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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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he swings both ways??
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Old April 28th, 2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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Specter states that he is "personally opposed to abortion", but is "a supporter of a woman's right to choose". He received a 20% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America based on certain votes related to the regulation of abortion.

Specter strongly supports the death penalty and opposes most gun control, voting against the Brady Bill, background checks at gun shows, the ban on assault weapons, and trigger locks for handguns. His work has included numerous articles on the deterring effect the death penalty has on future crimes.

He supports affirmative action and voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1990. He was one of only four Republicans to vote against the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and in recent years has been less enthusiastic about weakening consumer protection laws than many members of his party. In 1995 he was the only Republican to vote to limit tax cuts to individuals with incomes of less than one million dollars. He voted against CAFTA. Specter also supports an increase in the federal minimum wage. He is a leading supporter of the U.S. Public Service Academy.

On the immigration issue, Specter supports a "pathway to citizenship" and a "guest worker program" which opponents call amnesty. He introduced Senate bill S. 2611 (the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006) on 6 April 2006, which was passed by the Senate on 25 May 2006 before reaching a stalemate in the House.

Specter has received a 61% rating from AFL-CIO. He voted for cloture on the Employee Free Choice Act in 2007. The vote failed to reach the 60-vote threshold that would have ended debate on the bill and allow it to pass. In 2009, Specter announced that he would not be voting for cloture on the Act in the 111th Congress.

Specter supports LGBT rights with mixed positions. He voted to prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation but voted against including sexual orientation in the definition of hate crimes.

Specter is opposed to same-sex marriage, but is also opposed to a federal ban and supports civil unions. He believes marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Standard social conservative views? Yea, he pretty much sucks.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:07 AM   #4
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I think it could be bad if Al Franken wins the recounts. Not too many checks or balances with the proposed dem majority. And yes, I realize there were many dems elected because of people being upset with the republikens - but IMHO, this doesn't bode well for the economy, definitely not for income taxes.

I guess when I get taxed to poverty and lose my job, the gubment will be there to take care of me.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #5
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I guess when I get taxed to poverty and lose my job, the gubment will be there to take care of me.
No worries. . . . who's John Galt.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 10:37 AM   #6
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What's the difference? He voted like a Democrat for the most part anyway.

You can call a turd a rose but it still smells like shit.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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without check and balance it will only serve to expediate more spending, higher taxes, more socialism, less freedom, more handouts, more obama fail.

the whole thing reads like "i'm not winning so I am jumping on the winning team"
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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #8
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the whole thing reads like "i'm not winning so I am jumping on the winning team.....again."
Fixed it for you. Yeah he's switched sides before. I hope Snow and Collins follow him.

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Old April 29th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #9
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Did you get a boner when you saw the dems had another member.....lol
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