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Specter delivers death blow to labor union bill
The Hill ^ | 03/24/09 | Kevin Bogardus

Posted on 03/24/2009 4:13:09 PM PDT by radar101

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To: radar101

He’s just trying to make up for his budget cave in...Trying to get into political heaven by going against a stupid labor bill...

I hope there is someone on the bench, ready to oust this goober...


101 posted on 03/25/2009 4:15:25 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: radar101

Lets remain vigilant. Obama wants to use the tyrannical 51 vote rule.


102 posted on 03/25/2009 4:57:42 AM PDT by rightheredouglas
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To: Cheerio
It would sure come in handy once in a while to have Coleman seated, rather than the tax-cheating pornographer.

Another absolute truth. And we can thank the "third party" voters for this disaster.

103 posted on 03/25/2009 5:06:32 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: radar101

Stick a fork in this and call it done. Card check needs to be banished from memory and allow unions to die their natural death. Today’s unions, (Teacher’s unions, UAW and the government unions) are simply fund-raising arms of the Democratic party, whether the union members want it or agree with it. Union bosses steal and get rich from union members and membership gets little benefit from being in a union.


104 posted on 03/25/2009 5:21:49 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: radar101

How does he know that Franken is likely to win?


105 posted on 03/25/2009 5:33:23 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: GeronL

Interestingly, on the really important bills, Specter usually votes Republican. That’s why his vote for the financial destruction of our descendants surprised me so. This is an attempt to get re-elected, which I think is going to be a fight for him. And, it really might be where he stands.


106 posted on 03/25/2009 6:13:19 AM PDT by twigs
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To: GeronL
it must be a super duper bad idea for him to even consider it... or maybe he is just worried about the primaries

He is worried about the Primaries. . .

107 posted on 03/25/2009 8:38:01 AM PDT by cricket (NOOOOOOO to Serfdom. . .)
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To: radar101

I guess this will end the speculation about his jumping camp. With this move he can’t ever hope for Union financing and without such financing he would be DOA as a Democrat. I guess I will have to call this good news, considering the implications of Cardcheck, but it seems we are stuck with Specter for a while...


108 posted on 03/25/2009 8:40:25 AM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: rightheredouglas

Just what I was thinking. Sphincter means nothing. If the Dems really wanted this monstrosity passed badly enough, they’d invoke the nuclear option in a heartbeat. The fact they don’t speaks volumes about the quandary that red state Dem senators are in.


109 posted on 03/25/2009 8:53:49 AM PDT by Emile ("If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" -- Unknown)
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To: wk4bush2004
Probably. He is trying to look “conservative” and will likely continue to do so, up until the primary, in order to win re-election, and then, once he does, go back to his traitorous RINO ways.

I say enjoy it while it lasts, and still vote for Toomey in the primary!

110 posted on 03/25/2009 10:08:33 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (True nobility is exempt from fear - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: radar101

is he trying to keep his seat finally?


111 posted on 03/25/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT by Munz ( “We’re all here for you OK? It’s a circle of love.” Rham Emanuel (You will be the pivot man))
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To: radar101

Maybe PA could just elect a Senator who wouldn’t have to think twice about this stupid idea.


112 posted on 03/25/2009 12:53:25 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: radar101

Excuse my moment of clarity, but isn’t Arlen well into his 70’s?

He is a RINO and will act conservative until reelected, correct?

For the life of me I do not understand why these elderly guys need to constantly keep running for election. Give it up, retire. What’s the point except fear of losing power?


113 posted on 03/25/2009 1:06:35 PM PDT by alarm rider ("We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" C.S. Lewis)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sure, just when my mood was improving, the phrase "Senator Al Franken" tiptoes in...

What is the status of Coleman vs Franken? Have heard nothing about it in a long time.

114 posted on 03/25/2009 1:24:49 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: radar101
Someone mention Specter?

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115 posted on 03/25/2009 2:42:25 PM PDT by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: Irish Eyes; flattorney

> What is the status of Coleman vs Franken? Have heard nothing about it in a long time.

Maybe flattorney knows?


116 posted on 03/25/2009 5:14:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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