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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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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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