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Good News on the Healthcare Fight
Thank you for all your hard work over the past few weeks.
This is an important battle with much to discuss, so please
take the time to read all of this essential email.
If you are like me, you are deeply disappointed that we
lost, by an inch, the vote to stop Nancy Pelosi's trillion
dollar takeover of health care in America. You might even
be thinking that the fight is over. Not true. As Winston
Churchill said, “This is not the end. It is not even the
beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps the end of the
And, in fact, the narrowness of the House vote tells me the
momentum is on our side. To
win this fight, we need your
support and continued activism today!
We have made so much progress since President Obama was
sworn into office, that I believe we are on a path to
victory, against all expectations and seemingly
insurmountable odds. Remember that Democrats control
all levers of power in Washington DC, including an 81
seat advantage in the House and a functional 60 vote,
filibuster proof majority in the Senate. But the
legislation they have pushed on us is so far outside the
mainstream they can’t even get their own guys to vote
President Obama expected to have a government-run
takeover of healthcare on his desk BEFORE the August
recess. Instead, the amazing grassroots uprising
against this audacious power grab has been unprecedented
and continues to grow daily. Public opinion continues
to sour on the idea of a trillion dollar government grab
of our health care system, and declining support for the
President and the Democrats on the issue has followed
suit. Passing the bill in the House was supposed to be
a walk in the park for Pelosi, given her commanding
majority of Democrats (258) over Republicans (177). And
yet we came
so close on Saturday, with broad bipartisan
opposition to the bill, including 39 Democrats voting
with 176 Republicans to oppose Pelosi’s take over.
That's remarkable, and it would not have happened
without all of your hard work. In addition to
organizing and attending rallies, participating in town
hall meetings, and making trips to Washington, DC on
9/12 and 11/05, FreedomWorks members have sent over
250,000 emails to Congress on health care this year and
put in an incredible 4,351 phone calls to our 21 target
Democrats in just the 24 hours before the vote. Because
of your dedication, there is still a chance we can stop
this Washington power grab and instead pass reform that
empowers the individual.
Pelosi only passing a bill by the slimmest of margins
late on a Saturday night lays the groundwork for a
defeat of the bill in the Senate. The Pelosi bill is a
non-starter in the Senate, with Sen. Joe Lieberman
promising to join the Republicans in a filibuster of the
government option. In fact, Sunday morning on Face
the Nation Sen. Lindsay Graham said the Pelosi bill
is “dead on arrival” in the Senate. Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid had already indicated a belief that he
cannot get a vote this year on ObamaCare, but is now
claiming that House passage gives him new momentum to
pass legislation in the Senate, probably in December.
This Senate battle will indeed be Waterloo for the
Obama-Pelosi-Reid government takeover of health care,
but you and your neighbors are the ground troops that
will defeat this arrogant power grab.
here is what we need to do:
Redouble our efforts to hold all House members
accountable for their votes. We must demonstrate a
clear political price for ignoring the will of the
people to keep government out of our health care. This
will send a signal to key Senators that they should not
make the same mistake. If your Representative voted for
the bill, make sure you let him or her know you know and
that you’ll be reminding all your friends of his or her
Thank all House members who voted against the bill, and
ask them to redouble their efforts should the bill ever
come back in conference.
Focus on the swing votes in the Senate that will defeat
do this. We are far ahead of where we should be given
the power Democrats have over America. But as we like
to say at FreedomWorks: Government goes to those who
show up. You have run to the sound of the guns, time
and again in this most important fight over the future
of America. Let's finish the battle, and bury the idea
of government-run health care once and for all.
have any doubt that we can stop this, remember:
kept them from passing the bill in July before
anyone could read it.
let them know what we thought about Washington all
month long in August.
marched on the Capitol by the
hundreds of thousands on September 12 and kept
them from passing a bill for another month.
spent October calling, writing, and visiting our
Congressmen to tell them to say no to ObamaCare and
stopped them for another month.
And on Saturday we forced Pelosi to claim passing a
bill with broad bi-partisan opposition was victory.
It was not.
not afford to let up now. In addition to making your
voice heard, I ask that you consider making a
contribution to help fund the next wave of attack as we
try to reach a million freedom loving citizens to take
action in the coming weeks. Please click
here if you are in a position to help us.
fight because we know that no matter how many times the
power grabbers in Washington deny it, a trillion dollar
health care entitlement means health care will cost us
more and will increase the deficit. And we know
Washington controlled health care means poorer quality
fact, we don’t need to speculate how the government
would handle health care—we’re getting a sneak peek with
the swine flu vaccine. Aside from the shortages and
long waits for the government-funded vaccine, there is
the fact that the well connected get access to the
vaccine first. The same is always true when politicians
are in charge. After already taking billions in
bailouts, GoldmanSachs, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley
all got early access to vaccines while regular Americans
waited. At least Morgan Stanley had the decency to
donate their 1,000 privileged vaccines to local
hospitals when it learned it received shipments before
some area hospitals.
really want to rely on the benevolence of Wall Street
bankers for our access to health care?
don’t, and I don’t think you do either. That’s why we
why we set up our
Health Care War Room, to provide you with some of
the tools you will need to continue to be effective
fight and win the battle:
here for our “Call Congress” page where you can
find out who your Congressmen are, see who our top
targets are, and be connected to their office in few
here to send an email telling your Congressman
to say ObamaCare is not the reform we want.
here to see a list of ideas of how you can make
a difference, including how to visit you
Congressman’s local office and a map of events in
here to read the latest news and thoughts on the
health care plans.
Be sure to forward this email to at least 5 of
others who might join our fight.
And, please click
here to make a donation to our grassroots
campaign to help us help more Americans have their
voices heard by a Congress so determined not to
listen. Everyone must speak up!
you understand that freedom is hard to earn but easy to
lose. I know that is why you have put so much time and
effort into fighting this unprecedented intrusion by the
government into one of the most private aspects of our
lives—our health, and our relationship with our doctors.
you for taking action now to fight for liberty.
hope you will
consider supporting our critical effort to reach 1
million freedom loving citizens online today!
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