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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: 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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To: Nachum
PINK Vote the A-hole out! Vote them all out!
61 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:08 AM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: pillut48

You are seriously overreaching with your optimism! I just wish that I was also seriously overreaching with my pessimism!


62 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:28 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Nachum
The GOP gave this man thousands of dollars to run as a republican. They stood up for him, helped him when he needed it, and how does he repay them now? Defection.

This just goes to show that Spector was never in "it" for the people, he was in it for himself. Now the voters of PA have to finally vote him out of office once and for all.

Anyone know how this will play out? Does he have a chance of re-election as a socialist?

63 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:51 AM PDT by pctech
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To: henkster

Naw, Spectre was probably a lot cheaper.

He might even have been as cheap as a Barney Frank shoulder massage.


64 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:53 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

Watch for card check and socialized medicine to have smooth sailing now.


65 posted on 04/28/2009 9:40:59 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (We have our own pirates. They're called politicians.)
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To: Nachum

The same thing they gave jumpin’ Jim Jeffords an opponent in the primary.


66 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:12 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Nachum

Oh.....What a surprise!


67 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:16 AM PDT by Busywhiskers ("There is a time when panic is the appropriate response." Eugene Kleiner)
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To: azlinda

They had values of any kind?

I thought they were hollow shells for hell to fill at hell’s whims.


68 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:39 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: cripplecreek
I’m not too concerned about it. The democrats already had a fillibuster proof majority with Specter on “our” side.

Agreed. What is good is it will all be on them. They can claim bipartisanship when Snow and Dukakis support a Dem bill but in the end that has just become icing on the cake and not a main ingredient.

69 posted on 04/28/2009 9:41:46 AM PDT by torchthemummy (If You Still Have A TV Subscription You Are Funding The Socialist Takeover!)
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To: edcoil
Wonder what the dems will give him.

I know what Barney Frank will give him.

70 posted on 04/28/2009 9:42:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: edcoil

POWER!


71 posted on 04/28/2009 9:42:09 AM PDT by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: Nachum

“Consummatum est”.

~Obama


72 posted on 04/28/2009 9:42:12 AM PDT by sappy
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To: edcoil

Thirty pieces of silver.

Standard payment for a Judas.


73 posted on 04/28/2009 9:43:03 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Nachum
This does not create a filibuster-proof Senate. It only empowers individual Democrats to stop anything they don't want (provided of course none of the Republicans jump the line).

I'm sure Harry Reid will thank his gods for this blessing tonight.

74 posted on 04/28/2009 9:44:33 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

Saw this coming AGES ago... And thus, my words have once again proven prophetic. ;-) Spectre is, and has always been, a RINO (Republican In Name Only). He is going HOME — good riddance. Goodbye. Take Snowe, Collins, McCain and Grahamnesty with you please.


75 posted on 04/28/2009 9:44:53 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Nachum

Now the Dems will be able to pass their hard leftwing spending bills with impunity! Oh wait, they could do that before with an R beside Specter’s name.


76 posted on 04/28/2009 9:45:04 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: torchthemummy

The democrats can gloat all they want. Specter was going to lose the seat anyway. This way we get to see the seat taken away from a democrat when Toomey is elected.


77 posted on 04/28/2009 9:45:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Nachum

Arlen is a perfect example of a RAT leaving a sinking ship.


78 posted on 04/28/2009 9:45:58 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Nachum
I feel like jumping for joy!!!!!.

We have to get rid of this slime to win back our brand.
79 posted on 04/28/2009 9:46:17 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Nachum

Specter isn’t exactly assured a win if there is a contested Dem. primary next year (Sestak is reportedly going to run). He also hasn’t been exactly the most popular guy among any group in Pennsylvania. He won’t get GOP votes and many Dems don’t trust him either.


80 posted on 04/28/2009 9:46:58 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Nachum

Last I knew, Franken hadn’t won yet.

What is the vote difference at this point.


81 posted on 04/28/2009 9:47:30 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: edcoil

“Wonder what the dems will give him.”

-Perhaps a ‘magic bullet’.

Spectre’s behavior is gross.


82 posted on 04/28/2009 9:48:04 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: RC2

The liberal creep Schauer (7th - MI) ousted a great conservative, Tim Walberg last November, and Schauer’s seat is STILL vacant. Jenny Grandtheft refused to schedule an interim election until this coming November.


83 posted on 04/28/2009 9:49:08 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Obadiah
No core moral principles to be guided by, just rank self preservation.

Well said and very true.

84 posted on 04/28/2009 9:49:28 AM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Nachum
Crap.

Not crap.

This is an opportunity. An opportunity to give the 'Rats another length of the rope (i.e., filibuster-proof majority) with which to hang themselves. And they will. They always do.

85 posted on 04/28/2009 9:50:20 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: Quix

I don’t think they like the word progressives, it’s the original big government liberalism.

The left usually changes the words when they become too hat to handle.

They are regressive, especially wearing bells on your dress like two year olds do.


86 posted on 04/28/2009 9:50:24 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: pctech
They stood up for him, helped him when he needed it, and how does he repay them now?

What do you expect from liberals...it is always about them.

87 posted on 04/28/2009 9:51:27 AM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: All

The bright side is that he must be admitting that Toomey would have beat him... great news for the next Senator from the state of PA... TOOMEY !!

As Rush pointed out, this saves Toomey tons of money that he would have had to spend in the primary.

I plan to send Toomey lots of money for this campaign.


88 posted on 04/28/2009 9:51:29 AM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: La Lydia

Curb your pessimism a little too...If this country is so far gone that we can’t get enough conservatives and independents to take the country back after Obambi gets through then it just doesn’t matter. Specter was always a democrat now he has to run as one. Don’t think the dems in Penn. are just going to lay down for him he very well may split the liberal vote and get the pub elected.


89 posted on 04/28/2009 9:52:20 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: johnnycap
No, it's the deal he made with Satan. Amazing how everything is falling in place as the throne of the Antichrist is being built.
90 posted on 04/28/2009 9:52:49 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Nachum

Crap hell......I say good riddance scumbag. It’s about time that asshat was truthful.


91 posted on 04/28/2009 9:54:00 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: the long march
It's also worth noting that Specter is an old man -- so the 2010 election might very well be his last.

Good riddance to the old f#cker.

92 posted on 04/28/2009 9:54:02 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: mak5

They see him for what he is also. He isn’t exactly loved in Penn. like Joe Lieberman was in Conn.


93 posted on 04/28/2009 9:55:20 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: 11th Commandment
Cornyns website keeps crashing.....so plenty people must be upset....I know I am. I believe my message insinuated that he is simple....
94 posted on 04/28/2009 9:55:53 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Reagan69

Listen, restoring the conservative mantle is the first step in restoring party credibility for the Republicans. They should actively seek to purge their ranks of Schwarzeneger, McCain, Spectre, Snowe and Collins for starters. If they could get rid of all of these and replace them with real conservatives, that’d be a real plus. Next, they need a real public mia copa on the spending of the Bush administration and they need to promise not to ever do it again. Finally, they need real leadership. Right now, all I see is the second tier ranks of supporters. A real leader must emerge. Once that happens, the brand can be reintroduced. Incidentally, that’ll be about the time Americans will be fed up with Obama and the socialists. If all of this can be accomplished in three years, then Barry will be the one term affirmative action realization and demise.

Cheers.


95 posted on 04/28/2009 9:57:21 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: cripplecreek
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.

I couldn't agree more.
96 posted on 04/28/2009 9:58:17 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Nachum
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh it feels like I just had mu hemorrhoids lanced. What a relief.
97 posted on 04/28/2009 9:58:30 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Nachum

98 posted on 04/28/2009 9:58:31 AM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: Reagan69
I plan to send Toomey lots of money for this campaign.

Cornyn better damn well help to send RNC funds in trucks to Toomey.

99 posted on 04/28/2009 9:58:32 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: big black dog

need more moving over to democrats. In a few years, the economy will get MUCH MUCH worst and the democrats poll number will tanks


100 posted on 04/28/2009 9:59:31 AM PDT by 4rcane
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