One Year Later: Specter’s Switch All About Arlen
By Pat Toomey
The people of Pennsylvania, and Americans across the country, will not quickly forget April 28, 2009 – the day Arlen Specter broke the trust of voters and switched political parties in order to save his political career. After telling voters that he would stay a Republican, Specter announced one year ago today that he would switch to the Democratic Party because he was, “…not willing to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate.”
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Specter’s jump, hardworking Americans can tell Specter exactly what they think of his opportunism by logging on to www.SpecterSwitch.com and making a one-time, one-day-only donation.
American families have paid a steep price for Specter’s switch.
Only five weeks after telling voters that he would remain a Republican because it was critical to prevent Democrats from attaining 60 senate votes (The Hill, 03/17/09), Specter jumped ship and quickly became the automatic 60th vote and a rubber stamp for Harry Reid’s extreme and partisan agenda. In fact, just two weeks ago, The Hill newspaper even called Specter “a model Democrat,” (The Hill, 04/07/10).
Because of Specter’s blind obedience to Harry Reid’s big-government agenda, hardworking Americans will be saddled with trillion dollar deficits, sky-rocketing taxes, increased government control over their health care decisions, and more taxpayer-funded backroom deals.
Now is our chance to send Specter and his insider Washington friends a message by raising $280,000 today, the 28th of April and one-year anniversary of Specter’s switch.
Please help us cross the finish line victoriously this November and hit our goal today by logging on to www.SpecterSwitch.com right now. With your help we will prove that it’s not just Republicans, but all voters who are tired of the political maneuvering and back-handed tactics like Arlen Specter’s party switch.
Let’s flip this seat back to Republican in November, send a clear message to liberal Washington, and restore some badly needed balance to Washington.