All but 3 Republicans in the entire Congress said the same thing about the Obama stimulus plan, that it was a bad bill so they had to vote no, and then every one of them voted no, except for 3 brave and patriotic Republicans in the Senate. Arlen Specter was one of them, but he said that in private most Republicans actually support the Obama stimulus bill. They told him they have to vote against it for political reasons.
The GOP leaders told their members that if they vote yes on the Obama stimulus bill, they will not fund their re-elections, and even fund another Republican to run against them and make sure they lose their House or Senate seat. This is un-American, and the Republican party dont give a damn about fixing the economy. All they care about is political games, and to hell with the economy.
GOP leaders have already said Specter is done, and that his yes vote sealed his fate. They plan to fund another Republican to run against him and he is expected to lose his Senate seat to a far right conservative who will vote the way the party leaders want him to, like a good little conservative robot.
It shows that the Republican party is corrupt, that they are willing to let the economy crash, just so they can win their re-elections, and yet O'Reilly does not say a word about it, not a word. Instead he puts out the Republican party line that the Obama stimulus plan is a bad bill, and that is why all the Republicans voted no.
When he knows that is a lie, and that in private most Republicans say they support the bill, and would vote for it, except it would be political suicide because the GOP party leaders have threatened them all, that if they vote yes they will make sure they lose their seat in Congress. This is un-American and it borders on being a traitor.
Specter (R-PA), who broke with his party to support President Obama's stimulus package last week, said before the final vote Friday that more of his colleagues would have joined were they not afraid of the political consequences.
"When I came back to the cloak room after coming to the agreement a week ago today," said Specter, "one of my colleagues said, 'Arlen, I'm proud of you.' My Republican colleague said, 'Arlen, I'm proud of you.' I said, 'Are you going to vote with me?' And he said, 'No, I might have a primary.' And I said, 'Well, you know very well I'm going to have a primary.'"Specter, along with centrist Maine Republican Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, joined with Democrats last week to move the stimulus bill forward. Specter said he doubted there would be any more Republican votes than those three Friday night.
"I think there are a lot of people in the Republican caucus who are glad to see this action taken without their fingerprints, without their participation," he said.Specter is saying that most Republicans supported the Obama stimulus bill, they just didn't want their fingerprints on it for political reasons. And yet O'Reilly never reported a word of it, not one word. Instead he puts the far right conservatives like Rove, Ingraham, Gingrich, Morris, etc. on the Factor to spin and lie about why all the Republicans voted no.
That is not journalism, it's dishonest and biased right-wing propaganda.
And the Pennsylvania State Republican officials say their faith in Specter is irretrievably broken. They are vowing to defeat Specter in the Republican primary in 2010. "It's clear we need a conservative senator who can do the right thing for America," said Glen Meakem, a conservative talk show host in Pennsylvania.
"It's over for Arlen. He would do best to retire gracefully," he said, adding that party leaders across the state have intensified talks about a primary challenge against Specter. Pennsylvania Republican officials are so eager to drum up a legitimate opponent to run against Specter, they've started a wish list that includes two prominent Republicans who've said they're exploring a run -- for governor.
Jim Roddy, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee, suggested two names: Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Chester Springs. Republican voters are saying things like this on far right websites.
He's a fraud and a coward! To hell with Specter!They are calling Specter a spinless coward, a RINO, Republican in name only, and calling for him to be voted out of office. For only doing what was right, and voting yes on the Obama stimulus bill. One far right Republican wrote this:
What a spineless useless wuss. Just be a proud traitor Specter, at least hold up for what you do. Even the two traitorous *itches aren't phoning around to make sure everybody will still love them after they betrayed their party and the American people.The two traitorous bitches he is talking about are the other Republican Senators who voted yes with Specter, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe. Republicans are calling them traitors.
Now imagine if Obama was a Republican, and the Democrats did what the Republicans are doing, O'Reilly would call them un-American traitors and demand they vote yes. But Republicans do it and he says nothing, and not only does he say nothing, he helps the Republican party lie and spin about the Obama stimulus bill, when they all know it is badly needed right now, and they may even have to do a 2nd stimulus bill in the future.
Not only are all the Republicans who voted no corrupt and un-American, so is O'Reilly for not reporting the truth on the issue. In fact, O'Reilly is more corrupt and un-American than the Republicans who voted no, because he is a journalist, and it is his duty to tell the truth to the American people.