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Benedict Arlen Shows No Principles… Again

I grew up in Pennsylvania and as a Republican voter and activist in the state during my yoot, we would always grumble that Arlen Specter only cared about Pennsylvania every 6 years.  The other 5 years, he would just melt into the Washington Elite.

So while his announcement today shocked me, I can’t say I’m surprised.  The man’s only principle has always been self-preservation.  I can’t name one thing that Arlen Specter has ever stood for …. except Arlen Specter.

His own statement is quite telling and reinforces what I’ve always thought about him:

“I have traveled the State, talked to Republican leaders and office-holders and my supporters and I have carefully examined public opinion. It has become clear to me that the stimulus vote caused a schism which makes our differences irreconcilable. On this state of the record, I am unwilling to have my twenty-nine year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate.”

Yeah, it is just TERRIBLE to have the VOTERS decide on your future in office or your past (stupid) record.  UGH!  Such an arrogant sense of political entitlement.  It drives me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOProud reacts to the turncoat’s decision:
“The decision by Arlen Specter (PA) to leave the Republican Party to become a Democrat is an example of Washington politics at its worst. In order to save protect his political future; Senator Specter was willing to trade away complete and unchecked control over federal policy to Congressional liberals.

“We echo the sentiments of Chairman Michael Steele, who earlier stated: ‘Let’s be honest-Senator Specter didn’t the leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record.’

“We are hopeful that the voters of Pennsylvania will see through this cynical political smoke screen.”

Let’s hope.  I’d be willing to donate to a DEMOCRAT to challenge Arlen in the DEMOCRAT primary!  How about it, Ed Rendell?  Pleeeeeeeeeeeeze?

Good riddance, Senator Specter.  I always figured you were a Democrat anyway.  It is about time

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Obama Administration Brushes Off 9/11-esque Plane Stunt

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 5:47 pm - April 28, 2009.
Filed under: Obama Watch,Post 9-11 America,War On Terror

I have to say that when I first heard of the “FAA-sanctioned photo shoot using Air Force One flying around the Statue of Liberty” — I thought, good God, what is the big deal?

Then I saw the video:

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I have to admit that I froze when I saw that plane flying so close to the buildings of Lower Manhattan. And then I choked up. Our mainstream media have been so determined to force the memories of 9/11 from us, that it was a shock to see something so similar apparently happening again.

And why did NBC only show still photos of 9/11/2001 in this report? More desensitizing, I assume.

Robert Gibbs = moron.

Gestapo Janet = clueless.

President Obama = has moved on and is now talking to his teleprompter to prepare for his 100 day victory lap.

Obama will rue the day he rolled back the post-9/11 terror fighting capabilities of this nation. This stunt above NYC is just a reminder.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

How Perez Hilton’s Name-calling Hurts Gay Marriage Debate

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 10:25 am - April 28, 2009.
Filed under: Civil Discourse,Gay Marriage,Pop Culture

When Pajamas asked me to write on the Perez Hilton-Carrie Prejean kerfuffle, I thought to put his name-calling in a larger context.  After all, that blogger was not the first to slime someone who supported the traditional definition of marriage.

To whet your appetite, here are the first three paragraphs:

Had I known gay marriage advocates would react with vitriol and venom to the passage of California’s Proposition 8 (amending the state constitution to limit the definition of marriage to its traditional meaning, one man and one woman), I might have left my ballot blank on that issue and not voted, “No,” as I had.  No sooner did it become clear the a majority of voters in the Golden State approved the initiative than angry activists, mostly in Los Angeles, took to the streets to protest the popular result.

More than just blowing off the steam, their understandable frustration at the loss, the protesters vilified those on the winning side of the issue.  They demonized Mormons, marching from West Hollywood to their Temple in Westwood, carrying placards slandering the Church and hurling slogans demeaning its members, labeling them “scum” and calling them “vile.”  All because Mormons were among the most generous supporters of the campaign to pass Prop 8.

Bill Rosendall, an openly gay LA City Councilman, called the faith a “perversion of Christianity.”  The name-calling didn’t stop there.  The disappointed opponents of Proposition 8 referred to the successful initiatives as “Prop H8” or Prop Hate.

To read the rest of the piece, just head on over Pajamas.

With a Thatcher Honoree at Reagan Ranch

What better way to honor Ronald Reagan than with a man honored by Margaret Thatcher.  E-mail me if you’d like to join us for dinner tonight in Santa Monica.

Here’s Dr. Ashford standing in front of the front porch that the Gipper built himself. He even laid the stone floor.

Take a look at the poster behind the Gipper’s saddles.  Dame Thatcher had the same poster framed in her house:

The Gipper built this dock himself; he considered it one of his greatest accomplishments, ranking up there with restoring confidence in our country, winning the Cold War and breathing new life into the economy: