Skip to comments.After Action Reports of Porkulus Freep of the Senate [Youtube video included]
Posted on 02/09/2009 2:40:55 PM PST by kristinnEdited on 02/09/2009 3:31:10 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Three reports so far.
From Catherine Moy:
Sen. Arlen Specter must feel like one lucky man today. He wasnt in his Capitol Hill offices when MAF Chairman Melanie Morgan, Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee, Freepers and Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, and other patriotic citizens stormed his office to demand he reverse his position supporting the porkulus bill, aka the Barack-Blowing-Through- Dollars-Scheme.
MAF, as you know, is a protroops organization, and it is our opinion that this legislation will hurt veterans healthcare - not to mention every other American.
Were really in town for our big press conference on Tuesday, when we release our commercial opposing President Obamas decision to close Gitmo.
But we kept ourselves busy today. Melanie was at her finest, when we arrived at Specters office. For those of you who dont know Specter, hes a flip-flopping, spineless bureacrat who calls himself a Republican. Hes also one of the traitors who supports Obamas spendulus bill. This is why he was a target for Mondays action, spurred by Kristinn Taylor of Free Republic.
Melanie and Jim Robinson asked to see the Senator. Specters front-office staff need to go back to kindergarten to get their manners tuned up. either that or they should go to work at Wal-Mart to pick up some tips from their greeters. A secretary, who wasnt happy to see American patriots, refused to answer where the Senator was hiding. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked over and over about the Senators whereabouts, but the secretary wasnt helping. It was distressing to see a Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a Senators staff.
Well, the cold-shoulder was too much for Melanie, who decided to take matters into her own hands. She stepped to the closed door leading to Specters office and the offices of his staffers, and flung it open. I didnt take notes on what she said, but it went something like this:
Come out! We want to talk to somebody right now!!
The secretary didnt like this. You cant go in there, she warned Melanie, who promptly ignored her.
Sombody come out here right now!!! We want to talk to you. Now!!!
Specters chief of staff had finally had enough and came out to face the American citizens who wanted to redress their government official.
Melanie stepped toward him and unleashed a wave of complaints that hit him like a typhoon.
Again, I didnt take notes, but it went something like this:
Tell Specter to stop acting like a liberal. We are watching him and were not going to let him get away with this!
Others had a few things to add to that. Debbie Lee introduced herself and handed the chief of staff a card with her son, Marcs, picture on it. He was the first Navy SEAL to give his life in Iraq, she explained.
Freeper elk brought her five homeschooled children so Specter could see whom he is saddling with trillions of dollars of debts. She was gracious, intelligent and dead on with her remarks.
Specters chief of staff kept notes, though Im not sure he got everything down. He would have to know shorthand to get in everything. But Melanie reiiterated something he wouldnt forget.
Tell him WE ARE PISSED!
He took down the notes with a shaky hand and gave a smile that you might only see on a condemned man as he is walking to the gas chamber.
Whew! Just got back from Senator Spector's Office, where I was priviledged to meet Mr. Robinson in person, and see him deliver the letter to someone who I believe was Specter's Chief of Staff (either that, or a legislative aide). He indeed did personally deliver the letter, I saw it with my own eyes. If anyone cares to know, I was the lady with all her 5 kids there, leaving a message for the Honorable Senator not to saddle my children with this unprincipled, un-stimulus-related debt. I want to be able to tell my children that I did all I could to stop this unprincipled pork, and unconstitutional transfer of wealth.
My children were honored to be able to thank Mr. Robinson, in person, for his service to our country. They were also able to thank the Gold Star mom, for her son's heroic sacrifice for our country. I hope they always remember this day.
While I don't think he's listening, I'm glad I went in person to tell Senator Specter that he should vote "no" on the Pork Spending Bill, and I can tell my children that I did my best to avoid them being saddled with this debt.
I was super-impressed with Ms. Morgan -what a butt-kicker! My kids were thrilled to thank Jim Robinson, in person, for his great service to our country.
Like elk, I was there today. Although we werent able to roust out the three senators, we were very well received by the staff we spoke with. I would have to say that elk stole all our hearts with her presentation at Spectors. But no less should we expect of a dedicated home-schooling mom. Those are 5 VERY lucky kids, though they may not fully appreciate it for years.
While others were speaking I watched the secretaries field phone calls it was a solid stream. I didnt see them all, but only one of those I DID see was actually listening AND read back the message she was to deliver to her Senator to make sure she had it right. Most were just trying to stay awake. Collins aide admitted the calls were running some 7 to 1 against the bill.
Jim made a spectacular presentation obviously from the heart and right on point we can all be proud of him actually showing up in their offices will most certainly count for a lot. (BTW, the entire buildings were flooded with Acorn reps wearing their cute little buttons but, then, who wouldnt for the 4.1 or so BILLION $$ written into the bill for them alone!)
Melanie and her MAF cohorts did an excellent job as well a real asset to the group. Others of us, FReepers and lurkers alike pitched in with their own concerns and suggestions way too many to list them all here.
I, for one, will not hesitate to do this again on a such a critical measure.
I love you guys! Thank you all!
Thank you all for your courage, discipline, focus, intelligence, forethought, no BS attitude and actions to back that up, and most of all for your commitment to our country.
Wish I could say more, but I will say I am so very happy to know--even if it is just virtually--such fantastic human beings.
Great job all.
Thank ALL of you for standing up for the ones of us in this
great country who want to see that it’s kept that way.
You did a heroes job today and we can’t be more appreciative
of your efforts!
Hope these people actually listen and act on your passionate
messages to them and to ALL the senators who MUST vote against
this porkulus bill!
Post #24 for you, too...and all the other un-named FReepers
who stood up for America today!
Is there any way to start a recall campaign against Specter? I am tired of him being a fraud. In the last election, he sent notices to all the democrats in PA to switch their registration so they could vote for him in the Republican primary.
The worst day of my life was the day Santorum lost in PA. Well—actually the worst day was when Obama won, but, whatever.
Love to y’all from Kentucky! Wish I could do more...got a house full of sick folk, though.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I can’t say it enough. You guys are awesome!
God bless liberty, the USA and our TROOPS.
Never, never give up.
We are really grateful that you guys did such a splendid job today. I had no idea it was going to be a barnstorming event.
It’s inspiring. Wish it could change Spector but know that is doubtful.
Great report, Krisinn! We had a great time today. Melanie was magnificent! In fact all of the FReepers and folks from Move America Forward were great!! Some very passionate and articulate arguments were advanced. Unfortunately we did not get to speak directly to the Senators but we did get to speak to their staffs and in a couple cases their chief of staff. And the phones were ringing non-stop the whole time we were there. Their staffers admitted that the vast majority of the callers are opposed to the Porkulus bill. You could hope that the senators would get the message.
Keep those calls and letters going, folks! They’ll never get the message if we don’t give it them! With all barrels!!
The only Specter phone system still able to take a message is the Wilkes Barre line 570 826-6265.
Let’s flood the system with NO comments.
Thank you to all the dedicated Freepers who ventured into the DC political swamp. I thought of you often during the day, and wish I could have been there too.
Excellent, I posted the link to this thread and the video at my National blog site at http://redcounty.com and I think we found our first 3 senators to take out in the first primary.... http://primarychallenge.org
Now we need to list the house members that we need to target for the primary of 2010
You did a great job Elk!
WOW finally got the video downloaded...Worth the dialup wait......Powerful!. Thanks to you all for representing us.
OutFReepingstanding!!! Thank you all ever so much for your efforts and passion to stop this bottomless pit of a porkulus bill.
If we are forced to go to battle for our country, I say let it begin with ACORN. Let's wipe them out one way or another. Infiltrate and sabotague, and get radical if need be. That org. has the power and the money to destroy this country. Are we going to let them?
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