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Gallium
10-14-2012, 11:26
Coulda sworn he died already. Or was that Cunningham?


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/arlen-specter-u-s-senator-dies-82-article-1.1183136

Resqu2
10-14-2012, 11:29
I thought you were posting old news lol but guess I was thinking of someone else also.

F350
10-14-2012, 11:32
I shall raise a glass of fine bourbon tonight.

G29Reload
10-14-2012, 11:44
I shall raise a glass of fine bourbon tonight.

Nuttin' like celebratin the death of a RINO. The less the better.

Well…BYE! And good riddance.

MulletLoad
10-14-2012, 12:32
And the last two posters are examples of fine human beings? GMAFB

Sporaticus
10-14-2012, 12:35
Nuttin' like celebratin the death of a RINO. The less the better.


There will always be more to replace him. I remember when Mitt Romney was labeled "RINO". GW Bush is one, but was given a pass because he was willing to start wars.

Sporaticus
10-14-2012, 12:37
And the last two posters are examples of fine human beings? GMAFB

But when a republican dies, and people at Huffpo say the same kind of things, these same types of people will criticize them for wishing death on someone.

It's both sad and funny to see.

G29Reload
10-14-2012, 12:42
There will always be more to replace him.

He was a special kind of traitor.

G29Reload
10-14-2012, 12:43
And the last two posters are examples of fine human beings? GMAFB

Exemplary, in fact. Nothing wrong with despising someone who's a traitor to his country as a leftist/statist subversive.


Good riddance.

MulletLoad
10-14-2012, 12:56
But when a republican dies, and people at Huffpo say the same kind of things, these same types of people will criticize them for wishing death on someone.

It's both sad and funny to see.

You're dead on right. And along with Huffpo, the same sheet gets posted on dailykos, democraticunderground, ect. That krap and the rest of their juvenile act is one reason among many why I would never waste a KB there.

Just don't care for it on my side of the political aisle. Like his politics or not, (I don't), the guy stepped up and served as a Military Officer.

Pissing on graves in Arlington Cemetery isn't my style.

Zombie Surgeon
10-14-2012, 13:23
Specter switched caskets.

MulletLoad
10-14-2012, 13:35
Specter switched caskets.

Ok, now that's funny.

czsmithGT
10-14-2012, 13:41
I've never seen the wisdom in celebrating someone's death, except for guys like Hitler, Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot. hate Spector of course but he was not like them.

frizz
10-14-2012, 13:41
Nuttin' like celebratin the death of a RINO. The less the better.

Well…BYE! And good riddance.

Disagreeing with someone is one thing, but wishing death on them is another. Rabid partisanship is stupid and disgusting.

You are no better than those you oppose.

thetoastmaster
10-14-2012, 13:43
Too bad he couldn't find a way to take Orrin "At least I saved you half a loaf" Hatch or John "The Manchurian Canidate" McCain with him...

Maybe next time.

Flying-Dutchman
10-14-2012, 13:55
I once went to a Republican event for VP Dick Cheney and when Senator Specter came to the podium he was loudly booed, by Republicans! That was very rude.

The crowd loved Cheney.

One thing about Specter, he took care of Pennsylvania. If you had a problem you received an answer unlike with do-nothing Senator Casey. You just couldn’t trust Arlen.

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 13:57
And the last two posters are examples of fine human beings? GMAFB

Yes they are. Some of us won't summons up false tears for a Benadict Arnold.

c6601a
10-14-2012, 13:58
Oh the love and compassion of the co called Christians is overwhelming! Where are people who in other cases profess "It does not matter how much you disagree with him. He is a veteran and you must show him respect him for his service."

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 14:01
But when a republican dies, and people at Huffpo say the same kind of things, these same types of people will criticize them for wishing death on someone.

It's both sad and funny to see.

Who wished death on somebody? Did I miss something? I don't think so. We're just not sad he's gone.

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 14:05
Disagreeing with someone is one thing, but wishing death on them is another. Rabid partisanship is stupid and disgusting.

You are no better than those you oppose.

Wished death? That's a major f'ng leap.

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 14:06
Oh the love and compassion of the co called Christians is overwhelming! Where are people who in other cases profess "It does not matter how much you disagree with him. He is a veteran and you must show him respect him for his service."

I respect his service. Other than that, his passing is no big deal to me.

RimfireMan
10-14-2012, 14:24
Good to see hate is alive and well among the conservatives.

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 14:26
Good to see hate is alive and well among the conservatives.

Welcome to the world, princess.

Ragnar
10-14-2012, 14:35
I've never seen the wisdom in celebrating someone's death, except for guys like Hitler, Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot. hate Spector of course but he was not like them.

He was worse. The other guys were at least honest about their evil. Spector tried to cover his up.

That said, no one gains by celebrating his death.

tongix
10-14-2012, 14:47
Many liken him like Ben Ladin in the GOP.

certifiedfunds
10-14-2012, 14:50
Coulda sworn he died already.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/arlen-specter-u-s-senator-dies-82-article-1.1183136

He died years ago. It just took this long for his heart to stop beating.

GRIMLET
10-14-2012, 14:57
I dont know how he voted on things or anything positive or negative about him.
Please express the reasons he is called a traitor and like bin laden.
This isnt trolling.
Was he a good American or did he fall into a corrupt way?
If he is a traitor, please give facts. If he didnt vote the way you wanted, thats ok too. Lets just set get the accusations in order.

Flying-Dutchman
10-14-2012, 15:07
I dont know how he voted on things or anything positive or negative about him.
Please express the reasons he is called a traitor and like bin laden.
This isnt trolling.
Was he a good American or did he fall into a corrupt way?
If he is a traitor, please give facts. If he didnt vote the way you wanted, thats ok too. Lets just set get the accusations in order.
Specter went from Democrat to Republican back to Democrat whenever it suited him politically.

When he went to Democrat he voted for Obama-Care.

Not me but a lot of campaign contributors gave to Specter as a Republican only to be betrayed. He did not return the money as far as I know.

He stopped Republican Supreme Court pick Robert Bork.

Specter's magic bullet theory in the Kennedy assassination.:upeyes:

Specter arraigned the release of Ira Einhorn, the Unicorn Killer who went to France and escaped justice for 17 years.

Specter was a Specter-crat; he couldn’t be trusted.

Averageman
10-14-2012, 15:12
Someone should have grabbed him by the Turkey Waddle and swung his dusty ol' butt around the room a couple of times.
Damn Traitor to America.

Vic777
10-14-2012, 15:18
And the last two posters are examples of fine human beings? GMAFBOf course they are, I made a little smile when I heard Specter was dead. I think we all let out a cheer when Ted Kennedy died. Didn't we? I know America was a better place when Ted Kennedy died. Imagine if Kennedy was still alive!

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 15:20
Flying Dutchman hit the major ones.

A few things he did do for us is champion Alito, Thomas, and Roberts during their Supreme Court confirmation hearings. He was very influential in those confirmations and can, in all fairness, be appreciated for that.

RenoF250
10-14-2012, 15:20
Arlen went after Anita Hill pretty heavily in the Clearance Thomas hearings though didn't he?

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 15:32
Arlen went after Anita Hill pretty heavily in the Clearance Thomas hearings though didn't he?

Yeah, I remember watching all of those hearings. The devious little devil in that debacle was Senator Metzenbaum. It was believed his office was responsible for coming up with the Anita Hill last ditch character assassination attempt to scuttle the Thomas confirmation. Orrin Hatch was the leading defender of Thomas as I recall. Hatch a pissed off sniper over that. He brought the heavy hammer. Specter played a part as well.

Drilled
10-14-2012, 15:45
Specter, Ted Kennedy, Byrd and all "professional" politicians is why we need term limits.

Sorry for his family, but not the citizens of this country.

Little Joe
10-14-2012, 15:47
Specter, Ted Kennedy, Byrd and all "professional" politicians is why we need term limits.

Sorry for his family, but not the citizens of this country.

Yep, well said.

certifiedfunds
10-14-2012, 15:58
Term limits aren't the answer. Repeal the17th amendment. That's the answer.

thetoastmaster
10-14-2012, 16:08
Term limits aren't the answer. Repeal the17th amendment. That's the answer.

Agreed 100%.

c6601a
10-14-2012, 16:16
Repeal the17th amendment.Support your state legislators and repeal the 17th Amendment. For over a hundred years your state legislators have been ignored and allowed to languish in poverty. Repeal the 17th so they can once again start pulling in the big bribes, like they did for the first 120 or so years.

glocking26
10-14-2012, 16:25
He was dead to me when he switched party's

427
10-14-2012, 16:27
I may not agree with what Specter has/had done as a politician, but as a son whose father is dealing with recurring non-hodgkins lymphoma, I understand what the family is going through and I wish them peace.

ARs&AKs
10-14-2012, 17:19
Good riddance to that traitorous POS. :steamed:

Fred Hansen
10-14-2012, 17:34
Sorry for his family, but not the citizens of this country.:agree:

Detectorist
10-14-2012, 17:52
I am not one to spit on someone's grave. Except Ted Kennedy's.

Specter was an interesting guy. He certainly fought the good fight against his many ailments.

R.I.P.

ChuteTheMall
10-14-2012, 18:14
http://i47.tinypic.com/15rjpxk.jpg

mgs
10-14-2012, 18:17
He was worse. The other guys were at least honest about their evil. Spector tried to cover his up.

That said, no one gains by celebrating his death.

Well said!

mymini40
10-14-2012, 19:20
Finally.

railfancwb
10-14-2012, 20:52
Term limits aren't the answer. Repeal the17th amendment. That's the answer.

Yes! Pass it on.

Restless28
10-14-2012, 20:57
GT continues to hit new lows. Dancing on the grave of someone who is on the other side of their personal political ideology.

Averageman
10-14-2012, 21:03
I wouldnt celebrate his death, I do feel for his families loss.
Lets get real though this Man might be exactly what is wrong with our system currently and how we ended up in this mess.
Perhaps it is time to wsh our hands of the lies of political correctness?

HollowHead
10-14-2012, 21:09
The crowd loved Cheney.



When he produced his DD-214, no doubt... HH

GRIMLET
10-14-2012, 21:21
Specter went from Democrat to Republican back to Democrat whenever it suited him politically.

When he went to Democrat he voted for Obama-Care.

Not me but a lot of campaign contributors gave to Specter as a Republican only to be betrayed. He did not return the money as far as I know.

He stopped Republican Supreme Court pick Robert Bork.

Specter's magic bullet theory in the Kennedy assassination.:upeyes:

Specter arraigned the release of Ira Einhorn, the Unicorn Killer who went to France and escaped justice for 17 years.

Specter was a Specter-crat; he couldn’t be trusted.

Thanks for the profile. It seems he turned his back on his core supporters. Several times apparently. The Unicorn killer is unknown to me. If he knew the facts and let helped a serial killer loose, I could understand the serious name calling. If its just a difference in politics, I cant see the hatred directed towards him. He doesnt seem much different than a stereotypical politician.

50 Cent
10-14-2012, 21:35
He was a special kind of traitor.

Hopefully he shovels coal in Hell for a long version of eternity.

G29Reload
10-14-2012, 21:38
I dont know how he voted on things or anything positive or negative about him.
Please express the reasons he is called a traitor and like bin laden.
This isnt trolling.
Was he a good American or did he fall into a corrupt way?
If he is a traitor, please give facts. If he didnt vote the way you wanted, thats ok too. Lets just set get the accusations in order.

Yes actually, after years of.representing his party in name only, he managed to get reelected then stabbed his party in the back and switched sides. He was a turncoaf and a traitor, dishonest absolutely having run under false premises. A statist and subversive at that, also a pompous ass.

c6601a
10-14-2012, 22:00
Lets get real though this Man might be exactly what is wrong with our system currently and how we ended up in this mess.The attitudes displayed in this thread are what is wrong with our country and why we are in this mess.

When people are willing to proudly celebrate the death of someone who has a slightly different political viewpoint, political discourse has gotten to a new low. When a sizable enough minority in the country truly starts believing that anyone who ever disagrees with them politically is a traitor, then the country is past the point of saving. Thankfully, those people are still on the fringes of society, so we have hope.

HollowHead
10-14-2012, 22:21
It's a sad day when treason becomes switching parties instead of switching countries. Really guys, parties are not nations... HH

F350
10-14-2012, 23:45
But when a republican dies, and people at Huffpo say the same kind of things, these same types of people will criticize them for wishing death on someone.

It's both sad and funny to see.

Not me; they can have their opinions, I have mine.

F350
10-14-2012, 23:47
Oh the love and compassion of the co called Christians is overwhelming! Where are people who in other cases profess "It does not matter how much you disagree with him. He is a veteran and you must show him respect him for his service."

I'm an atheist :tongueout:

frizz
10-15-2012, 00:49
Wished death? That's a major f'ng leap.

Oh, wait, I meant celebrating someone's death because you don't like his politics is disgusting.

Anyone who does that, as G29Reload said he did, is no better than those he opposes.


(And celebrating a death is not much of a leap from wishing it.)

NEOH212
10-15-2012, 03:36
Well,

By Arlen Sphincter!

That's what I call a fitting end for someone that shoved that craptastic Obamacare down our throats.

Good riddance!

:wavey:

NEOH212
10-15-2012, 03:38
It's a sad day when treason becomes switching parties instead of switching countries. Really guys, parties are not nations... HH

True but one stands for communism weather you want to admit that or not. It might as well be treason.

Narkcop
10-15-2012, 04:40
I had no love for him at all. He was even the one years ago who came up with the JFK single bullet theory, no patriot a sell out.

Bren
10-15-2012, 05:03
Oh the love and compassion of the co called Christians is overwhelming! Where are people who in other cases profess "It does not matter how much you disagree with him. He is a veteran and you must show him respect him for his service."

Arlen Specter is not a veteran. People who risk their lives for far less pay than they can get in the civilian world, to do a job most are afraid to do, get my respect. People who do a job any POS can do if he wins a popularity contest and who do it to get power and a hefty salary, aside from many other benefits, do not get my respect or thanks - they get my tax money to pay their self-voted salaries. I have more respect for any rich businessman than for a member of congress, unless, of course, the member has personally earned respect. Specter did not.

Psychman
10-15-2012, 05:05
Guys, it is possible to talk about a dead man's politics without expressing joy at his death.

mgs
10-15-2012, 05:23
Specter, Ted Kennedy, Byrd and all "professional" politicians is why we need term limits.

Sorry for his family, but not the citizens of this country.

Agree....they hurt America more than they served America.

DanaT
10-15-2012, 05:32
Guys, it is possible to talk about a dead man's politics without expressing joy at his death.

No. Not possible.

What is the GT meme?

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes?

It seems that everyone who doesn't agree with a GT member "deserved" to be dead.

I agree with you (and others) there is a HUGE difference between not agreeing with someone and celebrating their death. Think of it like this: Americans were disgusted at the dancing in the street by Muslims after 9/11. What is the difference between someone celebrating the death of a politician that they disagree with and what some muslims did then? (answer...nothing...it is the same thing).

Little Joe
10-15-2012, 05:57
Oh, wait, I meant celebrating someone's death because you don't like his politics is disgusting.

Anyone who does that, as G29Reload said he did, is no better than those he opposes.


(And celebrating a death is not much of a leap from wishing it.)

It's more than just policy. It was all about Arlen for Arlen. He got voted in as a Republican. He then turncoats to the Dems because, in his own words, he didn't think he could get re-elected as a Republican again. His turncoating gave the Dems a 60 vote filibuster proof majority. That is a betrayal to those fighting against the socialists. It's far more important than just a policy decision. It was a stab in the back to every Republican that voted for him.

Wishing a death is a before the fact, not after. YES a BIG LEAP!!

Little Joe
10-15-2012, 06:01
Guys, it is possible to talk about a dead man's politics without expressing joy at his death.

Not everybody is going to tiptoe around your sensibilities no matter how much you want to try and control that.

Eric ultimately can on this sight, but you can't. :supergrin:

Little Joe
10-15-2012, 06:22
You're dead on right. And along with Huffpo, the same sheet gets posted on dailykos, democraticunderground, ect. That krap and the rest of their juvenile act is one reason among many why I would never waste a KB there.

Just don't care for it on my side of the political aisle. Like his politics or not, (I don't), the guy stepped up and served as a Military Officer.

Pissing on graves in Arlington Cemetery isn't my style.

Just for the record, Specter doesn't qualify for Arlington National Cemetery with 3 years Air Force, without an exemption from the President.

Hicksville Kid
10-15-2012, 06:55
Guys, it is possible to talk about a dead man's politics without expressing joy at his death.

I agree. I never like to hear of someone dying, especially of cancer.

But I also will never forget what the left said about Andrew Breitbart when he died. It was the lowest of the low as is expected these days from the left.

ChuteTheMall
10-15-2012, 06:56
We came to bury Specter, not to praise him.

The evil men do lives after them,
the good is oft interred with their bones.

So let it be with Specter.

:deadhorse:

DanaT
10-15-2012, 07:08
I agree. I never like to hear of someone dying, especially of cancer.

But I also will never forget what the left said about Andrew Breitbart when he died. It was the lowest of the low as is expected these days from the left.

And I prefer not to lower myself to their standards.

His actions in life have now been judged by his creator.

Ummagumma
10-15-2012, 07:35
Exemplary, in fact. Nothing wrong with despising someone who's a traitor to his country as a leftist/statist subversive.


Good riddance.

The whole idea of democracy is accepting the fact that people may have views that differ from your own.

You'd make a perfect Hitler follower.

ChuteTheMall
10-15-2012, 07:47
The whole idea of democracy is accepting the fact that people may have views that differ from your own.

You'd make a perfect Hitler follower.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

Little Joe
10-15-2012, 08:20
The whole idea of democracy is accepting the fact that people may have views that differ from your own.

You'd make a perfect Hitler follower.

We're not talking about "views". We're talking about dastardly deeds. We are a Constitutional Republic not a democracy. Learn the difference.

Little Joe
10-15-2012, 08:39
And I prefer not to lower myself to their standards.

His actions in life have now been judged by his creator.

Taking the high road in worlds as rough and tumble as politics when the soul of the nation is at stake is for losers and suckers. I mean look what little good that has done for the Republican party and the country. They constantly get their hats handed to them by taking the high road when it comes defending themselves against the spin from the left

50 Cent
10-15-2012, 09:44
Well,

By Arlen Sphincter!

That's what I call a fitting end for someone that shoved that craptastic Obamacare down our throats.

Good riddance!

:wavey:

No, a fitting end would be getting hit by a bus and getting slowly burned in the aftermath. Total scum, total vermin who helped give us ObungoCare that will destroy this country as we know it. I hope he suffered long and hard for his treasonous actions.