Today's AYFKM? Award Goes to Arlen Specter…

Specter…for being such a chickensh*t liar that he is switching parties from Republican to Democrat.  He says that his beliefs are more in line with the Democrats now, but it really looks like he just wants to continue his 29 year run in the Senate using obot voters after amassing a 5.8 million warchest of contributions from Republicans.  Good luck with that Arlen; there is going to be alot of surprised politicians on both sides of the isle in 2010 (or sooner).

From AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that also will push Democrats within one seat of a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.

“I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,” Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement was expected later in the day or Wednesday

President Barack Obama called Specter almost immediately after he was informed of the decision to say the Democratic Party was “thrilled to have you,” according to a White House official.

Specter, 79 and in his fifth term, is one of a handful of Republican moderates remaining in Congress in a party now dominated by conservatives. Several officials said secret talks that preceded his decision reached into the White House, involving both Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, a longtime colleague in the Senate. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell as well as Democratic leaders in Congress also were involved, added the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose details.

He has publicly acknowledged in recent months that in order to win a sixth term, he would need the support of thousands of Pennsylvania Republicans who sided with Obama in last fall’s presidential election.

“I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate,” he said in the statement.

Asked by a reporter what he had to say to his constituents, Specter replied with a smile, “I don’t have to say anything to them. They said it to me.”

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9 Responses to “Today's AYFKM? Award Goes to Arlen Specter…”
  1. lee M. says:

    Although I have been registered as an Independent Since May 31, 2008, I think this sneaky, conniving, two-faced piece of crud has just handed the Republicans more fodder to use against him. Nobody with any character likes a hypocritical back-stabbing a##hole, and that is exactly what Specter is.

    Isn’t there some way the Republicans could recover the millions that they donated to him? Taking money under false pretenses is a crime, and that is exactly what he has done. The donors could at least make a public demand for their money and push his back up against the wall.

    He would either have to refund the money or be shown up publicly for the lying, self-serving lower class animal that he really is.

  2. so… the wolf just took off his sheepy clothing. Is anyone surprised? Really? Took him long enough to realize he’s a closet Dem.

  3. Teo Bear says:

    After reading what Specter said about Obama’s eligibility question I knew this was simply a matter of time. The only thing I can say about Arlen Specter is that he is one of the most dishonorable men to ever serve in the US Senate. The word statesman is an accolade Specter will go to his grave never achieving. If he felt he was right and the party was wrong he should have stayed and fought Tooney on the issues and vision. But cowards by their nature never fight.

  4. Leaping Spark says:

    Specter is probably the rule more than the exception, I don’t trust any of our current group of politicians. They are all a bunch of corrupt selve serving scumbags who have turned their backs on the people of America and our Constitution!

  5. Letty Bromenschenkel says:

    GOOD RIDDANCE GOOD RIDDANCE !

    HE IS a friggin LIAR, and he belongs in the DEM party
    lying is a way of life for them

    INCLUDING lying about their lies:

    SO, we need to connect with the PA people and make sure he is NOT elected as a DEM !

    WHY in the world would the GOP want a man with zero character, zero principles, etc. in their party

    THE MISTAKE the GOP made was NOT kicking out JOHN McCain when he was trying to switch:
    HE and his tacky daughter need to go away too:

  6. no-nonsence-nancy says:

    I’m a dem from PA and I will fight to keep him getting re-elected. He needs to retire, anyway. He’s an old man who has been very sick. Power is so important to these creeps. We need term llimits!!

  7. David Gagin says:

    I have NEVER liked Arlen “speaks with forked tongue” Specter, and Nancy (above) is right, he’s been around for freakin’ ever causing accidents ! Question: WHY in the world didn’t the GOP kick his butt to the curb and disown him? WHY??? Dammit the damage is done now, and this cheesy no-good lying sack of chicken shit helped them do it. Am I being too charitable when the word TRAITOR comes to mind? That depends if there’s something worse than that! PA, this is for you all: Lesson learned, Specter is sly, cunning and devious; he is not to be trusted! Don’t make the mistake of electing him again!

  8. 1sgboom says:

    The way I see it, is EACH and EVERYONE of those politicians,Dems,Republicans, et al are lying scumbags, and have been for the last 50 years! They are only concerned about themselves and their own careers! they don’t give a crap about anything else.

  9. It’s so bizarre that people are surprised that the man who thought up the “magic bullet” theory following the JFK assassination is playing ball with TPTB. Has anybody checked to see if Specter has received any large deposits (or has any cash hidden in his freezer) over the past few monhns?

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