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Take my RINO Please: Arlen Specter in The Age of Unreason May 4, 2009

Filed under: Republican Party — afrocity @ 9:24 AM
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Yet another reason to be thankful that “Specter the defector” Is now a Democrat:

The Washington Times
Specter hints Kemp died of GOP agenda

By Tom LoBianco | Monday, May 4, 2009

Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat, said part of the reason that he left the Republican Party last week was disillusionment with its health-care priorities, and suggested that had the Republicans taken a more moderate track, Jack Kemp may have won his battle with cancer.

Mr. Specter, responding to a question from CBS’ Bob Schieffer over whether he had let down Pennsylvanians who wanted a Republican to represent them, said he thought his priorities were more in line with those of the Democrats.

“Well, I was sorry to disappoint many people. Frankly, I was disappointed that the Republican Party didn’t want me as their candidate,” Mr. Specter said on “Face the Nation.” “But as a matter of principle, I’m becoming much more comfortable with the Democrats’ approach. And one of the items that I’m working on, Bob, is funding for medical research.”

Mr. Specter continued: “If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.”

Mr. Kemp died Saturday of cancer. He had been the running mate of 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole.

The saying “blessing in disguise” comes to mind here. Between Specter’s past comments about Anita Hill, his involvement in NFL “spygate, and the Polish jokes from last December, I think the GOP should be jumping with glee that this despicable character has left the party. It is a shame that he has to bring the good memory of Jack Kemp into his opportunistic agenda.  Very pathetic indeed.


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3 Responses to “Take my RINO Please: Arlen Specter in The Age of Unreason”

  1. boldandbald Says:

    Good riddance indeed, though I do think that he should not be allowed to do this mid-term.

    Anyone who thinks that the federal government controlling health care is going to lead to a cure for cancer is seriously stupid. The incredible strides that have come in recent years in many areas of health care have come as a result of the health care system that we have now. Once the government takes it over and starts putting restrictions on what the pharmaceutical companies can charge for medications, those same companies will stop developing new drugs since they will have no way of recouping their extremely high research costs. There is a reason that people from other countries come here for their medical care, if they can afford it. Socialized medicine has been proven time and again to be a perfect way to lengthen wait times for everything from a simple check up to a major surgery. And after that prolonged wait you are then subjected to substandard care; at least substandard by our standards.

  2. kimberly Says:

    it seems like he forgot to say “your crazy and you should go be with the rest of the crazies” lol

  3. loudmouthjewishbabe Says:

    What an assclown. :/

    I keep compiling articles from UK ( on which Daschle) is modeling his plan.

    Oh…like this..Mr. Spector?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/goody-effect-causes-huge-delay-in-smear-test-results-1674754.html

    I notice that women under 50 are only “invited” by NHS to screen once every 3 years. I have been screened yearly for free or with some of the other plans- 25 copay.

    Over 50= “invited screenings” once only every 5 years.

    My 63 year old mom is screened every year as well.

    There was another article that some Brit gvt sponsored research recently concluded that mammograms produce too much radiation and should be used sparingly as well.


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