May 12, 2010

Turncoat Arlen Specter in primary trouble

Arlen Specter, known by his detractors as “Specter the defector,” is in the political fight of his life and may not survive his primary race next Tuesday. His opponent Joe Sestak has erased Specter’s double-digit lead.

Arlen Specter is shown on left and Joe Sestak on right in the photo above.

Can a career politician make a smooth transition from a McCain/Palin supporter to a left-wing liberal in just one year without anybody noticing? Apparently the answer is "no."

Arlen Specter started out as a Democrat, spent 43 years as a Republican and then abruptly switched parties last year in a naked bid to save his political career.

Specter, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Democrat is obviously more of an opportunist than a politician with any real party loyalty.

Switching parties is not as simple as checking a new box on a voter-registration card.

Not helping his cause was a slip-up Tuesday night at the Allegheny County Democratic Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner when Specter ended a speech by thanking the Allegheny County Republicans for their endorsement.

Has Specter changed political parties so often he can’t keep them straight?