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Specter rages against 'extremists' in GOP
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Posted on 09/28/2010 1:28:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Specter rages against 'extremists' in GOP

Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that the "nation's business is floundering" because moderate Republicans "have fallen like flies at the hands of extremists,” calling Christine O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware "stunning" and implying she is incompetent.

In an oddly timed and strongly-worded speech, Specter took aim at the Republican Party, which he claimed has "changed the most ideologically" and took not-so-veiled shots at colleague Jim DeMint, who has emerged as the champion of the conservative electorate.

"Within days of the start of the Obama administration, before the ink was dry on his oath of office, Republicans openly bragged about plans to 'break' him and engineer his 'Waterloo,'" Specter said. "Announcing that ideological purity was more important than obtaining a majority, the prevailing Republican motto was 'We’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 50 Arlen Specters.'"

Both the comments about Obama's "Waterloo" and Marco Rubio, the conservative candidate who won the GOP nomination for Senate in Florida, were made by DeMint.

Specter — who lost the Pennsylvania Democratic primary after switching parties last year— also lamented the primary losses of Republicans Bob Bennett in Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and established Congressman Mike Castle in Delaware.

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Don't let the door hit you..........
1 posted on 09/28/2010 1:28:18 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Arlen, they’re only extremists if they don’t agree with your extreme views.


2 posted on 09/28/2010 1:31:25 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Sub-Driver

Sit down Sphincter, it’s over. Go cash in your chips and retire to Rio like a good boy.


3 posted on 09/28/2010 1:31:54 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver
An extremist is anyone who doesn't go whichever way the wind blows, isn't it Arlene?
4 posted on 09/28/2010 1:31:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Buhhhhhhhhh-bye!


5 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:12 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Sub-Driver

Bye Bye Arlen your days of screwing the country are over.


6 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:12 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Sub-Driver

ARlen, two words SHUT UP.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:32 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

These RINO’s sure are poor loosers.


9 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:50 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m having trouble fitting “Arlen Specter” and “rage” into a logical concept.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:50 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up Arlen!

What would you know about being a Republican?

Spare us ya old coot and go off into retirement...quietly!


11 posted on 09/28/2010 1:32:50 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Old Arlen, I’m still glad he’s gone!


12 posted on 09/28/2010 1:33:02 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

Earth to Sphincter!.....Get the hell out of the way, NUMBNUTS!


13 posted on 09/28/2010 1:33:18 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Announcing that ideological purity

This is where I usually start ignoring the RINOs that spout this garbage.

The ideological purity I require of for reception of my vote is faithfulness to the Constitution. The very same Constitution that Mr. Scottish Law spits upon regularly.

14 posted on 09/28/2010 1:33:26 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politicians who’ve been shown the door have emerged as America’s most-embittered class - all the way back to Carter.


15 posted on 09/28/2010 1:33:38 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: Sub-Driver

Specter is the REASON for the division in the GOP - it is the likes of him that have sold out the conservative platform that USE to BE the GOP. Sorry Specter, but the GOP is just returning to its roots.


16 posted on 09/28/2010 1:33:44 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Arlen is your good friend’s crazy grandparent, wandering around the house repeatedly demanding someone find his World’s Fair spoon.


17 posted on 09/28/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania...

RINO-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania........There, THAT'S more like it.............

18 posted on 09/28/2010 1:34:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Sub-Driver

The chickens are coming home Arlen...


19 posted on 09/28/2010 1:35:07 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 09/28/2010 1:35:11 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No one ever said the ol’RINOs would go quietly off to the glue factory!


21 posted on 09/28/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

well the Dems didnt seem to like your “moderate” views either Specter so why dont you just go home and play some golf or something


22 posted on 09/28/2010 1:35:53 PM PDT by DM1
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To: Sub-Driver

Stop being such a whiny little b*tch, Arlen.


23 posted on 09/28/2010 1:36:13 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Obama, Pelosi and Reid - the Trio of Twits)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ahhh, I feel like crying...NOT!


24 posted on 09/28/2010 1:36:13 PM PDT by Bull Man
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To: True Grit

The power and the money.
The money and the power.


25 posted on 09/28/2010 1:36:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why listen to a guy that got rejected by both the Republican voters AND the Democratic voters in his state? Loser.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 1:36:51 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Sub-Driver

Extreme anti-Consitutionalists such as Specter are guilty of treason against the Consitition. Their anti-Constitutional polices and actions have been so extreme, for so long, that they have effectively nullified the Constitution. Their propganda and demagoguery against the Constitution should be ridiculed mercilessly, their businesses and causes should be boycotted, and they themselves should be socially ostracized.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:02 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: Sub-Driver

No nasty words for the extremists in the DNC?


28 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nut.


29 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:23 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

Specter thinks it’s okay to butcher babies.

Tens of millions of them.

I don’t.

Which of us is an “extremist”?


30 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Don't let the FOOs destroy America! (FOO = Friends Of Obama))
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To: Red Badger

Maybe he can channel his emotions to McCain in January when they take away his key to the cloakroom. Maybe then Juan will begin to get a clue as to who is in charge.


31 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:59 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t this the same moron who came up with the ‘magic bullet’ theory to explain the assassination of Kennedy?
‘nuff said.


32 posted on 09/28/2010 1:37:59 PM PDT by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
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To: Sub-Driver
"have fallen like flies at the hands of extremists,”

Actually, the fly-like Republicans appear to have been attracted to the democRATs stink.

33 posted on 09/28/2010 1:38:45 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The nation's business is floundering because of people like Spector who gravitate to public office because they have a nearly unquenchable need for stature and the limelight. He's just bitter because he doesn't know what to do now that he has been stripped of that which made him important. Sad that people like him don't realize that importance comes from core beliefs and the willingness to sacrifice for them.
34 posted on 09/28/2010 1:38:56 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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Specter


35 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT by FrankR (obama can only be what WE allow him to be.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Really? Honest to goodness, I thought he was dead. Didn’t they have a ceremony for him last year?


36 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT by chickadee
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We’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 50 Arlen Specters.’”

You know, I hadn’t formulated it exactly like that, but, that’s well-thought out! Thanks Arlen! You finally spoke for me!


37 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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I don’t want these jerks to shut up. Give me more of this Arlen. More! Tell me what a radical extremist I am. Tell me how sorry I’ll be not to have you around any more. Tell me Lisa Murkowski how you, and only you, can represent the people of Alaska.

Hee hee, I love it. Everytime one of these career rulers whines about the mean voters who threw them out.... it simply confirms why we did it.


38 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:30 PM PDT by Big E
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“’We’d rather have 30 Marco Rubios in the Senate than 50 Arlen Specters.’”

DAMN RIGHT WE ARE.

With a base of SOLID small government, fiscal REALISTS, we will set out to clear out the rest of the filth occupying the Houses of the People.

Oh hey, Arlen... hows RETIREMENT treating ya? Yea, WE retired YOU. Suck it up buttercup.


39 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:44 PM PDT by Danae (Analnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do che'l de'nmha.)
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Arlene Spector; “calling Christine O’Donnell’s primary victory in Delaware “stunning” and implying she is incompetent”

... she couldn’t get a better endorsement


40 posted on 09/28/2010 1:39:59 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Sub-Driver

who?


41 posted on 09/28/2010 1:40:21 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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Specter, you’re a washed up old man that nobody cares about.

I hear nothing but the death rattle of a disgusting traitor.......


42 posted on 09/28/2010 1:40:42 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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Curly Bill Pictures, Images and Photos
43 posted on 09/28/2010 1:40:56 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Loyal Buckeye

44 posted on 09/28/2010 1:41:25 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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moderate Republicans "have fallen like flies at the hands of extremists,”

So . . . that would make Specter a fly. What kind of fly, I wonder? Bluebottle? Tse-tse? The possibilities are endless.

calling Christine O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware "stunning" and implying she is incompetent.

If she is incompetent, how did she hand that politician-for-life Castle his walking papers against all odds?

45 posted on 09/28/2010 1:41:51 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Sub-Driver

They are scared , very, very scared.


46 posted on 09/28/2010 1:42:18 PM PDT by Eagles6
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arlen, arlen, arlen ...

bitter, drunk and stupid is no way to spend your senior years of life.


47 posted on 09/28/2010 1:42:18 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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calling Christine O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware "stunning" and implying she is incompetent.

She won her primary Arlen. How bout you?
48 posted on 09/28/2010 1:43:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: a fool in paradise

There ARE no extremists in the DNC./s


49 posted on 09/28/2010 1:44:21 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: Sub-Driver
This Arlen?


50 posted on 09/28/2010 1:45:36 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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