Democrats: GOP should be more like their party
WASHINGTON – Congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday that Sen. Arlen Specter's party switch is a sign that Republicans should become more like, well, Democrats.
"I say to Republicans in America, take back your party," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters. "The party of protecting the environment, the party of individual rights, the party of fairness."
Specter stunned the political world Tuesday when he defected to the Democrats, saying there weren't enough moderates in Pennsylvania for him to win a GOP primary.
OK, stupid question for you: If Republicans become like the Democrats, why be a Republican at all? Seriously, what's the point of having two parties, if both parties are the same? They're already too much alike for my taste. Any more alike, and we'll wind up with one party rule. Of course that's the idea, isn't it? And I guess we're pretty much there right now anyway.
Oh yeah, and a quick question for all those folks who say the Republicans have become too extreme, and have abandoned that mythical big tent: Are the Democrats any different? Aren't they the ones that threw a reliably liberal (on most issues) incumbent Senator under the bus because he didn't stand with them on opposing the war in Iraq? Gimme a freakin' break.