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Old 04-28-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Yep. Hell, I voted for NIXON 72, FORD 76, REAGAN 80, REAGAN 84, BUSH 88, and BUSH 92 but since Newt rode into DC and Jerry Falwell politicized religion I've had to vote for the most reaonsable, moderate persons I could find, and that has NOT been any GOP candidate.

The GOP of Ike and Goldwater lies dead and buried under a stack of last week's discarded church bulletins, testimony to the power of religious-based hate spewed by Dobson, Robertson, Falwell(d), Hagee, Parsley, FOTF, AFA, ADF, et al, to destroy all it touches.

There simply is no way that any GOP fan on this board or anywhere can downplay the significance of Specter's defection from the party. The 2006 election was a serious tremor. McCain's loss was a full blown earthquake. Specter's desertion is a major after-shock, of which I hope to see more. The ripple effect will change things at the local level for sometime.
Major after-shock? lol Are you serious? This guy has been leaning left for decades. It's more like a fart on a wooden church pew. It happens from time to time.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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so I guess a Stimulus bill for America is Socialist. What do you call spending $10 billion a month in Iraq for 6 years with no accountability? Welfare for Iraq but hey at least they don't vote in US Elections.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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if by bitter you mean laughing my butt off, i would say yes!
roflmao...:d
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Rasmussen - yeah, right. As if THEY don't have an axe to grind. Take a look at this snapshot of the site you linked me to.
How many of those ads lean Left?
How many lean Right?

How many of those stories on the right side look like they might be selected because they provide positive news for the Left?
How many for the Right?

Think that Rasmussen might just have a slant they are pushing?
Think maybe that slant might just be reflected in their poll(s)?

Ken
Boo Hoo. Somebody's not happy with the trend in public opinion.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Some might look at this as a fact that GOP members are moving more to the right and unwilling to vote for a Republican left of center.
Specter is clearly right of center. I'd much rather have seen him remain a Republican and watched a main line Democrat (left of center) take office in 2010. Still, Specter now has to sing for his cheese if he wants DNC money in the election so we can expect Specter to shift to the left on a whole host of issues.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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You can have that RINO Snowe too.... snip ....
Just massive sour grapes on your part, you're not kidding anyone.

Snowe said that being a part of the GOP was her lifelong heritage, is a part of who she is, but that the GOP has abandoned its principles and its members. Right now she does not plan to change parties, but who knows, if clowns like Rush Limbaugh jump all over her and if GOP types like Michael Steele, or Senators McConnell or Shelby throw barbs in her direction, all bets are off on her staying in the GOP. Her state went 58-41 for Obama, she isn't blind or stupid, and feels an outcast in what is today's GOP.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Harrisonville
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If he voted Democratic for 29 YEARS, it changes NOTHING..
I don't think he votes Democrat or Republican, he votes WASHINGTON first, and his home State second.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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You can have that RINO Snowe too. GOP now leads in latest Rasmussen poll.

Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_ballot/generic_congressional_ballot - broken link)
The Rasmussen Reports are very misleading at best but hey, you took the bait. As you do know they are a republican polling organization.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The GOP is well on its way to having an ideologically pure and completely insignificant party.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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LMAO!

Thats what you guys always say.

"He was a Democrat anyways"...LALA! You never want to take responsibility for your torn up party. You just claim that Bush or whoever was really a "liberal".

Well, Bush sure spent money like a liberal!
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