Arlen Specter and Pat Toomey, what is the difference between the two? See the real Arlen Specter.
Now that the polls show that Joe Sestak is gaining on Specter, Arlen has a change of heart and supports a public option for health care.
There’s been a lot of flip-floppin’ with Arlen Specter over the years. I’m not sure where he really stands on issues. Is Arlen Specter only changing his position on issues so that he can get re-elected or does he really believe what he is now saying?
As someone that has been sexually harassed on the job, I’m still finding it difficult to get past Arlen Specter’s treatment of Anita Hill. It is not easy to come forward and report sexual harassment. Clarence Thomas is Supreme Court Justice because of Specter’s bashing of Anita Hill.
Senator Specter has been traveling the state of Pennsylvania these past few weeks. He has taken the time to meet with his constituents. This past weekend, he attended the Berks County Democratic Committee Meeting and spoke with precinct leaders from Berks County. Yesterday, he met with a group of health reform advocates from Pennsylvania. He now supports a public option.
Speaking moments ago to a large and animated crowd of union organizers and health reform advocates in a brewing house just North of the Capitol, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) said he supports a public insurance option.
“Schumer has it right about having a public component,” Specter said.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has taken a lead role on negotiations over the public option in the Senate Finance Committee, and earlier this year proposed a compromise: the committee’s health care bill should include a public plan, he said, but one that competes on a level playing field with other insurers. Such an entity wouldn’t be able to use its sheer size to set prices the way Medicare does–but it could nonetheless incur savings in a host of other ways, and in so doing drive down the cost of health insurance in the private market.
Perhaps more importantly, though, the Schumer proposal is in line with the principles of the major reform campaign Health Care for America Now–and, as such, just about every major health care and labor organization in the country.
Sounds like Senator Specter may be listening to the voters of Pennsylvania.
“Health care is a right,” Specter said. “Your presence here has a big effect. You will get health care this year.”
The Internet chatter lately has been about Congressman Joe Sestak replacing Senator Arlen Specter as Pennsylvania’s candidate for US Senate on the Democratic ticket in 2010. Right now, this seems like a good idea.
Listen to what Congressman Sestak has to say here… and the link to his website can be found here…
Pennsylvania voted for “Change” last November and so far, Specter has not voted for change.
Last week, the Senate’s newest Democrat, Arlen Specter voted against protecting Pennsylvanians from losing their homes. In other words, he voted “no” on S.896 which would prevent mortgage foreclosures and preserve home values. The banks own Senator Specter because he votes in their best interest and not the best interest of his constituents.
When it comes to health care, Pennsylvanians will be on their own because Senator Specter also stated that he would not support a publicly funded health care plan. What he neglected to say was that he would still be keeping his publicly funded health care plan. Listen to what Senator Specter had to say on “Meet the Press“.
If Senator Specter continues to vote with the Republicans and expects to get the support of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party, he may be in for a big surprise next year. The Democratic Committee people in Pennsylvania want a REAL Democrat on the ticket and not a DINO.
Arlen Specter only cares about getting re-elected. He will always vote with the Republicans and vote against the best interest of our nation.
And then there is Senator’s view on the Supreme Court.
Remember how Arlen Specter treated Anita Hill.
Listen to Specter’s view on the Republican Party. He misses “Reagan”.
Don’t let Specter’s “switch” fool you. He is still a Republican at heart and he will not be supporting President Obama’s agenda and the American people’s desire for change. It will be the “same old wine, but a brand new bottle” with Specter.
Democrats, say “NO” to Arlen Specter.
UPDATE: Specter first told President Obama that he would be a loyal Democrat and then he denied he said that today on “Meet the Press“.
A nation, state, or other political unit: as
a: one founded on law and united by compact or tacit agreement of the people for the common good
b: one in which supreme authority is vested in the people
Definition of Autocracy:
The authority or rule of an autocrat
a : government in which one person possesses unlimited power
b : a community or state governed by autocracy
(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Using the above definitions, it is clear that the United States is a “commonwealth”. During the Bush/Cheney years, our government was heading towards an “autocracy.
It is now irrelevant whether Senator Specter beats that right wingnut,Toomey, during the Pennsylvania primary in 2010 because he is about to lose the support of Labor and Democrats during the general election. Specter plans on voting against the Employee Free Choice Act which is a vote against Unions and Labor, both of which are very strong in Pennsylvania. Woo hoo! Looks like the voters will force retirement on Arlen Specter in 2010. More on this story at Huffington Post here.
Now, I don’t have anything against Kentucky Fried Chicken except for their source of chicken. Their commercial clearly shows that KFC, purchases their chicken from Tyson Foods which is one of the leaders in animal brutality. There is no reason to torture a chicken like they do at Tyson Foods…
Then there is the Rush Limbaugh “I want Obama to fail” group and other critics of President Obama’s budget. What I want to know is “what would John McCain do if he was elected President”? I doubt if more tax cuts for the rich would get us out of this financial mess.