Senator Arlen Specter, formally R-PA is now D-PA.
Does this mean that the GOP should pack it in? No, it just means Senator Spector did not want to face a Primary challenge in 2010.
It also means the Democrats have a 60 (possibly 61) vote majority in the Senate. They own any Legislation from this point forward.
Democrats still do not understand the difference between Political expediency and Standing on Principle. Senator Specter was known as a RINO, he left us, we did not leave him. Compare Spector's treatment to how the Left treated Lieberman.
I'm laughing because Democrats have NO EXCUSE from this point forward to pass and get support for their agenda. Governing is harder then it looks kids.
Until then, so long Senator Specter, do not let the door hit you on the way out.