Skip to comments.If Specter gets his Chairmanship, let's boycott Santorum in 2006 (A Threat)
Posted on 11/07/2004 3:05:58 PM PST by Remember_Salamis
We must make it perfectly clear to Rick Santorum that if he lets Specter chair the judiciary committee, we WILL NOT SUPPORT HIM in 2006 for Senate. Instead, we will support Pat Toomey.
We must also make it perfectly clear to Bill Frist that if he does not block Specter Chairmanship, he might as well not even enter the 2008 primaries.
Both of these men hold the power over Specter and we must threaten to boycott their futures if they ignore their base.
Santorum does not control it. I can't see why we'd boycott one of the most strident opponents of the liberal judiciary because Specter got this position. Seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Repeated and constant threats from the "base" will not achive your goal.
Yep, I agree .. like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Nothing like biting off your nose to spite your face!
I'm at a loss here, Salami. Santorum is a strong prolife advocate and doesn't control the process. What are you thinking here?
Let's ignore your suggestions.
Not me sport.
I guess great minds think alike.
Remember that our "devout Catholic" Santorum staunchly supported baby-killing Specter to end the campaign of conservative Pat Toomey.
Santorum is #3 in the GOP Senate PEcking order (Frist, McConnell, Santorum). Santorum is Republican Conference Chairman, and it is nothing to shake a stick at.
Well, the reasoning is that Santorum actually endorsed the anti-life Specter, over the solidly pro-life, and conservative Toomey.
I don't think Governor Toomey would run against Santorum. Besides, Rick is a great conservative Senator. I'm sorry he supported Specter, but realistically it was Bush's support that put Specter over the top in the primary, not Santorum's.
Let's tell GWB we'll vote dem in 2008 too. That'll scare em.
Santorum is the Republican Conference Chairman, #3 in the senate pecking order. In that role, Santorum is also the Senate's mouthpiece. Santorum also endorsed Specter over Toomey, which he did not have to do. I believe he made comments vouching for Specter's ability to perform as Judiciary chairman.
Because of his staunch support of an infanticide-promoter like Specter, Santorum should join Kerry in refraining from Holy Communion.
Oops. I gave Toomey the governorship. I meant to say he'll be to busy running against Rendell for governor.
Exactly. He can right his wrong, or face the wrath of his base in 2006.
I also see a good chance to send Frist the message that he has ZERO chance in the 2008 primaries (if he even has a chance now) if he puts Specter in the Chairman's seat.
With all due respect--stuff it.
Bad analogy. Dubya isn't running for anything in 2008. But we can send the message that if the GOP doesn't listen to the base regharding immigration, we will stay home.
Santorum does not control this--heck, he's not even on the committee.
It's amazing you pretend to know so much, but in reality know so little.
Probably the issue of concern to most Catholics is the thought that Senator Specter will be in charge of moving President Bushs judicial nominees out of the Judiciary Committee. Im constantly reminded of his vote on Judge Robert Bork (though lets not forget his questioning of Anita Hill during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomass confirmation hearings).
The reality is Senator Specter has supported all six of President Bushs filibustered judicial nominees this session, both in committee and on the floor. Furthermore, he has said that when he becomes chairman of the Judiciary Committee, hell live by the bill he introduced in Congress last year that requires all judicial nominees who have the approval of their home-state senators to be reported out of the Judiciary Committee promptly.
Senator Specter, who has voted for every Bush judicial nominee, has said repeatedly that he doesnt apply a litmus test for judges. I know this for a fact because during the last three years, the senator and I have joined together to nominate 20 judges to the federal bench, including six Democrats. From the public information available about those nominees, all were conservative jurists and to my knowledgewith one exceptionwere also pro-life.
I once sold a hot dog to John Kerry. That sustained him until his next meal. I guess I helped him continue his pro-abortion jihad. Ought I refrain from Holy Communion, as well??
Santorum made a mistake on this one. Otherwise he has been first rate in every other way.
And Frist is pretty good. Moreover someone said he was planning to step down. After all, he's a doctor with other interests in life.
If anyone's to blame it's Bush and Rove, who probably twisted Santorum's arm and persuaded him to speak out. Now it's Bush's job to control the Frankenstein monster he helped create.
What's your deal man? Santorum vouched for Specter's ability to chair the Judiciary committee, so let's hold his feet to the fire. I see you're backing Santorum in 2008 for Prez. I think Santorum is a very god man, but I think he went spineless during the primaries and needs to right his wrong.
How do you feel about telling Frist that he can forget about running in 2008 if he let's specter get on there???
Dude your an idiot
He's #3 in GOP Senate leadership, from the same state as Specter, and his endorsement of Specter was key in him defeating Toomey. If you don't think Santorum has pull, you're crazy!
In more ways than one.
From the mouth of Santorum in August 2004:
"Senator Specter, who has voted for every Bush judicial nominee, has said repeatedly that he doesnt apply a litmus test for judges. I know this for a fact because during the last three years, the senator and I have joined together to nominate 20 judges to the federal bench, including six Democrats. From the public information available about those nominees, all were conservative jurists and to my knowledgewith one exceptionwere also pro-life."
DO YOU BELIEVE IN ACCOUNTABILITY???
No, he shouldn't.
Toomey would have cost the Republicans a seat in the Senate, as he could not have beat Hoelfel.
I didn't say he was, but a Republican will be running for President. I suggested we threaten him (GOP, same thing, we all know GWB isn't running) with voting dem, you suggest we threaten him with staying home. I doubt that's going to be effective. The time for that message in in 2006 and 2008, and in the primaries.
Kosher or Oscar Meyer? Did he eat it or go out to the bus for shrimp vindaloo?
You've been on enough Keyes threads to know that doesn't matter.
And here I thought that circular firing squads were a particularly left-wing phenomenon.
This all doesn't sound very tolerant. Does not the Republican Party sport a pretty damn big tent?
What's this "WE" taking point? You got an Amish in your pocket? Your profile says you're in Hawaii.
You take care of defeating Inouye. We Pennsylvanians like Santorum fine, THANKS.
This makes no sense. Perhaps you could cut a deal with Karl Rove - don't try to do his job, and he wont try to do yours.
Well, he said he won't vote for him. And he won't :>)
"Toomey would have cost the Republicans a seat in the Senate, as he could not have beat Hoelfel."
-- Remember the SC Senate PRimaries, when everybody said that we needed to nominate former Gov. David Beasley because DeMint was not a protectionist and Beasley was more moderate? Toomey would have Won! Conservatives did not show up to vote for Specter, but they would have for Toomey. And who knows, maybe with Toomey on the ticket more Republicans would have shown up to vote for dubya. The GOP went spineless in Pennsylvania last spring, and now they are paying for it.
"The time for that message in in 2006 and 2008, and in the primaries."
-- THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I'M SAYING!!! FRIST is running for Presient in 2008, and we need to let him know that if Specter is nominated, the grassroots will remember.
Wanting to boot Santorum is the nuttiest thing proposed on this board in a very long time.
It would be incredibly stupid politically to actively try to get a sitting Senator from your own State knocked off of a committee chairmanship. You're the one that is crazy for suggesting this. You should be embarrassed.
Instead of selling the hot-dog, out of charity you should have told Kerry to fast and do penance for supporting the slaughter of the innocents on an unprecedented scale.
Specter is nothing more than a troll in the Republican party. Did you know his campaign in the primaries recruited democrats to come switch registration to vote for him in the primaries? I don't have a problem with a big tent, but I do have a problem with a man who does not believe in the core tenets of our party being in a leadership position.
You trads are sure weird.
LOL -- South Carolina is no Pennsylvania! Give us a break, please. How ridiculous to even try to make the comparison!
We = grassroots. And I'm not Hawaiian; I'm active duty military stationed out here (CA resident).