Time For Arlen Specter To Go
-- GOA Supports Pro-gunner Pat Toomey
Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Pl Suite 102
Springfield VA 22151
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
First, Senator Arlen Specter provided the instrumental Republican
support to get anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed by the
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
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
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
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.
to support Pat Toomey
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
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
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:
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 http://www.toomeyforsenate.com/contribute
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.