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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:26 AM
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Specter: Reid Not A "Deep Thinker" & Kerry Is "Like A High School Orator"
Specter: Reid's Not A "Deep Thinker"
And other trivia, from an American Spectator interview with an "unvarnished" Arlen Specter.

On various Democrats: Minority Leader Reid, in various comments discussed at the dinner, "is not a deep thinker, to put it gently." Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry "didn't have any substance or any backbone." In 20 years, Kerry has "a remarkably vacuous record." Kerry at the podium is dullsville: "He's like a high school orator."

And former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala "was a colossal failure... a good bluffer, but she was a lousy administrator." Under her watch, scientists sometimes couldn't even keep deadly strains of diseases "under lock and key."

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2006/06...
http://www.spectator.org/blogger.asp?BlogID=3147
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:27 AM
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1. magic bullet
nt
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:27 AM
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I've seen ol' Arlen on TV . . .
He'd look much better with a coat or two of varnish -- I think he's beginning to spoil.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:28 AM
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5. He's been in chemotherapy for cancer. Maybe you should just address
what he said.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:54 AM
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15. You're looking for sensitivity toward the guy . . .
Trashing his colleagues with phrases like "high school debater," "vacuous," "not a deep thinker (wink, wink)."

Sorry, he'll have to do something to earn my respect before I offer it up.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:56 AM
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17. Yes. I have friends who are cancer survivors. Talking about Specter's
appearance has nothing to do with what he said, IMO.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:58 PM
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21. OK, point taken. n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:33 AM
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9. He may have Alzheimers - he seemed to have forgotten who investigated and
Edited on Fri Jun-16-06 11:34 AM by blm
exposed the government corruption in IranContra, BCCI, CIA drugrunning, and the illegal wars in Central America and who wrote the a book in 1996 that warned of the growing strength of global terror networks being financed through international institutions turning a blind eye to the armsdealing, drugrunning and moneylaundering.

Now - which Senator's work was MOST NEEDED by this country to PREVENT a 9-11 from happening? And which senator IGNORED the terror issue to the detriment of 3000 families?
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rwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:27 AM
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2. I wonder what
He thinks of bush's speaking style?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:28 AM
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3. "projection"
That's the only word to use for this stuff.

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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:28 AM
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4. Magic Bullet can go fuck himself.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:52 AM
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14. What Beelzebud said.
Arlen Sphinctor is a traitor.
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Sammy Pepys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:28 AM
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6. OK...
I admit I chuckled a bit. Picturing Arlen in his scruffy, curmudgeony voice? I just couldn't help it.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:30 AM
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7. A remarkably vacuous record of EXPOSING IranContra, BCCI, CIA drugrunning
A remarkably vacuous record of EXPOSING IranContra, BCCI, CIA drugrunning, and illegal wars in Central America.

And let's throw in the book Kerry wrote in 1996 that WARNED of the growing threat of global terrorism and how to cut off the funding they were getting through international financial networks.

What did YOU do Arlen? BLOCK Kerry's work exposing terror networks along with the other Bush loyalists?

YOU and BushInc were PROTECTING the very terror networks Kerry was working to expose and warn us about. I blame YOU and your GOP thug cronies for 9-11.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:30 AM
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8. This coming from a man who has Bush's finger up his butt.
The very same man who didn't feel it was necessary to put Attorney General Gonzalez under oath before he testified.

Arlen, who's playing games with whom? You certainly don't appear to be very deep to me, nor are you moving speaker. And as for backbone, you should know. Bush's knuckles are about the only thing that comprises yours.

Being a puppet doesn't exactly put you in a position to criticize others. Deal with your own considerable shortcomings before putting others down about theirs.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:34 AM
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10. I am disappointed he is one of my two Senators. Talk about speaking
Edited on Fri Jun-16-06 11:35 AM by wisteria
styles, he is a true bore. He grandstands to get attention them fails to follow through on whathe happens to think is popular enough to get outraged about. He is a phoney, blowhard who has been in the senate way to long and the only person he impresses anymore is himself.
That said, let me add this- f*ck him, he know absolutley nothing about Kerry and he exposes his ignorance in this little hit piece.
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Yoda Yada Donating Member (474 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:38 AM
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11. And Republicans accuse Democrats of being "namecallers"???
Isn't their a rule of law in Congress that Senators and Representatives are not to "call names" of their fellow members of Congress?

How about that one, Mr. Specter?
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Innocent Smith Donating Member (466 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:41 AM
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12. One thought comes to mind regarding Specter
Physician heal thyself.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:44 AM
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13. Another "damned if you do, damned if you don't"
either we're monumentally stupid or too intelligent for this country . . . this from the party of the Binary thinkers . . . "either-or" . . . no "gray areas" (unless you're a lawbreaking Repuke, that is . . .)
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 11:55 AM
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16. Unvarnished Specter's latest dirt deeds for the junta, then falsely denies
Edited on Fri Jun-16-06 12:08 PM by chill_wind

This will boil your blood. Exposing story from LiviaOlivia DU thread and Glen Greenwald

Specter falsely denied proposing amnesty for illegal eavesdropping


Thursday, June 15, 2006
Specter falsely denied proposing amnesty for the Administration's illegal eavesdropping
Glen Greenwald
http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2006/06/specter-fals...


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Edited for full linkpath to Greenwald story.

I think CNN and American Spectator should do an update interview.
I would pay good money to see the squirming.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 12:38 PM
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19. Astonishing denial. PLEASE won't you guys read this!
Edited on Fri Jun-16-06 12:41 PM by chill_wind
If there's been any other DU thread about the Greenwald blog expose' re: his CNN interview beside the one I linked to I apologize in advance.

I just can't believe he gets to walk away from this! The proposal AND THE BLATANT DENIAL.



(...)
But almost immediately, that controversy became extremely confused and muddled because Specter went on CNN on Sunday and categorically and unambiguously denied the truth of these reports. When asked directly by Wolf Blitzer if he had proposed "blanket amnesty to anyone who authorized these wiretaps," Specter said:


Absolutely not. That was an erroneous report. If anybody has violated the law, they'll be held accountable, both as to criminal conduct and as to civil conduct. And in no way did I promise amnesty or immunity or letting anybody off the hook.





Greenwald: "I have now obtained (with the help of the ACLU) a copy of Specter's marked-up proposed legislation (.pdf), which makes quite clear that Specter simply was not telling the truth when he denied proposing amnesty to the administration."

(bold caps mine)
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 12:03 PM
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18. Pot Meet Kettle
Geez. He is among the deepest thinking of the Repubs, so that oughta tell ya somethin'. He one one of the deepest, but he's still in the kiddie pool of thought.

And, his prez has the oratorical skills of a stuttering possum.

Sheesh!
The Professor
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 01:00 PM
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20. Yea and Mr. Bush* is both a deep thinker and valedictorian @ Yale
:sarcasm:
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