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Specter To Switch Parties: (fillibuster-proof majority with Franken)
Washington Post ^ | 4/28/09 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 04/28/2009 9:29:46 AM PDT by Nachum

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To: pillut48

I sure hope so. As it stands now, 1/2 of our country has no representation at all.


41 posted on 04/28/2009 9:36:41 AM PDT by RC2 (FREEDOM)
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To: pillut48

Curb your enthusiasm. A filibuster-proof Senate working with Obama will be able to do a great deal of damage to the Republic before the new Congress is seated in 2011. It is waaay too early to celebrate. Specter has always been a worm, and the biggest mistake Bush made was making sure he got re-elected the last time. This sucks for several different reasons.


42 posted on 04/28/2009 9:36:51 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

At least he made it official ... we all knew long time ago.


43 posted on 04/28/2009 9:37:11 AM PDT by zeaal
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To: Nachum

The vast bulk of the Senate has been sold down the treasonous river for decades.

SpectRE was a place holder on the pretend opposition side.


44 posted on 04/28/2009 9:37:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Nachum
What does Specter expect to get from being a Democrat? It's not like Leahy will move aside and give up his Judiciary Committee Chairmanship.

Will Republicans remove Specter from his committee assignments? Do Democrats have enough slots to keep Specter on the committees he's currently on now?

-PJ

45 posted on 04/28/2009 9:37:26 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Nachum
Spector knew he would lose in the primary. This is all about HIM, screw the rest of the country. Good riddance! Count me in for a contribution to his opponent.
46 posted on 04/28/2009 9:37:42 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

What took you so long, Judas?


47 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:07 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: zeaal

Great news! Remove the cancer grow the party...


48 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:16 AM PDT by Dansong
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To: Nachum
Crap.

Describes Specter to a T.

49 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:22 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (Socialism is a good idea until you run out of other people’s money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

More than anything, I think this represents the notion that he probably was going to lose in the GOP primaries.


50 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:26 AM PDT by big black dog
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To: Nachum

He knows Toomey will kick his ass.


51 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:35 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Tarpon

No such thing as DIMRAT “progressives.”

I refuse to use the word—to let them steal another word . . . like “choice” or happy (i.e. “gay”) . . .

They are REGRESSIVES having regressed all the way back to 2 years old and Sodom and Gomorrah.


52 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:37 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Nachum

Here comes “card-check.”


53 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:38 AM PDT by Pusterfuss (Put the Federal Government in charge of the Sahara and in five years they'd be out of sand.)
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To: Nachum

I’ll be that John Cornyn and the NRSC will continue to support and fund him in the next election! God forbid that Toomey should get it will still predictably be their position.

Thanks, Karl Rove. And, by the way, great job you did cutting the legs out from under Bill Simon and then backing Arnold.


54 posted on 04/28/2009 9:38:45 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mort56
...politicians stand for little more than reelection...

No core moral principles to be guided by, just rank self preservation.

55 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: massgopguy

The MSM will fawn over his “courage” and “conviction” whereas Lieberman will always be mentioned in hushed tones as a traitor (and warmonger).


56 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:22 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Nachum

Specter’s always been a....well....lady of easy virtue (don’t wanna get banned for using more direct terms).As of today he’s officially “out of the closet”.Ira Einhorn’s best buddy on earth is an excellent fit for today’s RAT Party.


57 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:37 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: fr_freak

I wish all the big RINOs would do the same. It would get rid of the stupid rationalization of some that we have to support the republican no matter how liberal they are.


58 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: pillut48

>liberal extremists like Arlen Specter will get voted out of congress<

But not before nationalized health care is put into place, before November of 2010. Once that behemoth is set loose, it will be virtually impossible to stop.

Senator Webb told a group of insurance people in Virginia that it “was a done deal”.

Given the situation with this flu outbreak, nationalized health care could be even more of a nightmare than we expected it to be.


59 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:44 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: pillut48

I’m increasingly convinced that the powers that be will have martial law in place before that election—and possibly WWIII. Will be interesting to see if they allow it, or not.


60 posted on 04/28/2009 9:39:49 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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