Skip to comments.Arlen Specter to Utah voters: Keep Orrin Hatch
Posted on 05/14/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by bkopto
Its probably not the endorsement that incumbent Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch needs right now, as the Republican is locked up in a primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist.
But Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perrys MSNBC show, former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the co-author of Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It, pleaded with Utah voters to keep their senior senator.
Specter told Harris-Perry that the current climate in Washington, D.C. isnt lending itself to electoral success for moderate incumbents, which he said has been the focus of a crusade outlined in his book.
No, that is what is happening in Washington today. [It] happened again in the last few days when Sen. Dick Lugar was cannibalized, Specter said. Cannibals are devouring senators. If you dont follow orthodoxy, vote the party line right down the line, if you have a 93 percent conservative voting record like Bob Bennett in Utah that is not conservative enough.
Specter pointed to other elections which a GOP establishment candidate lost or almost lost to a tea party candidate. He asked Utah voters to keep Hatch in the U.S. Senate and avoid repeating that pattern.
The cannibals function to cost the Republicans the senate seat in Colorado and Delaware and Nevada, almost in Alaska, and now Orrin Hatch is in jeopardy in Utah, he continued...
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Ah yes the Arlen Sphincter kiss of death
Snarlin’ Arlen is at it again. No conservative should listen to this D turned R turned D when it comes to selecting a GOP senator.
well, that’s the end of that. hatch is toast.
Sounds like the RIAA will soon need another puppet.
Specter writes as if this is a bad thing.
Shows just how out of touch orin is. This is sadly sickening.
” well, thats the end of that. hatch is toast.”
Way to go, Arlen!
“if you have a 93 percent conservative voting record like Bob Bennett in Utah that is not conservative enough”
The conservative voting record ratings are misleading because of all the unanimous consents in the senate.
Unanimous consents should be used for minor issues like waiving the reading of the journal, etc. where there is no disagreement. Senators should vote by name on every resolution, amendment and nomination so we know exactly where they stand. Legislation should not be passing with only the chair and one senator.
What did Hatch ever do to Specter to merit this kind of treatment?
And Benedict Arlen has one microscopic nit of credibility because . . . ????
My contempt for Specter may be greater than what I hold for Obama. . . but what is a thimble full of difference in a whole ocean?
Utah voter to Arlen Specter:
Oh Boy. Orrin might want to tell Arlen to shut his trap. Might as well have Maxine Waters endorse your ass.
Arlen Spectre: The boil on your butt that just will not go away.
The problem was not the 7%. The problem was and is their fondness for poking conservatives in the eye with a sharp stick on issues such as amnesty for illegal aliens, McCain-Feingold and the like.
Specter is a Democrat. What does he care about Republican voters “cannibalizing” the GOP establishment? He should be pleased that the Tea Party, in his view, allowed the Dems to pick up seats in Delaware, Nevada, and Colorado.
Benedict Arnold didn’t like the outcome of his treachery either.
bite me Arlene. You sniveling sock puppet!
Last time I checked, Senators are voted into office by The People.
You Traitor! Go take a long walk off a short pier!
Ah, Arlen “Scottish Law” Specter weighs in on the UT senate race. So Arlen, Donkey turned RINO turned Donkey is endorsing Orrin Hatch for the U.S. Senate? People had better put Orrin under suicide watch after this. A Specter endorsement is a likely “kiss of death” for Hatch. And the hits keep on coming.
Orrin Spektor...hugh cannot be series. No one can stand you EAST of the Alleghenies...much less WEST of them.
TWO LOSERS trying to help one another.
Other endorsements for Hatch probably include Harry Reid, Jim Jeffords, Lisa Murkowski, Lincoln Chafee, Charlie Crist, and probably Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
I thought that whole silly Tea Party thing, that astro-turf movement was dead. I thought the organizers of that fake movement had quit funding it and conservatism was finished.
Why the need to keep demonizing a dead and gone relic of a failed movement?
Snarlin’ must be the horse’s a$$ he (Hatch) rode in on...
Skewer them both..
Exactly! If the MSM and liberals were so convinced that the Tea Party movement was inconsiquential and is now dead, why do they have to keep beating it, bringing it to life and pronouncing it dead again? Because they first want to try and ignore it. Then they want to marginalize it. Finally, they are afraid of it and what losses like Lugar's represent.
They have a feeling, but won't admit, the country is awakening on the right side of the bed. How can they change that? They announce how stupid and small and insignificant it is while also warning of the impending doom the conservative movement will have on this nations thriving economy and fiscal responsibility if it ever does start to influence elections.
Maybe Obama can weigh in on the Republican primary vote in Utah too. I’m sure he could help his 2nd favorite republican retain his seat.
While we’re at it, someone call Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. I’m sure they would write a letter to the editor or something begging Utah voters not to go against the GOP Estilishment.
“Spector writes as if this is a bad thing.”
No - to see him say this is a great thing. Just like last week when John F’n Kerry came out and blasted the Indiana voters for voting out Lugar. So Funny.
WHAT are the poll numbers for Hatch? Who has those figures? What’s exactly going on out there with this runoff race? We need details here, ok?
Specter got an earful during those early town meetings, even though he remained tone deaf. We’re still standing an he has been relegated to the dustbin of history....and he can’t stand it.
Constitutional Government is the bane of DC....they all gnash their teeth and stomp their feet...and the louder they do so ....the more right We the People are proven...
I think of him more as an anal fissure.
STICK A FORK IN HATCH.HE’S DONE!
All the reason I would need to vote him out. Eww. Specter. kack. Sounds...functional...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.