Sunday, May 13, 2012

Specter Says Tea Party Cannibalizing Senators

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, who gave Sen. Richard Lugar an unwanted endorsement during his losing re-election primary race, is now offering his toxic endorsement to embattled Sen. Orrin Hatch. From the Daily Caller:
Specter told Harris-Perry that the current climate in Washington, D.C. isn’t lending itself to electoral success for moderate incumbents, which he said has been the focus of a crusade outlined in his book.
“No, that is what is happening in Washington today. … [It] happened again in the last few days when Sen. Dick Lugar was cannibalized,” Specter said. “Cannibals are devouring senators. If you don’t follow orthodoxy, vote the party line right down the line, if you have a 93 percent conservative voting record like Bob Bennett in Utah — that is not conservative enough.”
Specter pointed to other elections which a GOP “establishment” candidate lost — or almost lost — to a tea party candidate. He asked Utah voters to keep Hatch in the U.S. Senate and avoid repeating that pattern.
“The cannibals function to cost the Republicans the senate seat in Colorado and Delaware and Nevada, almost in Alaska, and now Orrin Hatch is in jeopardy in Utah,” he continued. “I hope that people in Utah — and I know you have a big listening audience, viewing audience there, Melissa — will read this book and come out and vote to make sure that Orrin Hatch is not cannibalized.”




7 comments:

Downtown Indy said...

There's too much being made of Lugar's departure. Realistically, his career has been shortened by about 1 term.

patriot paul said...

Specter's bitter words will be no more relevant in Utah than in Indiana. If anything, the disgraced and defeated RINO's words will be counter-productive. Hatch has made some recent statements to the Right to stave off a defeat. Guess we'll see if this is more than just a tactic.

HOOSIERS FOR FAIR TAX said...

Please cannibalize Specter and Hatch and put them out of our misery.

Gary R. Welsh said...

Actually, Specter wasn't even a RINO in the end; he switched to the Democratic Party while he was still a sitting senator.

Pete Boggs said...

There he goes again, making a Specter of himself, getting it all wrong. Correction, it's the establishment that cannibalizes its young & those interested in what they used to call principles.

Marycatherine Barton said...

What differences are there between today's Democratic and Republican parties?

Gary R. Welsh said...

Not enough, Marycatherine. Not enough.