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Arlen Specter: ‘Blinded By Passion, You Foolishly Let Someone In / All The Warnings Went Off In Your Head / Still You Had To Give In / Just When You Think You’ve Got It Down / Resistance Nowhere To Be Found / They Whisper, Promises In The Dark.’

Posted on | March 12, 2012 | 21 Comments

by Smitty

Sissypuss the Blog Kitty informs me that I’ve confused Arlen Specter’s plaintive whine about being used like a spitoon by Harry Ried with Pat Benatar. Oh, that’s right: Benatar had more raw energy in the shoelace holding her outfit together than the Snarlin’ One has in his entire carcass:Yid with Lid has a quotation from some strangely bound toilet paper claiming Specter’s authorship. I’m sorry: did that betray my opinion of anything Arlen has to say or write? I hope it fares more poorly than that lousy jackwagon Nancy Pelosi’s sad little efforts at selling books.

Wait: am I guilty of blaming the victim for not showing sympathy for poor wee Arlen? If you’re looking for ‘sympathy’, check the dictionary between ‘s**t’ and ‘syphilis’, to quote a vulgar old family saying.


21 Responses to “Arlen Specter: ‘Blinded By Passion, You Foolishly Let Someone In / All The Warnings Went Off In Your Head / Still You Had To Give In / Just When You Think You’ve Got It Down / Resistance Nowhere To Be Found / They Whisper, Promises In The Dark.’”

  1. DaveO
    March 12th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    A betrayer snivels about being betrayed.

    Today just got good.

  2. Cube
    March 12th, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    How on earth could you possibly mistake Specter’s low-grade whining for the full throated rock-n-roll of the smokin’ hot Pat Benatar?  I’ve heard of sleep deprivation playing strange tricks on the mind but come on…  I gotta say though, the song choice fits perfectly.

    Of course the democrats crapped on him.  It’s what they do.  He wasn’t born yesterday, he’s been around long enough to know better.  Or did he think he was an exception to the Left’s pattern of lies to get what they want?

  3. Evilbloggerlady
    March 12th, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Maybe Rush called the wrong person a slut and prostitute.

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  5. Rick Santorum
    March 12th, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Lay off Arlen!  He’s my boy!

  6. smitty
    March 12th, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Hypothetically speaking, of course, I’m not sure it’s prostitution in the case of the prostitute having to pay for the service.

  7. smitty
    March 12th, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    Hint: any time I mention Sissypuss the Blog Kitty, whatever follows is to be taken with a grain of salt.

  8. smitty
    March 12th, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Sure, I will. My bus: not so much.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 13th, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    Well I think Arlen was looking for some quid pro quo for his services.  So that also makes him a chump.  

  10. MrPaulRevere
    March 13th, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Via Instapundit, this patriot knows the deal:

  11. Adjoran
    March 13th, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    Here’s what I have trouble imagining:  in a tightening market for publishing as the market shifts to an e-model, what pitch do you give a publisher to put out an Arlen Specter retrospective?  Just who is the target audience for this?  Who is going to buy these books, much less read them?

    I mean, Arlen lacks the sizzling logic of Orrin Hatch, the charisma of Mitch McConnell, and the perfect diction of Jim DeMint.  He is the boring old fart on the Judiciary Committee.  You wouldn’t buy a watch from the guy on the street.

    I don’t get it.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 13th, 2012 @ 1:44 am

    He is about as pathetic a figure as you could imagine.  And I mean that in the Ayn Rand sense of the word.

  13. Testor
    March 13th, 2012 @ 2:01 am

    And yet Santorum in his wisdom (and selfishness) was the man that saved Specter, giving Obama the 60th vote for ObamaCare.

    Oh well, it’s not like he supported Sotomayor or anything.  Oh wait.

  14. Adjoran
    March 13th, 2012 @ 2:14 am

     How did Santorum “save” Specter?  He did endorse his senior colleague in a contested primary, under pressure from his party leadership and his party’s sitting President, but Specter had endorsed Santorum when Rick was running for Senate as a two-term congressman.  To do otherwise would have been disloyal.

    Before Sotomayor, Specter did marshal through the nominations of John Roberts and Sam Alito.  So it wasn’t as if he had deserted ship immediately.

    When was the last time an incumbent Senator did NOT endorse his incumbent colleague of the same party?

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 13th, 2012 @ 2:25 am  How Mitt won Guam and how Rick lost it.  FYI.  

  16. Anon Y. Mous
    March 13th, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    I am surprised that the Democrats reneged on Specter. He probably saw how well things had worked out for the previous traitor, Jeffords, and thought he could expect the same.

    I am not surprised because I thought the Democrats had more honor, but because they have poisoned the well against any future turncoats. Had they kept their thieves bargain with Specter, future RINO traitors could double deal with confidence. Now, they will be reluctant to backstab the Republicans to join the Democrats, since they now know that the Dems will just screw them over.

  17. smitty
    March 13th, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    There you go again, bothering people with that pesky ‘context’ thing.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    March 13th, 2012 @ 7:52 am
  19. Bob Belvedere
    March 13th, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Yes!  He would fit right in in an Ayn Rand novel – well played, oh defeated one!

  20. Rick Santorum
    March 13th, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Right.  I had to “take one for the team!”

  21. Guest
    March 13th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    So… when his personal ethics conflict with what the Party wants, or when all those claims  he’s made about being True-Blue Conservative conflict with what the Party wants… we can trust Santorum to “be a team player” and do as the Party asks.
    Just like he did last time, and for the same reasons.