Sen. Arlen Specter must feel like one lucky man today. He wasn’t 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.
We’re really in town for our big press conference on Tuesday, when we release our commercial opposing President Obama’s decision to close Gitmo.
But we kept ourselves busy today. Melanie was at her finest, when we arrived at Specter’s office. For those of you who don’t know Specter, he’s a flip-flopping, spineless bureacrat who calls himself a Republican. He’s also one of the traitors who supports Obama’s spendulus bill. This is why he was a target for Monday’s action, spurred by Kirstinn Taylor of Free Republic.
Melanie and Jim Robinson asked to see the Senator. Specter’s 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 wasn’t happy to see American patriots, refused to answer where the Senator was hiding. Jim, wearing his Navy cap, asked over and over about the Senator’s whereabouts, but the secretary wasn’t helping. It was distressing to see a Navy veteran being treated with such disrespect by a Senator’s 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 Specter’s office and the offices of his staffers, and flung it open. I didn’t take notes on what she said, but it went something like this:
“Come out! We want to talk to somebody right now!!”
The secretary didn’t like this. “You can’t go in there,” she warned Melanie, who promptly ignored her.
“Sombody come out here right now!!! We want to talk to you. Now!!!”
Specter’s 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 didn’t take notes, but it went something like this:
“Tell Specter to stop acting like a liberal. We are watching him and we’re 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, Marc’s, picture on it. He was the first Navy SEAL to give his life in Iraq, she explained.
Liz Colby Harp 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.
Specter’s chief of staff kept notes, though I’m not sure he got everything down. He would have to know shorthand to get in everything. But Melanie reiiterated something he wouldn’t 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.