Skip to comments.GOP will miss Arlen Specter's prudence [only the RINOs will] [barf barf barf]
Posted on 05/08/2009 3:12:36 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
For years, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has been excoriated by the GOP for his unprincipled, pragmatic decision making. Yet, like President Barack Obama, Specter has always been more attentive to the needs of those who sent him to Washington than to demands that he toe the party line.
Its no surprise that the GOP now says Specter switched to the Democrats just to save his own skin. But it would stand Darwin on his head were senators unmindful of their political survival. No, the real question relates to the GOPs survival. A party whose domestic policy consists of setting Americans against each other and whose gray, vice presidential eminence thinks international legitimacy is found in the efficacy of torture is, in the vocabulary of the time, not too big to fail. And it is failing badly.
Specter is not a flashy, youthful politician. His ways and manner are old school. Nevertheless, Specter deserves praise for his willingness to find workable solutions even if it means enduring the unrelenting criticism of those who see the world only through a distorting ideological lens.
The GOP will miss Specters prudence as it prepares to quiz Obamas nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
That’s what I’ll call him. “Missy Prudence”
Oh how I miss her... GAK!
The GOP will miss laughing at him behind his back. And giving him the one finger salute.
Fact: When Spector fled the GOP, it became that much more worth voting for.
Is Prudence his dog or his daughter or his mistress? Maybe all three?
When Romney dropped out, Professor Kmiec aired his disagreement with those in the Republican party who targeted Romney for his faith and challenged the GOP to do a better job addressing social justice issues from the needs of the middle class to the war in Iraq. Kmiec suggested that if the Republicans did not address these needs more effectively, "Reaganites for Obama" would not be far behind.  A few weeks later and despite his Republican bona fides, Kmiec endorsed Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.  In making the endorsement, Professor Kmiec was careful to note his disagreement with Obama, especially over the right to life, but indicated that it was time to find common ground on this and other topics. Most of all, Kmiec said he endorsed Obama because he "believed him to be a person of integrity, intelligence, and genuine good will. I take him at his word that he wants to move the nation beyond its religious and racial divides and that he wants to return the United States to that company of nations committed to human rights." .."
Of course Kmiec likes Specter, he’s pro-abortion after all and helped kill the Bork nomination.
Not exactly surprising considering who the author is. One unprincipled joker defending another one.
Zero worship alert!
He just raised the collective IQ of both parties
Politico is particularly snotty today. Did you guys forget to set out yesterday’s bisquits for his lunch or something?
Don’t call him Surely or Prudence. Call him Hope(less).
Jumping parties like that doesn’t seem too “prudent.”
Kmeic is Romney’s senior agent, part of Team Romney’s
endless attack on the GOP and conservatives.
Romney = Obama supporter
Romney = GOP Conservative Hater
Romney = POS
ONLY in a Democrats Dream....will Specter be missed....
But we are just happier than **** that he took his “prudence” over to those out of control bass turds on the other side of the aisle. The Commie ‘RATS are the ones who really need it.
Why, then, was the attentive Specter trailing by his home state primary polls by 21 points?
If he was so damn attentive, why did his own voters apparently hate his guts with a purple passion?
Jeez. He blows it in the very first paragraph, putting forward an idiotic self-contradicting premise.
OMG....who will we now turn to for intepretation of Scottish law?????
"My Advisors support Obama and hate Conservatives. Give me what I want and I'll go away."
He has no principles. He only wants to stay in Washington. What a lame excuse to switch parties. Get a job, Arlen.
Arlen Specter was prudent? About what?
Even the Bushes could not call some of his recent transformations “prudent”.
Although a prominent Catholic law professor, Kmiec endorsed the pro-abortion Obama. After supporting Prop 8 in California, Kmiec now wants it interpreted so that marriage will be an entirely private matter with the state recognizing gay and straight civil partnerships.
Like Specter, Kmiec is unknowingly moving toward being a party of one, with views and positions coherent only to himself.
“He just raised the collective IQ of both parties”
I may have to steal that from you.
From the “Pro Life” Kmiec, the Obama kool aid drinker.
Like when he quotes Scottish Law?
GOP won't miss Arlen Specter's impudence
“Yet, like President Barack Obama, Specter has always been more attentive to the needs of those who sent him to Washington than to demands that he toe the party line. “
If Arlen ever had any principles, like pro 2nd Amendment, he should still have them. If not, he is where he always belonged.
I honestly don't remember Arlen's role in the Bork affair.
All I remember vividly was the Submarine Commander Kennedy roaring "Judge Bork's world will be (abortions in the back alley, etc).......".
And that stupid ass senator from Alabama, Howell Heflin, telling Bork that he didn't like his beard.
The whole thing was a travesty, and I thought the Submarine Commander was the principal prosecutor for the Dumbs.
So, apparently, Romney’s policies were closer to Zero’s than to McCain’s. That’s just plain scary.
Go ahead I stole it. I think it goes back as far as Lincoln.
Self identity crisis. Liberals love that.
Oh, I don’t think the GOP will miss him, and I think it is very nice that he is getting his comeupance from the democratic party he joined.
So sensitive that he knew he couldn’t make it through a pubbie primary. Whether he can survive a dumbo primary remains to be seen.
How do I know if I’ll miss him if he won’t go away?
Only Charles Dickens could draw a character like Kmiec. He is the Uriah Heep of American politics.
Any moron that voted for “porkulus” does not display prudence.
I am not sure about missing Specter...isn’t he the most JUNIOR senator in the Senate. Now what good is a junoir senator anyways...after all what lasting legacy does Senator Zero have of his 4 years that is worth mentioning?
Speaking of transformations, check out this Arlen Specter bobblehead, parodying his Pinocchio-esque transformation to a donkey.
Yes, it will. We're going to get a far more liberal Justice without Specter. :-(
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