Arlan Specter Is Still a Lunatic – May 04, 2009
Arlan Specter said the following:
“Well, I was sorry to disappoint many people. Frankly, I was disappointed that the Republican Party didn’t want me as their candidate,” Mr. Specter said on “Face the Nation.” “But as a matter of principle, I’m becoming much more comfortable with the Democrats’ approach. And one of the items that I’m working on, Bob, is funding for medical research. If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.”
Did he realize what he said? First, he suggested that we hadn’t researched a cure for cancer and that resulted in Kemp’s death. Then he said that research saved his own life from cancer. Which is it, Sen. (temporarily) Specter? Did we research and prolong and save lives or didn’t we?
This is a horrible political use of Republican Jack Kemp’s death. Specter has proven why he wasn’t too popular with Republicans. He’s just selfish enough to sell out this country to the far-left radicals in the Democrat Party because he wasn’t going to win his primary. That’s not a signal that he cares about what’s best for his country.
This country has been working to find a cure for all cancers. Specter should be ashamed to be so insensitive as to use Jack Kemp’s death for political speak just one day after the annoucement of Kemp’s death. The family is still hurting and Specter’s using it for politics. Shame on this politician. He belongs in the Democrat Party.