Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic Party has led to a little discussion over at SC6. Reino did a post on Specter and there have been several comments over the subject. I posted my thoughts on the matter on Tuesday. As a follow up, take a look at how Fox Nation responded to Republican Senator Olympia Snowe's Op-Ed in the Times: "Don't let the Door Hit You..."
In the Op-Ed, Snowe was simply relating the political reality that it seems a lot of "true Republicans" don't want to face:
In my view, the political environment that has made it inhospitable for a
moderate Republican in Pennsylvania is a microcosm of a deeper, more pervasive
problem that places our party in jeopardy nationwide.
I have said that, without question, we cannot prevail as a party
without conservatives. But it is equally certain we cannot prevail in the future
So, after losing one Senator, bringing the Dems to the cloture number of 60 (which they will have when Norm Coleman faces reality in Minnesota), Fox Nation's response is that the Dems can have Snowe too?
Seriously, are these folks trying to build a compound or something? If you ain't a true believer, must you be banished? It's like the sentiment is to want to bar the door and await the apocalypse they just know is a-comin'.
Disagree with my opinions all you want folks, but it is a mathmatical fact that you don't win elections by reducing your number of votes. Just ask Norm Coleman...
Hattip to Benen and Media Matters.