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  •  A Few Points (5+ / 0-)
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    eeff, fritzrth, Superpole, melpomene1, aoeu

    Since I'm the Jim Savage mentioned in Bowers' post, I think I can fill in some of the blanks here...

    1.  Senator Specter was actually invited back in February.
    1.  A few of us happened to find out he was going to be there about two weeks prior to the conference.
    1.  A mini-revolt among the raank-and-file delegates who were attending the conference ensued.
    1.  Specter was uninvited.
    1.  Sestak was invited to speak in his place.
    1.  Sestak was greeted waarmly and the response to his remarks was thunderous.
    1.  Regardless of  what the "leaders" do wrt to the primary, the rank-and-file will be working for  Sestak.
    1.  Specter sent a whiny-ass letter to be read to the delegates, which was greeted with jeers.
    1.  Fuck'm

    "Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted." A. Phillip Randolph

    by Savage on Wed Jun 24, 2009 at 10:32:26 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks Mr. Savage (0+ / 0-)

      keep up the good work!

      any other repuglican/democrats in PA we need to get out of office?

      TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE.

      Hope you'll stick around dKos-- there's numerous people here who apparently think the democratic party doesn't have to do much of anything for their supporters.

      The bank bailouts are a failure. Robert Reich

      by Superpole on Wed Jun 24, 2009 at 12:43:39 PM PDT

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