This was a republican man who actually got saner and saner the older he got.
In 2009, after being in the Senate since 1980, he watched in horror as his party devolved into the barbaric, racist, parasitic Plutocrats and world serial mass murderers that we are forced to endure now, in present day 2012. He, as any gentleman/woman of decency, intelligence and compassion WOULD do, abandoned the GIANT FLUSH and SWIRL mob by switching to the open arms of the Democratic party. But even when he was a republican he exhibited a deeper respect for the whole and a more balanced and honorable moderate temperment than his peers, one that he couldn't retain in the face of the utter madness into which that same party had fallen. Senator Specter just never did have or develop a taste for the "Kool Aid Extreme" that threatens the very essence of who we are as Americans, humans, world citizens. I rarely if ever agreed with him, but he did command my respect; again, unlike any of the ball gargling and cum choked blokes who have overtaken half of the Senate body and the sheer ignorance, uneducated on top of stupid minds and madness of the citizens who chose that representation for themselves.
I like to imagine that the breathless horror of watching Sarah Palen's ascent to the national platform is what absolutely pushed him one last nudge over to the only party who dwells in REALITY. That and/or perhaps the experience of coming face to ugly face with the intolerance and total lack of human compassion that embodied the party through it's leader George W. Bush (aka the Bloody Butcher of Baghdad) who physically withdrew and recoiled in revulsion at Senator Specter's open outstretched hand shake offered when he was his sickest, ravished by cancer and the chemo that kills it as well as most of everything attached to, in proximity to or vaguely around it, an offered hand to shake and was left rejected by the notoriously careless ignoramus who was unbelievably and perversely the President of the United States for THE 8 darkest years in this country's history. Perhaps that cleared up for the Senator what exactly a total lack of compassion really looks like in action. Who knows, but I do wish him rest in peace.
Cancer dealt the final blow. But I'm betting he could cross over with a lighter soul, and more peace in his heart having dumped the party of Eternal Stupidity and torturous ugliness, having said "NO" to the ride to hell with the rest of them.
When he went he passed cleanly. His choice in the end was for human and humane compassion for his fellow men and women. He "got it right" when it mattered the most.
October 15, 2012
Posted by siri at 10/15/2012 12:22:00 AM