republican Party whose tent is big enough to welcome diverse points of view. While I have been comfortable being a Republican, my Party has not defined who I am. I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation.
Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.
When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party. But I saw the stimulus as necessary to lessen the risk of a far more serious recession than we are now experiencing.
~ Arlen Specter
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