April 28, 2017

Weasel Alert: Arlen Specter to Give Dems Filibuster Proof Senate

From the “like I couldn’t see this one coming” department:

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and announced today that he will run in 2010 as a Democrat, according to a statement he released this morning.

Specter’s decision would give Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate assuming Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as the next Senator from Minnesota. (Former Sen. Norm Coleman is appealing Franken’s victory in the state Supreme Court.)

I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary,” said Specter in a statement. “I am ready, willing and anxious to take on all comers and have my candidacy for re-election determined in a general election.

He added: “Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.”

Here is my amended version of his statement:

“Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, I have moved far to the left. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats; aligning themselves with me. I now find my cowardice is more in line with Democrats than Republicans.”

Specter’s site is already off line.

You can try this link to send him your good riddances.

Here is land line information:

Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Arlen Specter via Web Form.

Website: specter.senate.gov

Washington, D.C. Office:

711 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510-3802
Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-1229

Philadelphia Office: (more district offices) 600 Arch Street, #9400
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (215) 597-7200
Fax: (215) 597-0406
See Also: Michelle Malkin

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