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May 18, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Gov. Charlie Crist, ObamaCare, Sen. Arlen Specter, Tea Party Movement | 1 comment
|Specter warns of tea party ‘take over’
By: Andy Barr
May 18, 2010 03:10 PM EDT
|As voters considered his fate throughout Pennsylvania, Sen. Arlen Specter warned on Tuesday that without him Democrats may not be able to fend off a tea party “takeover.”“What you see happening across the country is that the tea party organization has taken over,” Specter said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
“We know what happened to [Sen. Bob] Bennett [R-Utah], what happened to [Florida GOP Gov. Charlie] Crist,” Specter said.
“They drove him out of the Republican Party,” Specter said of Crist, now running for the Senate as an independent in Florida.
Specter fled the Republican Party after polls showed the conservative grassroots support behind former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) would likely be enough to propel him to a primary win over the longtime senator.
Specter has acknowledged he switched to the Democratic Party, at least in part, to stand a better chance of preserving his seat. But on Tuesday he suggested that he had changed to remain one of the only men standing in front of a tea party revolution.
“If we’re not careful, if you don’t field the strongest candidate – frankly, like Arlen Specter – they’re going to take over,” Specter said of the tea parties. “Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.”
“They want to go back to the gold standard,” he added. “It’d be an 18th Century America.”
March 25, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, ObamaCare, Rahm Emanuel, Rep Stestak, Rep. Darrell Issa, Secretary of Navy, Sen. Arlen Specter | Leave a comment
Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House if it does not address Rep. Joe Sestak’s claim that he was offered a federal job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.
“If the public doesn’t receive a satisfactory answer, the next step would be to call for a special prosecutor, which is well within the statute,” Issa (pictured) told Hotsheet.
February 19, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Joe Sestak, Philadelphia Inquirer, Secretary of Navy, Sen. Arlen Specter, US Senate | Leave a comment
Sestak says federal job was offered to quit race
Not so, says White House
By Thomas Fitzgerald
Inquirer Staff Writer
Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.) said yesterday that the White House offered him a federal job in an effort to dissuade him from challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in the state’s Democratic primary.
The disclosure came during an afternoon taping of Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a Sunday news-analysis show on the Comcast Network. Sestak would not elaborate on the circumstances and seemed chagrined after blurting out “yes” to veteran news anchor Kane’s direct question.
“Was it secretary of the Navy?” Kane asked.
“No comment,” Sestak said.
“Was it [the job] high-ranking?” Kane asked. Sestak said yes, but added that he would “never leave” the Senate race for a deal.
A White House spokesman this morning strongly denied Sestak had been offered yesterday. Before the spokesman issued the denial a senior Pennsylvania Democrat yesterday said White House officials there were angered by Sestak’s account.
August 13, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Katy Abrams, Laurence O'Donnell, middle class families, MSNBC, Obama birth certificate, ObamaCare, Sean Hannity, Sen. Arlen Specter | 12 comments
Here was Ms. Abrams comments to Arlen Specter:
Now, Ms. Abrams, a middle-class mother and wife, is under attack from the leftist wing, just like “Joe the Plumber”.
August 3, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Michelle Malkin, ObamaCare, Sen. Arlen Specter | Leave a comment
April 28, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, filibuster, Obama birth certificate, Pres. Barack Obama, Sen. Arlen Specter, Sen. Harry Reid | 4 comments
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Veteran Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, intends to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, multiple sources said.
Sen. Arlen Specter was expected to face a tough primary challenge in 2010.
A Specter party switch would give Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats if Al Franken holds his current lead in the disputed Minnesota Senate race.
Specter, a five-term Senate veteran, was expected to face a very tough primary challenge in 2010 from former Rep. Pat Toomey, who nearly defeated Specter in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary in 2004.
Numerous Republicans are angry with Specter over his recent vote in support of President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan.
Specter was one of only three GOP senators who voted for the measure.
Senate Passes their Version of Pork Spending 61-37; When are Collins, Snowe, and Specter up for Re-Election
February 10, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, economic stimulus package, Obama birth certificate, Sen. Arlen Specter, Sen. Collins, Sen. Snowe | 1 comment
Now the real fight begins.
The Senate has voted 61-37 to approve their compromised economic stimulus package, complete with its ludicrous spending package. It now moves to a joint committee of the House and Senate to bring the two versions into “sympatico”, for a vote to send it on to President Obama. The three turncoat Republican Senators, Collins and Snowe of Maine, and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, are under attack by their colleagues, their constitutents, and the American populace as a whole.
Now is the time to burn up the phone lines, the faxes, and the emails, before they bury us, our children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren!
January 15, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Bill Ayers, civil right movement, Cuba, Dept. of Justice, Elian Gonzalez, Eric Holder, Fidel Castro, Gov. George Wallace, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Judicial Watch, Mark Rich, President Elect Barack Obama, Sen. Arlen Specter, Sen. Leahy | 3 comments
From the moment that President Elect Barack Obama announced his appointment of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, there has been a flurry of dissent about the former Clinton appointee, and the controversies that have dogged him since the Clinton administration. As his confirmation hearings begin today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, his confirmation may not be off track completely, but the Republicans, and some Democrats, are not going to give Holder an easy ride through the process.
Holder’s involvement in key problems in the Attorney General’s office during the Clinton era include:
- The controversial pardon of fugitive financier Mark Rich, and questionable contributions from Rich’s ex-wife.
- The pardons of the FLNA and some of the Weather Underground (the same group that Bill Ayers was involved with)
- the decision to seize 6-year old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint from his uncle’s Miami home to return him to his father in Cuba
- ties to embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich
Judicial Watch has actively campaigned against the confirmation of Eric Holder, contacting the Senators, and taking out a full page advertisement to urge the same.
In his opening remarks, Eric Holder used the story of Governor George Wallace’s refusal to permit Holder’s late sister-in-law admittance to college in Alabama during the civil rights movement, and then her actual admission to the University of Alabama. (If we are to rejoice in the election of Obama as a biracial President, is it not time that we cease using past history that will continue to create racial division). As the statements and the questioning has started, Holder has acknowledged some of his Clinton actions as possible mistakes, and he has also defined waterboarding as torture. (The Obama administration needs to tread lightly in that area, because our national security can be undermined with the utterance of a few misguided words).
Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the committee, criticized both Holder and Sen. Leahy in his opening remarks, and basically guaranteed that this process was not going to be an easy one. Quipped one member of the Obama transition team “Hope you brought your dinner!!”