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By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

I've never walked out of a room and had a disagreement as to what was said.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

You know, a statesman is a dead politician.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I must say I am not pleased to have to arrange the Senate schedule around the availability of Senators who are running for President.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

American credibility in the war on terrorism depends on a strong stand against all terrorist acts, whether committed by foe or friend.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

No senator's vote, except for the declaration of war or the authorization for the use of force, is more important than the confirmation of a nominee for the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I am opposed to anybody making a decision for you or me or anybody else about what health care plan we should have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I served as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. Let me tell you, it's tough to find out what the CIA is doing. They led us astray on the weapons of mass destruction that they said Saddam Hussein found. We sent out Collin Powell, Secretary of State, former National Security Counselor, chief of staff, four star general, couldn't find it out. I'd be reluctant to cut into term limits. I think if the voters would become informed and aroused, they could impose the proper limits on the guys who ought to be out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that sometimes party asks too much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

Look, the president can discharge all 93 U.S. attorneys for no reason at all, but not for a bad reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision rejected Congress' findings and its method of reasoning, .. Is there any real justification for the court's denigrating Congress' 'method of reasoning'?.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

There are conspiracies all over the Senate floor on any day!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

My tenure in the Senate was really as an independent and whichever, regardless of party label.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I'm not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I'm not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

There is no higher value in our society than integrity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

If we had pursued the war on cancer which President Nixon declared in 1970, Jack Kemp might be alive today.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I just was not going to subject my record to the bleak prospects of a primary election.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

There's nothing in the First Amendment that even remotely talks about spending money for political contests, and to say that an individual can spend as much of his or her own money as he or she wants constitutionally without any limitation, I think is just absurd.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

It is with unwelcome frequency that I find myself the deciding vote.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

Voting is fundamental in our democracy. It has yielded enormous returns.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

It's a rarity when someone takes a political risk in Washington today in the public interest.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

Today the Internal Revenue Code constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. A flat tax would be an enormous step forward.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

Pennsylvania is a very tough state; people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

It's been a great privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

The extremists took over the primary process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I do come from a strong family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

Do you believe today that the right to privacy does exist in the Constitution?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

The Republican Party has moved so far to the right, you can't recognize Mitt Romney. What Mitt Romney will appear in October? Mitt Romney has changed positions more often than a pornographic movie queen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

There is just no sensible, logical reason why we would not make use of stem cell research.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

The passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, recognizing the potential danger that the aircraft they were aboard posed to large numbers of innocent Americans, American institutions, and the symbols of American democracy, took heroic and noble action to ensure that the aircraft they were aboard could not be used as a weapon.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

When the president acts in absence of a congressional grant of authority, he can rely only upon his own independent powers. When the president takes measures incompatible with the express or implied will of Congress, his power is at its lowest ebb.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

Big money is ruining the political system.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect its citizens.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I beat a brain tumor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arlen Specter

'Never give in' was my mindset.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

It costs about $27 million to win a seat in the United States Senate, so when you win one, you like to sit down.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

We are not utilizing the Iraqi oil for U.S. purposes. We are not asking that the Iraqi oil be used to pay our military expenses. We are asking only that the Iraqi oil be used to rebuild Iraq - that is, to rebuild Iraq for the Iraqi people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arlen Specter

I'd make - before I'd elect somebody - I'd make him do town meetings and face the people and then I would insist that the person not run on a platform of no compromising. The meaningful thing that the leaders could do would be to be dedicated to a discussion across the isle, to vote their consciences and not to follow the strict party line. I think that would lead to sensible decisions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arlen Specter

We don't need holy wars. What we need is tolerance and brotherhood and simple humanity.