The Democrats are getting sloppy. They are actually saying what they are thinking out loud. They only reason I can think of is that they realize that the press isn’t likely to call them on it. Example? Arlen Spector’s switching of parties this week. First, Senator Sphincter’s own words when he announced he would be going back to the Democratic Party:
I am not prepared to have my 29-year record in the United States Senate decided by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate — not prepared to have that record decided by that jury, the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate.
Let that sink in for a moment. When faced with the prospect of a serious primary challenge from a candidate who hasn’t been in Washington for almost 30 years, Spector is unable to consider, even for a moment, that maybe since he is out of touch enough with his constituents that he would lose a primary, perhaps its time to go home. Instead, he changes parties so he can continue to make idiotic votes and say silly things that only demonstrate that he and reality haven’t spent much time in the same room in a very long time. While this seems to worry the Republican Party, which has not considered the votes, only the letters after the name, most conservatives consider this more of a “Truth In Advertising” move.
Now that he finally calls it honestly, however self-serving the switch may be, maybe we can convince he and his bretheren to go home so perhaps we can turn the ship of state away from the looming iceberg called “Democratic National Debt”.