Poor Arlen Specter.
The Pennsylvania senator who ditched the Republican Party to become a Democrat is getting tired of his constituents yelling at him for supporting President Obama's plan to nationalize the healthcare industry.
Specter attended a safe, friendly healthcare event yesterday in Duncannon, Pa., organized by Organizing for America (OFA), which is an arm of the Democratic National Committee. The OFA wesbite (my.barackobama.com) carried the following listing for the event:
Standing up for insurance reform in Duncannon with Sen. Specter (Health Care Public Event)
Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don't go a day without spreading lies and stirring up fear. We need to show that we're sick and tired of it, and that we're ready for real change, this year.
Please come to the Health Care event, and make sure that the most powerful voices in this debate are those calling for real reform.
Please arrive early; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Time: Wednesday, August 12 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Host: Organizing for America
Location: Penn Township Building (Duncannon, PA)
100 Municipal Building Road
Duncannon, PA 17020
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48 people have signed up to attend this event.
I am informed by my sources in Pennsylvania (I used to be a reporter in Harrisburg at the Central Penn Business Journal) that a few dozen people showed up for the event at Penn Township Building.
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