The Nation, a far-left magazine that still believes Alger Hiss
innocent, seldom speaks well of any Republican. Yet its just-released May
3rd issue carries an article <A
Matters: The GOP Hunts Its Own” which bluntly backs Pennsylvania’s
Republican Senator, Arlen Specter, for reelection. Why does The
Nation love Arlen so?
[I]n a closely divided Senate, Specter’s tendency to side with liberals on
social issues, as well as his willingness to challenge the worst excesses
of the right on judicial nominations, tax cuts, the minimum wage, school
choice and tort reform, has made him a Republican that Democrats can deal
But if Republicans maintain control of the Senate after November, Specter
and a handful of other renegade GOPers, ranging from Rhode Island’s very
nearly liberal Lincoln Chafee to conservatives with maverick streaks like
Arizona’s John McCain and Ohio’s George Voinovich, could be the only
roadblocks to right-wing hegemony.
Stephen Moore’s <A
NRO to Senator Specter’s Republican friends looks more prescient
than ever. Both The Nation and The New Yorker have stated
that Arlen Specter is the best choice for Pennsylvania
Republicans. Pennsylvania Republicans have now been warned.