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megimoo
04-30-2009, 08:14 AM
Donors demand refund from Specter: Political switch gets expensive as lawmaker's support shrinks

Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party is prompting his campaign donors large and small to demand their money back, including several Republican senators whose political action committees gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Pennsylvania lawmaker. Sen. Johnny Isakson didn't waste any time putting himself at the front of the refund line. The Georgia Republican asked Mr. Specter for a return of his leadership political action committee's $5,000 contribution Tuesday on the Senate floor - just hours after Mr. Specter announced he was changing his political stripes. "Senator Specter readily agreed to return the contribution," said Isakson...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/30/donors-demand-refund-from-specter/

enslaved1
04-30-2009, 01:35 PM
Now there's a precedent I could get behind. Everytime any politician goes back on something they commited to, be it a campaign promise or statement to get X passed, or at least vote for X, thier donors should get a refund. Hit em in the only thing that matters, thier wallet.

noonwitch
04-30-2009, 01:56 PM
It was good of the senator to agree to return the donation.


Jon Stewart was having a lot of fun with the whole party switch thing. He played the clip of Specter saying he was switching parties because he didn't think he would win a republican primary. Stewart said something about how refreshing it was for a politician to be honest about motives of self-interest.

Goldwater
05-01-2009, 06:13 AM
Jon Stewart was having a lot of fun with the whole party switch thing. He played the clip of Specter saying he was switching parties because he didn't think he would win a republican primary. Stewart said something about how refreshing it was for a politician to be honest about motives of self-interest.

He said he didn't respect him, but he at least "gets" it, kind of strange for a politician to just say "I don't wanna lose so I'm switching, this is a completely political move."

megimoo
05-01-2009, 07:40 AM
It was good of the senator to agree to return the donation.


Jon Stewart was having a lot of fun with the whole party switch thing. He played the clip of Specter saying he was switching parties because he didn't think he would win a republican primary. Stewart said something about how refreshing it was for a politician to be honest about motives of self-interest.
Good Of Him, Are you kidding ?IF he doesn't return them he will be up to his butt in legal battles in court and can kiss any future donations goodbye. He is well past his expiration date and should go lay down somewhere and wait for his just due !