Arlen Specter — The Perfect Example of Government Not Working
Arlen Specter is a perfect example of why the federal government is no longer for the people and by the people. Specter, a career politician, is more concerned with his re-election in 2010 than he is spending time in the Senate representing his constituents and their beliefs. In fact, this is true of most politicians, but is just so clearly defined by the announcement today by Arlen Specter to switch parties.
Specter a 30 year Republican, now decides in the midst of unpopularity with Republicans and in particular conservatives, that he’ll just change his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. What does that mean Mr. Specter? Did you change your principles overnight and decide you are Democrat? or was it just expedient for you in order to hold on to your Senate seat to attempt to run as a Democrat since you were not likely to win as a Republican?
As part of Senator Specter’s statement today, he had the following to say regarding his vote for the stimulus package:
When I supported the stimulus package, I knew that it would not be popular with the Republican Party. But, I saw the stimulus as necessary to lessen the risk of a far more serious recession than we are now experiencing.
Senator Specter, did it ever dawn on you that your beliefs and party affiliation have no importance whatsoever in the job you are truly there to do? Is it not your duty to represent your constituents views rather than your own? During the stimulus package debate 43% of voters opposed the stimulus package while only 37% approved of the stimulus as reported by Rasmussen, yet Senator Arlen Specter was instrumental in ensuring its passage. Only 37% of the public approve and Arlen Specter thinks his approval vote for the stimulus package represented the will of the people. This is not government for the people and by the people. Senator Specter, you may have seen the stimulus package as necessary, but only 37% of the Nation agreed with you. Please do not pretend like you are acting in our best interests when you are clearly not following the will of the people.
Changing his party affiliation is typical of a Senator desperate to keep his job while we the people are losing ours. Senator Specter I hope you are soundly defeated in 2010 as you have no idea any more what it means to serve the people as you only serve yourself sir.