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AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK
GrassrootsPA.com ^ | 3/24/09 | GrassrootsPA.com

Posted on 03/24/2009 10:53:56 AM PDT by GeneralHavoc

AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK…

According to multiple sources, Senator Arlen Specter will vote against cloture and passage on Employee Free Choice Act legislation…


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; arlen; cardcheck; cloture; efca; rino; secretballot; specter; toomey
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1 posted on 03/24/2009 10:53:57 AM PDT by GeneralHavoc
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To: GeneralHavoc

Perhaps someone has shown him his poll numbers recently...


2 posted on 03/24/2009 10:56:08 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: GeneralHavoc
Leaky and Chuckie (in unison): "Ain't gonna save you, Scottie"


3 posted on 03/24/2009 10:56:34 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: GeneralHavoc

RINO, RINO - What did we expect?


4 posted on 03/24/2009 10:56:43 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: GeneralHavoc

I’ll believe it when I see it. Arlen’s a traitor.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 10:56:58 AM PDT by benjibrowder (Looking forward to kicking Obama out of office in 2012.)
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To: GeneralHavoc

After much pressure, he will cave to the next pressure as a result of caving to the first pressure.


6 posted on 03/24/2009 10:58:28 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: GeneralHavoc

One vote now isn’t going to save his sorry butt. He is a RINO through to the bone. If he wants ot run it had better be on the democrats ticket.


7 posted on 03/24/2009 10:58:41 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: GeneralHavoc

Victory for America, a loss for communist labor unions.

Still, I want Specter out.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 11:01:37 AM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Abathar
Let us Never Forget.
9 posted on 03/24/2009 11:02:58 AM PDT by exist
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To: GeneralHavoc

I’m not sure why anyone who respects the processes of democracy would even have a second thought over this.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 11:03:53 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Abathar

You mean Specter opted for what he shouldve done in the first place.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 11:04:19 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: sr4402

>>>RINO, RINO - What did we expect?<<<

Voting against cloture means voting against Card Check. This is a good thing.

He’s still a Rino though.


12 posted on 03/24/2009 11:04:38 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade

They’ve got a long line of useless Rino’s not up for re-election who will take the bullet in his place.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 11:06:02 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: GeneralHavoc

Broken clock syndrome?


14 posted on 03/24/2009 11:07:26 AM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: GeneralHavoc

Good. Now both sides will hate him. A traitor has no friends.


15 posted on 03/24/2009 11:07:37 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Above My Pay Grade

You think he will hold to his word? Or will he be like the last Republican Senators getting their bowl of gruel for selling their souls.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 11:07:53 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: GeneralHavoc

translation, the R leadership have someone else who is going to allow this to pass.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 11:08:33 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Abathar
-- Perhaps someone has shown him his poll numbers recently... --

I speculate that he traded votes with some other member of the Republican Main Street Partnership. As long as there are 60 in favor, it moves forward. Likely his vote isn't essential.

18 posted on 03/24/2009 11:10:07 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: sr4402

Of course he will keep his word... BUT... the powers that be found some other RINO who was going to vote against cloture to switch and will now vote yes. This is the little game they play.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 11:10:19 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: GeneralHavoc
I love this so much I'm going to paste it every time I read something about Specter:

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(h/t Stephen Spruiell, The Corner)

20 posted on 03/24/2009 11:10:43 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: synbad600

Maybe should have added: The Pat Signal.


21 posted on 03/24/2009 11:11:24 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: longtermmemmory

Republican Leadership?? Oxymoron.


22 posted on 03/24/2009 11:12:47 AM PDT by Herodes
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To: chainsaw

Ditto... too late.


23 posted on 03/24/2009 11:16:42 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: GeneralHavoc

I will believe it IF he does it.


24 posted on 03/24/2009 11:17:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: kidd

Exactly.


25 posted on 03/24/2009 11:18:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: GeneralHavoc

“In 1738, the Scottish Haggis Bag makers guild was becoming older by the day and after considerable nearly violent ruckus, decided to poll the those known as Haggis Blenders to determine if they would be admitted to the guild.”

“Each haggis blender was given a black stone and a tan stone to be dropped into a pewter pitcher as they passed by.”Having laid the historical precedent, the Senator continued, “I have searched my soul on this weighty matter that is coming before our body of serious deliberation and can not help but follow this precedent that speaks so clearly to us from our noble past. “


26 posted on 03/24/2009 11:18:50 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
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To: kidd

So you’re saying you understand why he’s been wrestling with it?


27 posted on 03/24/2009 11:18:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Herodes

You’ve got that right!!


28 posted on 03/24/2009 11:19:54 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Chet 99

There are quite a few RATS that will vote against it.

I doubt it can pass as currently written.


29 posted on 03/24/2009 11:20:06 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: GeneralHavoc

So he agree with McGovern? Wow.


30 posted on 03/24/2009 11:21:15 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I just realized Leaky looks exactly like the psycho dentist in Marathon Man.


31 posted on 03/24/2009 11:21:40 AM PDT by Sir Gawain ("Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect")
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To: Abathar; Kathy in Alaska; fatima; Allegra

Maybe my Phone calls and emails worked


32 posted on 03/24/2009 11:22:06 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (The First Day of Spring had snow flurries... Damned global Warming!!)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Thank you for your part in that.


33 posted on 03/24/2009 11:23:12 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: WayneS

No I don’t understand why he’s wrestling with it.

If the process of democracy is compromised, either through loss of earned representation, loss of fair voting, or loss of free political speech...then the only resolution is violence.

Open voting is not fair voting. If voting to join a union is not private, then I will physically prevent union reps from conducting such a vote. If they can be unfair, then so can I.


34 posted on 03/24/2009 11:27:30 AM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

How can those failed incompetent boobs be so proud of themselves?

Neither of the three amounts to more than a boil on the ass of a real Senator...


35 posted on 03/24/2009 11:28:31 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Let’s not count our chickens. He was pushing for an open primary to allow Dems and union people to vote for him in the 2010 primary.

They cut all sorts of deals so some other RINOs may be voting for him. Maybe Lindsay Graham or Mel Martinez or some other stinking RINO.


36 posted on 03/24/2009 11:28:36 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: the anti-liberal
Broken clock syndrome?

No, the Dims refused to pay his price.

37 posted on 03/24/2009 11:31:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: kidd
But you said "I’m not sure why anyone who respects the processes of democracy would even have a second thought over this".

So, you see, you DO understand why Sen Sphincter might have second thougths about it.

;^)

38 posted on 03/24/2009 11:34:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: GeneralHavoc

The Democrats have their eyes on Specter’s seat. They’re not his friends, but some Republicans just can’t be convinced.


39 posted on 03/24/2009 11:34:30 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: philly-d-kidder

:)


40 posted on 03/24/2009 11:40:35 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: kidd
"I’m not sure why anyone who respects the processes of democracy would even have a second thought over this."

There are only two kinds of Americans who support this: Fascists and Communists.

41 posted on 03/24/2009 11:41:05 AM PDT by cookcounty
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To: GeneralHavoc

Has this already passed the House?


42 posted on 03/24/2009 11:41:31 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: GeneralHavoc

Spector is dead to me..


43 posted on 03/24/2009 11:42:26 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: GeneralHavoc

Great to see you back on FR!


44 posted on 03/24/2009 11:43:28 AM PDT by Ogie Oglethorpe (2nd Amendment - the reboot button on the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Allegra

STill in USA or back in the land of the sand?


45 posted on 03/24/2009 11:43:46 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (The First Day of Spring had snow flurries... Damned global Warming!!)
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To: fatima

still think he is missing a link


46 posted on 03/24/2009 11:44:35 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (The First Day of Spring had snow flurries... Damned global Warming!!)
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To: popdonnelly
The Democrats have their eyes on Specter’s seat.

Funny, so do conservatives. :-)

47 posted on 03/24/2009 11:45:05 AM PDT by Ogie Oglethorpe (2nd Amendment - the reboot button on the U.S. Constitution)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Was his price not yet met?


48 posted on 03/24/2009 11:51:58 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: GeneralHavoc

SEE!!!! We can make a difference. Persistence pays.


49 posted on 03/24/2009 11:52:02 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: synbad600

50 posted on 03/24/2009 11:52:16 AM PDT by evad (YES!! I WANT Obama's Agenda TO FAIL!!!)
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