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Senator Arlen Specter-- on healthcare, single payer, Israel, Iran, why progressives should support him and more

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Senator Arlen Specter (D PA)

15 minutes with Arlen Specter, asking why progressives should vote for him, and his positions on health care, single payer, medicare for all, the next supreme court nominee, Israel, Iran, citizens united, corporate personhood and more

How would you characterize yourself, politically-- conservative, centrist, liberal, progressive?
He doesn't characterize himself (but his wikipedia page says he's center left.

What are projects or issues you care about that resonate with progressives?
civil rights, blocked bork, women's rights.

What do you say to progressives on Why progressives should vote for you?

Admin has ....

The DOJ recently announced that it is prosecuting an NSA whistleblower who exposed violations of the law. There are many who believe we need more of this, not intimidation. What's your take?

Not familiar with case.

Bottom up;
grassroots funding of campaigns.

Fixing the problem that citizens united created-- clean money
Corporate personhood.
corporate personhood requires constitutional amendment.
Likes Schumer's plan to deal with the situation Citizen's united decision created.

Single payer
supports it, supports trust busting.

It seems that right wingers in the US and Israel are trying to demonize Obama's efforts to put pressure on Israel to create an environment conducive to peacemaking-- accusing him of forsaking Israel. 

Questions about Iran

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