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Conservative Activists Descend on Arlen Specter's Office to Protest Stimulus Support - Video 2/9/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 02/09/2009 4:37:09 PM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Conservative Activists going to the office of Sen. Arlen Specter to deliver a message in opposition to his support for the Obama Stimulus Plan. The activists included Free Republic's Jim Robinson. . . . . . . (Watch Video)

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bhostimulus; collins; corruption; democrats; jimrob; marxism; melaniemorgan; pelosi; porkulus; reid; snowe; socialagenda; specter; stimulus; stimuluswatch; taxes

1 posted on 02/09/2009 4:37:09 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

I’ve been calling his Allentown office for three days.
His mailbox is full, there’s no answer, or “we’re on the other line.”


2 posted on 02/09/2009 4:44:04 PM PST by aumrl
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To: Federalist Patriot

John Murtha called his own voters “rednecks” and “racists”.

Despite this, he got re-elected.

I doubt Specter cares what anyone thinks....


3 posted on 02/09/2009 4:46:24 PM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Federalist Patriot

WHOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!

Thanks for this...thanks to all who went!!!

Someone, PLEASE upload this to another site before YouTube decides to take it down...


4 posted on 02/09/2009 4:49:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

It’s all well and good that Americans exercise their Constitutional rights to petition the government. However, the sad thing about the action taken by Jim and those other folks is that they are not from Pennsylvania. Specter will ignore anything they have to say because they are not his constituents.


5 posted on 02/09/2009 4:50:18 PM PST by Wolfstar (Elections have thousands of consequences. Some minor, some major...and some that can kill you.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Thank you for doing this, guys. Yes. You speak for me.


6 posted on 02/09/2009 4:59:06 PM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Wolfstar

He’d ignore them if they were from PA too! I admire you folks for the fight, unfortunately 52% of the people now want to be taken care of by Big Daddy and reversing Socialism is going to take a long, long time. With the open borders, the dumbing down of our schools and the onslaught and decimation of our culture that has taken place for 40+ years I don’t think we will ever see our country back again in several generations, if ever.


7 posted on 02/09/2009 4:59:54 PM PST by marlon
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To: Wolfstar

I am his constituent and he doesn’t give a rat’s you know what, about what I think either. I’ve called all of his offices, faxed and sent email for the last 10 days. Casey’s office too. We have no representation here is PA. I can’t do all the voting. Next time I’ll try harder.


8 posted on 02/09/2009 5:28:40 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: Federalist Patriot; All

Priceless, Absolutely Priceless. Patience y’all, the dear Lord always rewards perseverance.


9 posted on 02/09/2009 5:45:28 PM PST by Fred ('There is no free lunch' Marc Faber)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Good for these folks who decended on this spineless senstors office.
Did you hear him on Hannity today? Hannity took it too him and it was good!


10 posted on 02/09/2009 5:47:07 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: aumrl
I’ve been calling his Allentown office for three days.

I called specter's Allentown office and told the woman who answered that I wanted him to vote NO. He didn't listen...

11 posted on 02/09/2009 5:49:03 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Wolfstar

Specter ignores Pennsylvania conservatives, too. That is, when he’s not attacking us.


12 posted on 02/09/2009 5:51:47 PM PST by Mogwai (You say "far right" like that's a bad thing!)
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To: Jenny217
I am his constituent and he doesn’t give a rat’s you know what, about what I think either. I’ve called all of his offices, faxed and sent email for the last 10 days. Casey’s office too. We have no representation here is PA.

I live in Eastern PA--------Northampton County, surrounded by liberal colleges. Specter marches to his own tune. If he changes his mind because of phone calls, it would actually be a miracle...

13 posted on 02/09/2009 5:52:30 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Wolfstar

I don’t know about that..keep in mind that donations for these political campaigns now come in from all over th country. So it is just possible that donations will come in for the Republican who challenges him.


14 posted on 02/09/2009 6:04:26 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Very cool. They should have claimed to be from Code Pink or the Gay Alliance so they could get airtime on the MSM.


15 posted on 02/09/2009 6:06:40 PM PST by yazoo
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To: Jenny217
After emailing Specter, I got this in response:

In Case You Missed It: Why I Support the Stimulus

I want to share with you an op-ed that I wrote for today's Washington Post.

Additionally, you can watch a short interview I did on Thursday, February 6th on PBS's Newshour with Jim Lehrer concerning the pending stimulus package by clicking here.

Why I Support the Stimulus By Arlen Specter

I am supporting the economic stimulus package for one simple reason: The country cannot afford not to take action.

The unemployment figures announced Friday, the latest earnings reports and the continuing crisis in banking make it clear that failure to act will leave the United States facing a far deeper crisis in three or six months. By then the cost of action will be much greater -- or it may be too late.

Wave after wave of bad economic news has created its own psychology of fear and lowered expectations. As in the old Movietone News, the eyes and ears of the world are upon the United States. Failure to act would be devastating not just for Wall Street and Main Street but for much of the rest of the world, which is looking to our country for leadership in this crisis.

The legislation known as the "moderates" bill, hammered out over two days by Sens. Susan Collins, Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman and myself, preserves the job-creating and tax relief goals of President Obama's stimulus plan while cutting less-essential provisions -- many of them worthy in themselves -- that are better left to the regular appropriations process.

Our $780 billion bill would save or create up to 4 million jobs, helping to offset the loss of 3.6 million jobs since December 2007. The bill cuts some $110 billion from the $890 billion Senate version, which would actually be $940 billion if floor amendments for tax credits on home and car purchases and money for the National Institutes of Health are retained.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the proposed cuts "do violence to what we are trying to do for the future," especially on education. Her objections are a warning to conservatives that more cuts would be unlikely to win House approval. They are also an admission of the high price that moderates have been able to extract for their support of stimulus legislation.

If a stimulus bill doesn't pass, there won't be any money for Title I education programs. The moderates' bill provides marginally less money for Title I than the House and Senate bills. But while it's less than supporters want, this proverbial half a loaf beats no loaf by a mile.

In health funding, both the House and Senate bills contain billions of dollars for wellness and prevention programs, including for smoking cessation, prenatal screening and counseling, education, and immunization. The moderates' bill, regrettably but necessarily, cancels this funding on the grounds that such programs are better left to the regular appropriations process.

"In politics," John Kennedy used to say, "nobody gets everything, nobody gets nothing and everybody gets something." My colleagues and I have tried to balance the concerns of both left and right with the need to act quickly for the sake of our country. The moderates' compromise, which faces a cloture vote today, is the only bill with a reasonable chance of passage in the Senate.

The writer is a Republican senator from Pennsylvania.

16 posted on 02/09/2009 10:29:58 PM PST by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--two and a half years-- But I think about it every day.)
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