Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is a man without a political country, having left the GOP last year after 44 years as an elected Republican, then having been defeated in Democratic primary this past May. But that frees the Wichita native to speak his mind — which he did freely during a visit last week with The Eagle editorial board.Among his comments:"People are very angry about the deficit, and they're right.""Nobody wants to be taxed; everybody wants services.""China is eating our lunch.""They (Republicans) wanted to defeat anything Obama wanted to do.""Is there going to be a coming together? I don't see it."GOP vows to repeal the health care law are "not realistic" and "campaign rhetoric.""Islam is a legitimate religion of peace," and it is "an embarrassment" to see some Democrats pandering to the tea party.Iraq is "a caldron" and Afghanistan is "a bottomless pit."