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 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.

soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. jean

    How is this 'so clearly not what America wants'? The polls are almost evenly divded.
    I, for one, am glad they passed this – my grandson with cancer will not have health insurance withheld becuase of a pre-existing condition – even though the doctors say his cancer is cureable – not just treatable – but cureable.

    Let's give it a chance – let's see what is really in the bill – please don't let the GOP convince you of something you haven't read for yourself... take the time – it is very interesting.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chaz

    Yeah, yeah....big bad GOP kicking up a fuss! Like the Dems haven't done the same things or worse in the past. The same people who smirk about this GOP action are the same one's who cried and pointed fingers at the GOP lawmakers who complained about the "deem and pass" of this bill, saying "you've done the same thing!" A pox on both your houses! As the comments on this article show, there is no civility or true patriotism on either side of the aisle. Which is why Congress and politicians in general are always held in such low opinion by most of us.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jean

    By the way, the GOP screamed the same thing over every social issue that was for the middle class – after decades you just learn to tune them out.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve L

    I find it incredible that not one Republican in the entire House of Representative had the courage and integrity to cast a YES vote for health care reform. Although this may not be a perfect piece of legislation, it is at least a beginning and will hopefully be improved and strengthened just in time to help them when they're voted out of office and join the ranks of the un-employed.

    If they continue to use the passage of this bill as a political platform until the November elections, it's going to grow very stale and old- just like their worn-out ideologies.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mintoast

    what a negative, shameful, childish response by the GOP. grow up.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Theyareallthesame

    Sadly, both parties use these little attacks on each other. That is why the best way to change it is to get them all out of there. They forgot their mission. I like some parts of this new bill, but worry what the long term inplications will be when small comanies lay off their full time staff and then hire them back as independent contractors.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve Dallas

    Do you folks not realize that the bill was passed actually just enriches the insurance companies even more? It forces everyone to buy insurance or pay stiff fines. Since there's no government run insurance pool, who benefits from that?

    Think before you speak. The Demoractic party is now sponsored by the insurance industry.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GJ

    Love it!! All you nay sayers about this idea, just go have a look at the site. They've already exceeded their goal and have 25 hours left to go. What does that tell you? Oh, and California is one of the top 10 contributors – Pelosi is from that state. That should tell you something else. I hope Republicans learn from this lesson and are smarter than the Democraps when they take back the House in November.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    It's interesting to me that they're targeting Pelosi and not a similar figure in the Senate. I suspect it's because Pelosi is a woman and the Republicans don't like women in power. Oh, sure, they nominated Palin for VP in 2008 but but if they were serious about having a woman on the ticket, there were far better candidates even in their own party–articulate, intelligent women. . but they nominated a former beauty queen who clearly had no business being in that role. The GOP's cynicism never ceases to amaze me.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Willie

    I spent 24 years in the military and this is the democracy I served for. The president campaigned on health care reform, the citizens of this great country voted him in power and now, he delivers on his promise. So, why are conservatives upset? President Bush campaigned on tax cuts and delivered his promise as well. We complain when politicians lie and don't keep their promises, so why all the heartache when one does?

    March 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Juls

    Waaaaaah! Sour grapes. They had their chance to come up with something better and did nothing but whine and use scare tactics on the American people. Get over it and try governing with integrity for a while.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. smcgarrett

    what does education reform have to do with healthc care reform? an excise tax on wheel chairs is ridiculous. 32 million uninsured will now have healthcare, and taxing the rich again won't be enough. any company with over 50 employees wll be effected – meaning more layoffs and higher prices. the good news is the major "changes" in the bill will not take effect until 2014...maybe Obama wil lbe back in Chicago and Pelosi back planning more plastic surgery

    March 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DL

    I say we start mailing PINK SLIPS, let them know now what is going to happen.......

    March 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Greg

    The funny thing for me is through this entire debate on Healthcare Reform, I kept hearing that the majority of Americans don't want it. It was mentioned in this blog by MHSR, "Most Americans don't want it". Well here is a news flash, I am very involved in civic events in my neighborhood, my county, my city and state. I also talk with many friends and reletives across this great country. I know many in all walks of life that not only wanted this but hoped and prayed for it. Factory workers, small business owners, teachers and homemakers alike wanted universal healthcare. The GOP and special interest kept trying to tell is what we didn't want but they never bothered to ask me or millions of other Americans because we would have given you a resounding YES to Healthcare Reform! I have voted both Republican and Democratic in my lifetime, but the new GOP party will never again have my support because you certainly don't represent the American people that I know.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 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!

    March 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
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