Skip to comments.Santorum lied. Spector said he did not promise to back Bush's Supreme Court picks for endorsement.
Posted on 02/23/2012 9:00:30 PM PST by mitchell001
According to today's video interview between CNN's John King and Arlen Spector at the link below, Rick Santorum lied about Arlen Spector's promise to support George Bush's Supreme Court nominees in exchange for Santorum's endorsement, during the nationally televised debate on CNN Wednesday. This is damaging video evidence of Santorum's lie about this important reason given by Santorum for supporting the liberal Arlen Spector over the conservative Patrick Tomey is at the following link. http://www.breitbart.tv/specter-santorum-lied/ During the debate, Romney claimed that if Tomey was elected as the GOP Senator from Pennsylvania instead of Spector, Obamacare would not have passed by 50 to 49, but would have failed by 50 to 49. Spector voted for Obamacare and Tomey would have voted against it.
And why would we beleive Spector?
Romney did come out early for Christine O’Donnell over her liberal opponent and he came out early for Nicky Haley over her liberal opponent. Those were risky endorsements but he backed them up with campaign time and money.
Look, we don’t have to support Romney but we can recognize good and don’t have to constantly find ways to denigrate the guy. We also don’t need to denigrate Newt or Santorum.
Santorum wasn't on the Judiciary Committee. But Specter was. And, if he won re-election in 2004, he would be the incoming Chairman -- replacing Orrin Hatch.
Leaving aside how much Specter should be believed, has King ever before gone after an interview to “prove” that a candidate, any candidate, was not truthful in a debate? How far out of his way did King go to vet Obama?
This is more just Breitbart propaganda and lies.
I heard an interview today on the radio with Arlen Specter and Michael Smerconish, and Specter said the same thing, that he never made a “promise” to Santorum. Except, after Smerconish pressed him Specter said although he made no specific verbal “promise” (freaking duh, nobody would admit such a thing anyway) he said that when Santorum asked him if he, Specter, as the incoming chair of the Judiciary Committee, would help with Bush’s Supreme Court nominees, Specter assured him he would treat them “fairly”. Santorum then went on to do as Bush asked, and endorsed Specter over homo hugger Toomey. I got the distinct impression it was your typical political “wink and nod” agreement. And indeed, Specter helped shepherd through Bush’s nominees, who now sit on the Supreme Court.
This story is a load of horse manure.
Because Spector is a truth-teller sent from God, and Santorum is the living incarnation of Lucifer himself, on whose forehead, if you look closely, the numerals 666 are faintly visible. Or something like that...
LOL. OK, so now we are supposed to believe Arlen Specter? Please. The man tells 7 lies before breakfast each morning.
And we know Specter told the truth because???
Because it’s against Scottish Law to be less than truthful!! That seems to be Spector’s standard!
At the least, Santorum severely stretched the truth by taking credit for endorsing Spector who promised to support Bush’s Supreme Court nominees and for taking credit for the Alito and Roberts ending up on the court. Santorum takes credit for too many accomplishments in the House and Senate. I believe that truth checkers will continue to have a field day with Santorum’s boasting.
Arlen is an arrogant self-centered prick. And he wants to maintain that he didn't make a deal -- to support Roberts and Alito -- in order to gain re-election.
He is trying to maintain the illusion of integrity.
As a matter of fact, the deal that Santorum describes is exactly the deal that everybody understood it to be at the time. It's Arlen's story that's coming out of left field.
If, for your own reasons, you want to take that worthless double-dealing hack's word, be my guest. Just understand that you're peddling a product with no credibility.
It's what weasels do.
Looks to me like old Arlen just took one for the team.
They are all alike!
You can listen to today’s Michael Smerconish interview with Specter at the link below. Scroll down to “SMERCONISH PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS”, and that interview is the first clip. The whole clip is about 10 minutes long, but you can skip right to about the 7:45 mark and listen to Specter explain that he assured Santorum that he had always supported the president’s nominees in the past, including Rehnquist, Scalia, et al, and that he would treat Bush’s nominees the same way he treated those nominees (wink, nod).
“Seriously damaged”?, Seriously? Oh yeah, it’s different on serial-cheating on their wives.
So then Santorum supporter Specter the liar???
It’s worth noting... just for fun, of course....
That Santorum has a long history of endorsing Specter. He also endorsed Specter when he ran for president on the prochoice vanity theme in ‘96.
I wonder how much stretching is required for that one....
There are only two men on earth who know the truth, and one of them is a serial lying Democrat. Sorry for the redundancy. Bob
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