Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania, switched to the Democratic Party today. Good riddance!!!! He was FAR from Conservative.
I understand that Senators are usually a lot more centrist than Representatives, since they must represent the wide range of views of their home state. But there is a fundamental issue when a Senator is so centrist/left that they can switch parties without really altering their views at all. What I mean by this is that I believe it didn't matter which party he was a part of, that he will probably vote the same way regardless of his party line.
Sadly, he fits in much better with the Democrats.
The Conservative Party, the Republicans, need to and are becoming the party of fiscal discipline. Specter was one of three Senate Republicans who approved of the stimulus bill and allowed it to be passed. This bill was the epitome of big government spending. Personally, I refuse to support any candidate who votes for fiscally irresponsible and economically damaging bills such as the bailout and the stimulus. I followed through by not voting for Norm Coleman (I know I know look where that got us, been there had that debate).
But all in all, I am quite pleased with Specter switching parties. I look forward to the Senate race in a couple years where the Republican Party will have a solid candidate in Pat Toomey.
Consider joining me in donating $20 to his campaign when the time comes!