Comedy gold: Sustained attack on Santorum launched by … Arlen Specter

posted at 8:52 pm on March 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s a cardinal rule of conservative blogging that no opportunity to dump on Specter shall pass untaken. But c’mon: This is just desserts, no? Santorum went to the mat for this tool, who by his own admission couldn’t have beaten Pat Toomey in the 2004 Republican primary without him. That ended up being the 60th vote for ObamaCare after Specter switched sides. Team Sweater Vest deserves to suffer for it, and who better to bloody him up than Snarlin’ Arlen himself? It’s a terrible act of betrayal, but betrayal has always been his thing. (Actually, Santorum said recently that backing Specter wasn’t one of his prouder moments. The old man’s just punching back.)

If it makes you feel better, Santorum fans, this clip is more likely to help your guy than to hurt him. He’d love to have that Specter endorsement expunged from his record; getting attacked by him on camera as an outrageously outrageous right-wing radical is the closest he’ll ever get. That comes at the beginning of the clip, but stick with it until at least 3:20 for Specter quoting a line from a comedian about Romney having changed positions more often than a “pornographic movie queen.” I won’t spoil the surprise of telling you who the “comedian” is, but here’s a hint: That joke is crass, lame, and older than Specter. Is there any doubt?


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Santorum does a pretty respectable job of attacking himself, he doesn’t need Sphincter for the assist.

crosspatch on March 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Special Ed and Totally Tina Korbe at currently engaged in a slap fight over who gets to post the anti-Romney story that will move this one down.

BuckNutty on March 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Irrelevance is indignant, on the one hand.

On the other, this run w/b funny, were it not so tragic for the land.

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

No doubt tis is an endorsement if ever I heard one./ Arlene is so loyal./ Too bad he’s not a politician./

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Special Ed and Totally Tina Korbe at currently engaged in a slap fight over who gets to post the anti-Romney story that will move this one down.

BuckNutty on March 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

If you don’t like the people who write for the site, don’t read the site.

vegconservative on March 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Sphincters are also indignant.

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Politics will betray you.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Special Ed and Totally Tina Korbe at currently engaged in a slap fight over who gets to post the anti-Romney story that will move this one down.

BuckNutty on March 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Bet ya 10 K Allah posts next and moves it down.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

vegconservative on March 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Who wrote this post?

BuckNutty on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Politics will betray you.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Really?

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hey, at least Specter has a political afterlife. How many folks remember Jim Jeffords?

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Interesting,a Double Judas Reversal,on Specter part!

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Really?

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Every. Time.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

“…comedian about Romney having changed positions more often than a “pornographic movie queen.” I won’t spoil the surprise of telling you who the “comedian” is, but here’s a hint: That joke is crass, lame, and older than Specter. Is there any doubt?”

Dr. Maher-ston, I presume?

CoolCzech on March 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

BuckNutty on March 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM

…I don’t have my glasses!…is the first letter of the name a B or an F?

KOOLAID2 on March 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM

It’s a terrible act of betrayal, but betrayal has always been his thing.

lol.

Tim_CA on March 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

ExSpecterant is a pandering, buttkissing douchebag and probably did this for a torn “Obama 2008 poster” and a stuffed donkey toy. The man is worse than Crist when it comes to selling himself like a 3 dollar ‘ho.

Bishop on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Santorum went to the mat for this tool, who by his own admission couldn’t have beaten Pat Toomey in the 2004 Republican primary without him. That ended up being the 60th vote for ObamaCare after Specter switched sides.

Wonder why Santorum has avoided mentioning that.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I thought we were rid of this jackass.

pat on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Put a witches outfit on Scrotum and a broom between his legs…and tell me that isn’t the Wicked Witch that went after Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz

KOOLAID2 on March 21, 2012 at 9:12 PM

ExSpecterant is a pandering, buttkissing douchebag and probably did this for a torn “Obama 2008 poster” and a stuffed donkey toy. The man is worse than Crist when it comes to selling himself like a 3 dollar ‘ho.

Bishop on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

That’s really narrowing it down, Bish. If you hadn’t mentioned him by name, you could have just described the vast majority of pols nationwide.

gryphon202 on March 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

ExSpecterant is a pandering, buttkissing douchebag and probably did this for a torn “Obama 2008 poster” and a stuffed donkey toy. The man is worse than Crist when it comes to selling himself like a 3 dollar ‘ho.
Bishop on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Well, he was the guy who invented the “Magic Bullet Theory” for the Warren Commission, afterall.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I thought we were rid of this jackass.

pat on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

No such luck! Let’s just hope he does not do the quadruple flip and return to the GOP when they win this election. Never should have let him in the first time he left the Dems!

bluemarlin on March 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Hmmmmmmmmm………and here I thought Arlen was DEAD!

GarandFan on March 21, 2012 at 9:14 PM

“We have to wait to see how much the American people will tolerate on changes of position for political expediency. Want to see how little principle you can get away with.”

Breathtaking that the biggest political turncoat in memory could make a statement like that.

PortlandJon on March 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Did we get predator back?

John the Libertarian on March 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Wonder why Santorum has avoided mentioning that.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Because he hated doing it. Here’s the reality. A Senator does not support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Did we get predator back?

John the Libertarian on March 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Hiya… Read this:

:-)

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

A scorpion doing what it does best…

tom on March 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Wonder why Santorum has avoided mentioning that.
whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Because he hated doing it.

He hates his own dishonesty now?

Here’s the reality. A Senator does not support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.

That doesn’t make any sense to me. Is there a typo in there or ?

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Correction:

A Senator does not work against support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Correction:

A Senator does not work against support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I was just going to ask about that…. :-)

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Politics will betray you.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

No, cake will betray you. It will go stright to your hips.

RickB on March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

who is the old guy in the video? is he sweater vest’s grandpa? why is he so mean and bitter?

southernms on March 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Hiya… Read this:

:-)

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

To borrow a phrase from Dire Straits… :)

John the Libertarian on March 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

No, cake will betray you. It will go stright to your hips.

RickB on March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Cake….If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Did we get predator back?

John the Libertarian on March 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Plus look at last nights QOTD.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Cake will never betray you.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Let’s hope that once this primary is over, Rick Santorum no longer has a future in politics.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Cake will never betray you.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The cake is a lie.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Correction:
A Senator does not work against support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.
Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:23 PM

That makes more sense, but I think you’ll find plenty of politicians who lend cold shoulder support (at best) to other politicians of their own party. e.g. Ted Kennedy’s famous refusal to join in a “show of solidarity” on the convention podium when the Democrats re-nominated Jimmy in 1980. But here we have Santorum who, as AP put it, “went to the mat” for snaky Specter, the passing Obamacare vote.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

The cake is a lie.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

You must be keeping some shady company, my friend. That’s all I’m going to say.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Let’s hope that once this primary is over, Rick Santorum no longer has a future in politics.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Once this primary is over, Ron Paul no longer has a future in politics.

I take a little comfort from that.

tom on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

A Senator does not support another Senator of the same party and state. No matter what.

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM

One more reason not to elect former Senators to be President!

Supporting Arlen Specter over Conservative Senate Candidate Pat Toomey was a BIG error in judgement by Rick Santorum.

A real leader would put the needs of our country over silly Senate peer pressure.

wren on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

who is the old guy in the video? is he sweater vest’s grandpa? why is he so mean and bitter?

southernms on March 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Nah, it’s Mitts uncle.

chewmeister on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Cake will never betray you.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The cake is a lie.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Arlen is a lie, cake is the truth.

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Ha ha. I knew it would be Bill Maher. That joke is so lame.

Kensington on March 21, 2012 at 9:38 PM

There is no one nastier, more vindictive, and weasel-like than the Dem/expediently-turned Republican/then-going-back-to-the Dems (where his sympathies always were) Arnold Sphincter. I am glad that he was “Borked” out of office by the much more worthy Pat Toomey.

onlineanalyst on March 21, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I bet Arlen is getting paid extra to do that.

Me, I’m looking forward to telling Arlen….’No thanks, I don’t need a grocery cart today”.

BobMbx on March 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Ron Paul is like the rich eccentric guy that made his money years ago on luck and then devises ever crazier ideas to show that he has an intellect. Then someone asks him who invented

pat on March 21, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Specter talks about “…changes of position for politcal expediency…”

Hello! Arlen, you in there? Is there a brain in the head? YOU are giving someone else a hard time about this?

You know, this is just another sign of just another Narcisistic politian with a poorly integrated personality structure. He’s just about as sick as Ohama.

JeffPBlues on March 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Not that many years ago, I was visiting Belgium at The Hague, and our guide proudly pointed out the World Court, where Snarlin’ Arlen had argued a case. Specter is a “progressive” internationalist. He epitomizes the extremism of the Left.

onlineanalyst on March 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

And Arlen is being deceitful in re to supporting the Bush nominees for the Supreme Court. Specter had a top position on the Judicial Committee, and the PA-GOP pushed the Republicans to support him over Toomey because of the promise.

onlineanalyst on March 21, 2012 at 9:55 PM

One more reason not to elect former Senators to be President!

Supporting Arlen Specter over Conservative Senate Candidate Pat Toomey was a BIG error in judgement by Rick Santorum.

A real leader would put the needs of our country over silly Senate peer pressure.

wren on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I think in hindsight Santorum realizes this and acknowledges it was a factor in his own Senate re-election defeat. I’m confident he’s moved much farther in the direction of a “real leader” in the meantime. Hopefully Romney has too, but his record as former Governor is a heckuva lot more iffy.

Whether it’s Santorum or Romney in November, either one has my vote!

Sir Rants-A-Lot on March 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

3:20: #waronmen

blammm on March 21, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Really?

Bmore on March 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM
———————————-

Every. Time.

cynccook on March 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM

cynccook:Especially when you turn your back!(sarc):)

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Yuck it up. Here comes McRino II to lose another one for the team.

Mr Galt on March 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Are those two geezers Dizygotic twins?

SpiderMike on March 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Alternate headline: bitter old traitor lashes out at young upstart.

disa on March 21, 2012 at 10:17 PM

“I forgot where I live.”
–Arlen Specter

Emperor Norton on March 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I can’t stop laughing at this poor man, who I think needs a drool cup. Ever single point he made is incorrect, a lie, or a distortion. And it seems that he gets most of his news and information from the Comedy Channel. I see.
* Rick Santorum is fighting FOR religious freedom by opposing the goverment mandate that Catholic institutions set their beliefs aside and be required to provide free contraception and abortion meds for women. Rick Santorum isn’t against contraception; Arlen Specter is not a thinker in any respect and tends to reduce his comments to broad distortions and hyperbole. Specter is a simpleton and apparently doesn’t understand that the First Amendment against the establishment of a national religion is what the Founders intended. Separation of church and state is nowhere in the constitution.
* Rick Santorum has personal beliefs against gay marriage, just as many conservatives do; he does support civil unions.

America is not founded on separation of church and state.

Specter’s infantile analysis is so ridiculous, that it’s really not even worth commenting on.
Hey Arlen, I think you’ve gone off your meds old man!

Mark7788 on March 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Arlen Spector = Dick Lugar.

one down, one more to go.

rickyricardo on March 21, 2012 at 10:23 PM

See another anti Romney thread!

/Bluegill

Bunsin2 on March 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM

e.g. Ted Kennedy’s famous refusal to join in a “show of solidarity” on the convention podium when the Democrats re-nominated Jimmy in 1980.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Sour grapes from Teddy. I’m a bit of a backstabber myself, because while he did me a big personal favor in 1980, he’s still at rat’s ass in my mind.

disa on March 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The cake is a lie.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

We need to put Ron Paul in a Portal with no outlet.

Garym on March 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM

wren on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

We came very close to taking him out in 2004, but no cigar.

I’m no politician, but like many of you I’ve come a long way in the past 8 years. I’ll allow the man a chance to regret and redeem himself. Anyone can, even Obama.

Maybe he’ll have an epiphany after his landslide defeat in November.

“You won’t have Barack Hussein Obama to kick around anymore.”

disa on March 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Arlen Specter is still alive?

Roy Rogers on March 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM

e.g. Ted Kennedy’s famous refusal to join in a “show of solidarity” on the convention podium when the Democrats re-nominated Jimmy in 1980.
whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Sour grapes from Teddy. I’m a bit of a backstabber myself, because while he did me a big personal favor in 1980, he’s still at rat’s ass in my mind.
disa on March 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM

My point there was re: a politician who truly dislikes anpther politician of his own party can quite easily distance himself at the time. Saying “oops” years later when a politician is called out instead for his strong approval is just so much political expedience.

whatcat on March 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM

If you watch the video to the end, you get to hear Arlen Specter betray Bob Dole’s confidence, too, and hear the crass, lame joke that Bob Dole told him on Dole’s 80th birthday. I’m sure Elizabeth Dole is just thrilled to hear that.

ITguy on March 21, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Dang, but Specter’s good. In addition to helping Santorum, he also helped Romney in that one. I mean, when a politician who keeps switching parties accuses you of flip-flopping…

CJ on March 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Sphincter v Scrotum cage match.

Archivarix on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

How did that cup of water not get knocked over? Where did he pull that book from? Why does it smell like moth balls in here?

bfinstock79 on March 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“Who am I here?”-Arlen Spector #TerryQuinnWasAwesomeAsTheStepfather

di butler on March 22, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Arlen Sphincter

Kensington on March 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM

I thought this guy retired.

georgej on March 22, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Supporting Arlen Specter over Conservative Senate Candidate Pat Toomey was a BIG error in judgement by Rick Santorum.

A real leader would put the needs of our country over silly Senate peer pressure.

wren on March 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Lets not forget that Santorum admitted that he “took one for the team” when the Bush Administration asked him to back Specter over Toomey.

That’s not leadership. We need a leader in office, not a politician who is willing to take one for the team.

Conservative Samizdat on March 22, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Oh look, it’s the Cryptkeeper!

dominigan on March 22, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The unelectable Rick Santorum, by helping to ensure that Specter was elected to cast the 60th vote for Obamacare, is the person to blame for Obamacare.

Republicans don’t want Rick Santorum because they know that Rick Santorum is an unelectable bigot.

A Vote for Rick Santorum in the Primary = A Vote for Barack Obama’s Reelection.

bluegill on March 22, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Gosh, Spectre’s almost as afraid of this pro-God and anti- abortion guy as a lot of fiscal cons and libertarians….

Not to worry, the culture’s too far gone by now -along with 53 million innocent humans…

Don L on March 22, 2012 at 5:44 AM

That’s not leadership. We need a leader in office, not a politician who is willing to take one for the team.

Conservative Samizdat on March 22, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Yeah, it’s time to get rid of that character with the two teleprompters for a guy with two etch-a-sketches….

We ignore the warnings on Obama and now we’re eager to do it again for Mr. Mandate himself, whom no one really knows which -etch-a-sketch agenda will show up at the White House, but they care not a bit.

Don L on March 22, 2012 at 5:49 AM

Cheek reduction?

Sherman1864 on March 22, 2012 at 6:26 AM

CBS Face to Butt, goes to the nursing home for a revisionist interview.
Snarlin Arlin, you snake, haven’t you &*%ked us/U.S. enough?

nimrod on March 22, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Leaving Santorum to one side, Specter comes across as whiny, bitchy, and self-righteous.

“I am big! It’s just the pictures that got small!!”

CorporatePiggy on March 22, 2012 at 7:39 AM

This is my favorite, if we are allowed to link to this You Tube clip, in the first 1:30

Specter telling Michele Bachman to act like a lady. A classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OwnEewBiS0

Fleuries on March 22, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Hey, at least Specter has a political afterlife. How many folks remember Jim Jeffords?

Happy Nomad on March 21, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Yes, I agree.Snarlin Sphincter does look like death warmed over. Who’s the corpse next to him ?

DevilsPrinciple on March 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

What a hack…. hey Arlen why don’t ya ‘splain the magic bullet theory again!!!

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 22, 2012 at 8:25 AM

If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.

Good Lt on March 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Perfect Pitch Santorum should counter Snarlin Sphincter by noting SS’s competence as Philly AG regarding the ‘dead girl in a box’ crime.

el Vaquero on March 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Hehehe The man who could be counted on to be the last vote needed to forward the liberal agenda as a Republican after talking for days of holding out because of his ideals, who switched from R to D when he knew he couldn’t win as an R, lectures us on changing positions and political expediency…Totally hilarious!

conservative4freedom on March 22, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Breathtaking that the biggest political turncoat in memory could make a statement like that.

PortlandJon on March 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

In fairness, you ARE forgetting Benedict Arnold.

The cake is a lie.

Dante on March 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

…GLaDoS For President! She doesn’t flip flop, she’d do GREAT in the debates, and she’s highly electable (“Vote for me or I’ll fill the room with deadly neurotoxin”.)

Oh, and she’d be the first female president. So we’d have the historic angle.

LunaLovegood on March 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

That ended up being the 60th vote for ObamaCare after Specter switched sides.

Do not underestimate Arlen. If he hadn’t jumped prior to ObamaCare, he’d still have been being courted by Dems when the vote came down. I have zero problem believing he’d still have been the 60th vote and the only GOP vote. That would have been a far, far worse outcome as it would have given Dems cover.

So I don’t think Santorum should get any blame here. It’s all Judas Arlen’s work.

Missy on March 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I didn’t know that Arlen supported RonMe, but neither am I surprised by this relevation.

DannoJyd on March 22, 2012 at 3:08 PM