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Specter, Rendell Offer Post-Election Perspectives (Palin Not Future Of Party)
KYW Newsradio 1060 ^ | 11/6/08 | Mark Abrams

Posted on 11/06/2008 8:22:46 AM PST by Born Conservative

On the morning after Tuesday's historic election, two political heavyweights in Pennsylvania politics offered their take -- each from his own party's perspective.

Senior senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa., top right) and governor Ed Rendell (D, bottom right) appeared before the Committee of 70's post-election breakfast to offer commentary on the presidential election.

Specter conceded that Republican John McCain's White House bid was hampered by the economy and an unpopular president.

He says president-elect Barack Obama is likely to reach across the aisle when he actually begins to govern:

(Excerpt) Read more at kyw1060.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: fasteddie; palin; pennarino; senatorsphincter; snarlinarlen; specter; spectertruthfile
Snarlin' Arlen and Fast Eddie; what a pair....
1 posted on 11/06/2008 8:22:47 AM PST by Born Conservative
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...He says president-elect Barack Obama is likely to reach across the aisle when he actually begins to govern:

This shows he's either demented or an idiot....

2 posted on 11/06/2008 8:24:48 AM PST by Boonie
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To: Born Conservative

Please find a Conservative in 2010, so we can get rid of Arlen.


3 posted on 11/06/2008 8:24:53 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Born Conservative

Honestly if either Arlen Specter or Ed Rendell came out and said she was the future of the party I would immediately tell everyone to forget about her.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 8:25:14 AM PST by redk
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To: Boonie
This shows he's either demented or an idiot....

What do you mean 'either'?

5 posted on 11/06/2008 8:26:49 AM PST by Pistolshot (Palin has run a state, city, and a business. NObama has only run his mouth.)
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To: Born Conservative

Maybe not of their respective parties!!


6 posted on 11/06/2008 8:27:10 AM PST by Reagan69
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To: Born Conservative

These two giant tools open their mouth and crap just flows out. As a life long PA resident I say this with great certainty. Neither one of them would know a conservative principle if it bit them in the ass.

It remains to be seen exactly where Sarah fits in. She’s made of pretty tough stuff but may decide it’s not worth the bashing her family takes. Personally, I hope she’s with us for a long time.


7 posted on 11/06/2008 8:27:49 AM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: redk
Heh heh...

Very true. Specter's blessing is a “kiss of death” if there ever was one for a Conservative...

8 posted on 11/06/2008 8:28:09 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 11-4-2012)
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To: Born Conservative
Arlen Specter was asked to comment on the future of the Republican Party? How would he know? He ceased to be a Republican decades ago. He's been squishing out to labor unions in Pennsylvania all that time.

The best way to know where the future of the Republican Party is to go in the exact opposite of whatever Arlen ("Scottish justice") Specter says. And why is the Gang of 70 dumb enough to take him seriously on this critical subject?

Congressman Billybob

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9 posted on 11/06/2008 8:28:18 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: Born Conservative

Since when is fast Eddie Rendell an analyst on the subject of the future of the republican party?

Does he see the black panther security guards in Philly and Louis Farrakhan and Chicago Bill Ayers/Saul Alinsky movement mentors as the future of the democrat party?

Someone ought to aks him.

Eddie was a Clintonite- his lips are gonna look botoxed from all the sucking up he’s going to be doing for the next couple of years


10 posted on 11/06/2008 8:28:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Specter is just another poster boy for TERM LIMITS.

Period.

11 posted on 11/06/2008 8:29:59 AM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's heart is blacker than the devil's riding boots...............)
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To: Born Conservative

Pennsylvania, could you PLEASE get some conservativs into your state. Why don’t you begin encouraging small business in Penn instead of the wretched union garbage you now have.

The two are symptomatic of a need for major surgery.


12 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:16 AM PST by The Californian (You can borrow brains, but you can't borrow character. Bob Jones, Sr.)
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To: Born Conservative

If Fast Eddie and Specter are saying she’s not the future of the party, then that means she IS the future of the party. They are both slime-balls! Whatever they advise - we should do the opposite!


13 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:39 AM PST by sneakers
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To: cjshapi
Unlike Spector, Sarah has great conservative instincts but you may be right; she may decide its not worth the abuse to run for national office.
btw, did you notice that the Troopergate investigation cleared her of all wrong doing in the affair and they released the findings on election day ? Nothing political about that, eh ?
14 posted on 11/06/2008 8:30:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Born Conservative

A Democrat and a RINO, just who we need to give us advice.

Worse are the McCain staffers hiding behind Carl Cameron to annonymously slime Sarah with outrageous claims of ignorance, as cover for their own failure. If these pukes won’t take responsibility for what they say, they should be ignored.


15 posted on 11/06/2008 8:31:26 AM PST by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: Born Conservative
We have to NOT listen to RINO’s and Dim’s to guide us to the future of our own party. The fact that these clowns are “helping” us by pointing out that Palin would not be a good choice makes me all the more convinced that she is a shining star.
16 posted on 11/06/2008 8:31:52 AM PST by Heartland Mom ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Born Conservative
"Specter, Rendell Offer Post-Election Perspectives (Palin Not Future Of Party)"

I have "news" for that pair of worthless trash - YOU'RE NOT FUTURE OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY EITHER!

17 posted on 11/06/2008 8:32:43 AM PST by zerosix
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To: Born Conservative

Wasn’t Specter one of the people insisting that McCain was our only hope of winning? Well, he didn’t win so, why should we listen to him? Frankly, have we ever listened to him? So, why start now?


18 posted on 11/06/2008 8:33:19 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Congressman Billybob

Congressman Billybob, you’re a lot smarter about this stuff than I am - but am I nuts in continuing to hope for a Conservative Party that would embody true conservative beliefs rather than hoping the Republican party eventually wakes up and smells the coffee?

The party of Arlen Specter, Chuck Hagel, and yes, John McCain may have worn the mantle of conservatism in the past but it’s fallen by the wayside now. I’m really having trouble giving a damn what Arlen Spector sees as the future of the Republican party as long as people like him are a part of it.

I realize that scratch-building a 3rd party wouldn’t be easy, but trying to change the GOP seems pretty much impossible...or am I being too harsh?


19 posted on 11/06/2008 8:34:49 AM PST by bigbob
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To: The Californian
Pennsylvania, could you PLEASE get some conservativs into your state.

...said a man from the state with two rabidly leftist senators and a 61% Obama vote.

20 posted on 11/06/2008 8:37:50 AM PST by franklog
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To: The Californian

Actually, the answer is for Pennsylvania to force Philth-adelphia to secede to New Jersey.


21 posted on 11/06/2008 8:38:51 AM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Born Conservative

They are STILL terrified of her and will do anyhting to ensure she has no future in the washington political picture.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 8:43:23 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Born Conservative

After being call called racist and rednecks by lardass Murtha, and bitter clingers by “the One”, the populace of Pennsylvania who elected both these clowns is deserving of what they get.


23 posted on 11/06/2008 8:44:45 AM PST by RonboTex (Go ahead... Make my day.)
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To: Congressman Billybob

“I vote - Not Proven under Scottish Law”

Bush had a chance to rid the prty of tha AS* HAT but chose him over Santorum. Go figure.


24 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:09 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Hey Zero you are a Marxist!)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Arlen Specter was asked to comment on the future of the Republican Party? How would he know? He ceased to be a Republican decades ago.

Wasn't he actually a registered Democrat prior to 1964?

25 posted on 11/06/2008 8:45:14 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: Born Conservative

I thought Arlen caucused with the Democrats already.


26 posted on 11/06/2008 8:47:38 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (A Jew voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’ve never considered myself a feminist. I shave my legs and pits and enjoy it when a door is opened for me and say thanks with a big smile. Never been one to go around screaming things are unfair for women but the way she was treated was atrocious.


27 posted on 11/06/2008 8:48:42 AM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: Born Conservative

Palin’s not the future of the party? Specter sure as he** isn’t the future of the party. Time for him to go to Jurassic Park.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 8:48:45 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Bush had a chance to rid the prty of tha AS* HAT but chose him over Santorum. Go figure.

Close, but not so. Bush had a chance to support Pat Toomey over Specter in the 2004 primaries but swooped in at the last minute to push Specter over the top.

Santorum was not up for election that cycle.

29 posted on 11/06/2008 8:49:40 AM PST by franklog
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To: Born Conservative

Specter hasn’t been a Republican in years—he gives RINO as bad meaning. Rendell is now going to assume he runs the GOP? Sarah must really have them scared!!!!

Guess they worry about how bad their socialist leader will look to American voters when he finally is seen without media hiding his faults.


30 posted on 11/06/2008 8:49:44 AM PST by nclaurel
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To: Trueblackman

Hell, we had a conservative in the 2006 primary and both Bush and Santorum campaigned for Specter! That’s the reason Santorum lost...and deservedly so. Of course Bushs RINO credentials for 8 years cost republicans a hell of a lot more than 1 senate seat. It’s time we support/donate to conservative candidates and NOT the party.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 8:49:47 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Boonie
...He says president-elect Barack Obama is likely to reach across the aisle when he actually begins to govern:

This shows he's either demented or an idiot....

No he is right on. Barack Obama WILL reach across the aisle to S.p.e.c.t.r.e. in order to break Republican filibusters. Don't worry though, S.p.e.c.t.r.e. will only cross over with McCain,and a couple others to stab conservatives in the eye on really important issues like immigration and socialized health care.

32 posted on 11/06/2008 8:56:16 AM PST by BRK
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To: Born Conservative

33 posted on 11/06/2008 8:56:23 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Boonie

We need Toomey to run again against that load, Arlen Specter.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 8:58:45 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Born Conservative

Sorry, Arlin and Fast Eddie, Palin is the future of the party and it’s you guys who need to go.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 9:00:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Boonie

Both demented and idiots. They have already started the coverup.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 9:01:10 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Born Conservative
Spectre and Rendell can pound sand. Spectre is part of the problem, and Rendell is a damn demoncRat.

Why the hell would any sane person take advice from them?

37 posted on 11/06/2008 9:02:04 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: redk

“Honestly if either Arlen Specter or Ed Rendell came out and said she was the future of the party I would immediately tell everyone to forget about her.”

That’s using wisdom, and I agree :)


38 posted on 11/06/2008 9:07:01 AM PST by Heart of Georgia (With Obama: The more things change, the more they stay the same.)
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To: Born Conservative

Rendell a RAT and Specter a RAT wearing a pubby title—what a pair!


39 posted on 11/06/2008 9:09:24 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Born Conservative; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; devolve; Calpernia; pissant; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; ...
The Fairness Doctrine compares to the Nazi book-burning of May 10, 1933.

Will Senator Arlen Specter support the Fairness Doctrine.

The issue is first and foremost--it is the First Amendment.

It is what John McCain crapped on to be absolved of Charles Keating's tarnish.

It is what John McCain threw under the bus to make nice with the across-the-aisle book-burners.

It is what New Tone Bush signed for God knows what rationalization.

The Fairness Doctrine will sort them out nicely.

Up with Sarah; Down with Specter.

A Clear and Present Danger.

A Time for Choosing.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 9:15:10 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Born Conservative

Considering men have managed to screw this party up so badly, why should we listen to them again? Time to put a woman in charge...GO SARAH!


41 posted on 11/06/2008 9:16:14 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Boonie
Obama is likely to reach across the aisle when he actually begins to govern..

We need to make sure that when he does, he pulls back a nub.

42 posted on 11/06/2008 9:22:36 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: franklog

I most humbly stand corrected.


43 posted on 11/06/2008 9:40:50 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Hey Zero you are a Marxist!)
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To: Born Conservative

Asking either one to comment on the future of the Republican party is like asking a muslim to comment on the future of pork chops.


44 posted on 11/06/2008 9:44:33 AM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: RonboTex

You forgot “bigots” by an ex-Mayor from Biden’s “hometown”: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122431/posts


45 posted on 11/06/2008 9:44:50 AM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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