Specter Might Have Sealed His Own Fate

Arlen Specter, the Democrat who came out of the liberal closet, has been stripped of his seniority even though he was promised he would keep it. Now he might not be able to bring home the bacon, so to speak, and that might just move Pennsylvania Democrats to select someone else in the primary. That would be the best slap of all. Imagine; Specter leaves the Republican party because he cannot win the primary and then loses the Democratic primary. This would be the best punishment for him.

There is an article in the Washington Post describing the strange things that have taken place since Specter defected. In the article there is discussion about the loss of seniority and how it might affect Democratic voters and then there is a major gaffe Specter made:

In a sitdown with the New York Times’ Deborah Solomon, Specter said he was hoping that the Minnesota courts would do “justice” and declare former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman the winner in the contested 2008 election. Whoops! Specter tried to walk the comment back told Reid that he briefly “forgot what team I was on.” WaPo

This is funny because no matter how he tries to get out of this he will end up looking bad. He already said that a victory for Coleman would be justice which means a victory for Franken would be an injustice. It is obvious that his rhetoric is all political because he admitted he forgot what team he was on. Then again, he was on the Democratic team so much he should have known his team…

Should this surprise anyone? He forgot what team he was on when he was needed for a number of critical votes. He forgot he was a Republican countless times so I can understand how he could forget the team he is on.

He also forgot the team of people who voted for him when he switched parties. The ones who voted for him were cheated out of 18 months of having the guy they voted for. Of course, since he did not represent their values too often it was probably not a huge shock.

Any way, it will be fun to watch this unfold and things might be unfolding now. The article states:

And, average voters are not likely to be following every jot and tittle of the Specter saga — especially so far from an election. Still, insiders are paying very close attention and, if Specter’s stumbles over the past week encourage Rep. Joe Sestak to run in the primary, then the damage will have been done.

Joe Sestak announced today he was considering a run. That cannot bode well for Specter.

Maybe the Democrats should put their least senior guy in the back of the room so no one will pay attention to him.

Big Dog

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4 Responses to “Specter Might Have Sealed His Own Fate”

  1. Mr Pink Eyes says:

    Specter has had one bad week, he has alienated people on both sides of the aisle. It has been fun to watch to say the least.

  2. Blake says:

    It’s rather sad- dementia can strike anyone- Joe Biden, Arlen Specter, just to name two.
    Down here in Texas there is a move (by Democrats, of course) to eliminate term limits, because we the people NEED their expertise to help us, because they are SO helpful to us now. We the people cannot be allowed to throw out all the knowledge they have accumulated over the years. Oh yeah- right-that logic is so flawed you have to be the village idiot to even think about defending that line of logic.

  3. lilamae says:

    Is God laughing at Arlen or whut?