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Specter farewell speech slams GOP 'cannibalism' (Adios RINO Rat!)
msnbc ^ | 12/21/2010 | By ANDREW MIGA

Posted on 12/21/2010 3:44:03 PM PST by tobyhill

Departing Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday said conservative Republicans who backed Tea Party challengers against establishment candidates in the recent elections engaged in political cannibalism.

In his final floor speech, Specter complained there's scant room for centrists like himself in a polarized Senate where civility is in short supply.

"In some quarters, compromise has become a dirty word," said Pennsylvania's longest-serving senator, who lost his re-election bid after three decades in the Senate.

Specter complained that some GOP senators had helped Tea Party challengers beat incumbent Republicans like Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Rep. Mike Castle in his Delaware Senate primary.

"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," he said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; rino; scf; senate; specter; sphincter; theend
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1 posted on 12/21/2010 3:44:05 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

AMF, Arlen


2 posted on 12/21/2010 3:45:22 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: tobyhill

Snarl On!


3 posted on 12/21/2010 3:45:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

“In his final floor speech, Specter complained there’s scant room for centrists like himself...”

Nuff said.


4 posted on 12/21/2010 3:46:17 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: tobyhill
Plenty of spare time for Sphincter to brush up on his Scottish law.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 3:46:28 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: tobyhill

I expect to hear the roar of approval from the left for Spector—”you go girl! you tell ‘em!” at the same time they continue to applaud their hero Alan Grayson for STTP. That’s the way the left rolls.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 3:47:08 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Paladin2

Maybe I’m asking a stupid question, but if he’s a democrat now, why does he care what goes on in republican primaries?


7 posted on 12/21/2010 3:47:13 PM PST by goodolemr
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To: goodolemr
Maybe I’m asking a stupid question, but if he’s a democrat now, why does he care what goes on in republican primaries?

He forgot.

8 posted on 12/21/2010 3:48:12 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: tobyhill

9 posted on 12/21/2010 3:48:33 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jessduntno

“Centrist”,oh, is that what he calls it when a politician switches sides THREE times out of blatant opportunism? Is this Bill Clinton-speak?


10 posted on 12/21/2010 3:49:43 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...
"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," he said.

And of course he is right. The point he misses, however, was that it was never about "eating our own" but expelling those who pretended to be our own.

With cannibalism and all it was actually Joe Sestak who retired him.

11 posted on 12/21/2010 3:50:55 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: tobyhill

Suck it up buttercup.

Say hi to Tom Daschle for us.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 3:51:06 PM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: tobyhill
Go to hell Arlen. I can't wait till Gov' Corbett pulls the $10 million in spending Redull gave you for your library. You are the epitome of a failed politician. From the "Magic Bullet" theory to using Scottish Law to guide your decisions, you have made yourself a laughing stock and the irrelevant person you are today.


13 posted on 12/21/2010 3:51:23 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tobyhill

Specter ... don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya on the way out!


14 posted on 12/21/2010 3:51:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mrsmel

A centrist is a liberal who hasn’t yet been bought off by George Soros.


15 posted on 12/21/2010 3:52:37 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: tobyhill

Hey Arlen, the Dems didn’t want you either. Nobody likes a backstabber. Just leave.....and have a few more of those sour grapes on your way out the door.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 3:52:49 PM PST by circlecity
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To: tobyhill

The sweetest goodbyes are those made to whining cry-baby RINOs, who actually think they are entitled to kick their party around and still get re-elected.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 3:52:49 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: tobyhill

"What's that Arlen baby? Afraid you're gonna lose? Trust me, Arlen, old pal.
About as much chance as that happening as Michele having a watermelon-eating
contest on the WH lawn."

18 posted on 12/21/2010 3:52:49 PM PST by Liz
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To: tobyhill
"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," he said.

We're not eating our own if we're voting out the garbage, trash and scum that doesn't represent our own best self-interests.

19 posted on 12/21/2010 3:53:24 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: tobyhill

As far as I am concerned he won’t be missed.


20 posted on 12/21/2010 3:55:00 PM PST by sport
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To: tobyhill

FUAS!


21 posted on 12/21/2010 3:55:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: tobyhill

I hope the door hits him in the ass on the way out!

A traitor for personal gain gets respect from no one. He’s a laughing stock and I hope one day he realizes it.


22 posted on 12/21/2010 3:57:05 PM PST by Iowamerican
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To: tobyhill
Breaking News: On May 18, 2010, Specter was defeated in the Democrat primary by Joe “Cannibal” Sestak.
23 posted on 12/21/2010 3:58:56 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: tobyhill
Departing Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday said conservative Republicans who backed Tea Party challengers against establishment candidates in the recent elections engaged in political cannibalism.

Arlen Specter, dealing the final blow to "give a shit" attitude.

24 posted on 12/21/2010 4:00:13 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: tobyhill

We’ll stop eating only when RINOs become an endangered or extinct species. Until then, I’ll take my steak rare.


25 posted on 12/21/2010 4:00:27 PM PST by behzinlea
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To: tobyhill
Does this mean that awful lame-o duck Congress is finally over??
26 posted on 12/21/2010 4:01:53 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: tobyhill

I’m so glad that imbicile is going away. What a motard!


27 posted on 12/21/2010 4:02:41 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: tobyhill

OK - Whatever - get the flock out.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 4:04:39 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: tobyhill
Hey chameleon-boy....

Don't let the door hit ya.....!!!

29 posted on 12/21/2010 4:05:08 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: tobyhill
Specter complained there's scant room for centrists like himself in a polarized Senate where civility is in short supply.

Centrist = spineless

"In some quarters, compromise has become a dirty word,"

Compromise? Try caving in to the liberals. You can't "compromise" with people trying to destroy the country.

"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," he said.

You're a RAT Senator so it's not cannibalism, it's getting rid of a disgusting nuisance.

30 posted on 12/21/2010 4:09:49 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: tobyhill
Specter complained that some GOP senators had helped Tea Party challengers beat incumbent Republicans like Utah Sen. Bob Bennett

I'm one of the proud Utahns that helped run Bennett. Specter doesn't have the nuts to complain about the people and express his full contempt for the people, so he's just going to talk nebulously about the Tea Party and "some GOP senators".

Funny how such a brazen skunk who's screwed the people to their faces for the last 30 years is leaving with his head down, rambling vaguely about grassroots movements (the Tea Party is one of the very very very few, unlike the DemonRat "grassroots" movements that are funded directly by the DNC and run by one of its favored cronies). Specter's future is go home, go on a long bender, and lament about how his ironclad scam came apart so quickly at the end.

Mr. Specter, I'm your boss, here's your formal job evaluation: you suck!!! Hit the road, Jack. I hope you're so pissed off you can't see straight.

31 posted on 12/21/2010 4:10:21 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: tobyhill
“Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism,” he said.

Oh really?

What an screwball comment that was.

Thank you. Goodbye.

32 posted on 12/21/2010 4:13:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Stupid Obama still lacks the experience needed to be President.)
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To: elkfersupper

beat me to it.


33 posted on 12/21/2010 4:19:03 PM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: tobyhill

Ooh, this is my last chance to bid farewell to Senator Specter after his long years of service on behalf of, um....

Geez. It’s almost dinner time....


34 posted on 12/21/2010 4:19:32 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Life, Liberty, Property, and the means to protect them, are what it's about.)
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To: tobyhill
In his final floor speech, Specter complained there's scant room for centrists like himself in a polarized Senate where civility is in short supply.

A centrist? Maybe at one time he could have been called a "centrist", but those days are long gone. A centrist does not vote for a government takeover of healthcare (that he once strongly opposed), vote for massive spending bills that alone add nearly $1 trillion to the debt on junk projects (porkulus bill), etc.

35 posted on 12/21/2010 4:21:05 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: tobyhill

Under Scottish Law, I have concluded that Arlen Specter is a DICK...


36 posted on 12/21/2010 4:23:54 PM PST by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: tobyhill

“Yada yada yada blah blah blah!” There’s nothing sophisticated about Arlen Specter.


37 posted on 12/21/2010 4:24:58 PM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: tobyhill

Compromise with communism is subversion. RINOS AND RATS must be purged.


38 posted on 12/21/2010 4:26:30 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: tobyhill
well, BYE

39 posted on 12/21/2010 4:36:05 PM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: WOBBLY BOB

40 posted on 12/21/2010 4:40:35 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: tobyhill
Any more, compromise IS a dirty word; and "centrist" is what a Liberal was 50 years ago, now that "Liberal" means what was then referred to as a Radical.

Compromise used to mean spending a little less on this you want, in return for us spending a little less on what we want, so that both a got a bit less; and that was generally good.

Now, compromise IS a dirty word in that it is, “you give up that moral stance on issue A, and let us keep half of our immoral stance, on issue B” so that incremental immorality is advanced; and that is just plain evil.

41 posted on 12/21/2010 4:44:01 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mohammad was the earliest documented pedophile "priest"...and was proud of it.)
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To: tobyhill

He’s still pissed that DeMint endorsed a conservative challenger over a fellow senator. If only Rick Santorum had done the same! But he put senate comraderie and comity over principle.


42 posted on 12/21/2010 4:48:20 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: tobyhill
"Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism,"

If you were in my league, you might have a point there.

But to me, you're just some a$$hole.

43 posted on 12/21/2010 4:49:28 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: tobyhill

Centrist? Really? Just what WAS his ACU rating for the past two years once he became a democrat? Can anybody remember a SINGLE democratic piece of legislation that Arlen voted against?

He even started talking about supporting bills that never came to a vote, which he had strongly opposed before his switch.


44 posted on 12/21/2010 4:55:08 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tobyhill

sour grapes from a sour puss turncoat.

and to think Bush went out of his way to get this POS re-elected....


45 posted on 12/21/2010 5:05:30 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I been Phil Spectored, resurrected.
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered.
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay.
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce,
And all my wealth won’t buy me health,
So I smoke a pint of tea a day.


46 posted on 12/21/2010 5:08:26 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: crusadersoldier
well, BYE
47 posted on 12/21/2010 5:12:28 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Vaquero

Put on your Yamaha....it’s time for Hannukah...


48 posted on 12/21/2010 5:16:47 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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It seems if these elected officials had done the job of serving the people instead of serving themselves he would still have a job.


49 posted on 12/21/2010 5:18:38 PM PST by blarney
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To: tobyhill

The Scottish Law Review are now eunuchs.


50 posted on 12/21/2010 5:18:46 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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