Re-Specter Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

arlen specter.jpg“I have found myself increasingly at odds with the Republican Party.”
        — Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania

Welcome to the club, Arlen!

Folks, this is a big deal.


a Cardinal fan rooting for the Cubs, a Red Sox fan pledging allegiance
to the Evil Empire, a Dodgers fan embracing Barry Bonds while chanting

As crazy and fantastical as those scenarios seem,
longtime Republican (albeit a moderate one as he opposed Clinton’s
impeachment and didn’t get along with Dubya so well) has done just that
by crossing back over the visible division line to find his rightful spot among US Americans who pine to progress, lean to logic, veer to victory.

Ahhhhhh snap!!!

No more filibustering power for the GOP?

You betchya!  Guess from now on those smattering political diatribes of malcontent will be reserved for Fox News and the Vatican.

cardinals cubs fight.jpgAnd
while this obvious jockeying crossover amuses me like Gary Sheffield’s
defensive capabilities, in all honesty, I hope it does not become a
trend.  I mean, besides needing a multi-party system with checks and
balances, I am afraid that without Republicans, I would not have any
material to rouse fuming arguments on this site, family reunions or bathroom walls.

Let’s face it: we Cardinal fans could not survive without the
incessant, whiny yappings of hopeless Cub fans every year.  As much as
we hate to admit it, ours is a symbiotic relationship built on mutual
antipathy, fundamental dislike and drunken slander — all for the love
of the game.

Dear readers, before making such a monumental switch, remember to chickity-check yo self before you wreck yo self ‘cuz wavering loyalties are, ultimately, bad for yo health.

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.



(Specter image courtesy of the US Government)
(Cardinals/Cubs image courtesy of Deadspin)



  1. roundrock15

    You know, maybe it’s because I don’t belong to a party and find the whole idea of political parties a little unsettling, but I find it odd that someone would need to announce that they are one thing now, instead of another.

    Why not just vote your conscience (I know, I know, I’m an idealist,) and let the “Republicans” or “Democrats” claim you as they see fit? Shrug.


    Nothing mind boggling about this. He is just being a politician who didn’t want to lose his job. He knew he would lose the Republican primary, so he jumped ship again and went back to the Dems. They needed him to further stick the knife to the Republicans. Everyone looking out for themselves. Ah isn’t America wonderful!!!!!

  3. redstatebluestate

    Roundrock — As an “idealist” do you have to donate money to your party too or do you just hope for the best?
    Baba — It is wonderful. We’re in it.
    Erin — Yeah, I just assumed we’d never know really.
    Jane — What a crappy trade… either way.
    Dillon — Thanks for stopping by. We’ll check your blog out. Keep comin’ back.

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