Skip to comments.It's Official: Sestak To Face Specter.
Posted on 08/04/2009 9:35:01 AM PDT by Tribune7
It's Official-- Joe "I Believe The World Is Burning To The Ground And Grandpa Doesn't Need That Pacemaker Anyway" Sestak To Face Arlen "Why Read The Bill?" Specter
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Go Pat Toomey.
So Specter went dim and now has a dim runoff? THATS HILARIOUS!!!
Just a prediction.
I wish that becomes fact, but for now, its just a wish.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for it.
The GOP has been staggering around, lurching from one disaster to another, looking for all the world like a 3 day dead stiff looking for a hole to fall in.
and it may actually lose even more.
I wouldn’t put it past him to try :-)
A friend of mine who lived in Erie, PA once told me a funny story about a guy who tried to walk across the frozen lake in the winter by carrying a 12 foot pole and continually tapping the ice out 12 feet ahead of him. If the ice broke, he’d turn and try a different direction.
The rescue squad found him floating on a circle of ice, 24 ft. in diameter, in the middle of Lake Erie.
That pretty much sums up what Specter has done to himself politically.
ha ha ha ha!
this is great!
i wonder if old arlen got a promise from barack that he would clear the field for him??
This is not good for Toomey. Sestak is a retired Navy Admiral and a populist candidate. He would be harder for Toomey to beat than Arlen.
Specter is a gutless tool for libs.
Sestak voted for cap and trade, is pro-abortion, and supported the stimulus. Big-time liberal. There is nothing populist about him, and voters aren’t going to care about his military record. Toomey is a fiscal conservative and that will play well.
Sestak has a record now and it's as liberal as you can get. Also he can't run on solving the problem since he is part of it now.
And he shouldn't expect much help from Rendell.
And finally he cannot count on the feds pulling an election-eve raid on Toomey.
It's not a shoe-in for Toomey regardless of who wins the Dem Primary, but I don't know that Sestak would be harder to beat than Arlen.
Anyway, may they both gut each other like fish.
That’s too bad. IMO, Specter is much more beatable than Sestak would be. Maybe they can beat each up enough that neither will be electable come the general election.
He did, but apparently nobody told the State Rats, or else they just didn't care about Obama's deal.
Another possibilty: Sphincter will leave the Democrat Party. Run for re-election as an Independent. Then you would have a three way race between Sphincter, Sestak, and Toomey. 2 libs vs 1 conservative giving Toomey the advantage.
You are correct, but he is bucking their party establishment and voters in PA will view him as a “populist. Arlen is digging himself such a hole that I think Sestak will beat him. If unemployment is at double digits around election time in 2010, Toomey wins. If things improve, Sestak will be a tough candidate to beat in that State.
I'll guess no, but you can never tell. Say what you want about him, he fights. Often dirty, but he fights.
He's also as charismatic as a wet Dorito. And a nasty SOB to boot.
Good thing for him, PA voters are some of the dimmest bulbs in the country.
ROFL. That’s exactly the image I have in my mind every time I see that dope’s name.
If I remember right, every time something went wrong, he completely blamed his staff. Not much of a leader, but that is just me.
That may be true in the Senate, but not in the House. The Senate, just through happenstance retirements of GOP Senators in states that voted for Obama last year, sets up very well for the Dems. Even if the GOP has a great year in 2012, they aren't going to pick up more than 4 seats. If they manage keep the status quo, it wouldn't be a horrible outcome. If Obama rebounds in the polls somehow, the GOP could actually lose a handful of Senate seats.
The house, on the other hand, will probably be looking at a swing in favor of the GOP by 25, or more seats. Not enough to dethrone Nancy, but it will become that much more difficult for her to pass legislation. I would add, it might serve Republicans well not to dethrone Nancy next year. With Pelosi at speaker, it makes it impossible for Obama to run against a Republican bogeyman leading up to 2012. The unintended consequence of Newt Gingrich (and his successful Contract with America), was the reelection of Bill Clinton. We want to get rid of Obama, much more than we need to take back the house next year.
That’s correct. His staffers can’t stand him.
You beat me to it!
Ol’ Spectre did indeed get a promise from Obama and the Party establishment that he would get their full support.
It’s just that recent events make it very clear that Spectre is electoral cold dead meat. So why waste time and money on him?
Change of plans.
Whoa Army Guy! Sestak is well-known around Navy circles and he is WIDELY disliked. He was fired by Mullen (first thing Mullen did as CNO) and is thought to be certifiable by most Nav personnel who have worked for him. When he first ran for congress, the saying around the Navy was let’s move to the district so we can all vote against him.
And he LOVES to say “...when I led men into battle...” - geeeez! Many know that is a huge joke...
And Sestak will probably win!
Not sure what kind of commitment Snarlin' Arlen got from Obama, but he did get a promise from Rendell and Casey that changing to Democrat party would grease his path with $, party and union backing, etc. Sestak is on his own, unable to receive endorsements, etc., but he may pull off an upset in the primary even with the deck stacked against him just because he isn't Specter.
Arlen ran last time and won easily as a Republican against a Democrat with no $, no party endorsement, etc. because he got Rendell and the union's backing. All he had to do was get Bush and the Republicans to save him from Toomey in the primary. This election, there was no Republican president to save him from Toomey, so he changed parties.
PA doesn't have two parties, just one Republicrat party, and Arlen is their "boy." If they can drag him past Sestak to the general election, he will likely be an easy winner in the fall because Toomey will get zilch from the Republicrats and will be on his own.
Ping to Post #18. ;-)
I'm a retard.
You're a Sleestack.
Soon, it will be all over and we will see what happens then.
Who gives a damn which party selects the drapes in DC when Amnesty is passed and universal single payer health care is entrenched forever?
Kiss the underlying concept of America goodbye. - I am preparing plans for my children to grow up in another country.
I have already gone Galt.
Thank you for your post.
Thats correct. His staffers cant stand him.
Are you talking about Sestak? I saw him on Greta tonight and couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. He is totally sold out to BO and the Marxist agenda ... and with a big ear-to-ear smile, too.