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Why I Stormed Sen. Specter's Office (by Melanie Morgan, Porkulus Freep Makes Wash. Times!)
The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 02/10/2009 7:28:06 PM PST by kristinn

I went to visit Sen. Arlen Specter to save him from an embarrassing pro-stimulus vote that will damage America's economy and send the nation back to 1970s-style stagflation.

Jim Robinson, founder of FreeRepublic.com, and I arrived at Sen. Specter's office with a group of folks who oppose the $1.5 trillion stimulus package, on this past Monday morning. We asked to see Sen. Specter. The office secretary didn't seem to be happy to see us. I could not blame her. We were there to embarrass her boss. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked about the senator's whereabouts, but the secretary wasn't helping. It was distressing to see a wheelchair-bound Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a senator's staff.

It is clear that Specter's front-office staff needs to do an internship at Wal-Mart to pick up tips on how to properly work as a greeter. While the staffer told us she didn't know where Specter was, the senator was on Laura Ingraham's national radio program, defending the stimulus bill and snidely calling her "young lady" when she challenged him.

The desk staffer warned me that I couldn't go into the backrooms. It went through my mind that I certainly should be able to walk through the doors because I helped pay for them with my tax money. But diplomacy kicked in, so I yelled some more.

Eventually, Specter's chief of staff emerged and took notes as our group told him how disgusted we were that his boss was favoring a stimulus bill that is overwhelmingly apposed by his constituents.

Liz Colby Harp brought her five homeschooled children so Specter could see whom he is saddling with trillions of dollars of future debts. She was gracious, intelligent and dead on with her remarks.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; aar; arlensphincter; bastids; bho44; firsthundreddays; freerepublic; maf; nannystate; neomarxism; obama; pennarino; porkulus; rats; rino; rinos; sellout; senatorsphincter; snarlinarlen; socialism; socialistagenda; specter; spectertruthfile
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Woo hoo!!!
1 posted on 02/10/2009 7:28:06 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

bttt


2 posted on 02/10/2009 7:30:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Impressive job and a well written article. Thanks for posting. :-)


3 posted on 02/10/2009 7:31:46 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

Wish I could have been there.


4 posted on 02/10/2009 7:32:10 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: kristinn

WOW!! WAY TO GO MAF AND FREEPERS!!


5 posted on 02/10/2009 7:33:39 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: kristinn
Congrats!

Now a 21st century Boston Tea Party.

6 posted on 02/10/2009 7:33:52 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: kristinn

“While leaving Specter’s office on Monday, I walked past a long line of people wearing ACORN t-shirts. This is the same group that helped get Obama elected. They came to get what the rest of us will be paying for”.


7 posted on 02/10/2009 7:34:40 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: kristinn

Very nice.....thank you for the post


8 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:35 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: kristinn

9 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:02 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: kristinn

Awesome!


10 posted on 02/10/2009 7:40:08 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: kristinn

Thank you to all that attended for us who could not.


11 posted on 02/10/2009 7:40:53 PM PST by angelsonmyside
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To: kristinn
Kristinn...

Congrats for your usually excellent and courageous work!

Thanks to JimRob, MM and everyone who represented FReepers in DC!!

12 posted on 02/10/2009 7:41:46 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: kristinn

Ole Howard Sprague has sure gone down hill since leaving Mayberry.


13 posted on 02/10/2009 7:48:15 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: kristinn

Jim and Melanie,et all....we are PROUD OF YOUR conviction and courage in facing Senator Spector on this issue....even though you could not see him personally. You made your presence known! Way ta go!!!!

Polly


14 posted on 02/10/2009 7:50:59 PM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: kristinn

Great work, everyone.


15 posted on 02/10/2009 7:56:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government)
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To: kristinn

Thank you for being the voice of the people that are back at home paying for this nonsense that is proposed!


16 posted on 02/10/2009 8:06:26 PM PST by sybilll
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To: kristinn

BTT. The Boss kicks butt.


17 posted on 02/10/2009 8:08:14 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn

Any of these three GOP’ers who votes cloture next time should be considered co-subversives with the (rest of the) Marxists.

Interview: Jim Simpson (manuf. crisis), Philip Berg (Berg v. Obama) on Sentinel Radio Network - 2/9/2009
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2182651/posts


18 posted on 02/10/2009 8:08:41 PM PST by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: kristinn

Thank you Kristinn!

Thank you for being the visible anti-stimulus voice when the e-mails seem to get no where with these people.

I’ve sent e-mails to Specter, Collins and Snowe in no uncertain terms telling them what I thought about their backing of the stimulus.

In my email, I also told them to consider a “shoe” had been thrown at them.

I’ve considered cleaning my closet out of old shoes and mailing one to each of those RINOs, and also to Schumer because of his comment about the American people not caring about “a little pork”.

Maybe a “shoe” avalanche from patriots across America will get their attention.


19 posted on 02/10/2009 8:21:21 PM PST by Texas56 ("Will you stop at words, when your country needs you most?" - The Patriot)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson
We were there to embarrass her boss.

Let him do his own work.

It's the one thing Spector can be proud of accomplishing all on his own. Don't tread on his legacy for crying out loud!

Now that I have vented, thank you all for your work promoting our freedoms for it IS greatly appreciated more than you know.

20 posted on 02/10/2009 8:31:48 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: kristinn

You guys showed great self-restraint in the face of those who don’t deserve it from We The People (aka We The BOHICA’d).


21 posted on 02/10/2009 8:36:30 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson

Mod Squad BUMP!!!!!


22 posted on 02/10/2009 8:36:58 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: mojitojoe
"While leaving Specter's office on Monday, I walked past a long line of people wearing ACORN t-shirts. This is the same group that helped get Obama elected. They came to get what the rest of us will be paying for."

The ACORN types are just like vultures, waiting to lay into the flesh of this great nation, then they will eat and eat on it until there is nothing left. But at least vultures wait for something to die before tearing it apart- these ACORN vultures have helped to bring our nation down.

23 posted on 02/10/2009 8:49:24 PM PST by tcw_laj4ALL (What a blessed place Heaven will be, with no dirty-lying liberals.)
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To: kristinn

Kristinn, Thank you for standing up - in person - to the Washington insider people and letting the voice of The People be heard. You all should be commended for your action and for representing all of us concerned citizens.


24 posted on 02/10/2009 8:55:12 PM PST by tcw_laj4ALL (What a blessed place Heaven will be, with no dirty-lying liberals.)
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To: kristinn
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25 posted on 02/10/2009 9:02:38 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: kristinn

In case anyone is interested,prior to running for mayor of Philadelphia in the late 60’s,Specter was a democrat. In fact he was the president of THE A.D.A-americans for democratic action -a very liberal group . He became a republican to run for mayor and lost by 10,000 votes. Ran in the repuplican primary for governor and lost.Finally became a senator.


26 posted on 02/10/2009 9:06:00 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: kristinn

WOw... amazingly written, and I’m glad ya’ll were able to do so much... Sounds like you made a real impact.. I just wish it had been enough. Thank you so much for the work ya’ll did there. May it have some longer impact than the Porkulus.


27 posted on 02/10/2009 9:06:27 PM PST by Toki ("Palin Pingers" Freepmail Liberity Rocks or me to get on the list today!)
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To: kristinn

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

BOOYEA! RIGHT OUTTA THA PARK!

God bless them! DAMN if THAT didn’t need to be DONE! Right the hell ON!

That’s Patriotism!


28 posted on 02/10/2009 9:07:44 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: kristinn
I applaud her courage, but all she accomplished was labeled radical extremists, racists, and put on a government watch list.
29 posted on 02/10/2009 9:21:48 PM PST by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: kristinn

Here is the video!

http://www.melaniemorgan.com/

LOL! At 3.09 minutes into the video Melanie barges in. She is a babe.


30 posted on 02/10/2009 9:33:36 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Toki

I watched the video last night of their visit. Everyone behaved very professionally. Ms. Morgan was very businesslike in demanding someone speak to them, but doing it in a very cordial way. nice!


31 posted on 02/10/2009 9:35:40 PM PST by unsycophant
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To: kristinn

YOU GUYS ROCK OUT LOUD!!

Didn’t help, but thank you for your heroic efforts!


32 posted on 02/10/2009 9:38:46 PM PST by LUV W (SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!)
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To: Frantzie

Thanks for the link!

They kicked butts—just that the Washington elites don’t
listen to REAL Americans!

These who were there are my heroes!


33 posted on 02/10/2009 9:50:01 PM PST by LUV W (SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!)
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To: Rome2000
Now a 21st century Boston Tea Party.

Let's dump a few thousand lbs of PORK into Boston Harbor! or the Potomac...

34 posted on 02/10/2009 9:57:29 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: kristinn

I think this is Specter’s last term. He made a lot of enemies
in the GOP supporting Porkulus. If his health does not fail first, this will do him in.


36 posted on 02/11/2009 12:02:15 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kristinn
ACORN is just doin' the cheating the King from Kenya cannot do himself.


37 posted on 02/11/2009 2:17:15 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: kristinn

Too bad this didn’t work. Specter still voted with the Dems for the porkulus.


38 posted on 02/11/2009 2:38:05 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: mojitojoe

Based on his behavior in the Senate, Specter has never stopped being a democrat. Thanks for providing the details.


39 posted on 02/11/2009 4:27:20 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Communist Party Project.)
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To: kristinn
our group told him how disgusted we were that his boss was favoring a stimulus bill that is overwhelmingly apposed by his constituents.
Are there any polls on the stimulus in PA that can confirm this?
40 posted on 02/11/2009 5:41:35 AM PST by Kleebo151
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To: kristinn
Thanks for posting!

Specter's front-office staff needs to do an internship at Wal-Mart to pick up tips on how to properly work as a greeter.

I could say the same thing for the little snit that passes her time away inside the door of SnoweJobs office!

41 posted on 02/11/2009 6:19:04 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: mojitojoe
I walked past a long line of people wearing ACORN t-shirts

I was stuck in an elevator with 8 of them, all in suits and carrying clearly marked "ACORN" binders/reports. Made me nearly have a stroke.

This is where we are sadly lacking. They are constantly there playing all nice and respectable for the powers that be then go back to the "communities" and practice their thuggery!

42 posted on 02/11/2009 6:28:15 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: mojitojoe

As I’ve said many times, the GOP has been coopted by the demrat party. It is merely a demrat action arm. Presently there is no meaningful opposition party to the demrat party.


43 posted on 02/11/2009 6:29:29 AM PST by dools007
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To: kristinn

Rock on!!!!!

Snarlin Arlin is in it for himself.


44 posted on 02/11/2009 6:32:29 AM PST by Darwin Fish (God invented evolution. Man invented religion.)
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To: Darwin Fish

RIGHT ON!!!


45 posted on 02/11/2009 6:34:24 AM PST by republicansforever
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To: kristinn

EVERYONE WHO CAN DO THIS, GO NOW!!!! the phone lines cannot accomodate enough calls. They are jammed and busy.

LET’S GROWD THE OFFICES OF THE THREE TRAITORS AS WELL AS THE SENATE HALLWAYS. FREPERS CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Esopman


46 posted on 02/11/2009 6:43:37 AM PST by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere (and Their Most Intelligent Designer))
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To: Just A Nobody
I was stuck in an elevator with 8 of them, all in suits and carrying clearly marked "ACORN" binders/reports. Made me nearly have a stroke.

Guess they must have received a raise with Obama's election. Good job, JustANobdy and all who voiced our concerns.
47 posted on 02/11/2009 6:53:32 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, Repub's: This is an entrepreneurial insurgency)
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To: odin2008

Yes... labeled a radical just as the Founding Fathers were by the tyrants of their day.

Sorry if they offended your tender sensibilities.


48 posted on 02/11/2009 7:04:35 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: kristinn
"Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said the "American people don't care about pork." Well, as a woman, I recognize ugly fat when I see it. This bill is stuffed with it.

"While leaving Specter's office on Monday, I walked past a long line of people wearing ACORN t-shirts. This is the same group that helped get Obama elected. They came to get what the rest of us will be paying for."

49 posted on 02/11/2009 7:57:29 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: kristinn

Bravo!


50 posted on 02/11/2009 8:02:43 AM PST by jtb2inky
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