Skip to comments.AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK
Posted on 03/24/2009 10:53:56 AM PDT by GeneralHavoc
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Spector is dead to me..
Should this have been a question?
Specter might as well just switch over to being a democrat and take a page out of Schmuck Schumer’s book and start combing his hair with a piece of buttered toast.
I hope thee good folks in PA have been yanking his chain.
If this is the case, it is only because there are already enough RINOs lined up to vote for passage already. Specter will use this as a re-election CYA vote.
FIRE ALL OF THEM.
They probably told him it was a Dunkin Donuts coffee card check.
He only seems to have a spine when there’s a question of him not getting reelected - like lobbying the Penn. legislature to change the law so he can run as an independent if he loses the primary.
The Sphincter cares about his own power and nothing else.
There must be a storeroom where politicians turn in their consciences.
That they would even consider this tells you how much closer we are to the Soviet model, than the American one.
You can relax.... a little.
Any Republican (really RINO) supporting this garbage should be tossed out of the party and defeated in the next election. This is communism and should not be allowed.
Oh, no worries. The THOM (Twin Hags Of Maine) will carry the day.
He won’t be able to get the GOP primary rules changed. Most of the GOP base in PA isn’t sympathetic to Specter.
“He wont be able to get the GOP primary rules changed. Most of the GOP base in PA isnt sympathetic to Specter.”
I’d like to see Toomey challenge Spector again, but could he beat a dem in PA (recalling what happened to Santorum)?
We’ve heard this song before. Spectre doesn’t like this nominee, Spectre doesn’t like that nominee, Spectre doesn’t like this stimulus bill, Spectre doesn’t like that stimulus bill. It all ends the same way: Spectre gets bought off with a couple billion in pork and grandly announces that he’s reluctantly supporting said item.
Is that a penis in your cheek, or are you just glad to see me.
Well, of course I am, Mr. Specter said when asked if hes worried about the conservative backlash. But (President) John Kennedy had it right. He said, Sometimes the party asks too much. And this is something I think is necessary for the country. It goes beyond politics. It goes beyond the Democratic or Republican position. Its the right thing for America.
Mr. Specter said he would have supported the package even if Democrats had not added $6.5 billion in additional money for the National Institutes of Health to the final version of the bill.
Mr. Specter had sought the money for years, and had mentioned that he wanted the money in the bill when he met with President Barack Obama last week.
Thats only one small part ... Thats not determinative in my mind, he said.
The stimulus vote could create a political problem, he said, but I thought the public interest was so important that I have to take whatever problems it brings me.
So this means Arlen Specter has become as “conservative” as George McGovern? I’m so relieved.
Arlen, you old dog, you!
We need to run this asshat out on a rail! He’s a RINO.
I dunno Jim, Clinton still seems to have a few.
Hard to say. 2006 was a bad year for Republicans nationwide, but Penn is so far gone it’s tough to say.
Can hearts and minds be changed? If your answer is “yes”, then Toomey can win.
I have seen that! Shoot, it’s so bad now that there is going to be a tax day tea party in Portland OREGON! Socialist Portland! Man, people must be upset if they are doing it there!
Turning a brush fire into a forest fire!
I do applaud this move, even if I don’t applaud the Specter. The nation will be better off as a result of this about face.
Thanks for your efforts...keep it up!
Pardon my faulty arithmetic, but, if Snowe and Collins side with the Dems, doesn’t it mean it will pass? Or have they already voiced opposition?
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He will betray us somewhere else down the line, making up for this in spades. Bet on it.
Specter has no honor and no comprehension of the concept of honor. He couldn’t spell LOYALTY or HONOR with an unabridged dictionary shoved up his butt.
Hey, you’re back! Awesome!
Congratulations on your fine work with grass-roots conservatives in PA. I’m sure you’ll be quite busy with Pat Toomey taking on Specter in the GOP Senate primary once again-—and on to victory in 2010.
Anything you need, let me know.
“Hard to say. 2006 was a bad year for Republicans nationwide, but Penn is so far gone its tough to say.”
So, yes, a conservative Republican can win an open-seat Senate race in PA, especially in 2010 (when the governorship is also open and there is no presidential election). Economic and social conservative Pat Toomey can unite all wings of the GOP and attract enough socially conservative Democrats (perhaps the largest voting block in PA) to win the race.
You may be right, but not necessarily. The Republican nominee needs to be at least somewhat populist on economic issues. Pat Toomey’s support for Free Trade is a negative, and he’s not great on illegal aliens, either.
Still in the USA, but heading back to the sand very soon. :(
I’m of the opinion that Joe Hoeffel was an uninspiring candidate and that Toomey would have bested him had he won the primary last time.
He can certainly win this time. Rendell would likley beat him or Specter but it doesn’t look like he’ll run. PA is certainly not “too far gone” in the least.
2010 is not 2006 and Toomey won’t be running against Casey. Being pro-life will win a rat many votes in PA (though Santorum beat a weak pro-life rat (Congressman Klink) in 2000 ))) like Casey JR. (allegedly) in 2006. The terrible year 2006 and Casey popularity is what sunk Santorum.
The old fart seems to vote his conscience, maybe he really is against it (at this time at least). Or maybe he knows such a vote would majorly hamper his primary chances.
We in Pa are working on it.