Farewell Senator – The Tea Parties are Working – Guest Post
April 28, 2009 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they would like to complain about. Neo Con Don submitted the below-Guest Post. As most of you know, Don’s complaint is usually something political. But this is an easy read and everyone has heard of Arlen Specter. He’s making the news yet again today. So without further adieu, here’s Don…
I left the Republican Party the day their Presidential Nominee voted for Tarp. As many of you may recall I opined brilliantly in my June 12, 2008 column (The Liberals and the Alcoholics) that a victory for Obama would not necessary be as bad as many conservatives might think. It was pretty clear that the most conservative candidate that remained after the Republicans nominated McCain was Hillary Clinton. Right now John McCain faces a serious primary battle for his Senate Seat.
Today, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has decided to leave the Republican Party and caucus with the Democratic Party. This is excellent news for conservative Republicans. Specter was looking to be in trouble in the republican primary, so he decided to follow the money…and the money is in the Democratic Party.
More will go, and they need to go. Specter voted with the liberals so often that he could never be counted on to advance the conservative agenda. I would not be surprised if I saw Olympia Snow, and John McCain follow.
The conservative movement will either take back the Republican Party, or will build a new party. Specter’s exodus may signify that a rebuild of the party is more likely.
In any case, April 28, 2009 will go down in conservative history as the day a senior member of the senate in the Republican Party realized that conservatives will not allow their party to advance the cruelties of liberalism. During the Tea Parties on April 15th, Specter was attacked for his cruel liberal policies and he has responded in the only way he knew how. Senator Specter, if you want the gov’t to seize control of the auto industry, you can vote that way. If you want the federal gov’t to limit the choice of our medial care and significantly raise costs, you can vote that way too. If you want to tax the American people up the yin yang for carbon emissions over some junk science sponsored by the socialists and communists in the United Nations, you can vote that way too. But you won’t do it in the name of American Conservatism. Who’s next?