Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced today that he will switch parties and register as a Democrat for his upcoming reelection bid in 2010.
Specter has been seriously out of touch with conservative principles since his election in 1980. He is a firm believer in global warming, promotes destructive embryonic stem cell research, supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, and has been a champion of the pro-choice movement.
The senior Senator from Pennsylvania faced an uphill battle in the GOP primary, trailing in a Rasmussen poll by more than twenty points.
When Al Franken is sworn into the Senate after stealing the election in Minnesota, the Democrats will have achieved a 60 seat, filibuster proof majority.
Specter is a bitter man who is motivated purely out of his lust for power. He saw the proverbial writing on the wall that conservatives were no longer going to support his reckless politics and therefore sacrificed his integrity in order to keep his job.
The Senator should enjoy his time in Washington while it lasts because he has enraged Republicans in Pennsylvania and their anger will spread like a brush fire across the state.
William Shakespeare puts it best:
"Though those that are betrayed
Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor
Stands in worse case of woe."