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Arlen Spector Admits Democrats Never Had ‘Prosperity’ In Their Program

January 22, 2010

We hear Arlen Specter being the same sort of contemptible troglodyte that Bill Clinton and Harry Reid have revealed themselves to be (well, they’re racists; Specter is sexist) in his “act like a lady” comments to very-much-a-lady Michelle Bachmann.

Arlen Specter and Michele Bachmann had been debating at a radio talk show by Dom Giordano on the first year anniversary of the Obama administration.

Michele Bachmann had been asked by the host to highlight the policies of Arlen Specter that she had supported over the year. Taking an economic turn in the answer, she had remarked that prosperity would happen when the income tax rate would be cut to 22 per cent and capital gains tax and estate tax would be finished.

At this point the Arlen Specter interjected, criticising her reply. When she started to explain, he said, “Now wait a minute. I’ll stop and you can talk. I’ll treat you like a lady. So act like one.”

To this Michele Bachmann quipped “I am a lady.”  He began counter questioning her about whom she had voted for. When she replied prosperity, he commented that it wasn’t a bill. Michele Bachmann commented that it should have been one and Arlen Specter lost his temper, making the comment, “I didn’t interrupt you. Act like a lady.”

Specter looks every inch like the arrogant hypocrite fossil that he is in that exchange.

Poor Arlen Specter (I said sarcastically).  This vile little man who never fit in with the Republicans due to his pathological nature for betrayal betrayed them for the last time when the Democrats took over.  He joined the Democrats to ride their coattails.  And now he’s watching his betrayal backfire on him as the Democrat Party starts to implode all around him.

And his quintessential rodent-like nature emerged under stress.

But there’s something more that comes out of this than the revelation of another Democrat’s loathsome personal character: a Democrat acknowledging that his party never had any bills to create actual prosperity (so how could Bachmann vote for it, given that the Democrats haven’t allowed anything the Republicans offered to actually come up for a vote?).

Look at the exchange:

Specter had asked Bachmann what she has proposed or supported this year and was in the middle of criticizing her answer when she interjected.

“Now wait a minute. I’ll stop and you can talk,” Specter said. “I’ll treat you like a lady. So act like one.”

“I am a lady,” Bachmann replied.

Specter later went after Bachmann for saying she voted for “prosperity.”

“She said ‘I voted for prosperity,'” Specter said. “Well prosperity wasn’t a bill.”

“Well why don’t we make it a bill?” Bachmann responded.

“Now wait a minute, don’t interrupt me,” he said. “I didn’t interrupt you. Act like a lady.”

Michelle Bachmann asks a very good question: “Why don’t we make prosperity a bill?”  Doesn’t that sound better than a massive porkulus bill that created a Democrat political slush fund, but didn’t create any actual jobs?

A solid plurality of Americans now recognize that the stimulus has hurt the economy.

But Democrats were never interested in the American peoples’ prosperity; they were only interested in their power, and their ability to impose their power on Republicans, and on the American people.

The Democrats want to grow the size of government; Michelle Bachmann and the Republican Party want to grow the size of Americans’ households.  Democrats want to redistribute the wealth, and shrink the size of the pie as they take wealth created by producers and give to those who haven’t produced anything; Michelle Bachmann and the Republican Party want to allow producers to produce more wealth, and make the size of the pie bigger so that everyone can benefit.

Undermining producers and taxing prosperity is hardly the way to create more prosperity.  The Democrats have only succeeded in creating a permanent non-producing underclass.

Unfortunately, the only way we can ever have a “prosperity bill” is if Democrats are voted out of power.