But if you look a little closer, you will see that the base is none too thrilled. Daily Kos and their extremist crowd are not exactly jumping for joy. Maybe Michael Steele's words are starting make an impact.
On the other hand, he was going to lose his primary and we'd easily pick up the seat against Toomey, giving us a real Democrat in that seat. Doesn't seem like a great deal.On another liberal website, TNR, it gets even worse. They are calling him an unprincipled hack.
When a politician switches parties, it’s customary for the party he’s abandoned to denounce him as an unprincipled hack, and the party he’s joined to praise him as a brave convert who’s genuinely seen the light. But I think it’s pretty clear that Specter is an unprincipled hack. If his best odds of keeping his Senate seat lay in joining the Communist party, he’d probably do that.
I love what one of the comments said:
Yes, but he's now OUR unprincipled hack.So even as the media is jumping for joy today, the real Dem party faithful are not fooled.
RNC chairman Michael Steele had this to say:
Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first."From the looks of things, there are already several candidates wanting to run in the Democrat primary.
Either way, the load is off the Republicans to carry this guy when he has betrayed the principles of our party. It is easy to say that he will betray the Democrat Party principles also.