Mike Gallagher

And look at how it turned out. After the Barack Obama machine convinced him to switch parties so that they could use his votes to advance their radical agenda, they deserted him like a leper.

By now, countless political pundits and analysts have noted how absent President Obama and Vice-President Biden were during the last days of Specter’s doomed campaign. They didn’t want anything to do with him anymore. They got what they needed from him, and when it looked like he was going to fail in his re-election effort, they bailed on him, just like he bailed on his constituents.

This bunch deserves one another.

But the life lesson here is crystal clear: when you abandon your principles and betray your friends, you’ll be left with nothing. And nobody. The frauds that Specter kissed up to turned their backs on him. He was left to fend for himself, a lonely man who found out the ultimate price of betrayal.

May all of us learn from Arlen Specter’s spectacular fall from power. Parents should teach their children what will happen to them when they take this path. Business people should pay attention to just how badly things can turn when one behaves the way Specter did.

Every day, we’re given a valuable life lesson. The story of Arlen Specter is one of the most powerful lessons of all.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.