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Flashback: FReepers Storm Senator Benedict Arlen Specter's DC Office
Washington Times ^ | Feb 11, 2009 | By Melanie Morgan, Move America Forward

Posted on 04/28/2009 3:06:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

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...

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: arlenspecter; jimrobinson; maf; melaniemorgan; porkulus; rino; specter
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1 posted on 04/28/2009 3:06:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Sphinkter is so pathetic; he doesent care about anything but Power and would sell his mother to the devil for it. A pathetic creature.


2 posted on 04/28/2009 3:10:01 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Jim Robinson

>>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.<<

There is no saving some people.


3 posted on 04/28/2009 3:12:30 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: Nonstatist

Sadly, there are politicians at every level in our nation who are just like him.


4 posted on 04/28/2009 3:12:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Root out the Rino’s...good ridance to him! He couln’t take the heat Jim! Good work!


5 posted on 04/28/2009 3:17:30 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Jim Robinson

Memories . . . the way we were. Well, at least he’s not going to be embarrassing the GOP anymore, now Specter is an official libtard.


6 posted on 04/28/2009 3:18:09 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Jim Robinson

Laura Ingraham was right on the money several weeks ago when she had him on her show. She knew something was up so she asked Specter if it felt good to be wined and dined by the White House. She smelled a rat and his name is Arlen “Benedict Arnold” Specter.


7 posted on 04/28/2009 3:30:28 PM PDT by Riptides
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To: DoughtyOne; jimrob

Benedict Spector I say...let the dimocrats worry about him now...Hi Jim Rob...Hope you are well...it’s good to be back..:)


8 posted on 04/28/2009 3:32:07 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers Go!)
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To: KLT

And right you are.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 3:42:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Riptides

BTW, “you don’t talk to me like that, young lady”! She hit a nerve in that interview.


10 posted on 04/28/2009 3:46:48 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good job. I would also recommend prayer. I think we conservatives should wear a huge smile on our collective faces and remind these liberals that EVERYTHING that is happening now is payback from God for such rampant dissobedience. They should have been carefull of what they asked for.

We need to remain confident that He is in charge.

11 posted on 04/28/2009 3:47:00 PM PDT by mgist (Thus in Psalm 103, we pray, "Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hear)
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To: Jim Robinson
I just heard the best analogy I've heard in a while from Bill Kristol. It went something like, now Obama will need to explain why he couldn't get the votes from his own party instead of it's the Republicans standing in the way of getting the votes.
12 posted on 04/28/2009 3:52:32 PM PDT by tobyhill ("Hope and Change" is so overrated!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Snow, Collins and McCain next


14 posted on 04/28/2009 5:38:00 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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woohoo, Melanie, pick up your voice mail!


15 posted on 04/28/2009 6:55:26 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.operationvalentine.blogspot.com/)
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To: DoughtyOne
Sadly, there are politicians at every level in our nation who are just like him.

Few this high profile and this transparently avaricious.

The whole country has been watching this angst ridden dance daily, as his poll numbers drop into the muck. And does he care that he is seen as transparently full of crap? Not in the least. Amazing.

16 posted on 04/29/2009 5:57:01 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Jim Robinson

Specter has jumped from port to port but no worries, Jim. Geraldo just announced to the world on Fox News this morning that he’s a liberal republican in the same vein as Rudy and looks forward to the day when he will run for office.


17 posted on 04/29/2009 6:06:24 AM PDT by TADSLOS (God Bless Texas- where freedom still has a chance.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve known what he was since Waco and also the rationale to vote against convicting the Impeached His Slickness on the basis of “Scottish Law.”

I have a long memory and have not forgotten this. Good riddance to bad rubbish.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 9:39:36 AM PDT by sauropod (Welcome to O'Malleyland. What's in your wallet?)
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To: Nonstatist

Few at that level, but there is McCain, Snowe, and a few others. And no, I don’t think any of them would be reticent to change over parties, if they were threatened.


19 posted on 04/29/2009 10:31:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I don’t think any of them would be reticent to change over parties

McCain is a weasel, but I cant say I know what he'd do.

But look at Spectre for a moment; 80 years old with Hodgkins disease , and hes been running slandering ads for weeks against a fellow Republican who hadnt even announced his official intention to run! And his equivocations and pleading and rationalizations in public over the Vote He screwed Up on! Oh, the angst! The shriveled up old fart will probably be dead in a couple of years and he has made the end game of his life into a laughingstock. What a pathetic old rodent; some legacy, eh? Don't tell me this isn't one for the books.

20 posted on 04/29/2009 11:10:15 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

I think McCain came within a whisker of changing parties over his loss to Bush. He was furious, and spent the better part Bush’s two terms in office, talking down his policy.

During the first year Bush was in office, McCain was practically a full time member of the talking head shows on Sundays. He had no compunction to be a party player. It was the John McCain show non-stop. And his foreign policy advocacy was what folks listened to up until 09/11.

I can’t believe John wouldn’t switch parties if the right circumstances came about. He’s just too much of a turncoat.

That’s how I see it, but what the hey...


21 posted on 04/29/2009 11:18:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yea, I think youre right about McCain. The only thing I wonder is would he bother if he was 80 yrs old and dying of Cancer with a year or two left ? Maybe he would, Specter definitely would.


22 posted on 04/29/2009 1:39:08 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

I think that’s a fair question to ponder. Thanks for the mention. I can’t say for sure about McCain on that level.


23 posted on 04/29/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: Jim Robinson
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.

Not a good idea to lie to Melanie Morgan.

But he probably keeps his staff in the dark. I wonder how many of them stayed on?

24 posted on 04/29/2009 10:40:28 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline closed for repairs)
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To: Nonstatist

I think his base of support has been eroding ever since he voted for that stupid porkulus bill because every damn taxpayer in his base and around this country was paying full attention to that entire floor debate. Since then, he’s been all about salvaging 28 years of backstabbing buffoonery.


25 posted on 05/01/2009 9:47:47 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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