Thursday, November 09, 2006

Arlen Specter Reacts

From the AP:

Sen. Arlen Specter, the moderate conscience of Pennsylvania Republicans, on Wednesday urged the party to re-evaluate its priorities in the wake of nationwide election losses and called for a more progressive agenda that changes the strategy in Iraq and puts more emphasis on education and health care at home.

Specter’s reaction to the election is “Let’s surrender to the terrorists AND the Democrats!” Is Specter a French name?

In addition to the war, which he called a key factor in the losses of fellow Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and others, Specter said his party will have to become "a lot more progressive and a lot less ideological."

So, let me get this straight. If you’re progressive (also known as “socialist”), then you are not ideological?

With politicians like Specter, the question is not, “Is America on a highway to hell?” The question is, “How have we survived this long?”

(HT: Polipundit)


EdMcGon said...

What would you expect from the creator of "The Magic Bullet Theory"? (Specter was a legal clerk for the Warren Commission)

Specter wears that RINO tag proudly. :P

Myrhaf said...

Do you think Oswald was not the only shooter?

bigmac said...

Myhaf, please flag this post and bring it up next time someone talks about voting in strange ways to "send a message."

Nicholas Provenzo said...

Let's be square: the walk-away from the election for many Republicans will be that they need to be more "pragmatic." So yes, there's going to have to be a fight for the soul of the party--if it is even a soul worth having. I don't know anyone who seriously thought otherwise.

EdMcGon said...

Frankly, I do not know enough about the JFK assassination to give a qualified judgment. While I have probably seen dozens of movies and tv shows on the subject, I have yet to hear or see anything definitive on the subject.

But I know enough to call "The Magic Bullet Theory" asinine, although I did see one show that actually showed how something like that theory could work (JFK was actually moving at the time he was shot).