Specter To Switch Parties?

Sources — identified only as “several officials” in the linked article — say Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) plans to switch parties and will make an announcement later today or tomorrow.  Specter is one of the few moderates left in the Senate; most of his Republican cohorts have stampeded to the right, or at least jumped on the “bash Obama” partisan bandwagon.

I heard him interviewed about his attempts to roll back presidential power grabs on NPR yesterday, and I wondered then why he hadn’t moved away from the party that enabled Bush/Cheney for eight years.  Looks like he’s going to do exactly that.

Wow!  Now if we can just get Norm Coleman to accept reality

3 Responses to “Specter To Switch Parties?”

  1. Rick says:

    I know i’m stating the obvious, but if Al Franken eventually get seated, that would be sixty Democrats and a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate. Kinda makes you think. Single-payer health care, amongt other things, would be nice. Like John Lennon, some call me a dreamer.

  2. Bill says:

    Understand Rick’s point, but let me dream a little further. Any chance of another switch so the Dems can go tell Lieberman to go pound sand?

  3. Kathy says:

    Any chance of another switch so the Dems can go tell Lieberman to go pound sand?

    That would be sweet! Olympia Snowe may be next in line:

    “I’m stunned … I’m very surprised. I had no idea this was coming,” said Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) “I’m stunned.” But Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) a fellow moderate, didn’t seem suprised. On the national level, she says, “you haven’t certainly heard warm encouraging words of how they [Republicans] view moderates. Either you are with us or against us.”

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