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It's Official: Sestak To Face Specter.
BillLawrenceOnline.com ^

Posted on 08/04/2009 9:35:01 AM PDT by Tribune7

It's Official-- Joe "I Believe The World Is Burning To The Ground And Grandpa Doesn't Need That Pacemaker Anyway" Sestak To Face Arlen "Why Read The Bill?" Specter

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; pa2010; sestak; specter
Sestak made it official this morning. May they both gut each other like fish.

Go Pat Toomey.

1 posted on 08/04/2009 9:35:02 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


2 posted on 08/04/2009 9:35:34 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Tribune7

So Specter went dim and now has a dim runoff? THATS HILARIOUS!!!


3 posted on 08/04/2009 9:36:52 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


4 posted on 08/04/2009 9:37:10 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Tribune7
Once Sphincter realizes the 2010 elections will be a landslide for the GOP, he will switch back just in time to eliminate Toomey.

Just a prediction.

5 posted on 08/04/2009 9:37:36 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: Pistolshot
> the 2010 elections will be a landslide for the GOP...

I wish that becomes fact, but for now, its just a wish.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for it.

The GOP has been staggering around, lurching from one disaster to another, looking for all the world like a 3 day dead stiff looking for a hole to fall in.

and it may actually lose even more.

6 posted on 08/04/2009 9:42:39 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Pistolshot

I wouldn’t put it past him to try :-)


7 posted on 08/04/2009 9:44:51 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Tribune7

A friend of mine who lived in Erie, PA once told me a funny story about a guy who tried to walk across the frozen lake in the winter by carrying a 12 foot pole and continually tapping the ice out 12 feet ahead of him. If the ice broke, he’d turn and try a different direction.

The rescue squad found him floating on a circle of ice, 24 ft. in diameter, in the middle of Lake Erie.

That pretty much sums up what Specter has done to himself politically.


8 posted on 08/04/2009 9:47:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tribune7

ha ha ha ha!

this is great!

i wonder if old arlen got a promise from barack that he would clear the field for him??

beautiful!


9 posted on 08/04/2009 9:49:08 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" - Turkish Proverb)
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To: Tribune7

This is not good for Toomey. Sestak is a retired Navy Admiral and a populist candidate. He would be harder for Toomey to beat than Arlen.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 9:49:29 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Specter is a gutless tool for libs.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 9:50:39 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" - Turkish Proverb)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Sestak voted for cap and trade, is pro-abortion, and supported the stimulus. Big-time liberal. There is nothing populist about him, and voters aren’t going to care about his military record. Toomey is a fiscal conservative and that will play well.


12 posted on 08/04/2009 9:55:14 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Sestak is a retired Navy Admiral and a populist candidate.

Sestak has a record now and it's as liberal as you can get. Also he can't run on solving the problem since he is part of it now.

And he shouldn't expect much help from Rendell.

And finally he cannot count on the feds pulling an election-eve raid on Toomey.

It's not a shoe-in for Toomey regardless of who wins the Dem Primary, but I don't know that Sestak would be harder to beat than Arlen.

Anyway, may they both gut each other like fish.

13 posted on 08/04/2009 9:55:23 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Tribune7

That’s too bad. IMO, Specter is much more beatable than Sestak would be. Maybe they can beat each up enough that neither will be electable come the general election.


14 posted on 08/04/2009 9:55:53 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Tribune7


Even HE is better than the alternative... :)

Sorry, everytime I see the name... :)
15 posted on 08/04/2009 9:55:59 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: incredulous joe
i wonder if old arlen got a promise from barack that he would clear the field for him??

He did, but apparently nobody told the State Rats, or else they just didn't care about Obama's deal.

16 posted on 08/04/2009 9:58:25 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Pistolshot

Another possibilty: Sphincter will leave the Democrat Party. Run for re-election as an Independent. Then you would have a three way race between Sphincter, Sestak, and Toomey. 2 libs vs 1 conservative giving Toomey the advantage.


17 posted on 08/04/2009 9:58:40 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You are correct, but he is bucking their party establishment and voters in PA will view him as a “populist. Arlen is digging himself such a hole that I think Sestak will beat him. If unemployment is at double digits around election time in 2010, Toomey wins. If things improve, Sestak will be a tough candidate to beat in that State.


18 posted on 08/04/2009 9:59:20 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Tribune7
Rules, folks!


19 posted on 08/04/2009 10:04:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Palin shrugged.)
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To: Tribune7
So, will Arlen go indy if he loses this primary???
20 posted on 08/04/2009 10:05:02 AM PDT by colorado tanker ("I guess I talked stupidly when I said the officer acted stupidly.")
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To: colorado tanker
So, will Arlen go indy if he loses this primary???

I'll guess no, but you can never tell. Say what you want about him, he fights. Often dirty, but he fights.

21 posted on 08/04/2009 10:06:23 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Sestak is a retired Navy Admiral and a populist candidate.

He's also as charismatic as a wet Dorito. And a nasty SOB to boot.

Good thing for him, PA voters are some of the dimmest bulbs in the country.

22 posted on 08/04/2009 10:07:02 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: SparkyBass

ROFL. That’s exactly the image I have in my mind every time I see that dope’s name.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 10:07:28 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

If I remember right, every time something went wrong, he completely blamed his staff. Not much of a leader, but that is just me.


24 posted on 08/04/2009 10:10:10 AM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: bill1952
"and it may actually lose even more."

That may be true in the Senate, but not in the House. The Senate, just through happenstance retirements of GOP Senators in states that voted for Obama last year, sets up very well for the Dems. Even if the GOP has a great year in 2012, they aren't going to pick up more than 4 seats. If they manage keep the status quo, it wouldn't be a horrible outcome. If Obama rebounds in the polls somehow, the GOP could actually lose a handful of Senate seats.

The house, on the other hand, will probably be looking at a swing in favor of the GOP by 25, or more seats. Not enough to dethrone Nancy, but it will become that much more difficult for her to pass legislation. I would add, it might serve Republicans well not to dethrone Nancy next year. With Pelosi at speaker, it makes it impossible for Obama to run against a Republican bogeyman leading up to 2012. The unintended consequence of Newt Gingrich (and his successful Contract with America), was the reelection of Bill Clinton. We want to get rid of Obama, much more than we need to take back the house next year.

25 posted on 08/04/2009 10:10:49 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: quikdrw

That’s correct. His staffers can’t stand him.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 10:13:50 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You beat me to it!


27 posted on 08/04/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: incredulous joe

Ol’ Spectre did indeed get a promise from Obama and the Party establishment that he would get their full support.

It’s just that recent events make it very clear that Spectre is electoral cold dead meat. So why waste time and money on him?

Change of plans.


28 posted on 08/04/2009 10:18:36 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Whoa Army Guy! Sestak is well-known around Navy circles and he is WIDELY disliked. He was fired by Mullen (first thing Mullen did as CNO) and is thought to be certifiable by most Nav personnel who have worked for him. When he first ran for congress, the saying around the Navy was let’s move to the district so we can all vote against him.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 10:25:31 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

And he LOVES to say “...when I led men into battle...” - geeeez! Many know that is a huge joke...


30 posted on 08/04/2009 10:28:57 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Tribune7

And Sestak will probably win!


31 posted on 08/04/2009 10:30:58 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Exactly!


32 posted on 08/04/2009 10:32:40 AM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: incredulous joe
i wonder if old arlen got a promise from barack that he would clear the field for him??

Not sure what kind of commitment Snarlin' Arlen got from Obama, but he did get a promise from Rendell and Casey that changing to Democrat party would grease his path with $, party and union backing, etc. Sestak is on his own, unable to receive endorsements, etc., but he may pull off an upset in the primary even with the deck stacked against him just because he isn't Specter.

Arlen ran last time and won easily as a Republican against a Democrat with no $, no party endorsement, etc. because he got Rendell and the union's backing. All he had to do was get Bush and the Republicans to save him from Toomey in the primary. This election, there was no Republican president to save him from Toomey, so he changed parties.

PA doesn't have two parties, just one Republicrat party, and Arlen is their "boy." If they can drag him past Sestak to the general election, he will likely be an easy winner in the fall because Toomey will get zilch from the Republicrats and will be on his own.

33 posted on 08/04/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by penowa
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To: wazoo1031

Ping to Post #18. ;-)


34 posted on 08/04/2009 11:05:03 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: wazoo1031
I mean Post #19.

I'm a retard.

You're a Sleestack.

35 posted on 08/04/2009 11:05:59 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: OldDeckHand
Perhaps, ODH, perhaps.
But, irrespective of who or what party is enthroned in the coming year, if the GOP does not pick up a viable number to stop this agenda cold then the damage will be permanently done, and I can clearly see that these fundamental policies that are the handouts and redistribution of wealth will never be reversed, which is why they are being rammed through with great haste in the first place.

Soon, it will be all over and we will see what happens then.

Who gives a damn which party selects the drapes in DC when Amnesty is passed and universal single payer health care is entrenched forever?
Kiss the underlying concept of America goodbye. - I am preparing plans for my children to grow up in another country.
I have already gone Galt.

Thank you for your post.

36 posted on 08/04/2009 1:31:14 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Allegra

ROFLMAO!! ;-)


37 posted on 08/06/2009 3:32:03 AM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

That’s correct. His staffers can’t stand him.

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Are you talking about Sestak? I saw him on Greta tonight and couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. He is totally sold out to BO and the Marxist agenda ... and with a big ear-to-ear smile, too.


38 posted on 08/12/2009 10:35:34 PM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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