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Santorum lied. Spector said he did not promise to back Bush's Supreme Court picks for endorsement.
http://www.breitbart.tv/specter-santorum-lied/ ^ | February 23, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

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.


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To: mitchell001

Hey, didja hear this one? Newt says he sat on that couch with Peloosey because she promised him to vote for 0% Federal tax rate?


51 posted on 02/23/2012 9:59:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Steelfish

Newt repented to God. Rick continues to lie or boast, with no repentance. A leader must have clarity. Why would Santorum endorse Spector if Spector is such a bad person?


52 posted on 02/23/2012 10:05:46 PM PST by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

Santorum is either boasting or thought what Arlen told him was a “promise”. Either way Santorum is clueless. Arlen Spectacle can promise you the world and it means didley squat.


53 posted on 02/23/2012 10:13:29 PM PST by conservative98
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To: mitchell001

I believe Specter is lying. I have no doubt he promised anything and everything to get support to get reelected.


54 posted on 02/23/2012 10:15:38 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: mitchell001

Let’s see who am I going to believe Rick Santorum or that ridiculosPOS known as Arlen the lyin Specter???? No contest...I believe Rick. A.S. has always been delusional and at his current age has less memory than ever


55 posted on 02/23/2012 10:18:47 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Revolting cat!

Toomey (whom I supported) would have been a freshman and would not have been the head of the judiciary committee.....


56 posted on 02/23/2012 10:19:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Revolting cat!

Now that made me laugh.... much needed thing in this day and age


57 posted on 02/23/2012 10:20:36 PM PST by Nifster
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To: mitchell001

The “Cornhusker Kickback” and Ben Nelson gave us Obamacare in the Senate, and Bart Stupack did it in the House. If they didn’t, you can bet the farm that some other arms would have been twisted out of their sockets. Be that as it may, there are TWO houses of Congress, and *Rep.* Stupac was the last to capitulate, the Senate having voted prior. It’s inaccurate to place the whole blame of Obamacare on Specter.

Your point is a fail, Mitt.


58 posted on 02/23/2012 10:21:40 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: svxdave

What are you talking about?


59 posted on 02/23/2012 10:22:08 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mitchell001

Are you kidding???? Arlen Specter used to stand in front of the TV cameras and lie his head off. He was one of the slimiest of the slime in the senate. He has EVERY reason to lie——he is incapable of telling the truth


60 posted on 02/23/2012 10:23:28 PM PST by Nifster
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To: alstewartfan

Is this what you want?

Last night, Mitt Romney explained his 1992 vote for former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas in the Democratic primary as a vote against Bill Clinton. “I’ve never voted for a Democrat when there was a Republican on the ballot,” he said. “And any chance I got to vote against Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy, I took.” Romney’s bottom-line? “I have always voted for a Republican any time there was a Republican on the ballot.”
Okay, fair enough. Romney is saying he’s a Republican, but given the chance to vote against Bill Clinton in 1992, he decided to meddle in the Democratic primary. If he’d had the opportunity to vote for a Republican in the Republican primary, he’d have jumped at the chance, but lacking that, he voted Democratic.

Seems reasonable, except there was a Republican primary. But it’s not just the facts that get in the way of Mitt Romney’s explanation. It’s Mitt Romney himself, because just about each time he’s explained the vote, he’s explained it differently.

On December 15, 1993, The Boston Globe reported that Romney said “he couldn’t recall” for whom he had voted. Six weeks later, the Globe reported that Romney “confirmed he voted for former US Sen. Paul Tsongas.” Why? Because “favored his ideas over those of Bill Clinton.” Then in October of 1994, The Washington Post reported that Romney “publicizes his brief stint as a Democrat to support ex-senator Paul Tsongas in the 1992 presidential primary.”

Flash forward 13 years to February, 2007 and Romney offered a completely different rationale in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for the Republican.”

So Romney has gone from not being able to recall who he voted for, to saying he voted for Tsongas because he liked Tsongas, to saying his vote for Tsongas shows he is bipartisan, to saying he voted for Tsongas to oppose Bill Clinton, to saying he voted for Tsongas to weaken the Democrats, to saying he only voted for Tsongas because he didn’t have a chance to vote for a Republican. Except, of course, he did.

So what does Mitt Romney really believe? Nobody really knows. And that probably includes Mitt Romney himself.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/27/1059049/-Mitt-Romney-offers-yet-another-explanation-for-why-he-voted-in-1992-Democratic-primar


61 posted on 02/23/2012 10:26:40 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mitchell001

You’re saying Arlen’s never lied on TV before????


62 posted on 02/23/2012 10:27:27 PM PST by Crucial
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To: mitchell001

Specter is lying to help Romney. This is dated 2004 and specter did not dispute it then. Why now?

Specter’s poetic justice

By Dimitri Vassilaros, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, November 12, 2004
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Arlen Specter makes fellow U.S. senator John Kerry look consistent.
But do not blame Pennsylvania’s senior senator for being himself. Blame the state’s junior senator and fellow Republican, Rick Santorum, for enabling Specter to be, well, Specter.

Blame President Bush, too.

Specter, the likely next chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, is flip-flopping so often about applying a pro-abortion litmus test for Supreme Court nominees that the 74-year-old has confused everyone, including himself.

Specter warned Bush last week not to pick judicial candidates who are “too” conservative and/or pro-lifers. If Bush did, Specter and his remaining fellow liberals in the Senate would be displeased.

He flip-flopped the next day, using nuance to distance himself from his own word. Picture a round of the video game “Pong” played at warp speed.

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To the untrained eye, it might appear that Specter has betrayed Bush and Santorum. After all, the two actually convinced conservatives in the spring primary that Specter could be counted on. But they did not add that Specter always could be counted on to be himself.

The two spent considerable political capital to drag Specter across the finish line. He barely defeated U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey — a real conservative — by slightly more than 17,000 votes.

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But within a day after his near loss, Specter started distancing himself from Bush. Outraged conservatives felt betrayed.

In the July issue of Crisis magazine, Santorum tried to allay their concerns. He wrote that “Sen. Specter ... has said repeatedly that he doesn’t apply a litmus test for judges.”

He did not add that Specter also hinted repeatedly in the general election that he would.

Santorum again had to allay fears. He issued a statement after Specter’s warning.

“I asked Sen. Specter to clarify his comments, which he did in a statement. In that statement, he clarified that he does not support a litmus test for nominees with regard to their stance on abortion. Senate Republicans are committed to approving all of the president’s judicial nominations despite the Democrats’ rhetoric that they are committed to block judges who fail their litmus tests.”

Damn those Democrats.

Curiously, Specter voted to confirm every current member of the Supreme Court, from pro-choice to pro-life ones, except Justice John Paul Stevens, who was on the bench before Specter was a senator.

Even though he voted for eight, Specter told a reporter that the current court lacks legal “giants.” That glaring inconsistency is highlighted when considering one court nominee Specter opposed.

He could have added a giant, Judge Robert Bork. Instead, he undercut the Reagan nominee.

Just when you thought Specter’s thinking simply could not be any more topsy-turvy, he said that his spring primary savior does not have a mandate. However, Bush received over 59 million votes, more than any other president.

And if Bush’s 3.5 million-vote victory margin does not give him a mandate, what does a 17,000-vote margin give Specter?

Barring a bloodless coup d’etat in the Senate to prevent him from ascending to the chairmanship of Judiciary, Republicans are forced to count on Specter to confirm the nomination of the next justice.

For Bush and Santorum, surely this is poetic justice.

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63 posted on 02/23/2012 10:29:19 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mitchell001
Nobody gets post #52, do they? I'll repeat, if S. is a bad guy, why would S, the supposedly good guy endorse S. the bad guy?

Pox on them both1


64 posted on 02/23/2012 10:35:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Antoninus

Specter said during his 1998 reelection bid that it would be his last one, and that if he won, he planned to retire after the completion of the term. I was not surprised in the least when he hit the campaign trail again in 2004.


65 posted on 02/23/2012 10:35:12 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: mitchell001

Really? Believe specter?


66 posted on 02/23/2012 10:40:56 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe Rick knew that Toomey supported and wanted to vote for gays in the military and Rick thought that would be horrible so he endorsed Specter. Toomey went on and voted YES to gays in the military, but he is the conservative one? I am missing something besides the hatred towards Santorum from some of you guys.


67 posted on 02/23/2012 10:41:10 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Christie at the beach

After Hatch, had Specter not won, Kyl or Cornyn were next in line. Cornyn wasn’t interested because he had the leadership of another committee... from what I’ve read in the archives at FR, Kyl is an okay guy.

There was also a grassroots campaign to stall Specter, which was talked about here on FR in 2004:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1274088/posts

From Human Events:
Specter Stands Alone:
No GOP Senator on Judiciary Committee Willing to Declare Support for Specter — Santorum Also Declines to Lend Support. 11/09/2004

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=5724

Sanctimonium is no different than other politician, but his holier-than-thou attitude causes him to offer himself as such. And a lot of people are believing in him, the same way they believed Barack, a wet-behind-the-ears senator, with a lot of emotion-laden rhetoric, who presented himself as America’s hope. It’s the republicans’ turn to be taken in, this time, by a republican Messiah. It is really a shame, they haven’t learned anything from watching how Barack did it.


68 posted on 02/23/2012 10:41:16 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: svxdave

Romney is an ass.


69 posted on 02/23/2012 10:44:27 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Lancey Howard

Ever since Breitbart had that to-do regarding the homosexuals at CPAC, he has been unreliable as a conservative. When he held his party for the “gays” and made such a big deal out of “welcoming them,” I dropped Andrew like a hot rock.


70 posted on 02/23/2012 10:45:05 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Nifster; All

After Hatch, had Specter not won, Kyl or Cornyn were next in line. Cornyn wasn’t interested because he had the leadership of another committee... from what I’ve read in the archives at FR, Kyl is an okay guy.

There was also a grassroots campaign to stall Specter, which was talked about here on FR in 2004:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1274088/posts

From Human Events:
Specter Stands Alone:
No GOP Senator on Judiciary Committee Willing to Declare Support for Specter — Santorum Also Declines to Lend Support. 11/09/2004

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=5724

Sanctimonium is no different than other politician, but his holier-than-thou attitude causes him to offer himself as such. And a lot of people are believing in him, the same way they believed Barack, a wet-behind-the-ears senator, with a lot of emotion-laden rhetoric, who presented himself as America’s hope. It’s the republicans’ turn to be taken in, this time, by a republican Messiah. It is really a shame, they haven’t learned anything from watching how Barack did it.


71 posted on 02/23/2012 10:45:36 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: mitchell001

WTH??? This sounds like a replay of the controversy from April 2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv76qogrkvk&feature=endscreen&NR=1


72 posted on 02/23/2012 10:46:37 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ken H

More from 2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IUGtS29DaM&NR=1&feature=endscreen


73 posted on 02/23/2012 10:53:41 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: mitchell001

I agree. What does it say about Santorum that he believed Arlen Specter? That misguided belief gave birth to his misguided support - and the 60th vote on Obamacare.


74 posted on 02/23/2012 10:54:09 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: napscoordinator
I am missing something besides the hatred towards Santorum from some of you guys.

???

Did you read my post?

Anyway, Toomey did not vote to sodomize the military since he had not yet been seated when that vote took place. He did, however, say that he supported the sodomization of the military and so he presumably would have voted to sodomize the military given the chance.

75 posted on 02/23/2012 10:57:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: TBP

Who were the sources? do you have a link? thanks.


76 posted on 02/23/2012 11:00:18 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I was not directly saying that you were for sure.


77 posted on 02/23/2012 11:00:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: mitchell001

IMO, Santorum stretched nothing. RIGHT AFTER Arlen won, and I mean it was a matter of a few hours, Arlen made a live on air comment that he was pretty much going to do what he felt like vis a vis W. After all that campaigning Bush and Santorum did to save his butt! There were people so furious with him that he almost didn’t get the Judicial Committee Chairmanship. Most likely, after he had crawled back over a sufficient amount of hot macadam, he got the Charmanship, and behaved himself very well regarding the SCOTUS nominations.

THIS is Arlen Specter.


78 posted on 02/23/2012 11:01:28 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: mitchell001

Spector is scum, but I don’t think Santorum can survive this.... he has become damaged goods.

This will not just blow over, it is going to get very nasty over the next few days.


79 posted on 02/23/2012 11:09:09 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: mitchell001

Specter won’t admit he made a deal. Here’s another article specter did not refute

 
Specter: I Won’t Block Pro-Life Judges
NewsMax Wires
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004
After two days of appealing to fellow GOP senators, embattled Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said he would make a public statement to assure Republicans at large he would not block anti-abortion judicial nominees from President Bush.

“I’m working on it,” Specter said of the statement after receiving more Senate support despite calls from anti-abortion conservatives that he be skipped over as the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
Story Continues Below

 

Specter, a moderate on abortion rights, has been trying to repair the damage caused by his postelection comment that Democrats would probably block judicial nominees who would try to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case legalizing abortion.

“And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which I am mentioning,” he said then.

Since then, he has been trying to reassure Republicans that he would not stand in the way of Bush’s nominees if he takes over the Judiciary Committee next year when current chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah steps down because of term limits.

He’s been on radio and television and telling senators one by one and in groups that he doesn’t have a litmus test on abortion for judges. In addition, he’s been stressing that Democrats plan to filibuster against conservative judges regardless of what he does.

“People are looking to him to provide some assurance, so he’ll make a statement,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., who is in line, in terms of seniority, to become the committee’s chairman if Specter is passed over.

Senators have said that there would have to be some kind of public reckoning for Specter to smooth over relations with abortion opponents, and to give them some political cover from the e-mails, faxes and phone calls they have been receiving.

But nothing Specter says will satisfy some conservatives, who say he has a track record of opposing their issues.

“When Jon Kyl, Jeff Sessions or John Cornyn would make a great chairman, why in the world would Republicans take the great risk of trusting Specter?” said Jan LaRue, lawyer for the conservative Concerned Women for America.

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Nevertheless, the Senate’s No. 3 Republican, staunch anti-abortion advocate and fellow Pennsylvanian Rick Santorum, offered Specter support.

“I think everyone knows that I have been a supporter of Sen. Specter throughout this process, in his re-election,” Santorum said. “I expect him to keep his commitments, to move judges out of committee, and to be an advocate of the president in getting those judges passed.”

Specter spent most of Tuesday talking to noncommittal Senate leadership and to GOP Judiciary Committee members, who will take an official vote on his chairmanship in January.

That vote, whichever way it goes, can be appealed to the full GOP caucus, which heard from Specter on Wednesday.

No one would say what Specter told senators, and that includes Specter. “Under no circumstance would I begin to tell you what I said,” he said afterward.

********************************

But no one spoke out for or against Specter during the meeting. At the same time, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Specter’s comments “were received well.”

Even before the meeting, Specter was getting public statements of support from colleagues like Hatch, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

“He was just restating the facts about potential challenges with a Supreme Court nominee before the United States Senate,” Snowe said.

His subsequent statements since Election Day, said Warner, have been “clear as a bell — no ifs, ands or buts. I think he’s made clear the circumstances under which he made that statement, and he should be given the opportunity to serve.”

© 2004 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Editor’s note:

Condi Rice for president? Find out the details – Click Here Now
Get your copy of “Stolen Honor” and find out why John Kerry is afraid you and millions of Americans will see it – Click Here Now.
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80 posted on 02/23/2012 11:16:00 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mitchell001

Didn’t Toomney vote with Snowe, Collins, Brown and Lugar to repeal DADT? Some “social conservative”!


81 posted on 02/23/2012 11:18:28 PM PST by montag813
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To: true believer forever

Ping to #58. The Spector/Obamacare argument is a total fail.


82 posted on 02/23/2012 11:18:46 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: mitchell001
Whose "team" did Santorum take it for in 1996? Santorum supporters are doing what barack's supporters did in 2008, seeing him as a messiah, when he is just another politician...

(excerpt): "And as for the pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate Santorum endorsed, when Specter launched a long-shot bid for president in 1995, Santorum — his fellow Pennsylvanian — was one of his few high-profile endorsements.

For Specter, who later became a Democrat, his pro-abortion-rights position was a centerpiece of his campaign. Specter believed that anti-abortion activists were a “fringe” group hijacking the Republican party.

“There are clearly more Republicans who are pro-choice,” Specter told Newsday’s Susan Page. “Up until now, I am the only person willing to take on the fringe.” After Specter dropped out of the race, he led an ill-fated movement to change the anti-abortion provision in the Republican party platform.

Santorum was effectively returning a favor by endorsing Specter despite his aggressive pro-abortion-rights views. Specter had supported Santorum’s 1994 Senate campaign."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290880/santorum-endorsed-specters-presidential-bid-katrina-trink

83 posted on 02/23/2012 11:20:02 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: Gator113

It can’t get any nastier than it’s been.


84 posted on 02/23/2012 11:22:04 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

 
Specter: I Won’t Block Pro-Life Judges
NewsMax Wires
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004
After two days of appealing to fellow GOP senators, embattled Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said he would make a public statement to assure Republicans at large he would not block anti-abortion judicial nominees from President Bush.

“I’m working on it,” Specter said of the statement after receiving more Senate support despite calls from anti-abortion conservatives that he be skipped over as the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
Story Continues Below

 

Specter, a moderate on abortion rights, has been trying to repair the damage caused by his postelection comment that Democrats would probably block judicial nominees who would try to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case legalizing abortion.

“And I would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations which I am mentioning,” he said then.

Since then, he has been trying to reassure Republicans that he would not stand in the way of Bush’s nominees if he takes over the Judiciary Committee next year when current chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah steps down because of term limits.

He’s been on radio and television and telling senators one by one and in groups that he doesn’t have a litmus test on abortion for judges. In addition, he’s been stressing that Democrats plan to filibuster against conservative judges regardless of what he does.

“People are looking to him to provide some assurance, so he’ll make a statement,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., who is in line, in terms of seniority, to become the committee’s chairman if Specter is passed over.

Senators have said that there would have to be some kind of public reckoning for Specter to smooth over relations with abortion opponents, and to give them some political cover from the e-mails, faxes and phone calls they have been receiving.

But nothing Specter says will satisfy some conservatives, who say he has a track record of opposing their issues.

“When Jon Kyl, Jeff Sessions or John Cornyn would make a great chairman, why in the world would Republicans take the great risk of trusting Specter?” said Jan LaRue, lawyer for the conservative Concerned Women for America.

Nevertheless, the Senate’s No. 3 Republican, staunch anti-abortion advocate and fellow Pennsylvanian Rick Santorum, offered Specter support.

“I think everyone knows that I have been a supporter of Sen. Specter throughout this process, in his re-election,” Santorum said. “I expect him to keep his commitments, to move judges out of committee, and to be an advocate of the president in getting those judges passed.”

Specter spent most of Tuesday talking to noncommittal Senate leadership and to GOP Judiciary Committee members, who will take an official vote on his chairmanship in January.

That vote, whichever way it goes, can be appealed to the full GOP caucus, which heard from Specter on Wednesday.

No one would say what Specter told senators, and that includes Specter. “Under no circumstance would I begin to tell you what I said,” he said afterward.

But no one spoke out for or against Specter during the meeting. At the same time, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Specter’s comments “were received well.”

Even before the meeting, Specter was getting public statements of support from colleagues like Hatch, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

“He was just restating the facts about potential challenges with a Supreme Court nominee before the United States Senate,” Snowe said.

His subsequent statements since Election Day, said Warner, have been “clear as a bell — no ifs, ands or buts. I think he’s made clear the circumstances under which he made that statement, and he should be given the opportunity to serve.”

© 2004 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Editor’s note:

Condi Rice for president? Find out the details – Click Here Now
Get your copy of “Stolen Honor” and find out why John Kerry is afraid you and millions of Americans will see it – Click Here Now.
Dan Rather Shocked by Bush Map – Reds Are Growing – Click Here Now


85 posted on 02/23/2012 11:27:28 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall; All
The Spector/Obamacare argument is a total fail.

So is the "I-took-one-for-the-team" and the "I-supported-My-President" by Mr. Pro-Life.

Whose "team" did Santorum take it for in 1996? Santorum supporters are doing what barack's supporters did in 2008, seeing him as a messiah, when he is just another politician... Santorum has commenced digging his hole...

(excerpt): "And as for the pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate Santorum endorsed, when Specter launched a long-shot bid for president in 1995, Santorum — his fellow Pennsylvanian — was one of his few high-profile endorsements.

For Specter, who later became a Democrat, his pro-abortion-rights position was a centerpiece of his campaign. Specter believed that anti-abortion activists were a “fringe” group hijacking the Republican party.

“There are clearly more Republicans who are pro-choice,” Specter told Newsday’s Susan Page. “Up until now, I am the only person willing to take on the fringe.” After Specter dropped out of the race, he led an ill-fated movement to change the anti-abortion provision in the Republican party platform.

Santorum was effectively returning a favor by endorsing Specter despite his aggressive pro-abortion-rights views. Specter had supported Santorum’s 1994 Senate campaign."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290880/santorum-endorsed-specters-presidential-bid-katrina-trink

86 posted on 02/23/2012 11:28:20 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: mitchell001

Let’s see.....mmmmm....Santorum lied? Spector lied. My money’s on the magic bullet.


87 posted on 02/23/2012 11:38:04 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: Gator113
Spector is scum, but I don’t think Santorum can survive this....

You actually accept that Specter's telling the truth?

Even though Santorum's description of the deal was common knowledge at the time?

88 posted on 02/23/2012 11:43:49 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: mitchell001

As it turned out Bush won the 2004 election carrying along a plus 4 in new Senate seats resulting in a 55 to 45 Senate. It did not matter if Specter lost in the primary to Toomey or if he lost in the general election. Trying to make the case of holding the Senate for the Republicans over a single state election is silly unless you have a crystal ball that can tell the outcomes of future events. I have little doubt that the new Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee would have supported the President’s SCOTUS nominees.

The only thing that makes sense of the Santorum’s endorsement of Specter was he supported the GOP party favorite incumbent over the primary challenger. As in being a GOP-e team player.


89 posted on 02/23/2012 11:45:06 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Santorum was a GOP-e player re Specter in 1996...

(excerpt): “And as for the pro-abortion-rights presidential candidate Santorum endorsed, when Specter launched a long-shot bid for president in 1995, Santorum — his fellow Pennsylvanian — was one of his few high-profile endorsements.

For Specter, who later became a Democrat, his pro-abortion-rights position was a centerpiece of his campaign. Specter believed that anti-abortion activists were a “fringe” group hijacking the Republican party.

“There are clearly more Republicans who are pro-choice,” Specter told Newsday’s Susan Page. “Up until now, I am the only person willing to take on the fringe.” After Specter dropped out of the race, he led an ill-fated movement to change the anti-abortion provision in the Republican party platform.

Santorum was effectively returning a favor by endorsing Specter despite his aggressive pro-abortion-rights views. Specter had supported Santorum’s 1994 Senate campaign.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290880/santorum-endorsed-specters-presidential-bid-katrina-trink


90 posted on 02/23/2012 11:53:23 PM PST by true believer forever (Save the Irish Setters - Vote Newt!)
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To: okie01

It doesn’t matter what I believe. What matters is public perception.

You can stick your head in the sand, but this thing has a STRONG potential of going viral in the media.

We will see over the next few days.

Romney will not allow this to die.


91 posted on 02/24/2012 12:00:17 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: Gator113

It’s damaging unless Santo has something that can refute Snarl’n Arlen.


92 posted on 02/24/2012 12:03:06 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Hildy

Mittens has done nothing but dismiss conservatives and TEA party members from the start. He will move way left in the general election because he really is a liberal. If by some odd calculation, he becomes president, there will be no way for any conservative to hold him accountable. We will be nothing to him then because we are nothing to him now.

If Obama white is the nominee, we can look forward to four more years of Obama policy, either from Obama himself or his melanin deficient clone.


93 posted on 02/24/2012 12:25:41 AM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Revolting cat!

>> Such a bald head lie, as if Toomey would not have supported Bush’s choices! <<

Santorum acknowledged that Toomey would have; he argued that Specter was ale to carry several Democrat and moderate Republican votes with him.


94 posted on 02/24/2012 1:13:16 AM PST by dangus
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To: mitchell001

Specter’s the one lying. I remember the 2004 campaign quite well.


95 posted on 02/24/2012 1:15:17 AM PST by dangus
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To: Jim from C-Town
That being said, the support for Spector, though asked by both Spector and GW Bush, was politically damaging and stupid for Santorum.

And what about Rick campaigning in '08 for Mitt and he telling anyone who would listen - he's the best man for the job while Romneycare, pro abortion and pro homo marriage on his resume. How many stupid's count until one sees he's politically hungry and will do whatever needs to be done for himself and the hell with our country! He's on the stage now for one reason and it's not for our country!

96 posted on 02/24/2012 1:17:49 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: mitchell001

>> Why would Arlen Spector lie about this on national TV? <<

Because Specter realized his chance to screw over Santorum and the prolife movement?


97 posted on 02/24/2012 1:18:42 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus
he argued that Specter was ale to carry several Democrat and moderate Republican votes with him.

Thanks. Now that explains it for me as it's an important part of the puzzle!

98 posted on 02/24/2012 1:54:18 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: mitchell001

Specter’s been lying since he came up with the magic bullet theory and before.


99 posted on 02/24/2012 1:58:43 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Specter’s been lying since he came up with the magic bullet theory and before.

And he has been laughing at US ever since. When I first got cable I was a C-SPAM junkie. One of the first presentations I can remember watching was a long interview with Spector. He sounded so gooooood, and I was 'deceived'. Anything out of Spector's mouth is suspect, even if he would tell the truth.

100 posted on 02/24/2012 2:04:24 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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