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« on: April 24, 2005, 05:59:43 am »

Um, no. If you support a flat tax with no ridiculous deductions or exemptions, you are not a RINO, period.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2005, 02:03:29 pm »

   

I don't see a resemblance personally.

Seriously though, Philip - just one issue that Specter agrees with the rest of his party on does not mean he's not a RINO.  In fact, I remember somebody else saying that every Specter senate term contains the following pattern: re-election, four years of RINOism, then two years of trying to look like a loyal Republican, then another re-election battle.  Interesting pattern, no?
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2005, 02:05:44 pm »

He's introduced a flat tax in every Congress for the last 10 years.

He also agrees with us on gun control and flag burning.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2005, 02:07:58 pm »

Lieberman agrees with us on the death penalty and military funding. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2005, 02:09:43 pm »

Two tiny issues versus two huge ones.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005, 02:17:17 pm »

Two tiny issues versus two huge ones.

In your opinion, perhaps.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2005, 02:18:54 pm »

Two tiny issues versus two huge ones.

Flag burning is a greater issue than military spending?
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2005, 02:25:36 pm »

Two tiny issues versus two huge ones.

Flag burning is a greater issue than military spending?

The two huge issues he's with us on are the flat tax and gun control, not that idiotic flag burning amendment that no one cares about.

Military spending might be a big deal, but in times of war, who doesn't agree with it? No, your two senators don't count.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2005, 04:09:45 pm »

Two tiny issues versus two huge ones.

Flag burning is a greater issue than military spending?

The two huge issues he's with us on are the flat tax and gun control, not that idiotic flag burning amendment that no one cares about.

Military spending might be a big deal, but in times of war, who doesn't agree with it? No, your two senators don't count.

Or mine.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2005, 04:19:50 pm »

Or a large majority of the other Democratic Senators
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2005, 10:19:05 pm »

I really dislike the terms RINO and DINO. If Arlen Specter were a democrat he'd be called a DINO, and as a republican he is called a RINO. It is hard to think for yourself in Washington these days.........
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2005, 10:39:57 pm »

Nope.
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2005, 10:07:09 am »

No, he is a moderate Republican.  Anyone who isn't the traditional Republican/Democrat isn't neccessarily a RINO/DINO.  The only one I can think of is Zell Miller, who hasn't a one liberal viewpoint and doesn't vote for anyone in the party among several other reasons.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2005, 10:12:52 am »

Specter is a moderate Republican, a rapidly dying breed.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2005, 12:07:40 pm »

I really dislike the terms RINO and DINO. If Arlen Specter were a democrat he'd be called a DINO, and as a republican he is called a RINO. It is hard to think for yourself in Washington these days.........

I agree.  There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground sadly.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2005, 01:57:25 pm »

No, Specter is a moderate Republican

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2005, 02:09:03 pm »

pro gun control, pro choice, perhaps socially liberal
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2005, 09:03:32 pm »

Specter is good for whats good for Specter.  Being a Republican "maverick" means being like by the left-wing media, except when your running for re-election.  In that case he joins his party so that he can get RSCC money to help his re-election campaign.

I don't know if that makes him a RINO but it does make him a career pol with interesting campaign startegy, albeit one without any real political loyalty.  So I voted RINO anyways.
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2010, 12:26:30 pm »

I'd say he is a lame duck.
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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2010, 12:35:22 pm »


What there really a need to bring this back to life?
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2010, 12:51:34 am »

Specter is good for whats good for Specter.

But how prescient!
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2010, 09:09:43 pm »

Specter is a moderate Republican, a rapidly dying breed.

Specter is a liberal, always has been.  He had one of the lowest party loyalty records in his votes as a Republican, but as a Democrat he has voted in lock step with everything Reid and Obama have wanted
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 10:27:08 pm »

Why are you people responding to posts made over 5 years ago?
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2010, 06:31:28 am »

I really dislike the terms RINO and DINO. If Arlen Specter were a democrat he'd be called a DINO, and as a republican he is called a RINO.
We had a prophet amonst us, and knew it not.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2010, 04:50:52 pm »

Yes, he is. He supports abortion and he supported the stimulus package.
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