No love lost for Arlen. Ben Stein uplifts. A threat to homosexuals. Plus more.
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Reagan Defeats Specter:
Not that Mr. “single bullet theory” has expressed an interest in
running for president, still, it’s a relief that we have one less
geriatric RINO Senator on the “next in line” list for the party’s
nomination. Now, that we’ve been “filibuster proofed” anyway for
the next two years, if we could get Tweedledum and Tweedledee
from Maine to pack their bags, what a wonderful world it would
be. And, while we’re at it, let’s do away with open primaries, so
the Dems can’t select our candidates. We need a bright line
dividing the parties to have a proper debate. Lot of work to
— Mike Showalter
Arlen Specter says “…I will not be an automatic 60th vote for
cloture.” There are some problems with that statement. One is
that he will be depending on his Dem Masters for his
reelection. Another is the specter of the well-muzzled Blue Dogs.
No matter what…it is preferable to have ol’ Arlen out of his
— Reid Bogie
How dare you call Gov. Bill Scranton a liberal? I don’t think you have a clue about him. Goldwater was a loose cannon. If he were elected he would have unleashed a war. Scranton got Pennsylvania’s fiscal house in order, got his policies enacted despite Democratic control of the legislature, and was not afraid to exercise leadership if needed.
He was akin to Eisenhower and Red Duff. They had a vision of an America that you cannot abide with. You dislike Eisenhower because he won over Taft for the nomination, a cardinal sin.
In my estimation Taft would have had a disastrous presidency. Scranton committed a cardinal sin by opposing Goldwater. You seem to be from the version of libertarianism that wants no government control except what you like. I am a conservative and I lived thru the events I noted.
You need to truly learn what Eisenhower, Duff and Scranton’s
government service were really like.
— George J. Silvestri, Jr.
Arlen Specter is the poster child for political opportunism and
has never been a Republican even in name only. Neither has he
ever been a moderate, given his intolerance of devout Christians
in particular. His rants against the “religious right” and belief
that they only make up 5% of the Republican Party handed him a
quick defeat when he ran for the Republican Party’s presidential
nomination. That’s not the only thing he is out of touch with. By
moving to the most intolerant political entity in this nation and
one that has no problems ignoring the Constitution at every
level, he has put himself in good company with a party that
thinks Benedict Arnold is a virtuous man. I would like to
think that the RNC has learned some lessons regarding propping up
this pompous ass all these years in hopes that he would moderate
his hatred of anything resembling the founding principles of this
nation. There is nothing “moderate” about a trillion dollars
worth of spending with borrowed money aimed at buying votes for
the Democrat Party in 2010 and 2012. Arlen Specter is a true man
for all seasons and a shining example of what is wrong with the
political system in this country, without regard to party.
I’ll bet it didn’t even take 30 pieces of silver to buy
— Thom Bateman
Newport News, Virginia
Another great piece from Jeffrey Lord, this time on Arlen “Marble-mouth” Specter, Pennsylvania’s resident RINO Senator. I just about broke a rib or three laughing at Specter’s exclusive comment to Lord that he was going to play “hard hardball.” Seems to me that Specter decided to take his hardball and go home. Home, that is, to the Dummycratic Party, someplace he should have gone to years ago.
His defection (another site has referred to him as “Specter the Defector”) is no loss, as former Club For Growth head Pat Toomey has been kicking his sorry behind in the polls as of recent. Hopefully, that will continue through the forthcoming election.
As for dear Arlen, as someone else on another site has stated,
“Don’t let the screen door hit you on your way out.” It would be
a waste to damage a perfectly good door.
— Jim Bjaloncik
WE INTERRUPT THIS RANT…
Re: Ben Stein’s What I’ve Been Hearing:
God bless you, Ben! So nice to hear something positive for a
change, instead of, ahem, all the ranting for a change.
Interesting you chose to visit Searcy. I’d guess you stopped
at Harding University? I was enrolled at Harding in a
European studies program one summer during my college years.
First class people. Salt of the earth. World class, Harvard
busting Business school. As long as there’s a Harding, it
will be morning and Springtime in America.
— Mike Showalter
Re: Lisa Fabrizio’s Speaking Truth to Power:
Lisa Fabrizio writes that “…a priest friend of mine suggested that the legalization of same-sex marriage might be even more morally harmful to our nation than the scourge of abortion.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?