Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 25, 2016, 02:08:04 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Politics
| |-+  U.S. General Discussion (Moderators: True Federalist, Torie, Badger)
| | |-+  Arlen Specter confirmed to have died
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Print
Author Topic: Arlen Specter confirmed to have died  (Read 1433 times)
Mister Twister
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 511


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2012, 10:17:17 pm »
Ignore

I guess he really is a specter now
Logged
Vosem
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8013
United States


Political Matrix
E: 4.13, S: -6.26

View Profile
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012, 10:32:40 pm »
Ignore

I guess he really is a specter now

It's considered good manners to show respect to the recently deceased
Logged

Gary Johnson/William Weld '16. Ohioan Independent proud of FSU heritage masquerading as Illinoian Republican to avoid Trumpist deportation squads.
NVGonzalez
antwnzrr
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1751
Mexico


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2012, 02:09:51 am »
Ignore

R.I.P. A great man and a very unique politician.
Logged




Bernie would probably win Vermont if Obama were deemed to have more than 272 evs in the vag.
Eternal Senator North Carolina Yankee
North Carolina Yankee
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 33570
United States


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2012, 02:35:11 am »
Ignore

I certainly had my differences with him, but I also respected his hard work and dedication to the State. Even beyond that he was clearly a decent and honorable person who devoted himself to serving and helping others going back over half a century or so.


I must say the comments by some in this thread are both disgusting and reprehensive.

America missed out on a great man by never electing him president. Pat Toomey, Joe Sestak, and the state of Pennsylvania should feel extra sad today for the knives they jammed in to his back.

That may be so about the Presidency, but as the point about the Senate seat is just ridiculous. He won against Toomey in 2004, narrowly, but he still won. By 2010 though the state had moved on in both parties and he couldn't win either primary. This notion that incumbent politicians are owed the support and obedience of their consituents is simply ridiculous. It has to be earned and Specter did earn it in for five terms. I would think after that much time especialy, they shouldn't feel any obligation to refrain from changing hands if they feel a new time with new issues, requires a different voice.

By that same understanding, Mark Begich would had to have gone all emo in the aftermath of Ted Steven's passing. It doesn't work like that and as far as I can tell the campaigns that Toomey and Sestak ran were hardly bitterly personal or anything of that nature.
Logged

Supreme, Almighty, All Knowing, All Seeing, Eternal Judicial Spirit Entity of the Glorious South Region.

Don't ever forget how easy it can all slip away: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=208279.0

Daylight lift me into shape. I must have been asleep for months. I found myself alone, alone, alone above a raging sea...
The Mikado
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 15674


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2012, 02:42:19 am »
Ignore

R.I.P.  A dying breed of politicians.

This is no thread for puns.
Logged



The Handsome Monkey King Son Wukong weighs in on politics.
Scott
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18392
United States
View Profile
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2012, 03:01:17 pm »
Ignore

R.I.P.  A dying breed of politicians.

This is no thread for puns.

Wasn't intended to be, actually.
Logged


Gabriel Cáceres

"He who feeds you, controls you." -Thomas Sankara
Beet
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 17978


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2012, 03:50:39 pm »
Ignore

The day Arlen Specter died:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Bpshk5nX0
Logged

Hillary's awesome work for America's future
"I feel like Paulette Revere — the recession is coming, the recession is coming!” - Hillary Clinton, April 3, 2008
Niemeyerite
JulioMadrid
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 6653
Spain


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2012, 06:15:50 pm »
Ignore

R.I.P..
Logged

My evolution (by The Political Matrix):
E: -6.06 -> -6.97 -> -6.97 -> -8.13 -> -7.29 -> -8.26 -> -8.65 -> -7.03
S: -6.78 -> -6.09 -> -7.30 -> -7.13 -> -8.09 -> -8.35 -> -9.04 -> -8.61
Mister Twister
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 511


View Profile
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2012, 07:46:52 am »
Ignore

I guess he really is a specter now

It's considered good manners to show respect to the recently deceased

The Onion disagrees

http://www.theonion.com/articles/arlen-specter-switches-affiliation-from-alive-to-d,29925/
Logged
anvi
anvikshiki
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4203
United States


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2012, 08:28:36 am »
Ignore

RIP, Senator Specter, and condolences and best wishes to your family and loved ones.
Logged

"Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined."  Frederick Douglass
Pages: 1 [2] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines