Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

Sen. Arlen Specter evidently reached satisfactory terms from the Democratic Party and evaded a likely-terminal primary challenge by Club for Growth Chairman Pat Toomey. It's fascinating to see the media establishment attempt to spin this as a story of an intolerant Republican Party driving out its thoughtful moderates, when in fact the only principle Sen. Specter has consistently embraced throughout his career has been the political survival and advancement of Arlen Specter.

E.J. Dionne demonstrated his capacity to completely misunderstand the conservative worldview in his analysis that the Republican Party sought ideological purity in order to strengthen its former majority. In fact, the Republican Party seeks to achieve its platform, just as the Democratic Party does. Strangely, only the Republican Party is capable of ideological rigidity in the eyes of the establishment media--as demonstrated by the legions of Democrats speaking out against, say, Roe v. Wade.

In the end, once again, it seems that unforgiveable rigidity of the Republican Party turns out to be its refusal to purge the Pro-Life movement from its ranks.

6 comments:

Brian said...

Arlen Specter could not win his primary. That was the sole reason he left the party. 'Ideological purity' was never a concern of his. Nor apparently is it, for moderates such as Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, who remain in the party.

Had Obama and Hillary not run such a gripping primary in PA last year, it's not likely so many Republicans would have changed party registration. Specter might then have enough moderate Republican votes to win his primary. And in such case, he would not have changed.

This is not complex. It is not a big deal. And it is no loss.

Janet Brown said...

Our leaders in Washington must seriously consider new and innovative policies that promote a better, more confident, prosperous, and secure America in the 21st century. One of the things I think we can do to help make that happen is support American businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (http://bit.ly/oanAT). They're doing things to reach out and show people that they can get involved, too.

Chris Anton said...

In fact, the Republican Party seeks to achieve its platform, just as the Democratic Party does. Strangely, only the Republican Party is capable of ideological rigidity in the eyes of the establishment media...
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