Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Chage of Mind

I have waited a few days to post this blog because I really wanted to formulate my thoughts.. Recently the change of parties by Congressman Specter has really bothered me.

Not for ideological reasons but rather plain old breach of contract. The good congressman was elected as a Republican to represent his home state.. That is what he promised them.. now to switch parties mid term that just bothers me. This smacks of desperation and a man who fervently wants to hang on to his power.

Had his convictions been involved he would have maybe addressed his party.. pointed out where he felt the lacked substance and fought to serve the people who elected him. BUT NO this man all but vacated his promises... in short lied to his constituents and has no desire to serve them.

I am eternally grateful that he is not my representative.. goodness knows we have enough issues here in Illinois..

I think we as a nation of voters need to wrench the reigns back from the hands of the elected officials and DEMAND that they do their jobs which is serving us...


  1. i liked the way u post ur views


  2. Amen! Exactly. He changed parties so he can get reelected. Period. He should be ashamed. He isn't but he should be.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. He only changed parties so he can get elected next year. That's a pretty sad statement about the Republican party.

    Yeah, let's not even get started about Illinois.

  4. Cheers!
    I am not a political person but I have to say this past election to date has seriously made me wonder just what lies in store for America.
    Have the Americans seen the end of the Good Old Days of America?

    Not a very positive picture ...is it?


  5. Well, at least he formally announced his changing of parties, unlike some others who are representing us. Geesh, I hate politics.

  6. On the one hand, I fully agree with your contention. For the Republican Party invested a lot of time and money in supporting his multiple elections, and it was a betrayal of their trust, and that of at least some of his constituents, to defect to the other side.

    On the other hand, his having to change parties speaks volumes about one of the things that has gone so wrong with our political process. For both parties generally seek to present a united front against the initiatives of the other one--regardless of how good it is, and all who support what the other side is wanting to do is treated as a leper at best.

    To be honest, I don't what can be done about it. For I would hate to see dozens of much smaller parties comprised of members who were in complete agreement with each other spring up. For I would think that would greatly impede progress, which can clearly seen in many other parts of this world. For most of the other democratic governments are made up of coalitions of such factions, and chaos often ensues.

  7. I agree. If he wanted to change parties, it shouldn't have been while he was in office.