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3rd August
written by Sean Noble

Arlen Specter went through what is likely only the first of hundreds of town halls that will be conducted throughout the August Congressional Recess that should send a wake up call to Members of Congress: Just say no to government run health care – in whatever form it may take.

Specter had a special guest with him at a town hall on Sunday – HHS Chief Kathleen Sebelius.  It didn’t go well.  As a former staffer who planned and carried out town halls, this is a nightmare.

 Congressman Lloyd Dogget (TX) also got an earful, just trying to get to his car after a recent appearance.


This demonstrates a major weakness for the Democrats as they try to rush through a government takeover of health care.  There is no doubt that when they get back to Washington after Labor Day, Members of the House and Senate are going to be comparing notes about the how fired up Americans are about this issue.

The question is whether or not they will listen.  If they don’t, it’s going to be a watershed year for Republicans in 2010.

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  1. Jill

    Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, et al should have to go act as security for all these members of congress they are strong-arming to vote for the bill.

  2. Woody

    Maybe some Blue Dogs will pull a Specter and switch parties. Wouldn’t that be a great historical note for Pelosi/Reid/Obama–lose control of Congress between elections!

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