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The big news this week is that Arlen Specter is changing from a RINO to a Donkey! Yep, the Pennsylvania senator announced today that he's making the switch.
Funny thing is, only a few weeks ago, he was saying something totally different:
“I’m staying a Republican because I think I have a more important role to play there,” he said. “I think the United States very desperately needs a two-party system… And I’m afraid that we’re becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party.”
So, what made Specter switch herds? Simple, primates....sheer politics and self interest.
He knew he was facing a nasty primary fight with conservative Pat Toomey in the ReThug primary and his private polling obviously showed him getting the short end of things. Specter only beat Toomey last time because Bush campaigned for Specter and put RNC money behind him..proof again that our ex-President wasn't exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.
Plus, by turning Democrat, Specter was able to take advantage of our old friend, leverage.
Specter switching sides gives my Donkeys 59 seats in the Senate, and once Al Franken gets out of court and is seated, that magic filibuster proof 60 seats. You can bet the banana tree that Specter was assured the Democrat nomination and loads of DNC cash to help him win re-election.
The ReThugs must be going ape-poopy over this, but there's not a whole lot they can do about it at this point.I wouldn't be surprised to see more rats jumping the GOP's sinking ship, especially with Steele in charge.
Smell yah later, Primates!
Weekend Monkey was a Democratic candidate for president in 2008 and is JoshuaPundit's political guru. He can be reached at email@example.com