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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 'Wed 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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No one ever said the ol’RINOs would go quietly off to the glue factory!
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
Stop being such a whiny little b*tch, Arlen.
Ahhh, I feel like crying...NOT!
The power and the money.
The money and the power.
Why listen to a guy that got rejected by both the Republican voters AND the Democratic voters in his state? Loser.
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.
No nasty words for the extremists in the DNC?
Specter thinks it’s okay to butcher babies.
Tens of millions of them.
Which of us is an “extremist”?
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.
Isn’t this the same moron who came up with the ‘magic bullet’ theory to explain the assassination of Kennedy?
Actually, the fly-like Republicans appear to have been attracted to the democRATs stink.
Really? Honest to goodness, I thought he was dead. Didn’t they have a ceremony for him last year?
Wed 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!
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.
“’Wed 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.
Arlene Spector; “calling Christine O’Donnell’s primary victory in Delaware “stunning” and implying she is incompetent”
... she couldn’t get a better endorsement