Get the fork, get the shovel, call the undertaker, order the coffin, schedule the burial, get the foot tag – Arlen Specter’s dead, doornail dead. Diagnosis: Poison. Death by Obama.
Poor Arlen Specter, just as he is able to cite an honorable accomplishment (OK, we exaggerate on the “honorable accomplishment” bit) to his credit, Barack Obama comes into Pennsylvania with a death dealing television advertisement. Here’s the Obama single bullet aimed at “single bullet theory” Arlen:
The only thing worse would be a personal, live appearance by Barack Obama on behalf of Specter.
With that ad, Specter joins the ranks of the walking dead. Arlen should have asked, “Anybody here seen my friends – Creigh, Martha, and Jon?” Before allowing Obama to nail the box, Specter should have looked to the dead campaigns Barack Obama has shot himself into.
With the nomination of Elena Kagan, some thought Arlen Specter was in a tough position. Arlen Specter voted against Kagan for her current Solicitor General job. But, Specter had a point and he should have pressed the reason why he was right to vote “no”.
“I voted against her for Solicitor General because she wouldn’t answer basic questions about her standards for handling that job. It is a distinctly different position than that of a Supreme Court Justice. I have an open mind about her nomination and hope she will address important questions related to her position on matters such as executive power, warrantless wiretapping, a woman’s right to choose, voting rights and congressional power.”
Specter was right and he should make it clear that he will hold Elena Kagen to account, based on her own standards of transparency – the “Kagan standard”.
“Nominees reveal their legal vision (or lack of vision) in hearings more than they know. In an academic article she will no doubt most regret, Kagan laid out what conservatives are already calling the “Kagan standard,” insisting that senators should question Supreme Court nominees closely. The Kagan standard is well worth applying to Elena Kagan, because her answers to the many legitimate questions about her views are likely to demonstrate her intellectual security, ability to empathize with and win over her ideological opponents, insistence on clarity, judicial temperament, and political skill.”
Specter could even have added that he wants to question Elena Kagan on her hiring practices. When Kagan was at Harvard 31 of her 32 hires were white (only seven were women). Is Kagan one of those “Limousine Liberals” whose philosophy is “do as I say, not as I do”? That old “Limousine Liberal” epithet is one we used to fume at when it was used, but now… now we see that indeed some of our brethren are hypocrites on these matters. We want to see the hypocrites called out.
There is another hypocrisy which amuses us no end as we watch the Nutroots in Pennsylvania and in NothingLeft world complain. These buffoons ask the question now, which they should have asked during the 2008 Democratic Presidential primaries: “Can the powers that be can hoist any candidate they want onto their constituents?” Now they ask. These “creative class” types are truly late bloomers and the most stupid people on the ‘internets’.
What they are complaining about is that when Arlen Specter decided to become an Obama Dimocrat because he could not win the Republican primary in Pennsylvania, Obama cut a deal. The deal was to campaign for Specter and gift Specter the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania. Joe Sestak decided to forgo the Obama bribes and thuggery and so now Obama is out to crush Sestak. And the wittle bitty nutroots are upset.
The Nutroots and Democrats should have realized the game was fixed, without any doubt, after 2008. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Joe Sestak has the advantage of knowing that the game is fixed because the stabs are on his chest, not on his back (as with Hillary and the quiet, traitorous, army of 2×4 assassins).
Joe Sestak resisted the Obama bribes and thuggery and now Joe Sestak might actually beat Arlen Specter. The polls are moving to slim Sestak leads and Spector continues to make mistakes. Sestak also has a powerful new advertisement to beat Specter with:
But what will finish Arlen Specter is not advertisements of Specter with George W. Bush. What will finish Arlen Specter is advertisements of Specter with Barack Obama. Obama Is Poison.
Arlen Specter invented the “Single Bullet Theory” to explain how Oswald killed Kennedy. The single bullet headed towards Specter, that will end his political career, is called Barack Obama. Obama Is Poison. Specter drank the poison. Now Specter will die.