First, Senator Arlen Specter provided the instrumental Republican support to get anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed by the Senate.
Then, he singlehandedly pushed through the massive economic bailout, the so-called stimulus bill, which contained several provisions of concern to gun owners.
So it comes as no surprise that liberal anti-gun Specter, who has no loyalty to the Constitution, also has no loyalty to the political party that elected him. Specter announced this week that he will leave the Republican Party and run as a Democrat in 2010.
Specter's announcement comes only after poll after poll showed him trailing pro-gun conservative Pat Toomey in a Republican primary.
Specter thinks that changing parties will improve his chances of winning next year.
What he's going to learn is that the voters of Pennsylvania are much more concerned about their Constitutional rights than they are with what political party a candidate belongs to.
Every time Attorney General Eric Holder opens his mouth and talks about reinstating the Clinton gun ban, gun owners know they have Arlen Specter to thank.
Back in early January, Sen. Specter said he had "grave concerns" about Eric Holder. He made it sound like he was going to join other pro-gun Senators and oppose the Holder nomination.
Specter was only putting on a show.
After pretending to oppose Eric Holder, Sen. Specter provided the key support that brought the nomination to the floor of the Senate.
Why the big switch?
Simple. When it looked like Specter was going to face a primary challenge from a real conservative, he talked tough and made it look like he was opposed to Holder. Then for a while, it appeared that Specter would not have a serious challenge, so Specter flip-flopped and decided not to oppose Holder.
With people like Specter in office, it's no wonder our gun rights are in such jeopardy.
At least gun owners have a clear choice in the next election. Former Congressman Pat Toomey has again taken up the conservative, pro-gun mantle and will challenge the liberal incumbent.
Together, we can defeat the Senate's most dangerous turncoat and replace him with a real Second Amendment defender.
Specter was one of three Republicans whose vote was needed to pass the bailout. When one of the other two Senators expressed reservations, good old Arlen Specter stepped in and brought that Senator "back in line."
Without Specter, there would be no $1 TRILLION bailout.
Really, by the time debt services and other frills of the "socialism bill" are accounted for, the cost will be over $3 TRILLION!
The debt foisted upon us by Arlen Specter will be passed on to succeeding generations, AND the bailout is being used as a tool of the anti-gun left.
You see, the bailout bill contains provisions that can fund anti-gun activist organizations like ACORN and Moveon.org to the tune of hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of your taxpayer dollars.
The bailout also contains provisions to require your doctor to retroactively put your confidential medical records in a government database. Medical records have already been used to deny about 200,000 military veterans their Second Amendment rights, and that situation will be made worse for all citizens thanks to the Specter bailout bill.
Perhaps no single Senator is negatively affecting the future of this country more than Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter.
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