By know I suspect everyone has seen or at least heard about Arlen Specter’s classless remarks about Jack Kemp on CBS’ Face the Nation… On the off chance you haven’t here’s the video:
What a bitter, angry man… I’ve come to expect this kind demagoguery from far left fringe bloggers but Arlen Specter is member of the United States Senate and supposedly part of mainstream political culture… And yet here he is taking the cheapest of cheap shot’s at Republicans. Senator Specter, with all do respect sir you are two steps lower than pond scum, the simple fact that you could not resist the urge to use a good man’s corpse as a soap box proves beyond a reasonable doubt it’s time you to retire.
And Senator as Ed Morrissey points out you couldn’t be more wrong:
During Republican control of Congress, federal spending on health research and regulation increased 46% after inflation, from $49 billion a year to $72 billion a year, or about 7% increase each year. That’s almost the same rate of increase as Defense spending got in the same period (48%), when we actually had a real war on our hands, and not a political contrivance for excusing federal spending.
- Specter: Republicans killed Kemp, Rick Moran, American Thinker