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    Default Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) to switch parties

    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12245372

    Apparently it is harder for him to get selected in a Republican primary than it is in a general election.

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    Default Re: Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) to switch parties

    Why do I have this image of rats fleeing a sinking ship?......
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-Red View Post
    Why do I have this image of rats fleeing a sinking ship?......
    Just to check for understanding.....do you think it is the Republican party that is dying or the Conservatives?

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    Is there a difference? The Republican Party seems to have turned into the party of conservative angry white males. Whatever big tent they once had in mind is long gone now.
    I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    Is there a difference? The Republican Party seems to have turned into the party of conservative angry white males. Whatever big tent they once had in mind is long gone now.
    Yes I believe there is a difference but wasn't always the case. I also don't think the GOP is a party of angry white males. I think a lot of us are angry at both the GOP and Dem leaders, but we are not only white males.

    I could go on more but have to jump on a conference call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chance174 View Post
    I...don't think the GOP is a party of angry white males. I think a lot of us are angry at both the GOP and Dem leaders, but we are not only white males.
    LOL. We're not a party of angry people but...we're angry. At someone. Yep. As for the white male makeup (not that all of them wear makeup), it's overwhelming, even if not absolute. The whole world saw this at last year's GOP convention, and I'm guessing it was evident at the tea parties although I didn't go.

    The U.S., today, is about 25% black and Latino. When the Republicans figure out a way to embrace these people rather than working overtime to marginalize them, they may become relevant again.

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    Where did I say anything about "dying"?......Rats are good swimmers....especially dirty rats.
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-Red View Post
    Where did I say anything about "dying"?......Rats are good swimmers....especially dirty rats.
    lol...that was pretty good.

    Of course you could say most politicians are rats.

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    When I read between the lines, Specter is saying that the Republican voters in PA would choose an inexperienced no name hardline conservative over a very experience moderate republican with a healthy track record.

    I think he is correct.

    The Democrats rule PA politics. Republican politics are like the minor leagues. With few exceptions, anyone who wants to make a name for themselves in PA politics is a Democrat.

    Voters and candidates who would be Republican in other states, are Democrats in PA because that's where the power is and has been for generations.

    The only Republicans left are those to the way right.

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