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Arlen Specter

Setting the Record Firmly Crooked on the Sestak Affair

May 28, 2010

Yesterday, Bill Clinton and President Obama had lunch (I wonder if arugula was served…). Well, magically, Clinton’s name suddenly appears in the Sestak Affair today!  Obviously, the lunch was to get their stories straight before Obama’s people could come clean on this issue. So, in Obama’s latest document dump the Friday before a long holiday [...]

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Obama on Sestak: “Nothing Improper Took Place”

May 27, 2010

So said President Obama during a press conference earlier today: So, of course, we believe him wholeheartedly.  However, there’s just one thing:  Sestak admits that he was offered a job in exchange for getting out of the recent Pennsylvania primary against Benedict Arlen Specter.  Sestak didn’t get out, but the offer was made nonetheless.  That’s [...]

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Memo to RNC, NSCC, and NCCC: Enough With The RINOs!

November 2, 2009

Dede Scozzofava is the poster child for the RINO problem that has infiltrated our party.  The pattern is predictable.  The Republican establishment props up and supports a RINO candidate against a Conservative candidate who stands a chance of winning.  The Conservative base makes noise and is told to shut up and support the Republican candidate [...]

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Arlen Faces the Specter of Defeat

August 13, 2009

Arlen Specter has taken a political beating lately.  Like other Democrats who are actually brave enough to face their constituents, Specter recently attended a series of town hall meetings where he should have discovered that applying Barack Obama’s government-knows-best philosophy to the greatest health care system in the world isn’t exactly the kind of hope [...]

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Benedict Arlen Squirms At Health Care Town Hall

August 3, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter has now dropped all pretenses that he ever was a Republican, and even a moderate, at a town hall event in Philadelphia yesterday on the Democrats’ proposed health care plan.  Specter hosted the event with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and they were met by quite a few angry [...]

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Specter Accuses Primary Challenger of Not Being A Real Democrat

July 10, 2009

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) officially announced that he would challenge Sen. Benedict Arlen Specter in the Democrat Primary next year for Senate.  Specter responded by accusing Sestak of only being a recent convert to the Democrat Party (Sestek declared his affiliation with the Democrat Party n  in 2006, at least three years before Arlen Specter [...]

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For Arlen Specter, What Goes Around Comes Around

May 7, 2009

A week ago, Pennsylvania Senator Benedict Arlen Specter made a completely opportunistic party switch from the GOP to the Democrats.  He did so because his vote on the stimulus had put him behind in the polls against primary challenger Pat Toomey, and he felt that he could more easily win reelection as a Democrat.  So [...]

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I’m Not Listening to Another Bush

May 4, 2009

Some Republican leaders have been busy going on a “listening tour.”  I get it.  Our leaders need direction.  So, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are among those trying to get their face out there between now and the 2012 election cycle, while those like elected representative Eric Cantor are trying to find real consensus to counter [...]

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Note to NRSC: Stay out of PA Primary

April 30, 2009

With Specter’s defection, one would think that the National Republican Senatorial Committee would now back Pat Toomey, or at least remain neutral until his nomination is secured.  Instead, however, it appears that the NRSC is attempting to convince former PA governor Tom Ridge to run for Senate, and plans to back him if he does.  [...]

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One Less Pale Pastel

April 28, 2009

Pennsylvania Senator “Benedict” Arlen Specter finally jumped ship and embraced his inner wuss — he’s become a Democrat.  On March 17th in an interview with The Hill, he said this about staying a Republican: So why the jump?  Principle or politics?  Hmm…  We all know the answer to that. Check out this poll taken Friday which [...]

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Benedict Arlen Specter on the Rocks

March 26, 2009

Benedict Arlen Specter is on the rocks.  In a recent Quinnipiac poll (not the most reliable, mind you, but still).  Specter trails potential challenger Pat Toomey by 14 points, 41-27.  In an effort to save himself, Specter is currently trying to change the primary rules in Pennsylvania to allow Independents to vote for him.  I’ve [...]

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Repercussions For Three Stimulus RINOs?

February 24, 2009

While not saying that he would, RNC Chairman Michael Steele said on Your World with Neil Cavuto that he was opening to withholding funding to Specter, Snowe, and Collins in future elections if the state parties wished.  Granted, the state parties typically favor incumbents, but this is a far cry from the RNC of a [...]

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A Little Hope for a Change

February 15, 2009

Though only about a month into the Obama Nation, an early political pattern may be developing:  Obama remains popular, but the Congressional Dems are slipping.  On the eve of Election Day, the generic Congressional ballot gave the Dems a six-point lead in Rasmussen’s poll.  Today they only have a one-point lead, a statistical tie and a consistent downward slide since November 4.  [...]

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Arlen Specter’s Faulty Logic

February 9, 2009

Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Specter, one of the architects of the grand moderate “compromise” stimulus bill, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post entitled “Why I Support the Stimulus“. I am supporting the economic stimulus package for one simple reason: The country cannot afford not to take action. The unemployment figures announced Friday, the latest [...]

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Chris Matthews Is Out

January 7, 2009

No, not that; he’s out of the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race.  After a year of speculation that Mr. Tingles would challenge Senator Arlen Specter in 2010, the Whiffleball host decided to forgo a Senate run in order to remain with MSNBC. Matthews’ decision is probably for the best.  A Senate run would have forced Matthews [...]

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