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The Orchestration of the Specter/Sebelius Mob

One of the first town halls to really turn into a royal shoutfest was August 2 forum in Philadelphia hosted by Sen. Arlen Specter and HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Rolling Stone has obtained documents detailing that the disruptions at this town hall were orchestrated by Tea Party Patriots, a group that takes its marching orders from FreedomWorks.

On July 30, Tea Party Patriots’ national director Jenny Beth Martin put out this call to action on her group’s private listserv:

Hi Patriots!

We need people to go to Sen. Specter’s Town Hall on Sunday to ask the tough questions about government take over of our health care.

Specter is hosting a townhall meeting with Sec. Sebelius on Sunday, August 2.

Have a great day!

Jenny Beth Martin

Tea Party Patriots, National Coordinator (

TPP clearly approved of the shouting and booing that ensued: A followup email from Amy Kremer, the Tea Party Patriots’ co-leader, on August 3, praised the dozens of “Patriots” from Philadelphia who disrupted the town hall and caught Rush Limbaugh’s attention:

Absolutely Philadelphia Tea Party Patriots! Keep up the good work! We are all proud of you!


Amy Kremer

Tea Party Patriots, National Coordinator (


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