Skip to comments.Steele trash talks Specter: “We’re coming after you and we’re taking you out”
Posted on 04/28/2009 1:37:19 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Via Greg Hengler, the chairman puts on a brave face for CNN. Dont get your hopes up even Michael Barones bearish about Toomeys chances, calling his candidacy folly but TNR asks a good question: How exactly do the Democrats benefit from having Specter switch? With Toomey sure to beat him in a GOP primary, they could have handpicked any centrist Pennsylvania Democrat they like for the general and stood an odds-on shot of winning the seat. Instead, they let Specter switch for the most cynical, opportunistic reasons, a fact thatll weigh on some Democrats next year.
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We should make sure that president Bush goes out to Penn to show his support for Specter again.
What might beat Specter is his own opportunism.
Because, assuming the Franken decision stands, the Dems get a fillibuster-proof 60 votes this year, and can put Arlie to pasture in the Dim primaries next year.
It’s time to ex-Specter-ate!
I’m not so sure that Spectre left on his own volition.
Even if he lost the primary to Toomey, he would have millions in his campaign chest as a consolation prize.
Now he has contributors screaming for their money back and has to start hitting democrat funding sources fast.
Toomey and Steele won’t get a shot at Specter. Specter may claim to be a democrat, and may vote for socialism in the next 18 months, but that’s not enough to save him. He’s a traitor and no one likes traitors. The dems will knife him in the back in their own primary. And I won’t shed a tear.
LOL — that would probably finish Specter right there.
Will he (or be required to) refund the contributions from pubbie supporters?
I agree with you I am not sure he left on his own — too many people like me were telling NRSC that we would not donate as long as they supported Specter. Maybe money does talk!
Why would Spectre make the switch without an assurance from the DNC that he wouldn’t face any Democratic opposition the primary?
Don’t forget the waterboy:
Will Limbaugh now allow Toomey equal time on his show?
Posted on 04/14/2004 12:18:51 PM MDT by Skyleader
Rush sends softballs to Arlen Specter
Posted on 04/14/2004 12:07:47 PM MDT by Phantom Lord
Is this correct? Do we have these things serving in government?
Apparently Rendell made that promise but there’s at least one ‘rat that is making primary noises notwithstanding. If you want the article, it’s on Politico under Ben Smith’s stuff IIRC...
He wouldn't have. This was in the works for some time, I'm sure. It was laughable when Stephenopolous tried to spin the story as if Obama just found out about it. Please.
Specter will be fully funded by the general election, the unions will be on board, despite the card-check fiasco, and Barry will campaign fro Arly full bore.
Nothing like making an announcement that ensures that the Dems give him 110% financial and ACORN style support.
Idiots tipped their hands too early.
Does he have to return the money (from the Republican party)?
I wonder how Baby Casey feels about this? And what about Fast Eddy? ( I just wonder what is up all three of their sleeves)
Anyway, I hope we can get rid of him once and for all, but remember Penn is a heavy D-Rat commonwealth....:(
These RINOs all act like teenage girls just looking to accepted at the lunch table in Washington.
Specter reminds me of a back stabbing valley girl.
I’ve saved those links for years now, because I knew the day would arrive when people would forget that BUSH AND HUSH SUPPORTED SPINCTER FOR REEELECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boss Ed Randell of Pennsylvania already promised Specter a clear Democrat primary according to news reports. Although he would have lost the GOP primary to Toomey Specter will probably beat Toomey by 20+ points in the general election. Remember, the last GOP conservative senator in PA got creamed in 2006.
That’s gonna hurt.
I’m glad A. Sphincter is out. He should have left years ago.
LOL. Joe Sleestak....
Find a way to divert the anger away from Specter and toward Bush.
I think Michael Steele is trying; but I am sure he knew about it or had a hint. Graham was positively annoying on Fox today. Sort of acknowlegding we conservatives exist; but still tooting the the middle of the road party line saying we can’t win without it. That’s bs. You could tell that he didn’t like the fact that we are giddy over Arlen leaving.
Bought darned time
Specter wouldn’t have been there for the last 6 years if Bush and Hush hadn’t bailed him out!!!!!!
It was the Bush-Hush watercarrying that GOOFED over the GOP and set the table for “Hopunnism”.
Bambi and Plugs couldn’t guarantee him he’d automatically be the nominee, but I’m sure they guaranteed him their primary endorsements, their fundraising network and primary campaign appearances. It will all come down to who runs for the Repub nominee besides Toomey (nothing against Toomey, just waiting to see if Ridge runs), what state is the economy in 2010 and how ready is the electorate to make another change. We Americans have very short memories, especially when it comes to politics.
PA would’ve had a Democrat filling that senate seat.
I suspect that Specter made a deal with Steele to get Cornyn’s endorsement and then betrayed him.
Toomey would do well to do some fundraising in Texas. Plenty of oil money to tap.
What's he smoking? The only thing that will weigh on most Democrats will be the extra pounds they put on watching TV and scarfing Sara Lee cheesecake.
Exactly. Toomey better prepare for all the Obammy weight from Soros, ACORN and all the other Dim thieves.
Snarlin Spectacle will be 80 years old when he campaigns next year. He is all what is wrong with our politicians with no honor. Instead of retiring with grace and giving the office to a younger candidate this egoist is looking out only for #1. What a stench from DC.
“Will he (or be required to) refund the contributions from pubbie supporters?”
Seems like he could be up for Fraud Charges if he refuses to return donations from Republicans.
This bastard needs to be defeated soundly in the election this year.
That will send loud and clear messages to the other Rino $inators.
Maybe Toomey should run 3rd party. Tell Cornyn, Steele, et al, get bent, I wasn’t good enough when Arlen the RINO was in the party, but now I am good enough? I’m not sure they’ll help him anyway, but I guess if he’s runs 3rd party, the country club GOP will put up someone like Ridge. Maybe not, Ridge wouldn’t run against Toomey AND Specter.
Toomey and Steele wont get a shot at Specter. Specter may claim to be a democrat, and may vote for socialism in the next 18 months, but thats not enough to save him. Hes a traitor and no one likes traitors. The dems will knife him in the back in their own primary. And I wont shed a tear.
Yup no one likes a traitor not even those who sponsor him, the Democrats in this case. We shall see. Hopefully after 18 months this nasty piece of work will be in private life. The ego on this effer...he should have made way for a younger man years ago. Or at lesat someone who isn’t senile
“Although he would have lost the GOP primary to Toomey Specter will probably beat Toomey by 20+ points in the general election. Remember, the last GOP conservative senator in PA got creamed in 2006.”
Maybe. Specter will definitely be a 2-1 favorite, however, 2010 should be a down year for the Democrats. First mid-term after having power for 2 years, people will be looking to reign them in a little bit. With any luck, it’ll be like 1994, but only if the candidates running act like conservatives. At the moment, I would say Specter wins, but not by 20 points. Maybe 5-10.
Black RINO v. white ex-RINO? Go, Steele - last thing even the dems need is another senile old denator.
Perfect example of the need for term limits.
” Barry will campaign fro Arly full bore.”
Does he need to? Doesn’t Philadelphia turn out something like 108% of all adult voters?
We need a republican ACORN organization where busloads of conservatives, about one million or so, pour in from surrounding states to register and vote.
Screw the law. We’re at war. Toss every democrat absentee balllot into the shredder. Refuse to count democrat votes in every rural county. Wait for the big cities to report the vote tally, then adjust the exurb numbers to swamp the rat votes.
Count on it. These 'rat bastards have not been patiently sharpening their swords these last five years just to see a turncoat waltz in and take away the nomination they have been nurturing.
I doubt Spectre will be a candidate in the general in 2010.