Skip to comments.Specter, Rendell Offer Post-Election Perspectives (Palin Not Future Of Party)
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:
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This shows he's either demented or an idiot....
Please find a Conservative in 2010, so we can get rid of Arlen.
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.
What do you mean 'either'?
Maybe not of their respective parties!!
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.
Very true. Specter's blessing is a “kiss of death” if there ever was one for a Conservative...
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
I have "news" for that pair of worthless trash - YOU'RE NOT FUTURE OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY EITHER!
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?
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?
...said a man from the state with two rabidly leftist senators and a 61% Obama vote.
Actually, the answer is for Pennsylvania to force Philth-adelphia to secede to New Jersey.
They are STILL terrified of her and will do anyhting to ensure she has no future in the washington political picture.
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.
“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.
Wasn't he actually a registered Democrat prior to 1964?
I thought Arlen caucused with the Democrats already.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We need Toomey to run again against that load, Arlen Specter.
Sorry, Arlin and Fast Eddie, Palin is the future of the party and it’s you guys who need to go.
Both demented and idiots. They have already started the coverup.
Why the hell would any sane person take advice from them?
“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 :)
Rendell a RAT and Specter a RAT wearing a pubby title—what a pair!
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.
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!
We need to make sure that when he does, he pulls back a nub.
I most humbly stand corrected.
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.
You forgot “bigots” by an ex-Mayor from Biden’s “hometown”: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122431/posts