Benedict Arlen

I understand why Arlen Specter switched partys: he was about to lose his job. He knew Pat Toomey would likely kick his ass in the upcoming election. I get it.

What I don’t get is his excuse. Specter says he is leaving the Republican party because it has been hijacked by the far right. If that is his reason, then, its logically inconsistent. The Democratic party has been hijacked also, by the far left. If this was a moral choice, Specter would have toughed it out with the people who elected him, or would have bowed out of politics.

No, the real reason is that he values his job and power over his duty.

Good riddance Sen. Specter, and my condolences to the Democratic party. Traitors never work out well.

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