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  • Arlen Specter throws a tantrum on The Jason Lewis Show and hangs up.

    04/01/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT · by BlueBerrier0341 · 52 replies
    Apparently Arlen Specter doesn't quite understand the need for commercial time outs on talk radio. Friday while trying to promote his book on The Jason Lewis Show, Arlen pitches a fit like a 5 year old over commercial breaks and hangs up. LISTEN TO AUDIO. (March 30, 2012 Hour 3 at the 28:30 mark.
  • Senator Arlen Specter says Obama ditched him after he voted to pass health law

    03/12/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform. Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican. Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now ...
  • Specter Urges Voters to ‘Stop Extremists’ (RINO turned Dem viciously attacks DeMint, Tea Party)

    10/03/2010 6:00:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jessica Brady
    Sen. Arlen Specter urged “mainstream Americans” to turn out in droves to prevent a total rejection of moderate challengers and incumbents. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning. Specter, who left the GOP for the Democratic Party last year after determining he could not win the Republican primary in his state, noted this year’s primary process has been particularly devastating to moderates. Specter, a moderate, is one of three incumbent Senators to lose...
  • Caption Arlen Specter, after being drummed out of office

    05/19/2010 4:44:33 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 139 replies · 3,289+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 5/18/10 | staff
  • Specter: I would have voted for O-Care even if I was still a Republican

    04/08/2010 10:40:44 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 57 replies · 787+ views
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 7, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    My gut reaction upon reading it was, “Yep, probably would have. They don’t call him Benedict Arlen for nothing.” But would he really have crossed the aisle on this? I know, I know, he voted for the stimulus, but so did Snowe and Collins and even they were afraid to buck the party line on an issue that made the base as red hot as ObamaCare. And unlike Specter, they’re not facing reelection this year. Would a guy who’s cynical and opportunistic enough to switch parties in the interest of saving his own ass have been cynical and opportunistic enough...
  • Rep. Issa Call for Special Prosecutor in the Obama-Sestak Scandal

    03/25/2010 12:57:40 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 14 replies · 509+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 25 March 2010 | Patrick Truax
    Representative Darrell Issa (R)-CA, has called for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Representative Sestak’s (D)-PA claim of an Obama White House bribery attempt. Sestak alleges that the White House offered him a top federal spot to drop out of a Primary race with sometime Democrat, sometime Republican and full time Harpy, Arlen Specter.
  • Massachusetts election eye-opener for Specter

    01/21/2010 1:44:21 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 16 replies · 1,340+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 21, 2010 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- The backing of the White House, promised after his party switch, has aided Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's re-election campaign in several ways. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden have both made fundraising appearances in Pennsylvania for Mr. Specter, and the campaign has at its disposal the legions of Organizing for America, the grass-roots arm of the Democratic National Committee. Mr. Specter also has been able to parade Cabinet secretaries around the state. In recent months, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan both have examined their operations and met...
  • Specter Tells Bachmann To Act Like A "Lady" (mad man)

    01/21/2010 12:30:29 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 33 replies · 1,365+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Jan 21, 2010 | RCP
    "I'm going to treat you like a lady," Mr. Specter shot back. "Now act like one."
  • VIDEO: Crowd Explodes When Arlen Specter Urges That Health Care Is Done "Fast"

    08/03/2009 5:37:44 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 76 replies · 3,690+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    A town hall erupted in Philadelphia after Sen. Arlen Specter said health care reform has to get done fast.
  • Palin-bashing CPAC/ACU Chair donated $2,000 to Arlen Specter, endorsed Romney

    07/09/2009 12:44:31 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 182 replies · 6,335+ views
    opensecrets.org ^ | 7/9/09 | Antonnius
    David Keene, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union trashed Sarah Palin publicly today on NewsMax. However, a quick search of Mr. Keene's recent political contribution history reveals the following: David Keene, Managing Associate of the Carmen Group Lobbying Firm, and Head of ACU, Alexandria, VA. Political contributions in 2008 election cycle: KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 5/1/07 $1,000 Specter, Arlen (R) KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $800 Specter, Arlen (R) KEENE, DAVID, ALEXANDRIA,VA 22314 THE CARMEN GROUP/EXEC 12/19/07 $200 Specter, Arlen (R) What I want to know is, how does a guy like this...
  • PA: Club for Growth Wants to Help Specter's Donors Get Refunds

    06/27/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 358+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-06-25 | Greg Giroux
    When Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter switched parties two months ago, he said he would issue contribution refunds "upon request." Now the Club for Growth, the conservative political group that is a longtime Specter foe, wants to help any disgruntled Republican donors take now-Democrat Specter up on his offer. The Club is asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) if it can send a letter or make a telephone call to Specter's donors informing them that they can ask his campaign for a contribution refund. The Club would use the donor lists that Specter's campaign has filed with the FEC. Those documents...
  • PA: Support for Sen. Arlen Specter drops in poll [crashing and burning] [the end of a traitor?]

    06/27/2009 12:52:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,690+ views
    The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa. ^ | 2009-06-26 | Laura Vecsey
    Sen. Arlen Specter continues to pick up support from Democratic party leaders across Pennsylvania. However, a new poll indicates that the five-term incumbent has not convinced a majority of Pennsylvania voters that he should be re-elected. According to a new Franklin & Marshall poll released Thursday, only 28 percent of registered voters in Pennsylvania think Specter should be re-elected. That number is down from 40 percent in March, a month before Specter's "conversion" to the Democratic Party. Back then, roughly half the voters in each party said that Specter was doing an excellent or good job in the Senate. The...
  • U.S. Gov't Backs Off Seizure Plan, Says Flight 93 Landowners 'Will Be Treated Fairly'

    06/05/2009 11:33:22 AM PDT · by AbeKrieger · 71 replies · 5,683+ views
    thepittsburghchannel.com ^ | 6/5/2009 | General
    SOMERSET, Pa. -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the U.S. government will not use eminent domain to seize people's land for a permanent Flight 93 memorial and instead will renew negotiations with landowners near the terrorist crash site in Somerset County. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., and Salazar met with families of victims and landowners on Friday in Shanksville to discuss issues surrounding the planned national memorial for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, fatal hijacking. Specter's office said Friday's meeting also focused on what still needs to be done for the memorial to be complete in time for the...
  • PA 2010: Poll: Specter leads Toomey by 9 points [lead narrows from 20 to 9 points]

    05/28/2009 11:25:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that newly-minted Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter has a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Pat Toomey. Specter, who changed his party afflilation to Democrat in April, leads Toomey by 46 percent to 37 percent among registered voters, the poll found. That's a narrower lead than a May 4 poll, which found Specter's lead at 53 percent to Toomey's 33 percent. "Sen. Arlen Specter's numbers have slipped since the controversy that followed his switch to the Democratic Party, but he's still better off than he would have been if he stayed a Republican and faced a...
  • Letter: Call him Benedict Arlen [justice is served]

    05/14/2009 9:11:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 897+ views
    How appropriate that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter finds himself at the back of the Democratic Party bus. Did he really expect a hero's welcome and continuance in chairman positions after renouncing his own party at a time of crisis? History shows that nobody trusts or respects a turncoat and a traitor. Arlen should have learned that from the treatment Benedict Arnold received from the British after changing sides in the midst of a fight. Arnold joined with the British but was never accepted or respected by his peers, many officers despised him and his military career was relegated to the...
  • Specter: Reid Promised Seniority, Eventual Judiciary Chairmanship [oops]

    05/06/2009 5:13:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 3,398+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-05-06 | Paul Kane
    Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) today said he was guaranteed seniority on committees by Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) in the final negotiations before his party switch last week, talks that, according to Specter, also included a pledge that he would become the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee in several years. Specter stood by his version of the one-on-one talks with Reid, despite the Senate leader's contradictory statements on the matter and the resolution that passed last night placing Specter in the most junior slot on most committees on which he serves. "When I talked to Senator Reid he...
  • Specter: Reagan’s GOP is gone [attacks GOP, Club for Growth, conservatives]

    05/03/2009 12:56:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,448+ views
    On Sunday talk shows, he says the 'big tent' party of Reagan and the late Jack Kemp has been replaced by rigid conservatism. BY MARK TRUMBULL Sen. Arlen Specter (D) of Pennsylvania and leaders of the party he bolted last week surprisingly struck a chord of near agreement in discussing the future of the Republican Party Sunday. The question of whether the party can stage a revival without welcoming Northeastern moderates came to the fore on television talk shows Sunday morning. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Specter blamed the inner workings of the conservative movement for his own departure,...
  • Specter: No promises made by Dems for switch [was "ostracized" for Porkulus vote]

    05/03/2009 8:57:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-03 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) on Sunday defended his decision to join the Democratic Party this week and said Democrats did not promise him anything for switching. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Specter said his vote for President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package was a "critical factor" in his decision. "I bucked the Republican line," he said. "And that created a schism. My approval rating dropped 30 points with Republicans as a result of that vote." As a result of that vote and the GOP's reaction, Specter said he was "ostracized" from the party.
  • Caption 0bama and Benedict Arlen

    04/29/2009 11:12:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 943+ views
  • Obama will campaign for me, Specter says [it's time for conservatives to rally around Toomey]

    04/29/2009 6:15:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies · 1,411+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-29
    Specter says that President Obama, his old friend Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have all agreed to campaign and raise cash for him -- and that he will welcome the fundraising help of Penn. Gov. Ed Rendell, another old friend. An unspecified group of national leaders will huddle together tomorrow to discuss those plans, he said.