by Pen Johannson
The Democrats take great pride in their self-righteous “green” ideology.
Now, they are recycling politicians.
40 years ago, Arlen Specter changed parties in order to win an election. 40 years later, he has "jumped the shark" again hoping not to lose one. And, lost somewhere along his road to vanity is his once noble honor for the authentic purpose of civil leadership and patriotism. At the end of one's political life, what better hole for him to fall into than the current party of perpetual demotion?
Specter’s past due exit from the Republican Party is yet another indication of an improving Conservative identity being achieved through a culling of its marginal, ambiguous content. In this case, getting rid of unwanted baggage has as much benefit as maintaining the power to carry it. And, until now, the unspoken reality is that Specter, former Democrat, former Republican, now a Democrat again, has been a drag on the renewed effort to establish a new conservative identity in the Republican party, and that his banishment is a welcome, long awaited, decision by vintage Americans.
Specter was kicked out of the Republican Party by the inevitable loss of his seat to a better opponent. He did not leave for some grander pursuit of social justice. He was not consumed by an elevated sense of ideological righteousness, (no matter what MSNBC spins at you). Nor, was he heeding some higher calling to a more garrulous role as a purposed helmster.
Simply confronted by an incapacity to meet a rising standard of prominence, Specter is looking for suitable entombment. He bailed out of his party because his party rightly rejected the premise of the bail-out. And, he simply cannot conceive the reasons for animus justifiably expressed by vintage America for rewarding failure. So, he went to the place where they do.
Specter, like other uber-senior members of American government, has worn out his welcome, if not his once noble image. At 79, he was simply removed by the exaction of natural order found in an American society that stands by its penalty levied upon those who find no other purpose but that which comes by the last contingency offered in career politics. And, he was retained in disingenuousness by Democrats because they are the only ones equipped to assume custody of such obsolete professional debris.
As a result, the emerging revelation out of our nation’s capital is that this current flash of Democrat rule is a fragile state, nothing more than an interim assignment given to them, for lack of a better qualified candidate, until authentic leadership has time to rejuvenate, redefine and implement the final stratagem, which is rooted in America's founding principles.
Lifelong, career politicians like Specter are the downfall of American government. Their grainy, calloused, unattractive manner, and blind loyalty to desolate politics for the sake of their own career, maroons real Americans and leaves the best and brightest to the much needed grass roots development like those seen in the recent “Tea Party” demonstrations.
When burnouts, like Specter, come to the point in their career where they realize they can no longer compete for a position against better talent, they have one of two choices. They can retain nobility with a highly respected end to their career through retirement, or they can prolong their personal futility as a member of a less prestigious organization. In this case, Specter has successfully pandered for the embrace of indigents ever-willing to exploit the political opportunity of his uselessness. Because, that's what liberals do.
As Specter enters the twilight of an otherwise respectable career, it is sad that he has chosen to liquidate his political assets by slumming with the democrats. Devaluing his charm, he is accomplishing little more than titillating a liberal fetish to see the failure of American conservatism.
The liberal establishment has ignorantly, though not surprisingly, failed to see the truth that Specter’s desperation to save his degenerate political skin is the actual reason for his pachydermal booty call. His defection was never motivated by an appreciation for liberalism. And, in poetically justified fashion, there is no better destination into which one of this kind should be deposited.
Specter's future in politics is in peril either way. Pennsylvania Primary Poll numbers reveal that he is trailing his GOP opponent by more than 20 points. And, now, by betraying his constituent GOP fund raisers, he paints himself into a very unforgiving corner among genuine Pennsylvanians unwilling to confirm such dissonant behavior.......regardless of their party affiliation. Now he finds himself on the under card as a Democrat in the same situation..........in the most covertly conservative state in America.
Figuratively, as the new Republican Party becomes what God wants it be, it is also important to remember the banishment of Lucifer from Heaven had as much to do with his character as it did with his voting record. And, as the welcome wagon arrives on queue, dispatched directly from the Oval Office, the minions all gather to applaud Specter’s arrival in the regions below. He presents himself, a disappointment to government integrity, as the poster child of political exploitation.
After all is said and done, the new Republican Party is overjoyed to be rid of him. And, moreso, they are ecstatic to also pawn him off to political rivals bathing in a delusion of uncorroborated indemnity. For, Arlen Specter embodies the necessary lack of character which core conservatives hope will consume the modern progressive movement. And, its even more encouraging when, in order to achieve this, they merely need only throw their garbage out the back door.