Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Drown This

Best intro to a piece covering Arlen Specter's defection goes to WaPo writer Dan Balz:
How much more can the Republicans take? Demoralized, shrinking and seemingly lacking an agenda beyond the word "no," Republicans today saw their ranks further thinned with the stunning news that Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter is switching parties and will run for reelection in 2010 as a Democrat.

Meanwhile, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) finds reason to celebrate, saying "I would rather have 30 Republicans in the Senate who really believe in principles of limited government, free markets, free people, than to have 60 that don't have a set of beliefs." John Cole points out that at this rate, the GOP should get there by 2016 and also asks if "the GOP small enough to drown in a bathtub yet?"


Superdestroyer said...

Welcome to the one party state. In PA, the only relevant election is the Democratic primary. Will a loyal Democrat decide to run against Specter in the primary or will Specter be re-elected automatically.

PG said...

Huh? I thought the GOP line was that Obama's socialism will have been shown a failure by 2010 and it will be clear sailing for any decent Republican candidate (of which I assume Pat Toomey is one).