Monday, August 17, 2009
Politico.com has reported that a Netroots Nation straw poll shows Specter behind Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) by a large margin.
Netroots Nation, a group of progressive and liberal bloggers and activists, is showing overwhelming support for Sestak with 48 percent of the 252 votes submitted. Specter got 10 percent. One third of the votes were undecided, and seven percent voted 'neither.' This could be Specter's Waterloo.
Specter stunned absolutely no one when he announced his switch to the Democratic Party earlier this year. We knew for years that he definitely was not a Republican. Speculation was that the switch was made out of fear of losing the Republican primary to Pat Toomey. Well, that just didn't pan out very well, did it? In fact, a recent poll pitting Specter as the Democratic candidate against Republican Toomey showed that Snarlin' Arlen would lose...big time.
While I definitely would not support Sestak, I do find it ironic karma has come around to bite Specter in the butt. Sestak, former Rear Admiral in the Navy, has received a 100% rating from NARAL, a group that would die before letting Roe v. Wade be overturned. Joe has also been quoted as saying that he was “150 percent behind a public option” when it comes to Obamacare.
Netroots Nation, in their poll, also had 95% of their voters give Dear Leader a very favorable rating in job performance. Of course they did. They represent the sort of mindless simps that Dear Leader would like everyone to be. Blind followers; nothing more.
It's going to be interesting to watch this play out. Pennsylvania law prohibits the loser of a primary from running as an independent in the general election.
Bye Arlen! You should've been gone long, long ago.