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Specter says Obama ditched him after he voted to pass health law
thehill.com ^ | 3/12/2012 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 03/12/2012 10:45:51 AM PDT by mojitojoe

Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform.

Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican.

Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now.

He makes surprising revelations about Republican leaders, as well — he writes that former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) told him that he would have made the same decision to defect from the GOP if he had been in Specter’s position.

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Specter writes that Obama turned down a request to campaign with him in the final days of the primary, because the president’s advisers feared he would look weak if he intervened and Specter lost.

“I realized that the president and his advisers were un-shy about supporting my candidacy after being stung by Obama’s failed rescue attempts for New Jersey governor Jon Corzine and Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley. They were reluctant to become victims of a trifecta,” he writes.

The snub was made all the more painful by Obama flying over Philadelphia en route to New York City a few days before the election and then on primary day jetting over Pittsburgh to visit a factory in Youngstown, Ohio, 22 miles from the Pennsylvania border, to promote the 2009 economic stimulus law. The painful irony for Specter is that his vote for the stimulus legislation, which was instrumental to its passage, hastened his departure from the Republican Party. More at link.....

1 posted on 03/12/2012 10:46:03 AM PDT by mojitojoe
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To: mojitojoe

What’s the problem??? Arlen is white.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 10:47:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mojitojoe

Don’t it just break your heart....


3 posted on 03/12/2012 10:48:34 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: mojitojoe

What did you expect, Specter?


4 posted on 03/12/2012 10:50:26 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: mojitojoe

Apparently Arlen never heard the story about giving the scorpion the ride across the river. Too bad.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 10:50:56 AM PDT by henkster (Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.)
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To: mojitojoe
Snarlin Arlin has been around long enough to know better than to ever trust a Democrat.

That sorry POS has no excuse

6 posted on 03/12/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“There’s no fool like an old fool.”


7 posted on 03/12/2012 10:51:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: mojitojoe
Awwwwwww!


8 posted on 03/12/2012 10:51:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mojitojoe

Oh WOE!


9 posted on 03/12/2012 10:51:51 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: mojitojoe
He makes surprising revelations about Republican leaders, as well — he writes that former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) told him that he would have made the same decision to defect from the GOP if he had been in Specter’s position.

For those who try to claim that Dole is conservative.

10 posted on 03/12/2012 10:53:43 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Panzerlied

In this case, Obama did us all a favor. Specter is a major malfunction.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 10:53:48 AM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Panzerlied

In this case, Obama did us all a favor. Specter is a major malfunction.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 10:53:57 AM PDT by baiamonte
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To: BenLurkin

Even traitors have no use for traitors. Can’t trust a damn one of them.


13 posted on 03/12/2012 10:54:18 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Nelson Muntz graphic in 5, 4, 3, 2...


14 posted on 03/12/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Not only white, but Jewish. The Democrat primary in 2010 was actually close enough that Obama might have pulled Specter over the finish line, but I still think he would have lost in the General Election.

The NEA and union thugs also failed to give Specter any backing in the Democrat primary. You'd think it might serve as a lesson to Quisling Republicans. But apparently not.

For any of you interested, Specter now has a new career as a lobbyist for China's business interests. Is anybody surprised?

15 posted on 03/12/2012 10:55:34 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mojitojoe

IIRC, Santorum ran against Arlen in the prior election and Dubya supported Arlen for some damned reason, which is what pushed Santorum out of the Senate. Karma’s a butch.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 10:55:40 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mojitojoe

That’s what usually happens to a prostitute. Only Arlen didn’t get paid!

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving turncoat Democrat.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 10:56:16 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: mojitojoe

Specter threw Americans under the bus when he voted for Obamacare.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 10:56:23 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: mojitojoe
Awwww, that's really sad, Arlen. We'll take you back.

Not.

19 posted on 03/12/2012 10:56:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: mojitojoe

Dang, that seems to be happening about twice a day so far:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2857876/posts


20 posted on 03/12/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mojitojoe

Why doesn’t that surprise me about Dole?


21 posted on 03/12/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: dirtboy
He makes surprising revelations about Republican leaders, as well — he writes that former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) told him that he would have made the same decision to defect from the GOP if he had been in Specter’s position.

Note the weasel words at the end. I'm not a Dole fan in the least, but I don't think he was telling anybody he'd do what Specter did, while in Dole's position.

22 posted on 03/12/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: mojitojoe

So he finds out after all, that he was just a useful idiot.

Even Ray Charles could have seen that one coming.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 11:04:14 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: mojitojoe

Thus always to traitors.


24 posted on 03/12/2012 11:05:55 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: mojitojoe

I’ll never forgive Bush for backing this POS.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 11:06:59 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: mojitojoe

Good, Arlen, you little worm.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 11:10:47 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mojitojoe
What a sad, sad story.

Thanks for the smile, mojitojoe

27 posted on 03/12/2012 11:15:19 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: mojitojoe

Poetic.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: mojitojoe

Gosh, you mean even the left has no respect or use for a gutless, unprincipled turncoat?

Will wonders ever cease.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 11:17:57 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: mojitojoe

Well he broke his promise to pro-life Democrats like Bart Stupac so welcome to the club.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 11:18:31 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Isn’t it amazing when lying, cheating, amoral, crap-on-anyone-in-their-way pukes (Arlen Specter, Rahm Ah’Manuel, etc.) are so shocked when an even bigger puke craps on them?


31 posted on 03/12/2012 11:35:03 AM PDT by Thom Pain (OMG ABO Since 2009 ->USA = USC: United States of Chicago)
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To: Albion Wilde
IIRC, Santorum ran against Arlen in the prior election and Dubya supported Arlen for some damned reason, which is what pushed Santorum out of the Senate. Karma’s a butch.

Toomey ran against Specter in the primary in 2004. Bush and Santorum supported Specter. It didn't sit well with PA's conservatives. However, Santorum lost in the general against Casey (D).

32 posted on 03/12/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: mojitojoe

Specter was supported by the same RINOs who support Romney.

Think about it.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 11:45:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Vigilanteman

To China Business = Espionage


34 posted on 03/12/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MestaMachine
"Even traitors have no use for traitors. Can’t trust a damn one of them."

That's a lesson that needs to be learned by America's media sycophants who go out of their way to promote Islam or U.N. world domination. They need to understand that they will be the first ones done away with if the "big change" they all pray for ever transpires.

35 posted on 03/12/2012 11:56:57 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: mojitojoe

36 posted on 03/12/2012 12:11:57 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: MestaMachine
Even traitors have no use for traitors.

Joseph Stalin knew this, and had defectors to the Soviet Union executed because if they changed their allegiance once, they could never be trusted again.
37 posted on 03/12/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: mojitojoe

HA HA ha ha ha ha ha, what did you expect FOOL? Loyalty? hahahahahaha


38 posted on 03/12/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: mojitojoe

But he left $100 on the nightstand afterward, didn’t he?


39 posted on 03/12/2012 12:28:22 PM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Londo Molari

Obama taped cab fare to Specter’s head. Thanks for coming out Arlen.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 12:29:39 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: mojitojoe

So Specter now you know how the citizens that voted for you felt when you betrayed them. Were you really that naive to think politicians only lie to their voters?


41 posted on 03/12/2012 12:36:12 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: dirtboy

We will hear the exact thing said by Dole was agreed to by Romney some day down the line.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: mojitojoe

Catamites don’t get kisses. They are there to serve.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 1:00:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: A. Patriot

“That’s what usually happens to a prostitute. Only Arlen didn’t get paid!”

Reminds me of a joke that has to actually be spoken to be truly funny:

“How do you make a hormone?”

“Don’t pay her.” (Whore moan?)

Is Arlen moaning here? I’m shocked, SHOCKED that democrats lied to him.


44 posted on 03/12/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: A. Patriot

Are we really sure he wasn’t paid? Just askin’


45 posted on 03/12/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Abby4116

Thanks for the info!


46 posted on 03/12/2012 1:21:45 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mojitojoe

THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING A DUMBASS, SPECTER


47 posted on 03/12/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propagandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: dirtboy

I bet if Romney was in Specters place HE WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME THING!! THAT IS WHY I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY

If he wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN


48 posted on 03/12/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: All

he’s the living definition of the term “useful idiot”


49 posted on 03/12/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: RinaseaofDs
“How do you make a hormone?”

You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.

50 posted on 03/12/2012 1:31:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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