I’m so pleased to see that two-faced turncoat ousted at last from his Senate seat. He wasn’t very loyal to the Republican Party and he then switched to the Democratic Party once he realised he would lose a Republican primary. But now he has also lost a Democratic primary, despite recieving support from President Obama.
Specter loses in Pennsylvania, Paul wins in Ky.
WASHINGTON – Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who switched parties hoping to prolong his career, lost his bid for a sixth term Tuesday night at the hands of impatient Democratic primary voters rejecting his plea to reward experience. Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to a rout in Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary.
In another race with national significance, Democrat Max Critz won a special House election to fill out the term of the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha in southwestern Pennsylvania. Both political parties spent roughly $1 million to sway the outcome, and highlighted the contest as a possible bellwether for the fall.
On the busiest night of the primary season to date, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln led in her bid for nomination to a third term, but she was forced into a potentially debilitating runoff on June 8 against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.
Taken together, the results were indisputably unkind to the political establishments of both parties. But any attempt to read into the results a probable trend for the fall campaign was hazardous — particularly given Critz’s victory over Republican Tim Burns to succeed Murtha in Congress.
Now, what if Specter pulls the same stunt Sen. Joe Lieberman did and runs later as an Independent? Well, he can do that, and I myself favor independence in politics and would like to see both major parties in the United States brought down. But I can’t stand Lieberman either because, despite being a former Democrat, he sells out to the right every chance he gets. He might as well become a Republican. REAL independents run as such from the very beginning and that’s what America really needs. Not people like Lieberman or Specter!