Skip to comments.Why I Stormed Sen. Specter's Office (by Melanie Morgan, Porkulus Freep Makes Wash. Times!)
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 ...
Impressive job and a well written article. Thanks for posting. :-)
Wish I could have been there.
WOW!! WAY TO GO MAF AND FREEPERS!!
Now a 21st century Boston Tea Party.
“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”.
Very nice.....thank you for the post
Thank you to all that attended for us who could not.
Congrats for your usually excellent and courageous work!
Thanks to JimRob, MM and everyone who represented FReepers in DC!!
Ole Howard Sprague has sure gone down hill since leaving Mayberry.
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!!!!
Great work, everyone.
Thank you for being the voice of the people that are back at home paying for this nonsense that is proposed!
BTT. The Boss kicks butt.
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
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.
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.
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).
Mod Squad BUMP!!!!!
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.
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.
In case anyone is interested,prior to running for mayor of Philadelphia in the late 60s,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.
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.
BOOYEA! RIGHT OUTTA THA PARK!
God bless them! DAMN if THAT didn’t need to be DONE! Right the hell ON!
Here is the video!
LOL! At 3.09 minutes into the video Melanie barges in. She is a babe.
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!
YOU GUYS ROCK OUT LOUD!!
Didn’t help, but thank you for your heroic efforts!
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!
Let's dump a few thousand lbs of PORK into Boston Harbor! or the Potomac...
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.
Too bad this didn’t work. Specter still voted with the Dems for the porkulus.
Based on his behavior in the Senate, Specter has never stopped being a democrat. Thanks for providing the details.
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?
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!
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!
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.
Snarlin Arlin is in it for himself.
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes... labeled a radical just as the Founding Fathers were by the tyrants of their day.
Sorry if they offended your tender sensibilities.
"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."