Time For Arlen Specter To Go - GOA Supports Pro-gunner Pat Toomey


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First, Senator Arlen Specter provided the instrumental Republican support to get anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed by the Senate.

Then, he singlehandedly pushed through the massive economic bailout, the so-called stimulus bill, which contained several provisions of concern to gun owners.

So it comes as no surprise that liberal anti-gun Specter, who has no loyalty to the Constitution, also has no loyalty to the political party that elected him. Specter announced this week that he will leave the Republican Party and run as a Democrat in 2010.

Specter's announcement comes only after poll after poll showed him trailing pro-gun conservative Pat Toomey in a Republican primary.

Specter thinks that changing parties will improve his chances of winning next year.

What he's going to learn is that the voters of Pennsylvania are much more concerned about their Constitutional rights than they are with what political party a candidate belongs to.

Every time Attorney General Eric Holder opens his mouth and talks about reinstating the Clinton gun ban, gun owners know they have Arlen Specter to thank.

Back in early January, Sen. Specter said he had "grave concerns" about Eric Holder. He made it sound like he was going to join other pro-gun Senators and oppose the Holder nomination.

Specter was only putting on a show.

After pretending to oppose Eric Holder, Sen. Specter provided the key support that brought the nomination to the floor of the Senate.

Why the big switch?

Simple. When it looked like Specter was going to face a primary challenge from a real conservative, he talked tough and made it look like he was opposed to Holder. Then for a while, it appeared that Specter would not have a serious challenge, so Specter flip-flopped and decided not to oppose Holder.

With people like Specter in office, it's no wonder our gun rights are in such jeopardy.

At least gun owners have a clear choice in the next election. Former Congressman Pat Toomey has again taken up the conservative, pro-gun mantle and will challenge the liberal incumbent.

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Together, we can defeat the Senate's most dangerous turncoat and replace him with a real Second Amendment defender.

Specter was one of three Republicans whose vote was needed to pass the bailout. When one of the other two Senators expressed reservations, good old Arlen Specter stepped in and brought that Senator "back in line."

Without Specter, there would be no $1 TRILLION bailout.

Really, by the time debt services and other frills of the "socialism bill" are accounted for, the cost will be over $3 TRILLION!

The debt foisted upon us by Arlen Specter will be passed on to succeeding generations, AND the bailout is being used as a tool of the anti-gun left.

You see, the bailout bill contains provisions that can fund anti-gun activist organizations like ACORN and Moveon.org to the tune of hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of your taxpayer dollars.

The bailout also contains provisions to require your doctor to retroactively put your confidential medical records in a government database. Medical records have already been used to deny about 200,000 military veterans their Second Amendment rights, and that situation will be made worse for all citizens thanks to the Specter bailout bill.

Perhaps no single Senator is negatively affecting the future of this country more than Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter.

Please help Gun Owners of America make this Specter's last term in office by supporting Pat Toomey for Senate at:
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Rep. Toomey challenged Specter in a primary in 2004 with the support of Gun Owners of America, and came just 1.7% short of winning.

Specter's bacon was pulled out of the fire only after the incumbent Senator, President Bush and even, unfortunately, some in the gun rights community campaigned on his behalf at the last minute.

Well, Senator Specter has sold out the people of Pennsylvania and conservatives across the nation for the last time.

At the same time we get rid of an enemy of gun rights, we can also help to elect an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.

Pat Toomey served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms, before honoring a self-imposed term limit and retiring in 2004.

Rep. Toomey was "A" rated by Gun Owners of America during his time in Congress. Even though he was supposedly "too conservative" for the eastern Pennsylvania district he represented, Toomey stood firm on his pro-Second Amendment principles.

Unlike Arlen Specter, there was no waffling on the issues concerning your gun rights.

Gun Owners of America knows from experience that when we're in the trenches battling the anti-gunners over reinstating the semi-auto gun ban, closing down gun shows and funding liberal leftist organizations, Pat Toomey will be with us shoulder to shoulder.

But first he has to defeat Specter, an anti-gun Republican-turned-Democrat with millions of dollars in the bank and lots of new liberal friends ready to give him more.

Gun Owners of America calls on sportsmen and gun owners in Pennsylvania and across the country to stand with us to defeat Arlen Specter and to elect Pat Toomey to the U.S. Senate.

Please make the most generous contribution possible to Pat Toomey for Senate at Link Removed on the web.

If you prefer to contribute by check, make your check payable to "Toomey for Senate" and mail to: PO Box 220, Orefield, PA 18069.

Or, you can call the campaign at 484-809-7994 to contribute by phone.

Pat Toomey stands 100% in favor of your gun rights. Together, let's stand with Pat Toomey in this crucial election.


Tim Macy
Vice Chairman

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Pl Suite 102
Springfield VA 22151
(703) 321-8585


God Bless Our Troops!!!
Spector is a wolf in sheeps clothing

The only thing conservative about him is...nothing
He was not a good consvative and will not be a good democrat either.
He is only in it for himself.
He does not have the good of the country at heart.
His decision will allow Dems to steamroll every bit of gun hate and conservitive spite legislation strait through with nary a speedbump.
He sold us all down the river.
He will not get re-elected by the bitter Americans cling to God and Guns in PA.


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A local poll in Pennsylvania showed Specter behind Toomey by 21 points for the 2010 Pennsylvania Republican Primary. Spector claims that the Republican Pary was less conservative in the 1980s. Though I only started voting in 1988, I find this difficult to believe, especially given the Republican Nominee in 2008. Bush was definitly a conservative, but nowhere near as conservative as Reagan. So for me, that argeuement makes little sense. But then again, the lies that gets painted as being the truth these days are vast....

Specter was also quoted in March 2009 as saying he will not change parties....
I also heard him make some weak statements about varying definitions of pork barrel spending as his reasons for backing it.

Specter also stated that he did not want to be judged by the harsh Republican jury in Pennsylvania, or something very close to that. THAT'S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF VOTING ! But Mr Specter side stepped that constitutional and state right to put his political career first.

So much for letting the people decide.

Red Hat

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Theis is one out of state race that I will make a donation. We need to out spend the Dem's on this one!


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Good riddance. About time that turncoat showed his real colors. Let's hope the dems embrace him and he goes down to a stunning defeat. Let's elect some folks next time around that remember the wishes of their constituency and place their obligation to represent the people ahead of big campaign contributions and being reelected.


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Republican "Leaders" Looking to Replace Specter with Noted Gun Banner

Its time again to remind the Republicans that they need to STOP supporting Republicans that vote like Democrats...

AND that we will not support ANY ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT Canidates in 2010 or 2012

Republican "Leaders" Looking to Replace Specter with Noted Gun Banner
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Some Republicans still don't understand why mainstream America is so
upset with their Party.
Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has defected to the Democrat Party, many
prominent Republicans are openly recruiting liberal Republicans to run
against Specter.
And at the top of their list is Tom Ridge.
Ridge is the turncoat Republican whose vote was crucial in passing the
semi-auto ban in 1994.
After having opposed a similar ban in 1991, then-Rep. Tom Ridge
flip-flopped and teamed up with Charles Schumer (D-NY) to pass the
semi-auto gun and magazine ban. The gun ban passed narrowly, 216 to
214, thanks to Tom Ridge.
Later, as Governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge signed one of the most
restrictive gun control laws in the State's history -- the infamous Act
17 which registered and taxed long gun buyers and placed other
restrictions on Keystone State gun owners.
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge opposed
arming pilots. He asked, sarcastically, if pilots carry guns, then
should we also arm railroad engineers and bus drivers? As DHS Director,
Ridge should have led the charge to arm pilots and people in other
positions that fell under the agency's purview.
Instead, he just repeated the same tired old anti-gun line that we hear
every time a state passes a concealed carry handgun law.
Guess who else opposed the armed pilots program? Pennsylvania's
"Benedict" Arlen Specter, who was one of only two Republican Senators to
vote against the bill.
The last thing we need is another elitist in Congress who does not trust
law-abiding citizens with firearms. And yet, wishy-washy Republican
Senators like Utah's Orrin Hatch and South Carolina's Lindsey Graham are
touting Ridge over Specter. In other words, let's replace one turncoat
with another.
There is a better option. His name is Pat Toomey, a Gun Owners of
America "A" rated pro-gunner who served in the U.S. House of
Representatives for three terms, before honoring a self-imposed term
limit and retiring in 2004.
Those who are pushing anti-gunner Tom Ridge claim that Pat Toomey is
unelectable because he's "too conservative" for Pennsylvania.
But that's what self-appointed experts said before Toomey got elected
term after term in a largely Democrat district in the eastern part of
Pennsylvania. And that's what they said before he accrued a gigantic
lead in the polls over a sitting Senator this year, forcing Specter to
jump parties.
It was Pat Toomey who forced Specter to jump to the Democrat Party.
Toomey -- who was backed by Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund
-- was leading Specter in polls by an overwhelming margin.
That's also what they said about Ronald Reagan -- who was supposedly too
conservative to win a national election. (By the way, Reagan also won
Bottom line: We need to put these squishy politicians on alert. Their
internal party politics is their business. But when party leaders start
pushing noted gun banners -- using the money contributed by millions of
gun owners around the country -- we're not going to remain silent.
Texas Senator John Cornyn is the head of the National Republican
Senatorial Committee. Michael Steele heads the Republican National
Committee. The decision to support an anti-gunner over a defender of
the Second Amendment rests largely in their hands.
ACTION: Please urge Senator John Cornyn and Chairman Michael Steele not
to interfere in Pennsylvania's primary. There is already a pro-gun,
electable conservative running in the primary who deserves their
You can contact NRSC's Sen. Cornyn at [email protected] or by phone at (202)
You can contact RNC Chairman Michael Steele at [email protected] or by
phone at (202) 863-8700.

----- Pre-written letter -----
Dear Senator Cornyn / Chairman Steele:
Please don't cave in to pressure to support anti-gun candidate Tom Ridge
over pro-gunner Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania's Republican primary.
When in Congress, Ridge provided crucial support to pass the Clinton
semi-auto gun ban. As Governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge signed one of the
most restrictive gun laws in the State's history. And as head of the
Department of Homeland Security, Ridge opposed the successful
congressional effort to arm commercial airline pilots.
The last thing we need is another Senator who does not trust "We the
People" with firearms.
Pat Toomey served three terms in the House before honoring a
self-imposed term limit and retiring. Rep. Toomey was "A" rated by Gun
Owners of America, and stood firm on conservative principles even though
he was supposedly "too conservative" for his district.
I urge you not to interfere in this race on behalf of an anti-gun

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