Monday, August 17, 2009

Specter in Trouble


Politico.com has reported that a Netroots Nation straw poll shows Specter behind Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) by a large margin.

Netroots Nation, a group of progressive and liberal bloggers and activists, is showing overwhelming support for Sestak with 48 percent of the 252 votes submitted. Specter got 10 percent. One third of the votes were undecided, and seven percent voted 'neither.' This could be Specter's Waterloo.

Specter stunned absolutely no one when he announced his switch to the Democratic Party earlier this year. We knew for years that he definitely was not a Republican. Speculation was that the switch was made out of fear of losing the Republican primary to Pat Toomey. Well, that just didn't pan out very well, did it? In fact, a recent poll pitting Specter as the Democratic candidate against Republican Toomey showed that Snarlin' Arlen would lose...big time.

While I definitely would not support Sestak, I do find it ironic karma has come around to bite Specter in the butt. Sestak, former Rear Admiral in the Navy, has received a 100% rating from NARAL, a group that would die before letting Roe v. Wade be overturned. Joe has also been quoted as saying that he was “150 percent behind a public option” when it comes to Obamacare.

Netroots Nation, in their poll, also had 95% of their voters give Dear Leader a very favorable rating in job performance. Of course they did. They represent the sort of mindless simps that Dear Leader would like everyone to be. Blind followers; nothing more.

It's going to be interesting to watch this play out. Pennsylvania law prohibits the loser of a primary from running as an independent in the general election.

Bye Arlen! You should've been gone long, long ago.

6 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

Something tells me his new friends in the Senate aren't going to help him out. I guess his plan to avoid defeat in the Republican primary is going to hurt worst after his switch. He really is a miserable old man.

blackandgoldfan said...

They're too worried about their own pudgy pink butts right now.

When you try to play both sides of an issue, you end up being a nonplayer.

Left Coast Rebel said...

Have you heard of Pat Toomey? That is who I support in your state, the man is a real conservative and really has a shot. I plan on writing about him, maybe you could carry that here?

Teresa said...

I am very much enjoying the fact that Specter is in trouble. He is nothing more than a political opportunist. Your right. He was never really a Republican. Specter really bit himself in the A$$ when he tried to play both sides on the issues. I wouldn't vote for Sestak either because he's a socialist pig as well. I am supporting Pat Toomey. He seems like an ethical guy who promotes moral values and principles.

The Conservative Lady said...

Didn't Obama promise Specter that no Dem would challenge him in the senate race? Guess Sestak didn't get he memo. Specter deserves to loose the primary...just another opportunist who would do anything to keep his job.

blackandgoldfan said...

LCR: I voted for Toomey in 2004 when he lost the primary to Specter. He could easily win this! And I would gladly post any article you do over here!!!

Teresa: I'm enjoying the double dose of Specter and possibly Murtha being gone!!! Oh happy day!

Con Lady: Very good point! But Arlen didn't realize that dark man speak with forked tongue! When you lay down with dogs...