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April 30, 2009

Such A Fuss Over Specter From The Left and Rino's ~ LOL

Pelosi on Specter: "Now We Don't Have To Explain Process"

Ever the glittering jewel of colossal ignorance, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time yesterday crowing about her newfound ability (thanks to Specter's defection in the Senate) to ram anything and everything they want through Congress, without having to explain anything to anybody. After all, Democracy is sometimes a pain in the neck to deal with, what with the idiot voters demanding to know what is being done to them and all.

from The Hill

Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties will make it easier for Democrats to move forward with their agenda, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday.
Specter's switch will give Democrats 60 caucus members in the Senate (assuming Al Franken wins his legal battle in Minnesota). That is enough votes to end debate on a bill and overcome Republican filibusters.
"Very exciting, very exciting for the American people, because now we can get things done without explaining process," Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley.

Since we have to assume that elected Republicans in Congress do not need process explained to them, can she possibly mean anything other than she thinks she and her Party are entirely unaccountable to the American people? Looks that way.

Looking back.......

The Corner

When Jim Jeffords became an "Independent" in 2001, Specter wasn't happy. He said.....

"I intend to propose a rule change which would preclude a future recurrence of a Senator's change in parties, in midsession, organizing with the opposition, to cause the upheaval which is now resulting."


Wild Thing's comment........

I heard Rush say McCain can leave too and take his daughter Meghan with him, I cheered when I heard this and then had to laugh. It was word for word what Nicholas and I said to each other when we heard Specter was leaving the Republican party.

Many on here have said we need term limits, we need to vote out the rinos. You are all so right!!!

We can't get our party back to it's base unless the rino's at least get outnumbered, and right now their voices have been the loudest.

The things Meghan McCain has been writing are nothing less then spewing against Conservatives. I feel sorry for her because she is living with hate and that is not healthy nor productive. To drag something DOWN to her level is not inspiring it is sad and destructive and I won't live like that.

America is a great country because people wanted it to be better then anywhere else, to have a place a person could reach for the Gold ring, the American dream and do it in the land of the free, that ONLY was given to us by the most remarkable warriors that ever lived, our Veterans and our troops today. And to settle , to SETTLE for second's which are what rino's like McCain and his daughter want is devastating to what the outcome will be, destruction of the values and principles that we as conservatives believe in and what has shown to be what has made this country one of greatness.

I am going to put a partial transcript here from Rush's show. He has some good input on this I want to share with you.

From Rush's transctript..........

Some of the Republicans are out there getting it right, Jim DeMint and others. The Republicans that are getting it right are being bashed to kingdom come by both Democrats and Republicans. It is just amazing to watch this.

You would think, if you watch the Drive-By Media and even listened to a bunch of so-called Republicans today, that there is no more Republican Party, that there will never, ever be a Republican Party, and the Republican Party practically never existed anyway. The Republican Party, ladies and gentlemen, won the presidency in 2004. It held the Congress in 2004. The Republican Party emerged victorious in a few short years after Watergate. Everybody is just drunk with Obamaism.

Senator Specter voted for one of the most irresponsible pieces of legislation in modern history. He voted for Barack Obama's so-called stimulus plan. He joined with the most radical liberal elements of the Democrat Party in supporting the stimulus package.

Joe Lieberman was asked on MSNBC yesterday about my comments regarding the departure of Arlen Specter from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party. Norah O'Donnell said to Senator Lieberman, "Rush Limbaugh said today of Specter leaving the party, 'A lot of people are saying, "Specter, take McCain with you and his daughter."' Now, Senator McCain is your good friend, Senator Lieberman." There were people saying that to me, getting it in the e-mail: "Hey, Senator Specter, if you're leaving, take McCain with you and his daughter." I repeated that. So they asked Lieberman yesterday, "McCain's your good friend. Any chance McCain will leave the Republican Party?"

LIEBERMAN: No, I don't think so at all. And, look, this is the problem. It's good for the Democratic Party, bad for the Republican Party that Arlen Specter left them and joined the Democratic caucus but overall it's not great for American politics 'cause both parties should have moderate or centrist wings in them that modifies the parties and creates more opportunity for common ground and less partisanship. So respectfully, I disagree with Rush.

RUSH: Well, respectfully I disagree with Senator Lieberman on this notion that parties need moderating influences. I'd like to know where the hell they are in the Democrat Party. You do have some conservative Democrats from the South that are over in the House. But they get squished like mosquitoes by Nancy Pelosi. Where are these moderating influences? See, one of the things that's wrong with this, there are so many cliches and templates that are wrong with this. I keep hearing, for example, that the Republican Party is monolithic in its views and the monolithic views of the Republican Party are just right wing, ultra-right-wing. But the Democrat Party is open to diverse ideas? Really? They keep saying the Senate is filibuster-proof? Well, if the Senate is filibuster-proof, it must mean the Democrats are not diverse at all. Mustn't it mean that? Where are the conservative Democrats, Senator Lieberman, who will not vote to block filibusters? Where are the conservative Democrats in the Senate who voted against the stimulus package? Where are they, who are they? I get so sick and tired of hearing how monolithic the Republican Party is. I get so sick and tired of hearing how far right the Republican Party has moved.

The Republican Party is moving left and that is why it is in trouble, and there is certainly a greater diversity of viewpoint in the Republican Party. For crying out loud, I guarantee you the Democrat Party would never, ever nominate their equivalent of John McCain. The Democrat Party would never, ever nominate somebody who rips and has made his name by ripping and criticizing his own party and his own presidents. That would never happen.

Last night on Fox, On the Record, Greta Van Susteren talking to Lindsey Grahamnesty about this. And she said, "How did you first hear about Senator Specter defecting to the Democrats?"

GRAHAM: Here's the challenge for the Republican Party. Can the person running now win in Pennsylvania? I can't win in Pennsylvania. Rush Limbaugh can't win in Pennsylvania. If you're worried about giving the country over to the Democratic Party and not being a vibrant, relevant Republican Party, we need to find somebody that can win in Pennsylvania.

RUSH: Does this make sense to anybody? Parties stand for something. You are not building the party, Senator Graham; you're not expanding the party; you're not broadening it by caving on the things that identify the party. And to have somebody in the party who's not a Republican, in terms of beliefs, principles, what the party stands for, you lose by having people like that. That's what was wrong with the McCain candidacy. The McCain candidacy was gonna try to go get liberals and Democrats to join our party as liberals and Democrats. But voters are smarter than that. If you can vote for a genuine liberal and a genuine Democrat, why vote for the generic? Why vote for the fake? To what benefit is the Republican Party? Where is the benefit having somebody who's not a Republican in it?

But I have to tell you, this Ronald Reagan business. "He erected a big tent. He had all kinds of people who didn't believe his conservative issues, all of his conservative issues." That's another lie.

Reagan did attract moderates, but he did it by attracting them to him. They came in as conservatives. Reagan did not change who he was to go get them. Reagan ran against Gerald Ford. He ran against the GOP establishment. He ran as a conservative. Moderates came to Ronald Reagan.

Was George Washington commanding a bunch of moderates as they sailed across the Delaware? Can you...? By definition, an uprising of moderates is not possible. It's not demanding purity. It's remaining true to principles.


....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.

Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR

Posted by Wild Thing at April 30, 2009 04:46 AM


Spector is a two-faced, lying son-of-a-bitch. There is no other explanation.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at April 30, 2009 08:15 AM

This cynical, self-serving move had absolutely nothing to do with values, policy, or any high-minded thinking of any kind- though President Obama surely would like for you to think that.

Everybody knows he did it because he was down 21% in the polls leading-up to the GOP primary for his seat- and Joey Pluggs made a deal with him, he already admitted as such. The sad truth is that this hack has spent three decades in the Senate, while accomplishing little.

And Barack and him have a lot in common- as unprincipled political opportunists, I’m sure they’ll get along just great.

Just a little over a month ago, the Senator said in an interview that he wouldn’t switch parties due to the importance of checks and balances.

And back in 2001, Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican, proposed a rule forbidding party switches… he was upset when Vt Sen. Jim Jeffords’ left the GOP to become an independent.

Who knows what the truth is with this guy, you’ll never get it from him.

With all due respect, Senator- don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out. Nobody on our side’s going to miss you.

Posted by: Reaganite Republican Resistance at April 30, 2009 08:30 AM

Maybe in 2010 we can replace some RINOs with some true conservatives and start building the Republican Party again.

I understand that McCain has opposition in the 2010 Republican primary. Wouldn't it be great if he lost that primary!

Posted by: TomR at April 30, 2009 11:18 AM

The only thing that disappoints me is that Susan Collins,Mike DeWine, Lindsey Graham,John McCain, John Warner and Olympia Snowe haven't joined him on the other side. Anal Sphincters departure spares the GOP of campaign expenditures on the traitor. Enjoy your new 'old' Democrat Komrade Dingy Harry.

I'd love that TomR.

Posted by: Jack at April 30, 2009 01:41 PM

Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET, that is
exactly what he is, I am so glad he left.
I have been fed up with him for such a
long time. He has done a lot of damage
in the past.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2009 12:33 AM

Reaganite Republican Resistance,yes he
could not tell the truth if his life
depended on it.I am thrilled he left.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2009 12:36 AM

Tom, oh wow, that would be a dream come
true if that would happen to McCain in the
2010 Republican primary.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2009 12:38 AM

Jack, that would have been such a HUGE
gift to all of us and to America! OH how
I wish that had happened.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 1, 2009 12:42 AM