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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.
  • Obama, Biden, welcome Specter to Democratic Party [Specter pledges allegiance to Zero]

    04/29/2009 6:10:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,223+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-04-29 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed Arlen Specter's conversion to the Democratic Party, while Specter vowed that he'll be an asset as Obama tries to get his ambitious agenda through Congress. Obama said, "I am grateful that he is here." Specter was joined by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Wednesday morning. Specter noted that he and longtime friend Biden "have talked over every problem under the sun and the moon." With a beaming Obama standing at his side, Specter said: "I think that I can be of assistance to you, Mr. President....
  • Heads Up! Arlen Specter Switching Parties Today?

    04/28/2009 8:52:11 AM PDT · by kellynla · 339 replies · 15,038+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 04/28/2009 | staff
    HUMAN EVENTS has learned from staff sources that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa) is about to announce his switch to the Democratic Party. Developing….
  • We Didn’t Have to Lose Arlen Specter [Snowe] [invokes Reagan] [RINO purge]

    04/28/2009 7:08:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 2,235+ views
    Washington.IT is disheartening and disconcerting, at the very least, that here we are today — almost exactly eight years after Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party — witnessing the departure of my good friend and fellow moderate Republican, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, for the Democratic Party. And the announcement of his switch was all the more painful because I believe it didn’t have to be this way. When Senator Jeffords became an independent in 2001, I said it was a sad day for the Republicans, but it would be even sadder if we failed to confront and learn...
  • Specter defection a sharp blow to Republicans [maybe to the RINO elite]

    04/28/2009 6:34:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,216+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2009-04-28 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Arlen Specter's abrupt move to switch allegiance to President Barack Obama's Democratic Party was a sharp blow to Republicans and will likely generate more soul-searching for the minority party. His decision to seek re-election as a Democrat next year was a nakedly political move to hang on to power.
  • Hannity is spanking Specter right now! (Live on Fox)

    04/28/2009 6:04:55 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 28 replies · 1,395+ views
    Hannity showed some footage from as recently as March 17th of this year that was great, where Specter talked about not wanting a one-party country.
  • Snowe calls Specter move 'devastating' [was also approached about switching parties]

    04/28/2009 3:10:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 130 replies · 4,653+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Olympia Snowe — one of the three moderate Republicans including Arlen Specter who supported President Obama's stimulus package — told CNN Tuesday that she has also been approached many times about becoming a Democrat, but that it hasn't happened for a while. "I've been asked, but not recently," she said. Snowe said the Republican Party never learned its lesson from the "painful" party switch of Sen. Jim Jeffords in 2001.
  • Steele: Specter left because he knew he'd lose

    04/28/2009 10:26:12 AM PDT · by americanophile · 81 replies · 2,677+ views
    CNN ^ | April 28, 2009 | CNN
    "Some in the Republican Party are happy about this. I am not," he said in a statement. "Let's be honest-Senator Specter didn't leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record. "Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first."
  • Poll Finds Specter Down 21 Points to Toomey

    04/26/2009 11:05:19 AM PDT · by curth · 21 replies · 800+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Bulletin Staff
    In a sign of voter discontent within Pennsylvania's Republican Party, a poll released today shows 30-year incumbent U.S. Senato r Arlen Specter trailing one of his primary challengers by 21 points. The senate primary election will be held in May, 2010. The Rasmussen Reports survey found that former Congressman Pat Toomey would win 51% of the GOP vote, while Mr. Specter garnered only 30%. Mr. Toomey's favorable ratings are 66% to Specter's 42%. The rivals' negatives are 19% and 55%, respectively. In 2004, Mr. Toomey almost knocked off the powerful incumbent, losing by just two points. A critical factor in...
  • [Penna.] State GOP Chairman Contradicts NRSC Chief Cornyn [backs Toomey]

    04/23/2009 1:51:01 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 759+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-04-23 | John Gizzi
    When I reported on the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (PLC) in Harrisburg last month, one of the things that was most startling was the number of elected officials who were critical of Sen. Arlen Specter (R.-Penn) and supportive of conservative primary challenger Pat Toomey. Numerous state representatives and senators from the Keystone State among the record crowd of 600-plus attendees freely volunteered to me that they would support the insurgent former Rep. Toomey over the 79-year-old Specter, who has held the Senate seat since 1980. It is easy to get conservative activists to condemn a moderate or liberal Republican incumbent in...
  • The case for Pat Toomey? Why, Arlen Specter, of course [PA 2010] [purge the RINOs]

    04/20/2009 1:17:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 805+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2009-04-19 | Andrea Tantaros
    Former Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Toomey almost inched out a victory against long-term Washington fixture and faux Republican Arlen Specter in 2004. It was one of the most expensive primary campaigns in U.S. history. A mere 17,000 votes separated the two out of the 1 million votes cast. That was less than two percentage points. And here comes the rematch. On Tax Day, Toomey, who just stepped down as president of The Club for Growth, formally announced he'll yet again attempt to unseat the Keystone State's senior U.S. senator. Specter already is sweating. Just the hint of a Toomey run had...
  • Specter visits Drexel, speaks about global warming [in direct support of carbon taxes]

    04/20/2009 1:10:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,128+ views
    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) visited Drexel April 13 for a town hall meeting discussing a "Just and Clean Energy Future". The main goals as highlighted by the presentation were for 100 percent renewable energy, tax on carbon and the presence of green jobs, according to Nathan Taylor, a junior mechanical engineering and the event's organizer. Students were the main target of the town hall, according to Taylor. "We're trying to make a point that students matter, seeing that Specter is up for re-election, he should listen to the students," Taylor said. Specter said his main platform in running for re-election...
  • Toomey vs. Specter, part two [taking out the RINO trash] [Club for Growth endorses DeMint, Coburn]

    04/15/2009 5:58:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 836+ views
    (CNN) — It's official. Former Rep. Pat Toomey is challenging Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter for his Senate seat, again. Toomey formally announced his 2010 Senate bid Wednesday, the second time he will challenge the incumbent Pennsylvania senator after running an unsuccessful primary campaign against him in 2004. "I'm running against Arlen Specter in the Republican primary because we need a new direction and positive solutions," Toomey says on his campaign website, ToomeyForSenate.com.
  • Toomey announces GOP senate bid (to take on Specter)

    04/15/2009 6:00:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,197+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 15, 2009 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Conservative Pat Toomey, a former Lehigh Valley congressman, this morning announced he is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the 2010 election in a videotaped message on his new campaign website, saying the nation is at a "crossroads" between a greatly expanding federal government and the direction of more economic freedom. The move sets up a much-anticipated rematch with moderate Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.) who earned a fifth term in 2004 after defeating a challenge from Toomey by about 17,000 votes out of more than 1 million cast. Their race will feature a key debate among...
  • Benedict Arnolds of the GOP [Collins, Snowe, Specter] [RINO Party]

    04/14/2009 5:34:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-02-10 | Dick Morris
    Because of the concentrated efforts of millions of Republicans all over America, Susan Collins (Maine) was reelected to the Senate, surviving a challenge once thought to be serious. She won, in large part, because she was able to drown her Democratic adversary in a sea of campaign spending made possible by donations from Republicans throughout the nation. As a result of their efforts, the GOP preserved its 40th vote in the Senate. And when Saxby Chambliss was forced into a runoff in the Georgia Senate race, Republicans from all over the United States poured out their hearts and their funds...
  • Sen. Cornyn Throws Support to Sen. Specter [RINO Party]

    04/14/2009 5:04:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,946+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-04-14 | David A. Patten
    Sen. John Cornyn says Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is the GOP’s “best bet” to keep his Pennsylvania Senate seat from falling into Democrats’ hands. “As I survey the political landscape of the upcoming 2010 elections,” Cornyn wrote in a letter released by his office Tuesday, “it's clear we need more candidates that fit their states. While I doubt Arlen could win an election in my home state of Texas, I am certain that I could not get elected in Pennsylvania. I believe that Senator Specter is our best bet to keep this Senate seat in the GOP column. A vote...
  • My Call to Senator Specter's Office

    02/11/2009 2:51:46 PM PST · by teg_76 · 33 replies · 1,725+ views
    Just spoke with someone in one of Senator Specter's PA offices. I told him what an outrage it is that this is being rushed through, and why not let it wait a week so the American people can see what's in it. He kept directing me "to the website". I asked him if Specter is planning on running in two years and he said yes. I then told him that he'll get one less vote this time around and that my vote will be going to a conservative like Pat Toomey in the primary. Finally I said Specter is going...
  • Toomey to challenge Specter again (The Hunt for Benedict Arlen!)

    03/05/2009 5:16:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 2,971+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/09 | Aaron Blake
    Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a primary for the second straight cycle, according to Pennsylvania GOP sources. The Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday that two friends of Toomey’s have said the Club for Growth chief has decided to enter the race. Toomey narrowly lost to Specter in a 2004 primary by less than 1 percent and recently said he was considering another run. The paper quotes Richard Thulin, leader of the Lehigh Valley Republican Network, saying in an e-mail to supporters that "Pat's formal announcement will be forthcoming. "Interesting news," he wrote. "Pat Toomey...
  • And so how does the left show their appreciation for turncoat Senator RINO Specter?

    03/06/2009 2:27:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies · 816+ views
    Democracy for America | March 6, 2009 | Charles Chamberlain
    Supporter - Republican Senator Arlen Specter is picking sides. It is the crimes of the Bush administration vs. the American people, and Specter is choosing Bush. Specter doesn't want a Truth Commission to investigate Constitutional abuses authorized by Bush and Cheney. He's calling it a "fishing expedition," "unnecessary" and "un-American." Evidently, Specter is afraid of the truth. It's time to show Arlen Specter that America cannot only handle the truth, we demand it. Now's the perfect time to take action, Senator Specter is up for re-election in 2010. With your help we can plaster his home state of Pennsylvania with...
  • Conservative Peg Luksik to challenge Arlen Specter

    03/10/2009 9:39:55 AM PDT · by maggief · 134 replies · 2,652+ views
    AP ^ | March 10, 2009
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A conservative activist who ran for Pennsylvania governor three times in the 1990s says she will challenge Arlen Specter for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next year. Peg Luksik, of Johnstown, said Tuesday she is not deterred by the prospective candidacy of former congressman Pat Toomey. Toomey, a fellow conservative who narrowly lost to Specter in the 2004 primary, says he is considering running in 2010. Luksik says Toomey told her last month that he wouldn't challenge Specter. She says it's up to Toomey to decide whether he wants to risk dividing the GOP's conservative...
  • Specter Backs Ogden For Deputy Attorney General (Porn Defender)

    03/12/2009 5:34:47 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies · 438+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | March 12, 2009 | Chris Freind,
    The U.S. Senate engaged in a floor debate yesterday regarding the controversial confirmation vote of David Ogden as deputy attorney general. Mr. Ogden’s nomination has come under fire because of his legal work on behalf of the porn industry, as well as his efforts to weaken abortion laws. The Senate vote is expected today. Mr. Ogden’s nomination was sent to the full Senate after winning approval in the Judiciary Committee by a 14-5 margin. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is the ranking minority member on the committee. Despite the Judiciary Committee receiving 11,000 calls urging the rejection of Mr. Ogden,...
  • Arlen Specter: From RINO to RICO

    03/31/2009 7:24:36 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 924+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | 3/31/2009 | Bob Maistros
    OK, folks. Once again, this isn’t hard. This “card check” business – unions organizing an employer on the basis of public signups rather than secret ballots – is just plain W-R-O-N-G. Why not just issue labor bosses a few thousand crowbars and clubs and tell them to go out and “organize” to their hearts’ content? Duh. Then explain why the decision of Sen. Arlen Specter, RINO (Republican In Name Only) of Pennsylvania, to oppose the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act” he once co-sponsored was greeted by conservatives with such bowing, scraping, acclaim and adulation. I get the import of Specter’s...
  • Specter Running Scared: Expel Arlen

    04/05/2009 6:01:24 PM PDT · by YaZhynka · 30 replies · 1,246+ views
    Senator Specter has begun running ads against Pat Toomey more than one year prior to the Republican Senatorial Primary election in Pennsylvania. Benedict Arlen has repeatedly opposed the GOP. Let's throw him out before he gets to the primary. Sign the petition to expel him from the GOP. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/expel-specter.com
  • Freepers, other citizens storm Sen. Specter's Office on Porkulus

    02/09/2009 3:25:57 PM PST · by Syncro · 133 replies · 9,171+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | Febuary 9, 2009 | Melanie Morgan
    Freepers, other citizens storm Sen. Specter's Office on Porkulus Written by Melanie Morgan    Monday, 09 February 2009 Sen. Arlen Specter must feel like one lucky man today. He wasn’t in his Capitol Hill offices when MAF Chairman Melanie Morgan, Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, Freepers and Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, and other patriotic citizens stormed his office to demand he reverse his position supporting the porkulus bill, aka the Barack-Blowing-Through- Dollars-Scheme. MAF, as you know, is a protroops organization, and it is our opinion that this legislation will hurt veterans’ healthcare - not to mention every other American....
  • Porkulus Passed (Snowe, Specter & Collins - RINO's)

    02/10/2009 12:12:35 PM PST · by wac3rd · 62 replies · 1,811+ views
    Senate.gov ^ | 02-10-09 | Vanity
    Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---61 Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Burris (D-IL) Byrd (D-WV) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI) Feinstein (D-CA) Gillibrand (D-NY) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Inouye (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaufman (D-DE) Kennedy (D-MA) Kerry (D-MA) Klobuchar (D-MN) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Lieberman (ID-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV)...
  • Why I Stormed Sen. Specter's Office (by Melanie Morgan, Porkulus Freep Makes Wash. Times!)

    02/10/2009 7:28:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies · 6,337+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Melanie Morgan
    I went to visit Sen. Arlen Specter to save him from an embarrassing pro-stimulus vote that will damage America's economy and send the nation back to 1970s-style stagflation. Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic.com, and I arrived at Sen. Specter's office with a group of folks who oppose the $1.5 trillion stimulus package, on this past Monday morning. We asked to see Sen. Specter. The office secretary didn't seem to be happy to see us. I could not blame her. We were there to embarrass her boss. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked about the senator's whereabouts, but the secretary wasn't...
  • Specter says nation on 'brink of a depression'

    03/09/2009 2:17:30 PM PDT · by Lady GOP · 139 replies · 3,060+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3.9.09 | Yahoo News
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The nation is on the "brink of a depression," but there's a "reasonable chance" that the $787 billion economic stimulus package will help ease the situation, Sen. Arlen Specter said Monday.Specter, R-Pa., said the nation's economic situation is more dire than the public has been told, but did not elaborate. "Our economic problems are enormously serious — more serious than is publicly disclosed. And I think we're on the brink of a depression," he told reporters at the state Capitol.
  • Specter on Eric Holder

    03/12/2009 10:10:45 PM PDT · by malkee · 16 replies · 1,380+ views
    my email | 3-12-09 | Arlen Specter
    Dear (redacted): Thank you for contacting my office concerning the confirmation of Eric H. Holder. I appreciate your interest in this important matter and your opinion. The confirmation of an Attorney General is one of my most important responsibilities as a United States Senator. Next to the President, there is no federal official more important than the Attorney General to ensuring that the rule of law is enforced. Attorneys General are trusted with incredible responsibility and, in our justice system, they often have the final say on critical legal issues. As a result, I take the Senate's constitutional role in...
  • Dems press Specter to switch sides. Should GOP Expel Specter? Sign Petition.

    03/17/2009 8:00:50 AM PDT · by YaZhynka · 21 replies · 683+ views
    Aaron Blake of TheHill.com reported on March 16, 2009 that Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell(D), Sen. Bob Casey(D), and Vice-President Biden(D) are encouraging Senator Specter to leave the Republican party and join the Democrats. Let's give them a hand. SIGN the Petition TO EXPEL SPECTER FROM THE GOP at: www.gopetition.com/petitions/expel-specter.html You can view all of Aaron Blake's article at: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/dems-press-specter-to-switch-sides-2009-03-16.html
  • Arlen Specter Hints He May Spurn GOP (Could we so lucky?)

    03/19/2009 11:04:46 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 52 replies · 1,357+ views
    newsmax ^ | 3/19/09 | David A. Patten
    Having rejected Democratic overtures to switch parties, Sen. Arlen Specter is raising the possibility he may spurn the GOP and run as an independent. “It’s an abstract possibility,” the Pennsylvania Republican also told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, regarding an independent bid. “But I am not making any plans on it.” Specter has suggested he would only do so as a last resort, and would continue to caucus with Republicans. Specter has been under fire from GOP conservatives particularly in his home state due to his moderate positions. He was one of only three Republican senators who voted for...
  • Toomey resigns as head of anti-tax group [to "pursue other opportunities"] [Snarlin' Arlen]

    04/14/2009 8:04:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 448+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2009-04-14 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Pat Toomey resigned yesterday as president of the anti-tax Club for Growth, clearing the decks for his expected primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). The advocacy group said in a statement that Toomey was leaving to "pursue other opportunities." Former Rep. Chris Chocola (R., Ind.) will be the group's new president. A former congressman from the Lehigh Valley, Toomey has been acting like a Senate candidate for weeks, traveling the state and criticizing Specter's recent votes in favor of federal economic-stimulus and bailout spending. Specter, meanwhile, has aired TV ads highlighting Toomey's past as a Wall Street derivatives...