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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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Hey Arlen, they’re only extremists if they don’t agree with your extreme views.
Sit down Sphincter, it’s over. Go cash in your chips and retire to Rio like a good boy.
Bye Bye Arlen your days of screwing the country are over.
ARlen, two words SHUT UP.
These RINO’s sure are poor loosers.
I’m having trouble fitting “Arlen Specter” and “rage” into a logical concept.
Shut up Arlen!
What would you know about being a Republican?
Spare us ya old coot and go off into retirement...quietly!
Old Arlen, I’m still glad he’s gone!
Earth to Sphincter!.....Get the hell out of the way, NUMBNUTS!
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.
Politicians who’ve been shown the door have emerged as America’s most-embittered class - all the way back to Carter.
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.
Arlen is your good friend’s crazy grandparent, wandering around the house repeatedly demanding someone find his World’s Fair spoon.
RINO-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania........There, THAT'S more like it.............
The chickens are coming home Arlen...