Friday, May 8

WHY ALL GOP SENATORS SHOULD BECOME DEMOCRATS

Chris Bowers, Open Left - The relevant question on Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party is not why he did it, but instead why every Republican Senator hasn't joined him. Switching is a pretty good deal:

1. You don't have to change any votes.

2. You get a subcommittee chairmanship. . .

3. You get a promise of no primary challenges, and overall campaign support, from the entire Democratic leadership, including President Obama. . .
4. You get a deal to preserve your seniority.

Given all of this, if I am a Republican Senator, it would seem that becoming a Democrat is a no-brainer. I get more power, an easier re-election campaign, and it costs me nothing whatsoever.

Harry Reid should offer the Specter deal to every Republican Senator. Then, with a 100 Democrat Senate, I'm sure he will be able to pass whatever legislation he wants.

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