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A POLITICICAL WEREWEASEL - ARLEN SPECTER

 
 
Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 10:27 am
Arlen Specter doesn't even need a full moon to shift his shape.

He's more a weasel who somtimes takes the form of a human.

His reason for switching parties?

He knows he will lose the Republican primary race for his seat, and he is far too important a statesman to be deprived of his office.

Hopefully, Democratic voters in PA will recognize him for what he is, and not welcome the weasel into their warren.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/04/28/sen-specter-to-switch-parties-democrats-near-60-vote-majority/
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 10:38 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
The Republican Party is driving out it's few remaining moderate members. You can expect to lose more.

BBB
dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 10:43 am
the democrat party is becoming bloated with spineless blobs of velveeta.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 11:02 am
As of April 9, Specter was telling Newsweek, "I'm a Republican and I'm going to run in the Republican primary and on the Republican ticket."
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 11:04 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
BBB wrote:
You can expect to lose more.


If they are the likes of Arlen Specter, I certainly hope so.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 11:16 am



The left needs more of these spineless so-called republicans to accept their dark side and join the liberals.


It only makes the right more powerful and less diluted.
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 11:38 am
"I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate," he said in the statement.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97RJAG80&show_article=1

He is running for the cover of the liberal party. He knows he will lose in a primary and is willing to do anything to stay in power....even change parties.

He is a liar and the Liberals deserve to have another liar in their flock.
ebrown p
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 11:54 am
I don't like the guy much... but a vote is a vote. We will take him.

I do think you all are being a bit rough on the guy... he was driven out by an increasingly extreme party.

I think we will still run someone against him in the Democratic primary.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:00 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
His reason for switching parties?

He knows he will lose the Republican primary race for his seat, and he is far too important a statesman to be deprived of his office.

I knew that, given enough time, there would eventually be something on which Finn and I would agree.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:07 pm
@joefromchicago,
Far too important a Statesman? Drunk Drunk Drunk Drunk

This is a man running scared for his political life. He would switch to any party that would get him on a ballot.

How naive is anyone to think otherwise!!!

A statesman???? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:27 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

"I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate," he said in the statement.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97RJAG80&show_article=1

He is running for the cover of the liberal party. He knows he will lose in a primary and is willing to do anything to stay in power....even change parties.

He is a liar and the Liberals deserve to have another liar in their flock.


+1
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:27 pm
These same people loved it when Lieberman left the Democratic party for the same reason.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:27 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

I don't like the guy much... but a vote is a vote. We will take him.


Yeah, screw the citizens and what is best for the country.
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okie
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 12:54 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I wonder if Specter has a clue about his own arrogant mindset? His hope of retaining office is obviously more important to him than any principle. That has been evident in regard to Specter for sadly a very long time, most recently the pork barrel runaway spending by Obama, known as the stimulus bill. He has no spine, no core beliefs, so he will fit in beautifully with his new party.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 01:11 pm

If Al Franken prevails in his ongoing court case in Minnesota and Mr. Specter begins caucusing with Democrats, Democrats would have 60 votes and the ability to deny Republicans the chance to stall legislation. Mr. Specter was one of only three Republicans to support President Obama’s economic recovery legislation.

(Waiting for the wall of sound)
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 01:14 pm
@okie,
In Spectors OWN WORDS!!!!!

"News of Sen. Arlen Specter's party switch today comes after months of strong statements to the contrary by the Pennsylvania Senator.

In a March 17th interview with The Hill, Specter said he absolutely would not switch parties:

[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But the answer is no.

I'm not going to discuss private talks I had with other people who may or may not be considered influential. But since those three people are in the public domain, I think it is appropriative to respond to those questions.

I am staying a Republican because I think I have an important role, a more important role, to play there. The United States very desperately needs a two-party system. That's the basis of politics in America. I'm afraid we are becoming a one-party system, with Republicans becoming just a regional party with so little representation of the northeast or in the middle atlantic. I think as a governmental matter, it is very important to have a check and balance. That's a very important principle in the operation of our government. In the constitution on Separation of powers.

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/04/28/specter-had-disavowed-a-switch/

Obama is "Happy to have him". He fits the mold. A LIAR!!!
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revel
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 01:15 pm
@edgarblythe,
Those were my thoughts on the issue.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 01:35 pm
YUM!

A good day, comrades. Our plan to turn Amerika into a worker's paradise continues.

Of course, when Richard Shelby switched to the GOP he was a "statesman" to those now who consider Specter a traitor.

It all depends on whose ox is getting whored.
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 01:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
The paramount issue is not getting filibustered over supreme court justices. i just wish larry tribe was ten years younger.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2009 02:06 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Far too important a Statesman? Drunk Drunk Drunk Drunk

This is a man running scared for his political life. He would switch to any party that would get him on a ballot.

How naive is anyone to think otherwise!!!

A statesman???? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Well, at least I understood that Finn was being sarcastic.
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