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  •  GOP to Flush it's moderate Senators ? (none)
    From a conservative mail list : Flush the moderates out of GOP Senate: Better a lost seat than a RINO (Republican in Name Only)

    Hold your nose for a minute please. You need to read this and show your pro-life friends..

    We reelected the worst Republican Senator, and still lost Pennsylvania.

    Rick Santorum and George W. Bush told us that the GOP needed Arlen Specter. We needed Arlen Specter to deliver Pennsylvania for Bush. ..

    Santorum and Bush were wrong. They were wrong morally, and they were wrong politically. These men saved the man who saved Roe v. Wade, and now the costs to the pro-life cause, the conservative movement, and the Republican party -- for so little benefit -- could be deep and long-lasting.

    Pennsylvania was always a stretch for Bush... Specter's unhelpfulness on the presidential level also showed itself in some very concrete and visible ways.

    Most striking were the "Kerry and Specter for Working Families" signs posted around Southeastern Pennsylvania.. The signs were created, paid for, and posted by a 527 created by Roger Stone, chairman of Specter's 1996 presidential campaign.

    Second, losing Specter's seat to a Democrat would not have been all bad. A top Republican Senator, in explaining his difficulty in winning votes in the upper chamber, recently told a crowd, "I only have 51 votes -- really only 47." That was an admission that Specter -- like Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Lincoln Chafee -- is a Republican in Name Only Hoeffel would not have detracted from Bill Frist's functional majority.

    Would we really be worse off were Hoeffel a U.S. Senator now? While certainly more liberal than Specter, Hoeffel would do less harm. It is precisely the "clout" Specter bragged about that should worry conservatives around the country

    Specifically, Specter is in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is in charge of confirming judicial appointments. There is no doubt that we would be better off with 54 Republican Senators and Judiciary Chairman Jon Kyl than 55 and Chairman Specter

    For any pro-lifer, the Borking of Bork should be an unforgivable sin.

    Instead of Bork, we got Anthony Kennedy, who changed his mind at the last moment in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey and cast the deciding vote to save Roe v. Wade

    So Arlen Specter saved Roe v. Wade, a ruling he has repeatedly gone on record saying was rightly decided and ought not be overturned

    Both the Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer endorsed him on the grounds he would save Roe again and block more Antonin Scalias and Clarence Thomases.

    Either Specter is misleading the papers and debate watchers or he is not really planning on supporting Bush. Bush has held up Scalia and Thomas as his model justices.
    [excuse me I have to barf now - law]

    So either Specter's fooling someone, or Bush is fooling everyone. That is, Specter's actions and comments are only consistent if Bush already plans on giving us another Anthony Kennedy

    You want the Truth ? You can't handle the Truth ! ~~~~ See my blog here~~~~

    by lawnorder on Thu Nov 04, 2004 at 02:13:23 PM PST

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