Arlen Specter Comes Out of the Closet

arlenspectorNo he’s not carrying the rainbow flag in the parade, but Arlen Specter did switch sides on Tuesday.  He confirmed what most conservatives have known for some time that he is really a lukewarm polititian (or maverick as it is known in the political world).  The bible has a great passage in Revelations regarding being lukewarm:

So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:16 (New International Version)

My first thought was, it’s about time!  Senator Specter has been on the liberal end of many important issues for some time and this just confirms everything. 

He stated that he Republican Party left him and went too far to the right.  Really?  I think that is what the Republican party is all about – conservative values, less government, more control to the people instead of the government. 

The real truth is that he knew he would not be elected as a Republican in Pennsylvania and is thinking only of himself with this switch.  I seriously doubt that he will be elected as a Democrat.  Why would a democratic voter hire a former Republican that switched sides because he knew he would not be reelected as a Republican.  I suppose those same people voted for Obama, so maybe I’m giving them too much credit, but this may be the best thing that could have happened for the long term.

Voting Record

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant