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Arlen Specter’s Last Political Gasp

By Wyatt Earp | August 12, 2009

It’s pretty damned entertaining, isn’t it? The first guy must be one of those “Nazi plants from the insurance companies.” Because, you know, he couldn’t possibly be an angry senior citizen worried about his health coverage, right?

Things got a little heated at the townhall forum held by Senator Arlen Specter (R er, D-PA) this morning after a curious decision not to allow people to ask questions live from the floor . . . He then angered the crowd all over again by reminding them how lucky they are to be in his presence at all, as this video clip by The College Politico shows at the end:

You really need to watch the entire clip. Trust me.

Aaannnddd . . . a-hole!

Specter doesn’t get any “extra pay”? He makes $174,000 a year for a job that requires him to be at the office four days a week when Congress is in session, which is only about 2/3rds of the year. He has a gold-plated medical and dental package that Specter certainly won’t surrender for the ObamaCare system he’s pushing. Thanks to his 30 years in the Senate, he’s eligible for a pension that will pay 80% of that salary and keep his benefits package in place until he dies.

What a great example of Beltway arrogance — and what a great opportunity for Pat Toomey. (H/THot Air)

Ya hear that, Arlen? That’s the sound of your career going down the drain. Woosh!

Topics: Politics | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Arlen Specter’s Last Political Gasp”

  1. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Wow, I wish that man would have stayed and just kept yelling at Specter, he was good.

    I love when Specter said that he doesn’t get paid any extra to be there. Jeez, he pulls down $174,000 a year for a part time job with fantastic benefits, and he still feels the need to break his scapula patting himself on the back?

  2. MeToo Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Geez, somewhere a bridge is missing a troll !!!!!!!

  3. Bitter Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Jesus, it’s impossible to make you damn plebs happy. Next thing you know, you’ll be expecting Snarlen’ Arlen to be held accountable by a general election of citizens.

    I look forward to this being used as a campaign commercial throughout 2010. I don’t care how often Sestak or Toomey play it, I’ll never tire of hearing it.

  4. Dennis Petty Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    You forgot to mention the new planes they want to buy for their trips to learn about life in foreign lands. MUD

  5. AJ Lynch Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Arlen’s last gasp? I hope you are right.

  6. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    geez, 174K to workshow up half the year, and get those other benefits too? Damn, I’m in the wrong line of business…

    I now officially announce my candidacy for the Senate.

    Smite A. Hippie in 2010!!
    *Nixon style hands in the air sporting peace signs*

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – Hell, I don’t get paid for blogging, and have to put up with your abuse all day . . . Kidding, kidding!

    MeToo – And he’s ranting about a magic bullet.

    Bitter – I think a continuous mp3 player loop would be sweet.

    Dennis – I posted about that at First In. Unreal.

    AJ – “Politically”

    Smite – You have my vote, sir!