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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:44 PM
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Right-Wingers Show Range of Emotions as GOP Becomes Even More Southern and Wingnutty
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Right-Wingers Show Range of Emotions as GOP Becomes Even More Southern and Wingnutty
By: Blue Texan Tuesday April 28, 2009 10:30 am



Arlen Specter on why he's switching parties:

Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.


Specter has a lot of company. After the Bush/Cheney years, 21% of Americans identify themselves as Republicans, and it isn't because Republicans are generally perceived as insufficiently conservative.

But don't expect this latest setback to cause any introspection or self-examination at all by the 21-percenters, who instead are predictably pointing and shrieking at that traitorous backstabbing RINO.

Denial:

What's evident is that Specter's switch has nothing really to do with ideology. He ran in 1980 as part of the Reagan Revolution -- and nothing the Republicans are doing today is any more conservative (or in MSM-speak, "extreme") than the Reagan platform in 1980.

Sarcasm:

I read that he was switching parties, but I was disappointed to learn he's still a Democrat.

Bitterness:

Dont let the door hit you on the way out.

Passive-Aggressiveness:

TRUTH IN LABELLING: Specter switches to Democrat.

Self-Pity:

Filibuster-proof majority, here we come. As if we didn't pass enough the first 100 days.

Anger:

Let's be honest-Senator Specter didn't leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record.


Self-awareness has never been the wingnuts' strong suit.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:46 PM
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1. Enjoy your Bush legacy, RW douchebags!
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:52 PM
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2. Why does it make him more southern?
There are plenty of red states not in the south.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 02:00 PM
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4. It makes the *party* more southern.
And the "plenty of red states" outside the south are mostly empty space, like Wyoming and Utah.
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UnrepentantUnitarian Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 01:53 PM
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3. Freeper Madness!
Not much different from rabies, actually -- you just want to keep the children and pets away from it.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 02:17 PM
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5. "his left wing voting record"?
LOL! Seriously?
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