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Specter to GOP: Don't push Pelosi too far (Wimp Alert)
Politico ^ | Glenn Thrush

Posted on 02/09/2009 11:39:16 AM PST by rightinthemiddle

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter, one of three GOPers expected to cross the aisle on stimulus cloture, offers a Washington Post op-ed today in defense of the "Moderate's Bill" which cut about $100 billion from the House stimulus package.

His argument to Republicans: We've pushed Pelosi as far as she's willing to go -- and need to take this deal now.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the proposed cuts "do violence to what we are trying to do for the future," especially on education. Her objections are a warning to conservatives that more cuts would be unlikely to win House approval. They are also an admission of the high price that moderates have been able to extract for their support of stimulus legislation.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; arlensphincter; congress; democrats; pelosi; porkulus; rinos; specter; stimulus; stimuluswatch
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Like, if we say no, we'll never get a "stimulus" package?

The Democrats will just drop it?

What a tool.

1 posted on 02/09/2009 11:39:16 AM PST by rightinthemiddle
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To: rightinthemiddle

Specter has no brain and NO BALLS!


2 posted on 02/09/2009 11:40:39 AM PST by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

“We’ve pushed Pelosi as far as she’s willing to go”.....

Wussie Alert!....Push her right up an elephants rear-end!


3 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:02 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rightinthemiddle

Specter is a coward with a capital D.


4 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

“We’ve pushed Pelosi as far as she’s willing to go”

We haven’t pushed her out a window yet. I’d like to see that.

Earth to Specter, we want the bill to fail. He must be senile.


5 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:42 AM PST by y6162
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To: rightinthemiddle

Specter needs to start asking another question: if this thing is so great for the country why doesn’t Pelosi just shut up, pass it, and take the credit?


6 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:43 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: rightinthemiddle

This man must be defeated in the 2010 Republican primaries.


7 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:45 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: rightinthemiddle

8 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:12 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Why does Arlen get money from the RNC?


9 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:34 AM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Or what, Arlen? Will she beat me up?

Bring it on, Stretch!

10 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:52 AM PST by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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To: rightinthemiddle

What an imbicle.

If the Republicans have the testacles to stand together against this bill, the Dems won’t be able to blame them when it fails.

If they share the votes supporting it, they will get tarred by the Dems and the Dems will walk away from the blame.

I wonder if Specter ever played cards - or chess. The man is a disgrace. Maybe he’s afriad Pelosi will slap his face.

Arlen Sepcter is just one more reason the GOP has to go. Incumbents and candidates like him are representing the wrong party.

Expect this jackel and his two hyaena sisters, Collins and Snowe to do this for the next four years. Even Graham and McCain look good compared to these three scavengers.


11 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:53 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Someone needs to verbally SMACK Nancy up! Thadius where are you?


12 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:55 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

What I can’t fathom, is that these three Republicans think they are smarter than approximately 210 others in the Senate and House. When you are the only one standing against something, you really need to think the issue out. I cannot fathom an honest person looking at this bill and coming away saying, “I really looked this over, and it’s a bill we can’t do without.”

1. Democrats throwing money at leftists
2. Virtually no stimulus included
3. Only a fraction to be spent right now
4. Infrastructure about 5%.

What is so appealing about this bill to these three people? Honestly, it boggles the mind.


13 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:57 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Bipartisainship is now about a 3 to 532 vote on Capital Hill.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Hey, Spector, you are a dufus. What we need to do right now is drop the whole thing in Pelosi’s lap and tell her she, Reid and Zero own it.

How stupid are the people in Pennsylvania?


14 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:22 AM PST by mort56
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To: rightinthemiddle

That makes him a NancyBoy.


15 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:28 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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To: madinmadtown

I know, doesn’t Comcast have it?


16 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:30 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rightinthemiddle

I wouldn’t push he at all. She would crack and break into pieces.


17 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:34 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Sounds like she is using a little SouthSide Chicago gangsta intimidation.....wonder where she got that and what makes her think we’re scared?


18 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:51 AM PST by NC Angeleyes
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To: madinmadtown

He’s one of the reasons I donate directly to the candidate of choice and not some arm of the party.


19 posted on 02/09/2009 11:45:23 AM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Hey Specter - if you had to rely on the Democrat health care in the stimulus bill you are going to vote for - you would be dead!


20 posted on 02/09/2009 11:45:41 AM PST by Enterprise (A Representative Republic - gone now. Foolish people.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Talk about ‘Stuck on Stupid’. I still say Specter needs a brain transplant.


21 posted on 02/09/2009 11:45:57 AM PST by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Republican Sen. Arlen Specter

What a fetid, steaming pile this man is ..

22 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:03 AM PST by tx_eggman (I own two rare photos. Houdini as he locks his keys in his car and Norman Rockwell beating a child.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

wouldn’t that be Cow-Tipping?


23 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:48 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: rightinthemiddle

“Her objections are a warning to conservatives that more cuts would be unlikely to win House approval.”

Then by all means, cut away!


24 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:48 AM PST by CSM (Smokers, the most patriotic of Americans!)
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To: rightinthemiddle
What's that song, I think from Oklahoma that says something about "as far as she could go."
25 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:57 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: NativeNewYorker

26 posted on 02/09/2009 11:47:19 AM PST by tx_eggman (I own two rare photos. Houdini as he locks his keys in his car and Norman Rockwell beating a child.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Arlen Specter —> man’s man —> NOT


27 posted on 02/09/2009 11:48:12 AM PST by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Call Pelosi and tell her to stand firm and add back all the pork, err I mean important social investments so we can peel off Colins


28 posted on 02/09/2009 11:48:36 AM PST by sickoflibs (Pelosi: "Create jobs by teaching kids to use condoms in recovery bill ",condom jobs??)
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To: rightinthemiddle

30 posted on 02/09/2009 11:49:01 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
HEY Specter tell the truth about national health care for seasoned citizens.....the Porkulus version that no ones talking about Daschile’s, model....where people are “selected” for treatment according to expected age.
The European model, it's all in there SPEC....explain it to your constituents SPEC....tell us all how your (the government) bureau will determine who gets treated and who don't....who lives and who dies Spec...GO AHEAD SPECTER TELL US....you spineless POS!
31 posted on 02/09/2009 11:49:58 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SparkyBass
wouldn’t that be Cow-Tipping?

:)

32 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:07 AM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Grow some gonads, Specter.


33 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:13 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Like push the botox queen all the way to hell.


34 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: ZULU
Arlen Sepcter is just one more reason the GOP has to go.

No, why don't you go look for a clue.

The GOP House/Senate members are 98.6% unsupportive of Porkulus (216/219).

I doubt you could match that level of solidarity in your mythical new party (assuming that's what motivated your odious comment).

35 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:35 AM PST by Cedric
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To: rightinthemiddle

I wonder if pushing her off thee Golden Gate Bridge would be far enough??


36 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:40 AM PST by dalereed
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To: rightinthemiddle
Specter to GOP: Don't push Pelosi too far

How about over a cliff?

37 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:42 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascsim one ruse at a time.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Even the Dems know that Pelosi is a jerk. (They let her do their dirty work because she doesn't mind being detested.) Since Pelosi isn't willing to bend at all, we should push back as hard as we can.
38 posted on 02/09/2009 11:50:48 AM PST by utahagen
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To: rightinthemiddle

Oh golly, Arlen, worried Nancypants Pelosi will kick your big manly butt?

(eyes rolling)

I can’t ever recall a United States Senator in fear of any House member. Speaker or not.

Second thought...would Arlen be afraid to ‘push’ a GOP Speaker...oh, sorry, thats right he WASN’T.


39 posted on 02/09/2009 11:51:03 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Chekc them out!!!

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/republicans_stimulus/2009/02/08/179583.html?s=al&promo_code=79C5-1

They look like the same kind of elitist limousine liberals are Chrissie Whitman, Nelson Rockefeller and Tom Kean.

They think they “know better” than the social inferiors who put them in office. Well, from the looks of their faces, they are long past retirement anyway.

I hope this comes back to haunt these three piranhas in the primaries. It WOULD be better to lose the seats to Democrats than have to deal with Judases and Benedict Arnolds like these three vultures.

40 posted on 02/09/2009 11:51:20 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: rightinthemiddle
Call Steele. Either these RINOs are kicked out of the caucus or we will NOT be sending them money. No RINOS or no money.
41 posted on 02/09/2009 11:51:23 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: cripplecreek

cowaD ... there is no “r” there :)


42 posted on 02/09/2009 11:51:49 AM PST by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government)
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To: rightinthemiddle

What do you expect from the idiot that defended Ira Ihorn


43 posted on 02/09/2009 11:52:03 AM PST by DeaconRed (B.O. Stinks- His so called change stinks-Everything is Broken-We Must Stop PORKULUS)
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To: SparkyBass

HAHAHA. Thanks


44 posted on 02/09/2009 11:52:15 AM PST by TheZMan (Secede.)
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To: madinmadtown

He will not be getting the money in 2010.


45 posted on 02/09/2009 11:53:13 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: rightinthemiddle

Since when is a US Senator scared of a mere congresswoman?


46 posted on 02/09/2009 11:53:22 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: rightinthemiddle

Senator, she doesn’t need your vote to get this passed. She’s using you for the fall guy,in case it doesn’t work. Wake up.


47 posted on 02/09/2009 11:53:30 AM PST by CindyDawg
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To: rightinthemiddle
..more cuts would be unlikely to win House approval.

House approval by the democrats?

His entire argument proceeds from the premise that we need to pass some form of this "stimulus" package.

We cannot afford any of it. We do not have the money. It has to come from borrowing from foreigners on the bond market. you cannot borrow your way out of a recession any more than surfing credit card debt, while still spending, is a plan.

48 posted on 02/09/2009 11:53:55 AM PST by verklaring (Pyrite is not gold))
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To: Carry_Okie
Specter to GOP: Don't push Pelosi too far

If I were Specter, et al, I'd be more concerned about pushing the PEOPLE too far..

49 posted on 02/09/2009 11:53:58 AM PST by KittenClaws
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To: madinmadtown
re: Why does Arlen get money from the RNC)))

What price will Michael Steele extract from Spectre? Maybe it's Steele we should be calling.

50 posted on 02/09/2009 11:54:07 AM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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