March 22nd, 2010
07:29 AM ET

GOP site rallies to 'Fire Pelosi' after health care passes

The morning after the House voted to pass a landmark health care reform bill opposed by all Republicans the GOP had a new goal in its sights: Fire Nancy Pelosi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who helped lead the charge to pass the measure, the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees since Medicare and Medicaid were enacted more than four decades ago, is now the target of the GOP.

This morning if you were to go to the GOP Web site, you are redirected to the site http://www.firenancypelosi.com/ which shows the House speaker in front of a background of flames and tells donors that if Republicans take 40 seats from the Democrats in November it means "No More Madam Speaker."

The RNC has set a goal of raising $402,010 in 40 hours (which is certainly no coincidence) to help gain the funds to try to support knocking Pelosi off her perch. The site also asks you to "Tweet firebomb" - a sort of version of spamming your friends - using the hashtag #FirePelosi to try to gain growing support for the movement

By 7:30 a.m. the RNC had raised $189,005, according to the site.

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  1. Joshua Ludd

    Thats right folks! Vote republicans back in office and into the majority! Surely they can deal with this budgetary and economic crisis... after all, they oversaw its creation. Surely they can deal with the health care crisis. After all, they were the ones to ignore it and work against any changes for decades!

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