I just wanted to say I really don’t care much for my Republican senior Senator, Arlen Specter. He is running for re-election right now and in the primary he is getting a big fight from a true conservative, and a great man, Pat Toomey.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday showed Specter leading Toomey 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. A similar poll two weeks ago showed Specter ahead of Toomey 52 percent to 37 percent.
"He's just a left-of-center politician," Toomey said when asked why the polls are moving. "He's got a liberal voting record and history, none of which makes him a bad human being, but it means he's outside the mainstream of the Republican Party."
Specter has another notion. He says money pumped into the race by the arch-conservative Club For Growth to pay for ads criticizing his political record is an attempt to punish him and keep other Republican senators in line.
"They don't like my independence," Specter said. "That's a very unhealthy thing. The Republican Party needs a center. That's why President Bush is supporting me for re-election. That's why Sen. [Rick] Santorum is supporting me for re-election. Because that's in the interest of the party."
No, they don't like you Arlen because you're disloyal. You are an opportunistic, power hungry politician. You are the last of a dying breed of Gerald Ford, appease the Democrats, Republicans. Conservatives call you RINOs. Republicans in Name Only.
You are the same senator who voted "Not Proven" during the Clinton impeachment trials, denying the GOP of at least a moral victory on Clinton by getting a simple majority.
Arlen has gotten pretty mean in his latest attack ads recently. He attacks Pat because he once owned part of a restaurant/bar. The ad says that Toomey "owned a bar where drunks were served, and drugs were sold".
What a punk. I sincerely hope he loses against Toomey, because if he doesn't I don't know if I could vote for him in a general election run even against the Liberal Democrat, Joe Hoeffel, who would be running against him in November.
I guess we will see next Tuesday, April 27th, on Election Day.Powered by Sidelines