Going, Going, Gone … Pennsylvania US Senator Arlen Specter Loses to Challenger Joe Sestak in Dem Primary


Democrat, turned Republican turned Democrat turned out  … Incumbent US Pennsylvania Senator Specter purged by Democrats.

Town Hall might have the line of the night with regards to 80 year old, 5 term Senator Specter who believed it was his right to be a Senator for life … “As it turns out, you can’t be a power-hungry, self-absorbed, principle-less opportunist and stay in power”

Or as we like to say, Arlen Specter … NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Arlen, the Tea Party as a final word for you … Nah, nah, nah …

Once again this election season we are witness to an establishment, status quo candidate in Arlen Specter losing to the challenger in a primary.With approximately 84% of precincts reporting, Sestak was ahead 54 percent while Specter received 46% of the vote.

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has knocked off five-term U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Senate primary.

“A win for the people, over the establishment, over the status quo, even over Washington D.C.,” Sestak declared as he delivered his victory speech Tuesday night.

Beaming ear-to-ear, Sestak thanked a packed room of supporters at his election night headquarters inside the Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.

“Thank you Pennsylvania…this is what democracy is all about,” he said. “I’ll never forget that it was the people of Pennsylvania that made this happen.”

Arlen Specter switched from the Republican party about a year ago after he realized that he could not win the Republican primary. Guess what Arlen, you didn’t do much better in the Democrat one either.

Earlier in the day Specter warned that without him “Democrats may not be able to fend off a tea party takeover.”As Weasel Zippers aptly stated, “You mean people who want to lower taxes, rein in government spending, strong national defense and lower the deficit  are going to take over? Oh the horror!…”

How full of one’s self could Specter actually be? It turned out that Specter should have been less concerned about the Repubicans voting out Utah Senator Bennett or Charlie Crist’s faux-Independent run … Specter should have been more concerned about Democrats purging him. And purge they did.

“What you see happening across the country is that the tea party organization has taken over,” Specter said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

“We know what happened to [Sen. Bob] Bennett [R-Utah], what happened to [Florida GOP Gov. Charlie] Crist,” Specter said.

“They drove him out of the Republican Party,” Specter said of Crist, now running for the Senate as an independent in Florida.

Here is a newsflash to Specter and all Incumbents, both Democrat and Republican, WE THE PEOPLE are allowed to have a choice as to who we want to represent us and no where is it stated you get to be a politician for life.  Charlie Crist left the GOP no different than you did realizing that he could not win his parties nomination.

Pat Toomay who won his primary with ease.

This sets up a Tap Toomay (R) vs Joe Sestak (D) US Senate battle for Pennsylvania. Polls prior to the primaries had Toomay with a slight edge over Sestak.

UPDATE I: Obama goes 0 – 4 with support for candidates as Specter loses in Dem Primary.

The only thing that I can honestly say I am sadden by is the fact that the Republicans did not get a chance to take Specter out in the general election. Toomay would have most certainly done so.

UPDATE II: Will the MSM report that Specter was PURGED by Democrats? Of course not, Dems simply chose another candidate. Words like PURGED are only used when Republicans decide to go a different direction in representation. The MSM double standard continues.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Going, Going, Gone … Pennsylvania US Senator Arlen Specter Loses to Challenger Joe Sestak in Dem Primary”

    1. nun on May 19th, 2010 1:20 am

      Hey Specter — how does it feel to be wooed, used, and discarded like a low class floozy?

      Karma is a b@itch!

    2. Scott on May 19th, 2010 6:10 am

      As the Cameron Crazies say when an opposing player fouls out: SEE YA!

      Specter got what he deserved. What a clown; switching parties because he thought he could win the Democratic primary only to get his butt whipped and now he’s out. This might be one of the worst political blunders in recent history.

      See you, you old geezer!

      That’s what he gets for the way he treated his constituents at the town hall meetings!

    3. Greg the Mongoose on May 19th, 2010 6:49 am

      Another Con Artist bites the dust!
      May Barney Franks be voted out of office next.

    4. athena on May 19th, 2010 2:43 pm

      Good Riddence To Bad Rubbish!

      That goes for Blanch Lincoln too!!

      We’re just getting started

    5. Pat in Alabama on May 20th, 2010 12:29 am

      At least he can no longer do damage, but its sad that this carpetbagger will probably never have to work for a living. I hope he had a lot of stock in BP.

    6. Was Sestak Offered Job Not to Run … Did Joe Sestak Lie or Did Barack Obama White House Commit a Federal Crime? | Scared Monkeys on May 24th, 2010 11:40 pm

      [...] win, it would account for strike one and two. As fate would have it Sestak stayed in the race and won against the Obama backed candidate Arlen Specter. The White House was backing incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the primary. Sestak [...]

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