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Specter: Opponents to ObamaCare “not necessarily representative of America” – Then Just Who Do They Represent?

Specter: Opponents to ObamaCare/DemCare are “not necessarily representative of America” – Then Just Who do They Represent?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Originated from Statehousecall.org
By Joe Guarino

Newly converted Dem. Sen. Arlen Specter: “I’m not going to complain about being organized. They have a right to speak,” he said, “but I think we have to explain, they’re not necessarily representative of America. I think they’re vocal. I don’t think they’re representative.” See http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090812/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_protests.

All the more reason that the five-plus organizations (NCPA, SSI, CPR, Galen, AAPS, AFP, et al.) that have been collecting petitions should show up in DC at the end of August with the millions of signed petitions that they have collected.  Politicians know full well that, where there is smoke, there is fire.  They know that when ten or a hundred folks from their district or state are desiring to address them about a specific issue that a factor of ten or more is standing right behind them.  Two million-plus signed petitions landing in their offices will be representative of at least 20 million concerned Americans representing all 50 states.

We have approx. 307 million Americans (http://www.census.gov/).  Approx. 74 million are children (http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/trends/pf1.pdf).  In the recent presidential election, 125,225,901 Americans voted (http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/)  Approx. 53% voted for Obama, 47% for McCain; that is, approx. 67 million to approx. 58 million.  Since Specter is now a Dem. and has not liked what he sees–he thinks most of those showing up at his town hall events are “not necessarily representative of America“–let’s for the sake of arguement presume that the 20 million I estimated above would tend to side with McCain/the Republicans/the anti-ObamaCare camp (take your pick). That’s slightly more than a third from the opposition.  That’s approx. 16 percent of all who voted.  That’s approx. 8.5 percent of all adults.  Take your pick, Sen. Specter.  This is NOT a fringe group of Americans.

 

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August 12, 2009 - Posted by | (Un)Limited Government, 1st Amendment, Agenda of the Left, Constituional Issues, Culture, Leftists Criticize Conservatives, Wake Up | , , , , , , ,

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