Skip to comments.Heads Up! Arlen Specter Switching Parties Today?
Posted on 04/28/2009 8:52:11 AM PDT by kellynla
HUMAN EVENTS has learned from staff sources that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa) is about to announce his switch to the Democratic Party. Developing
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Ah, good point. Because, if I recall correctly, if he'd switched, he would have returned the Republicans to majority status when Jumpin' Jim Jeffords took it away.
Excellent news indeed. One less liberal jerk in the Republican party.
I don’t think this should be allowed. PERIOD! On either side. It’s not right that people donate and vote, then they change parties. To me, that leaves our government wide open for a coup.
.TERM LIMITS would be THE BEGINNING of the END of SOME of the CRAZINESS we see in DC!!!
AMEN to that. I am so tired, so over this, there is a beautiful country that is looking better and better every day. It’s calling my name.
Yeah, I'm as "sorry" as you are. Ol' Zell was a Democrat to the end, even when he was the one giving the liberals their majority. Party loyalty is a wonderful thing.
There is anger directed towards Obama because of the autos-no doubt. However, the general comment is the GOP would be worse. I know, I know. I can’t believe it either. Many are benefiting from the insurance thing (government pays 70 % of cobra), retraining money and unemployment extensions. You have to understand what has happened here...good jobs lost for good. People are fearful and many believe that capitalism does not work...no kidding (thanks Wall Street Bankers who are not real capitalists), they may vote for a nanny government IE Dems. That being said, there is a chance if the GOP gets its act together and starts putting out some good solutions. We know the conservatives are right. Now we must get our message out.
better now then 10/2010...
“No we dont. We have not tailored our candidates to the states they live in...we have to do so. We lose New York and California and start down every presidential election...We have to start competing in other areas-including the North East and other places.”
I couldn’t agree with you more but it seems political pragmatism translates to treason around here. A tree I have barked up for many a moon and keeps getting cut down in front of me.
Very well said...
You and me both... principles are great, but being in a permanent minority (God forbid) doomed to watch our country heading in the wrong direction but powerless to stop it is my version of hell. People we have to do what it takes to win, then we can get some of ideas turned into policy...maybe not all, but some.
Are you old enough to remember Reagan? I mean really remember him because he did build a big tent and won...Reagan did not see compromise as abandoning principle either. We can not win with just the base...it’s a fact. If we don’t win, we are irrelevant...footnotes in time.
Our Constitution specifically states that the POTUS and Vice POTUS have TERM LIMITS.
For the Supremes to interpret the Constitution in favor of NO term limits for Congresscritters seems strange to me.
I agree, it makes no sense. This has to be changed or our government is doomed. It will collapse or we will eventually have an armed revolt and it won’t be pretty.
When it's the most destructive ideology mankind has ever known, yes, they are the same. Compromise is mutual. Marxism doesn't compromise. When only one side compromises, that's acquiescence. It's precisely what got us where we are today.
Reagan did say that he would rather have an elected official who voted with him 75% of the time then one who vote against him 100% of the time
Rather than a paraphrase of Reagan, I'll give you his exact words on the subject:
A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.
- Ronald Reagan (CPAC, 1975)
Well, the asshole is finally lining up with the other assholes. Good riddance.
I heard Rush open his program with this today.
Quoting Gov Goodhair: “Adios MOFO.”
If he does he can kiss his career goodbye.
ROTFLMAO. Just choked on a pretzel!
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