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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Closet View Post
    Bye, bye filibuster.

    And hello universal healthcare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmostThere View Post
    Just saw on Fox that Arlen Specter is switching to Democratic party. No links yet.
    How will they be able to tell the difference?
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    Well, there hasn't really been a small government party thats been in power anywhere in years.
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    He's right to do it. He's been far to the left of the current GOP. It doesn't look to me like the GOP is returning to it's centrist (pre-Reagan) past anytime soon.


    It also will probably keep him in the Senate, the next time he's up for re-election. The GOP will run a conservative for the seat, the non-partisan voters who are loyal to him will still vote for him, and if he wins the Dem primary, so will the dems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water Closet View Post
    A nice thought, but if you only allow those who take the "pure" conservative viewpoint on:

    Social Issues
    1. Abortion and related issues such as birth control, sex education, stem cell research
    2. The role of religion in government
    3. Gun control
    4. Enforcement of social/religious/moral norms, e.g., gay marriage, prostitution, drugs
    5. Environmental issues

    Foreign/Defense Issues
    1. Role and function of the military
    2. Role and function of diplomacy

    Economic Issues
    1. Taxes
    2. Government role in the economy
    3. Size/cost of government


    the Republicans would be a fringe party.
    I'd settle for a Republican who just fought for the bolded items. That would be enough of a change from the average Dem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I'd settle for a Republican who just fought for the bolded items. That would be enough of a change from the average Dem.
    You closet libertarian! :D
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    being a PA resident i'm not surprised. he's been republican by name only anyway. he did this because he knows Pat Toomey was gonna kick his ass in the primaries next year. now he (hopefully) gets to kick his ass in the min election.
    "People should not fear their governments; governments should fear their people."
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWkid06 View Post
    being a PA resident i'm not surprised. he's been republican by name only anyway. he did this because he knows Pat Toomey was gonna kick his ass in the primaries next year. now he (hopefully) gets to kick his ass in the min election.
    I was thinking the same thing. We have some piss poor representatives in PA, with Bob Casey, Spector and all the craptacular House members (except for Joe Pitts). Hopefully Arlen gets his ass handed to him. Anyone who defends a murderer who chopped up an innocent woman and then helped him flee the country doesn't deserve to serve in public office ever. F*** Arlen Specter. :mad:
    "Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
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    I hate myself for typing this but I hope his tumor comes back :mad:


    FRACKING traitor.


    I hope toomey (sp)? kicks his ass :mad:
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    I am sure that ACORN will be working overtime to ensure this clown is re-elected.
    "If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals




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