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April 29, 2009

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Reaganite Republican Resistance

Sorry, but 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, he already admitted as such- Joey Pluggs made a deal with him. The sad truth is that this mediocre hack has spent three decades in the Senate, while accomplishing very 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 Specter 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.

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K

Poor, sad, little whining babies (aka GOP)...you just can't stand it when your "conservative values" come back to bite you! You reap what you sew my friends. Fortunately, with the insane rhetoric that is spewing forth from your talking heads, you will become more of a fringe minority party in the years to come. Have fun!

Donotbestupid

Reaganite etc. - you are missing the point. When you say that nobody on "your side" will miss Specter, you fail to notice that "your side" is getting smaller and smaller - to match your side's
intellect.

Texas Mom

OH MY!
Typical Texas attitude!

Jackson

What does Michael mean by a game changer? Is that someone who runs for one office (railroad commissioner) and then before he is sworn into that office, only winning narrowly to a no-name democrat, he announces that he is running for US Senate? I guess that is a game changer and also "courageous" in the sense that he thinks conservatives are blind to his back door games. Its obviously showing in the fact that he is in last place among announced Republicans in support and fundraising.

dematheart

Senator Specter made no attempt to hide his reasoning for switching to the Democratic party.

The republicans refused to allow him to be the independent thinker he is, as they do with everyone in their party of lock-step sheep. You are either with the republican party 100%, or you are an outsider. He became a permanent outsider once he dared to vote with the country's best interests in mind, rather than blindly follow the failed republican ideology, right off a cliff.

Spector will not be an auto-yes vote for the Democratic party. "Group Think" is a failure and the republican party is a perfect example of that.

WELCOME Senator Specter!

Fun With Numbers

1683282 people voted AGAINST B.Hussien Obama......just sayin.....

Mark Durand Jr  Long Prairie, Minnesota

Hey Donotbestupid,

Don't be stupid. He's talking about conservatives, not the GOP. You're in a liberal haze and obviously can't differentiate between the two.

It's like saying all Dems are socialist or liberal. Neither of those are true either. So, don't be stupid.

your reality check is waiting

donotbestupid, let's see how many you have, when people get to vote on midterm elections and they have same worthless economy. democratic.....party of taking ALL your change.

How amny Democrats wil lbe left, when people get tired of tax and spend rampant liberalism that has nothing for working class people..BUH-BYE

Flymast

These guys are "blowing smoke" and are living in a dreamworld; the political landscape in Texas is following the trend of the Northeast and Southeast, its moving Democratic; President Obama overwelmingly won Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties and this lays the ground work for a Democratic Senator next time around; that's why as a "yellow dog" Democrat I'll be voting in the Republican Primary next spring for Governer like most Dems to get a 2fer.

sgmorr

Williams continued: "This will be bad for our economy, dangerous for our national security and destructive to our values."

Wow, Williams! Sounds like you just summed up the last eight years of the failed presidency of G. W. Bush.

These Republicans, and many others of their ilk out there, are just moaning and groaning like little kids who've just been kicked out of the sandbox. Listen up, once and for all, because of your horrible past performance, your Grand Old Party is rapidly declining in numbers, in support and in power. If you don't wise up now, the Republican Party will be gone for the foreseeable future.

Go ahead and try to be the party of Goldwater, take down your big tent, turn away all those who are not pure of ideology. More power to you guys!


BurningFeet

Yup, leave it to a Texan to think that people can't stand you because you're not wingnutty enough, that you've not grounded in enough conservative, or country wrecking philosophy.

Y'all know that if we keep sending Morans out into the rest of the country, that wall y'all are so fond of is going to be built along the Texas, USA border, to keep us in and the country out? These guys is Morans.

Modern Republican

What a couple of butt-plug candidates....Texas Republicans need to put a candidate in the game who can address what's going on for the next 20 years, not what was going on 20 years ago. Neither one of these flat-headed cavemen has any vision. If Texas Republicans do not modernize their party and their platform, they will continue to shrink and become increasingly irrelevant. Is this the future of the Republican party in Texas? If so, I may be voting for the Democrat in the general election for several more years. If anyone calls, I'm with Specter.

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