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  • Dissecting Slander: The Untold Story of Jeff Sessions’ 1986 ‘Borking’

    12/28/2016 4:37:43 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-28-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnDecember 28, 2016 Decades-old racially charged allegations against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) parroted by the establishment media and a handful of far left Senate Democrats do not hold up under scrutiny, an extensive investigation conducted by Breitbart News has found. There are essentially three central allegations the left levels against Sessions. The first pertains to his involvement in a 1980s voter fraud case, which, evidence shows, Sessions prosecuted to ensure a fair elections for black Democratic citizens of the county. The second involves allegations from a former assistant attorney, who was described by co-workers as a “disaffected” employee with...
  • Robert Bork, known for contentious Supreme Court nomination, dies at 85

    12/19/2012 1:00:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/12 | by Bill Mears
    Former federal judge and conservative legal scholar Robert Bork died early Wednesday at his Virginia home, his family confirmed to CNN. He was 85. Perhaps best known for his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Bork was rejected for the post after a contentious confirmation battle led by left-leaning groups that opposed his conservative judicial philosophies. Bork had recently served as a senior legal adviser to Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He was a solicitor general during the Nixon administration and first gained notoriety for carrying out the president's order to fire the special prosecutor...
  • Arlen Specter on Sarah Palin & Her Skirt Length: She ‘Radiated Sensuality’

    03/27/2012 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 27, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Arlen Specter may have switched parties after John McCain lost the 2008 election, but based on a passage in the former Senator’s new book, “Life Among Cannibals,” he may have had a bit of a soft spot for McCain’s running mate. In fact, one passage in the book reads more like a Harlequin romance novel than a political memoir. The Washington Post spotted this hot and heavy excerpt and threw it up on their “In the Loop” blog: For example, in one steamy passage on page 156, he recalls riding on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign bus in 2008 with...
  • Rand Paul: McConnell is no Arlen Specter

    02/26/2014 11:21:35 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26 at 1:07 pm | ROBERT COSTA
    According to one of the tea party's leading voices, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), who is being challenged by conservative Matt Bevin in Kentucky's Senate GOP primary, is not an "Arlen Specter" Republican."It's not like we're talking about Arlen Specter here," said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview with The Washington Post. "Senator McConnell has a longstanding conservative record and for an opponent to beat him, they'll have to prove somehow that he's not a conservative."Specter, the late Pennsylvania senator who left the GOP for the Democratic Party in 2009, was a villain-like figure to many on the...
  • Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP

    12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball
    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support. Bork’s celebrity was only partly conferred upon him by...
  • Longtime U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter dies at 82

    10/14/2012 3:05:04 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 42 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | Richard Gazarik
    Arlen Specter, who scuttled his U.S. Senate career after switching to the Democratic party in an ill-fated battle to retain his longtime Senate seat, died Sunday in Philadelphia. Specter, 82, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died at his home from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, said his son Shanin. Specter underwent treatment for cancer three times during his senate career. He suffered from a malignant brain tumor and was treated twice for non-Hodgkins lymphoma, in 2005 and in 2008. Read more: Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook
  • Arlen Specter has died

    10/14/2012 5:20:42 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 43 replies
    Althouse ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ann Althouse
    Arriving on Capitol Hill in 1981, he became a dominant force during the Judiciary Committee’s rancorous Supreme Court nomination battles. More than anyone else, he helped defeat conservative nominee Robert Bork in 1987, and his aggressive questioning of law professor Anita Hill four years later — he accused her of “flat-out perjury” — helped secure Clarence Thomas’s confirmation.... “He was a Rockefeller Republican, a liberal Republican, and was willing to take on Presidents Reagan and Bush, and became a true leader in the bipartisan efforts that strengthened all the civil rights laws and defeated Bork,” said Ralph G. Neas, a...
  • AP: Sen Arlen Specter Has died

    10/14/2012 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 235 replies
    AP ^ | 10/14/12
    According to the AP ex Sen Arlen Specter has died.
  • Source: Former Sen. Arlen Specter battling for his life

    08/28/2012 8:10:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28, 2012
    (CNN) -- Former longtime U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was battling for his life early Tuesday after he was recently diagnosed with a "serious form of cancer," a source close to his office told CNN. Specter, who has overcome numerous serious illnesses over the past two decades, including a brain tumor and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, was diagnosed six weeks ago with the new form of cancer, the specifics of which are being closely shielded by his family. He had "a big flareup" of the disease Monday night, the source said. Specter served in U.S. Senate from 1980 until 2011, making him the...
  • Arlen Specter to Utah voters: Keep Orrin Hatch

    05/14/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    It’s probably not the endorsement that incumbent Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch needs right now, as the Republican is locked up in a primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist. But Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show, former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the co-author of “Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It,” pleaded with Utah voters to keep their senior senator. Specter told Harris-Perry that the current climate in Washington, D.C. isn’t lending itself to electoral success for moderate incumbents, which he said has been the focus of a crusade...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • Houston Talk Show Host Michael Berry lets loose on "Snarlin Arlen" Specter

    04/02/2012 1:10:42 PM PDT · by Redcat · 5 replies
    KTRH - The Michael Berry Show ^ | 04-02-2012 | Michael Berry
    Houston talk show host Michael Berry interviews Arlen Specter this morning and calls him "the most arrogant individual to serve in public life". Unfortunately, Specter hangs up before we can hear his reaction. Classic Michael Berry!!
  • Jason Lewis interviews Arlin Spector (podcast)

    03/31/2012 10:17:02 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 12 replies
    Jason Lewis Podcast Page ^ | 3/30/12 | Jason Lewis Jason Lewis interviews Arlin Spector about Arlin's new book. Arlin is pompous and arrogant as any liberal can be. This is worth a listen. It displays the liberal mind set. If the link above doesn't work here is the URL and listen to the following third hour podcast: HERE The Jason Lewis Show 03-30-12 Hr 3Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
  • Tina Brown: Santorum 'Like Judas Iscariot'

    03/28/2012 6:15:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Early frontrunner for the most preposterous political analogy of the year . . . On today's Morning Joe, Tina Brown said Rick Santorum was "like Judas Iscariot." And just what was Santorum's sin that merited comparing him to the man who betrayed Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver? That Santorum, 15 years after the fact, now regrets having supported Arlen Specter when his then-fellow Republican senator from Pennsylvania ran for president. View the video here.
  • Arlen Specter: Romneycare a Blueprint for Obamacare

    03/27/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    newsmaxbn ^ | 3-27-12 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who played a key role in passage of President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, confirms to NewsmaxTV that the Senate considered Gov. Mitt Romney’s healthcare reform in Massachusetts as “solid precedent” for Obamacare. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Monday, Specter was asked what role Romneycare played in the formulation of Obama’s healthcare reform legislation. “Governor Romney’s plan for medical care had the mandate. That’s the key part of Obamacare, the mandate that people have to have insurance,” Specter says. “Millions of dollars are spent each year, perhaps billions, on people who get free medical care....
  • Arlen Specter Feels Betrayed After Betrayal

    03/12/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 03/12/2012 | By W. JAMES ANTLE, III
    The Hill is reporting on some tibdits from Arlen Specter's forthcoming new memoir, Life Among the Cannibals. Specter feels that Democratrs used him to pass health care reform and then didn't follow through on their promises to help him win his primary. "I realized that the president and his advisers were gun-shy about supporting my candidacy after being stung by Obama's failed rescue attempts for New Jersey governor Jon Corzine and Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley. They were reluctant to become victims of a trifecta," he writes.The snub was made all the more painful by Obama flying over Philadelphia en...
  • Specter says Obama ditched him after he provided 60th vote to pass health reform

    03/12/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform. Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican. Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now. He...
  • Specter says Obama ditched him after he helped pass health law

    03/12/2012 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | Alexander Bolton
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform. Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican. Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now. He...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • The Joke Was On Us, Arlen

    12/30/2011 1:02:53 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    On the Third Day of Christmas (Dec. 27), the former senator who resided in Pennsylvania but represented himself for 30 years took to the stage of the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia to really let we Keystone Staters know what kind of cue balls we have been. (snip) "Bill Clinton is a friend of mine because I was a friend of his," he joshed. "I voted not to impeach him. And that's a hell of a thing to do considering the evidence." So much for "Scottish law".
  • DeMint chronicles rise of tea party in new book

    07/03/2011 10:53:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | July 3, 2011 | MEG KINNARD
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - As the Republican campaign to replace President Barack Obama heats up in early voting states like South Carolina, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is releasing a book discussing the roots of the tea party crusade and his hopes for the movement in 2012. "I believe that the 2012 elections may be our last chance to stop this insanity of spending and borrowing and debt," DeMint told The Associated Press recently. "I'm trying to recruit more Americans with this book."
  • DeMint book reveals widening GOP divide

    07/03/2011 3:25:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 3, 2011 | James Rosen
    [Note: This is a companion to an earlier thread about Jim DeMint's new book] Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative kingmaker who spent millions of dollars helping tea party favorites get elected to Congress, faced contempt from other Republican senators as he tried to curb appropriators' powers and limit senior members' clout. In his new book, "The Great American Awakening," DeMint describes himself as an upstart freshman lawmaker on a lonely mission among "sorry rascals" infuriated by his bucking of venerable Senate practices in his bid to cut federal spending and limit colleagues' ability to fund local projects. In one of...
  • Specter: A Democrat, and in between, a Republican

    01/02/2011 10:09:57 AM PST · by freespirited · 20 replies
    Wapo ^ | 01/02/11 | Marc Levy
    As Arlen Specter leaves the Senate after 30 years, the one-time corruption-busting Philadelphia prosecutor and architect of the "single-bullet theory" of the John F. Kennedy assassination says he wouldn't change a thing about his zig-zag-zig political path. Specter began and ended - for now - his political life as a Democrat and spent the intervening four decades as a Republican. But he sees himself as an independent who often bucked party leadership - ultimately ending his career. "I have always agreed with (John F.) Kennedy that sometimes party asks too much," Specter said in his last news media interview in...
  • Report: Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos

    08/21/2009 8:40:48 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 26 replies · 1,897+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 200*
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is investigating whether Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 attacks were improperly given photos of CIA officers or contractors, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The investigation, headed by the Justice Department's counterespionage chief, John Dion, is trying to determine if military lawyers defending the detainees divulged classified information or compromised covert CIA officers, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity. It is a violation of federal law to identify CIA covert personnel, and it is a...
  • Arlen Specter: Good riddance

    One of the most ignominious political careers of the modern era will at last sputter to a pitiful end when the 111th Congress finally relinquishes its strangle-hold on the American Republic. Arlen Specter, outgoing senator from Pennsylvania, personified the sort of elite, politically opportunistic, government careerism that the American people have grown to so justifiably loathe. He will not be missed. Educated at Yale Law School, Specter first sought public office when, though a registered Democrat, he ran for district attorney of Philadelphia on a Republican ticket in 1965 because, as TIME once noted, “ he failed to secure the...
  • VANITY: My reply to an email from Wayne LaPierre

    10/05/2010 6:55:47 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10-5-2010 | My own sef
    Wayne you sorry bastard, I will never ever forgive you and Chris Cox for trying to save the Democrat's asses in this election. Actually I figured you out when you endorsed Brad Carson over Tom Coburn in Oklahoma's Senate election a few years ago. At the same time you endorsed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey. I can't believe you now have the gall to try to sell me something. Just bugger off. Sincerely, OKSooner, "Northeastern Oklahoma"
  • Specter Urges Voters to ‘Stop Extremists’ (RINO turned Dem viciously attacks DeMint, Tea Party)

    10/03/2010 6:00:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jessica Brady
    Sen. Arlen Specter urged “mainstream Americans” to turn out in droves to prevent a total rejection of moderate challengers and incumbents. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning. Specter, who left the GOP for the Democratic Party last year after determining he could not win the Republican primary in his state, noted this year’s primary process has been particularly devastating to moderates. Specter, a moderate, is one of three incumbent Senators to lose...
  • Arlen Specter Really, Really Doesn't Like Jim DeMint

    09/28/2010 5:37:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | 9/28/10 | Dave Weigel
    Jessica Brady witnesses Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) giving one of his final floor speeches on the subject of, well, how much he resents that he's giving one of his final floor speeches. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning... “Within days of the start of the Obama administration, before the ink was dry on his oath of office, Republicans openly bragged about plans to ‘break him and engineer his Waterloo,” Specter said of...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Watch Lisa Murkowski Attack YOU on CNN today

    09/19/2010 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Syncro · 79 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 19, 2010 | Levi Russell
    We've been telling you about Lisa Murkowski's attacks against all of you who have supported the Tea Party Express.Today she stepped up her attacks on you, and showed utter contempt for the people of Alaska who rejected her candidacy in the Republican primary.  You've got to see her in her own words from this clip on CNN - watch it below: These liberal RINO politicians are shameful - they tell us about their "big tent" and then display complete hypocrisy when the voters reject them.Remember Arlen Specter?  He left the Republican Party when it was clear he would lose against his...
  • APNewsBreak: Hagel backing Pa.'s Sestak for Senate

    08/23/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies
    Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican who has broken ranks in the past with the GOP, gave Democrat Joe Sestak his second major endorsement from moderates in a week in his bid for a hotly contested Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Hagel told The Associated Press on Monday that Sestak has demonstrated during his two terms in Congress that he puts the interests of the nation and his constituents ahead of his party. "I think he's exactly what our country needs more of. I think he's what the Senate needs more of _ courageous, independent thinking," Hagel said. "That's what...
  • (Video) Clinton Continues To Deny Trying To Get Sestak Out Of PA Senate Race

    08/12/2010 11:58:43 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    When confronted by a reporter who asked former President Bill Clinton why he campaigned for PA Senate candidate Joe Sestak (D) after he tried to get him out of the primary, Clinton claimed that “he never tried to get him out of the race.” The reporter is referring to an Obama Administration job offered to Sestak by Clinton. The White House wanted Sestak to drop out of the Democratic primary against Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter to clear the path for Specter. As known, Sestak ended up defeating Specter in the primary.
  • An Obama Administration Job for Senator Specter? (In Exchange for Kagan "Yes" Vote)

    07/15/2010 4:55:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/2010 | Jack Tapper
    Sources tell ABC News that Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., has informed the White House that he would like to consider remaining in public service after his senate term ends at the end of this session, and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him. Specter, who was defeated in his March primary by Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Penn., is a close friend of Vice President Joe Biden and someone praised for his leadership in pushing for greater funding for the National Institutes of Health. Sources said the job discussions are far from anything other than...
  • Rendell: Stonewalling on Sestak ‘Not Smart’

    05/30/2010 3:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,155+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2010 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    The uproar over the White House disclosure it had tapped former President Bill Clinton to see if Rep. Joe Sestak could be enticed to drop his Senate primary bid in Pennsylvania got a new round of attention on the Sunday talk shows. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, appearing on Fox News Sunday, got this question from host Chris Wallace: “If it isn’t illegal and it isn’t improper, do you think using the former president of the United States as a political fixer and then stonewalling about it for months was dumb?” Rendell, a strong supporter of Sen. Arlen Specter who was...
  • Is Congressman Joe Sestak Protecting a Felon in the White House?

    05/27/2010 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 26 replies · 611+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/27/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The U.S. Code specifically forbids anyone from seeking to tamper with an election by offering a bribe or anything else of value or substance to a candidate. This is known as 'quid-pro-quo.' And it is a serious offense for which a person who is convicted of the crime could spend up to 5 years in prison. Yet Sestak is stonewalling on who offered him such a deal at the White House and the specific job that was offered, with many speculating it was the job of Secretary of the Navy. The White House also continues with its stonewalling on the...
  • Scandal at the White House

    05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 19 replies · 674+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 05/27/2010 | Chris Bounds
    (Several videos are embedded in the article on the site. Drop by if you want to check them out.) The Obama Administration seems to all but beg for questions of conspiracy. As if there were not enough questions shrouding the White House already, scandal has now filled the air in Washington, which if true could be an impeachable offense. This story starts with Arlen Specter. Remember, he is a Pennsylvania Senator who jumped from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party last year. He was a RINO (Republican in name only) anyway, but the jump shifted power to the Democrats...
  • Lessons from Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist

    05/22/2010 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Campaign Strategy Examiner ^ | 05/22/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    "One thing that people on both sides of the political debate can agree on is the need for sincerity in public service. The staunchest advocate of one philosophy respects the integrity and forthrightness of those who sincerely advocate for a contrasting point of view, if only they do so without a side agenda. "I pointed out that all that his Democrat challenger would have to do is to beat a drum that the so-called “People’s Governor” had campaigned on two promises: to cut property taxes and to slash homeowners insurance rates. Once elected, Crist passed an entirely insignificant cut on...
  • Nightline: Teary Eyed Sen. Arlen Specter Votes in Primary (Video of the Anti-American in tears)

    05/22/2010 9:59:34 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 35 replies · 1,085+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 17, 2010
    Sen. Arlen Specter wiping tears from his eyes after voting in todays primary for the Democratic Senate nomination in Pennsylvania. Plus his response to ABC News Jonathan Karl when asked if it was an emotional vote, since it could potentially be his last time on the ballot.
  • Obama Defeats Specter

    05/21/2010 9:18:58 PM PDT · by This Just In · 21 replies · 1,026+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Friday, May 20, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Obama Defeats Specter By Jeffrey Lord Wait a minute. Let's back up and stay focused on why, exactly, Arlen Specter lost this race -- and had his career ended. Two words: Barack Obama. Story time. Last April, in 2009, Senator Arlen Specter, then the Republican senior Senator from Pennsylvania, stopped in Harrisburg for a meeting with a group of Pennsylvania conservatives. This was a fairly routine thing for Specter to do. He had had a career's worth of disagreements with conservatives, but he had also had some serious agreements. While his famous opposition to Robert Bork is prominent among the...
  • Replacing Arlen Specter (Toomey vs Sestak will be one of the most hard fought Senate races)

    05/21/2010 6:57:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 531+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2010 | Robert Costa
    A real conservative and a real liberal face off for the party-switcher’s seat. Philadelphia — Both men have taken on their parties. Both hold Harvard degrees. And they seem to like each other, at least personally. But that’s where the similarities end between the two candidates in Pennsylvania’s Senate race, a clash Karl Rove predicts will “be among the country’s hardest fought.” Republican Pat Toomey, 48, a former congressman from the Lehigh Valley, now faces Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.), 58, a former Navy admiral. Sestak’s victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, where he toppled Sen. Arlen Specter, a 30-year incumbent,...
  • Did Joe Sestak’s Surge Save Mark Critz? (Crunching the Numbers in PA-12)

    05/20/2010 7:14:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 439+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/20/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Talking to an NRCC guy who’s looked at last night’s numbers extensively, he concludes that the polls and expectations in Pennsylvania’s special election were thrown off not merely by the competitive Democratic Senate primary, but particularly by Joe Sestak’s surge in the final two weeks. Committee strategists worried about the effect of the Senate primary at first, but as they started getting polling numbers back, they suspected the special election would be the chief driver for turnout in this part of the state. Until the beginning of May or so, that seemed to be the case. But in the final...
  • Bill Richardson "Kind of Sad About Arlen Specter"; "Surprised" by His Loss - Video

    05/19/2010 7:47:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 19, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson saying he is "kind of sad about Arlen Specter" losing the U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania to Rep. Joe Sestak. Richardson agreed that Specter's loss "surprised him," but said the country is in an "anti-incumbency" mood. Specter has no one but himself to blame. First he was a RINO, then he decided to be a complete turncoat. How can anyone be "surprised" he lost?
  • Caption This

    05/18/2010 4:56:04 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies · 1,734+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 18, 2010
  • We Just Don’t Like Liars

    05/19/2010 5:45:59 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 05-19-10 | Alan Speakman
    ...You know, these power clowns just don’t get it. Americans just don’t like liars (or raging idiots or elitist wanna-bes or cheap-shot artists or morally bankrupt selfish SOBs or condescending “intellectuals” or…) In short, we don’t like arrogance and hubris – for the rest of us, that sort of behavior is not only counterproductive, but (gasp!) shameful. And we eventually decide to do something about our elected officials who embody such traits: like Arlen Specter, who just lost his primary to Joe Sestak… See what I mean? ...
  • Arlen is a Specter

    05/19/2010 5:30:55 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 23 replies · 558+ views ^ | 05/19/2010 | Staff
    PA Senator Is Gone After 30 Years In a powerful show of election force, voters in Pennsylvania took up the anti-incumbent torch this week and, like several other states, declared they weren’t even waiting for November to overhaul the Washington machine. After decades of building his resume as a “career politician,” which twice included switching parties out of convenience to save his seat, 30-year Senator Arlen Specter (D) is out in the primaries. Meanwhile, in the first big Tea Party victory, the Republican primary for Senate in Kentucky saw upstart Rand Paul easily defeat Trey Grayson.
  • Obama endorsements don't seem to help Democrats

    05/19/2010 1:22:16 AM PDT · by verum ago · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 19 May 2010 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON – The role of endorser in chief isn't working so well for President Barack Obama. Sen. Arlen Specter became the fourth Democrat in seven months to lose a high-profile race despite the president's active involvement, raising doubts about Obama's ability to help fellow Democrats in this November's elections. The first three candidates fell to Republicans. But Specter's loss Tuesday to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic senatorial primary cast doubts on Obama's influence and popularity even within his own party — and in a battleground state, no less. Of course, it's possible that Democrats will fare better than expected...
  • Memorable Moments of Arlen Specter (video's)

    05/19/2010 12:50:26 AM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 518+ views
    Angry Patriots Confront Turncoat Senator Arlen Specter at Town Hall Meeting FOX: Specter on Card Check Specter slams 'death panels' as malicious, vicious rumor Specter Owned Specter caught lying Acorn Buses At Arlen Specter Town Hall In Kittanning PA
  • Sen. Arlen Specter Concedes Defeat in PA Dem Primary; Thanks Obama for His Support - Video

    05/18/2010 8:15:47 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 89 replies · 1,756+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 18, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Pennsylvania incumbent Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter conceding defeat tonight, after losing his primary race to Rep. Joe Sestak. Specter thanked President Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, and others for their support. "It's been a great privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania," and "to be in the United States Senate."
  • Per FNC - AP calling it for Sestak -- buh bye, Arlen - woo hoo!

    05/18/2010 7:19:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 143 replies · 3,900+ views
    AP/Fox News ^ | 5-18-10
  • No, This Isn't an "Anti-Incumbent" Year

    05/18/2010 4:05:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 465+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jay Cost
    The White House is looking to push a storyline about the November elections - and for a job like that, there's nobody better suited than Obama water-carrier extraordinaire, Richard Wolffe: Voters are lashing out at incumbents of both parties--which comes as a comfort to a White House braced for a Republican tidal wave this fall. And the president's political operatives aren't missing the chance to play up that message as they head into the biggest primaries of the midterm season thus far this Tuesday.... Inside the White House, Obama's advisers see a similar dynamic across the country. "I think a...
  • Pennsylvania Primary Races

    05/18/2010 1:01:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies · 1,127+ views
    5/18/2010 | Self
    Its the day we've been waiting for here in Pennsylvania. Yesterday was the day for six or more robocalls on my phone ahead of today's primary election. Now I get to vote in the Republican Primary. Meanwhile, the Democrat Primary may deliver the coup de grace to Arlen Specter. Congressman Joe Sestak has waged a generally hard left outsider campaign skillfully with less money than Arlen has in his war chest. Sestak is polling close to Specter and may actually pull it off. If he does, those of us conservatives and patriots who have been eager to "beat" Specter can...