Going, Going, Gone … Pennsylvania US Senator Arlen Specter Loses to Challenger Joe Sestak in Dem Primary
Democrat, turned Republican turned Democrat turned out … Incumbent US Pennsylvania Senator Specter purged by Democrats.
Town Hall might have the line of the night with regards to 80 year old, 5 term Senator Specter who believed it was his right to be a Senator for life … “As it turns out, you can’t be a power-hungry, self-absorbed, principle-less opportunist and stay in power”
Or as we like to say, Arlen Specter … NO SOUP FOR YOU!
Arlen, the Tea Party as a final word for you … Nah, nah, nah …
Once again this election season we are witness to an establishment, status quo candidate in Arlen Specter losing to the challenger in a primary.With approximately 84% of precincts reporting, Sestak was ahead 54 percent while Specter received 46% of the vote.
U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has knocked off five-term U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary.
“A win for the people, over the establishment, over the status quo, even over Washington D.C.,” Sestak declared as he delivered his victory speech Tuesday night.
Beaming ear-to-ear, Sestak thanked a packed room of supporters at his election night headquarters inside the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.
“Thank you Pennsylvania…this is what democracy is all about,” he said. “I’ll never forget that it was the people of Pennsylvania that made this happen.”
Arlen Specter switched from the Republican party about a year ago after he realized that he could not win the Republican primary. Guess what Arlen, you didn’t do much better in the Democrat one either.
Earlier in the day Specter warned that without him “Democrats may not be able to fend off a tea party takeover.”As Weasel Zippers aptly stated, “You mean people who want to lower taxes, rein in government spending, strong national defense and lower the deficit are going to take over? Oh the horror!…”
How full of one’s self could Specter actually be? It turned out that Specter should have been less concerned about the Repubicans voting out Utah Senator Bennett or Charlie Crist’s faux-Independent run … Specter should have been more concerned about Democrats purging him. And purge they did.
“What you see happening across the country is that the tea party organization has taken over,” Specter said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“We know what happened to [Sen. Bob] Bennett [R-Utah], what happened to [Florida GOP Gov. Charlie] Crist,” Specter said.
“They drove him out of the Republican Party,” Specter said of Crist, now running for the Senate as an independent in Florida.
Here is a newsflash to Specter and all Incumbents, both Democrat and Republican, WE THE PEOPLE are allowed to have a choice as to who we want to represent us and no where is it stated you get to be a politician for life. Charlie Crist left the GOP no different than you did realizing that he could not win his parties nomination.
This sets up a Tap Toomay (R) vs Joe Sestak (D) US Senate battle for Pennsylvania. Polls prior to the primaries had Toomay with a slight edge over Sestak.
UPDATE I: Obama goes 0 – 4 with support for candidates as Specter loses in Dem Primary.
The only thing that I can honestly say I am sadden by is the fact that the Republicans did not get a chance to take Specter out in the general election. Toomay would have most certainly done so.
UPDATE II: Will the MSM report that Specter was PURGED by Democrats? Of course not, Dems simply chose another candidate. Words like PURGED are only used when Republicans decide to go a different direction in representation. The MSM double standard continues.