So Specter has finally made the jump to the Democrats' side. I can't say I'm surprised, since his remaining a Republican would mean certain defeat in the 2010 primary. Political survival pretty much forced his hand.
Once again, we see how the GOP's hard turn to the right continues to hurt them. After eight years of Bush/Cheney and control of the federal government, they have lost the White House, both houses of Congress, and now they have handed the Democrats their 60th Senate vote. At least the wingnuts will be happy; there's one less "Republican-In-Name-Only" to worry about. I've no idea how making your party smaller and smaller helps you to win elections, but I left that particular crazy train years ago.