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.