Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Specter will be missed

Yesterday Arlen Specter switch Party, form Republican to Democrat. Specter, a five term Senator, will be seeking his sixth term next year. Specter was a Moderate Republican who stud for a strong defense and women's rights to abortion was threaten a difficult Republican Primary by Pat Toomey. Toomey and many conservative Republican in the state of Pennsylvania felt Specter was not conservative enough.
As a Moderate Republican who is actively working to see more Republican victories, I say Toomey and his conservative Allies should of sat down, shut up, and let Specter have his 6th term. Our backs are against the wall and we need all the Republicans we can get. In Some districts and states are so blue that any Republican would be better then no Republican. So I blame the conservatives for Specter's change. Moreover, Republicans need a serious revision because the Demographics, mainstream issues, and technology are changing. As an urban Republican, I'm looking for my Party to find solutions for the following issues:
--Education, in Missouri Republicans fail to pass a school choice legislation because many outstate Republicans opposed school choice. Most rural public schools don't face the same problems as urban schools. Thus, they don't understand the need for school choice.

--Prison Reform: Republicans talk about crime, we talk in terms of Zero Tolerance laws. We need to start talking about correction reform and improving the Public Defender system as well.

--Public Transportation: Historically, the Party is an an rural party, but we can depend on the rural vote alone and expect to win victories. Rural voters don't have to deal with traffic jams, smog, sidewalk, etc. Currently, the Democrats are actively involved in finding solutions and the Republicans are not. That needs to change.
If we are not willing to adapt to change, we would cease to exist.


  1. Sorry, but this cynical, self-serving move had absolutely nothing to do with values, policy, or any high-minded thinking of any kind- though President Obama surely would like for you to think that.

    Everybody knows he did it because he was down 21% in the polls leading-up to the GOP primary for his seat, he already admitted as such- Joey Pluggs made a deal with him. The sad truth is that this mediocre hack has spent three decades in the Senate, while accomplishing very little.

    And Barack and him have a lot in common- as unprincipled political opportunists, I’m sure they’ll get along just great- Just a little over a month ago, the Specter said in an interview that he wouldn’t switch parties due to the importance of checks and balances. And back in 2001, Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, proposed a rule forbidding party switches… he was upset when Vt Sen. Jim Jeffords’ left the GOP to become an independent.

    Who knows what the truth is with this guy, you’ll never get it from him.

    With all due respect, Senator- don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Nobody on our side’s going to miss you.

  2. 1st of all,
    I don't like the reaction we have when people leave us. When our fellow Republicans leave, we should be welcoming them back, now slamming the door behind them. While being self serving, the conservatives were self-serving too. The is a difference between a conservative and a Republican. A lot of moderates, like me, join the Party because overall we believe in the values of the Party. Like Specter, I'm prochoice and I support a strong national defense. I have a question for my fellow Republicans, how small do you want the base to be? should we appeal to moderates, Independants, some conservative Democrats or nor not.