Sen. Arlen Specter announced today that he would be switching parties.  Now a lot of people are upset about the “shift of power” in the Senate.  But let’s be honest here – Sen Specter has been voting Democrat for years and the fact that he now is finally admitting that allegiance does NOTHING to the actual votes in the Senate.  It does however provide one less straw man – on less RINO (Republican In Name Only) to use for claims of “bi-partisanship”.  Which are often pointed to later when things don’t go as promised (almost always) to blame Republicans for this or that law or bill passage.

REALLY, the GOP now that they have lost 60 vote cloture numbers game (which they didn’t have even back in the “Gang for 14” days) should step up and throw out some more dead wood.  I can think of 6 more Senators that the GOP would be better without.  Make the RINOs be honest and sport that D next to their name.  You don’t have their vote and at least they would get to sabatage the party from the inside any more.  Let the libs fully claim and own their liberal policies.  At least then when they implode you can proudly say “I told you so” and pick up the electoral peices.  That is of course if the GOP actually wants to win future elections.  Lately here, I wonder.