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Arlen Specter is likely to get the Senate Judiciary chair and the wingnuts are apoplectic. He’s not a wingnut, but he’s doing some winger bootlicking to land this seat.AmericaBlog is discussing it this evening.



Arlen, watch your back. The wingnuts want your head.

Reaction from Freeperville (my lot in life — creating the Fresh Blend requires I trudge over to enemy territory to find out what they are “thinking.”) :

Please list all the violations of trust. We will stop when the GOP BORKs Specter and does what is right on all issues. Hold politicians to high ethics and standards others are held to; and work to improve the life of Americans, not foreign workers.

1 posted on 11/17/2004 8:04:30 PM PST by Henchman

To: Henchman

Pat Buchanan is right, an ideological civil war is shaping up in the GOP. The battle lines are being drawn now.

2 posted on 11/17/2004 8:06:27 PM PST by Commander8

To: Henchman

GOP and conservatism are not synonymous. Don’t expect them to carry out conservative ideals. These guys live to be reelected.

10 posted on 11/17/2004 8:08:50 PM PST by Read2Know

To: Henchman

It’s probably better to have Specter inside the tent pi$$ing out than outside pi$$ing in — provided he swears fealty to Bush on the nominees.

13 posted on 11/17/2004 8:10:30 PM PST by expatpat

To: Henchman

I think the biggest problem is that “some people” want everything to be exactly as they would choose. It doesn’t work that way and we have to do the best we can with what we have.

I heard Tony Snow say that the conservative senators have Specter right where they want him and he (Specter) is backed against the wall now if he is the chairman.

According to Snow, Arlen knows he can quickly become yesterday’s news if he doesn’t toe the line that has been quietly and invisibly drawn and will indeed be replaced.

Therefore, Snow believes that conservatives may get a very cooperative Specter if we get him at all.

Let’s give it a chance before we jump over the cliff.

20 posted on 11/17/2004 8:14:38 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis (

To: Henchman

“Perhaps we can push the conservative agenda!”

We must push the conservative agenda or we’ll end up with a GOP that resembles the Canadian Conservative Party.

22 posted on 11/17/2004 8:15:58 PM PST by Read2Know

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