Conservatives Will Rally Against the Bill Tomorrow

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Friday, March 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

Details about tomorrow’s “Code Red” rally against health care reform have already been leaking out — Jon Voight promoted it as a way to fight back against the “corrupt ACORN liars” — but here’s the full press release.

Grassroots “Code Red Rally” Urges
Congress to Vote No on Washington Takeover

Saturday Health Care Rally on Capitol Grounds Urges “Kill the Bill”

Washington, D.C.— Hands Off My Health Care, A Project of Americans for Prosperity®, is part of a grassroots coalition rallying on Capitol Hill on Saturday, March 20th at 12:00 noon in opposition to the health care overhaul that is expected to be voted on in the U.S. House on Sunday.

The noon Code Red Rally will feature speakers such as Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Tom Price, actor John Voight, Dr. Milton Wolf (President Obama’s second cousin who opposes Obamacare), and leaders from grassroots and issue organizations such as American Grassroots Coalition, Americans for Prosperity, Let Freedom Ring, 60 Plus, Tea Party Express, and many others. In addition to the rally, there will be a candlelight vigil around the Capitol on Saturday evening and a nationwide “virtual vigil” on BlogTalk radio sponsored by DoctorsandPatients.org.

“It is time for Washington to finally listen to the American people by voting to kill this bill,” said Phil Kerpen , AFP’s vice president for policy. “For an entire year, instead of creating jobs, this administration has distracted and divided the American people with wildly irresponsible and unpopular dead-end health care policies. This legislation will limit patient choice, increase bureaucracy, kill jobs, raise taxes, slash Medicare funding, create a system of rationing, and ultimately threaten our country’s financial solvency. American taxpayers, seniors, small businesses, minorities, and the middle class will suffer.  This is not real reform and this bill must be defeated.”

What: Code Red Rally

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 12:00 Noon EST

Where: Upper Senate Park , Capitol Hill

Speakers: Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Rep. Tom Price, Rep. Joe Wilson, actor John Voight, Dr. Milton Wolf, Colin Hanna of Let Freedom Ring, Tim Phillips and Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity, Jim Martin of 60 Plus, Andrew Larger of Institute for Liberty, Kathryn Serkes of the Doctor Patient Medical Association, Mark Skoda of the Memphis Tea Party, Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express, Jennifer Hulsey of American Grassroots Coalition, and Ben Cunningham of the Tennessee Tax Revolt.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP has more than 1 million members, including members in all 50 states, and 30 state chapters and affiliates. More than 60,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial investment in AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

Hands Off My Health Care is a project of Americans for Prosperity, focused on real health care reform that will lead to more choices for patients and affordable health care options for all. For more information, please visit www.handsoffmyhealthcare.com.

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28 Comments

Matt
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

Ha! Funny to see the Rethugs whine about “not creating jobs” after refusing to vote for stimulus and threatening to filibuster the recent jobs bill. It's like bitching at your neighbor about the smoke after you've just burned his house down.

And I LOLed at the “slash Medicare” part; have any of the teabaggers involved taken their heads out of Rush's asshole long enough to read the Ryan budget? Or the 1994 “Contract On America”, which attempted even bigger cuts? Fucking ridiculous.


Christie
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

It would be interesting, (and shocking), if someone in the media had the guts to ask any of those AFP jerks to own up for the behavior of the lovely gentleman who hurled dollar bills at a Parkinson's victim in Ohio, all the while waving his AFP sign and yelling “No more Handouts”.


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American man
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

It's sad to hear such foul mouthed individuals…I guess this is a typical liberal type of character. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what can YOU do for your country.”


24WienersAheadDotCom
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

Yeah – where are the true men of character like Sanford and Ensign, men who will stand for rugged individualism, the right of every person to fail or succeed on their own, and above all the right to have sex with women whose last name is not the same as theirs.


24WienersAheadDotCom
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

“Ask not what your wife can do for you, ask what someone else's wife can do for you.”

Bow-chika-bow-wow


antavious
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 2:20 am

me and my family are for health care reform,plz vote for reform on sunday


antavious
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 2:21 am

vote for health care reform


Marine Veteran Patriot
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 2:55 am

I'm with you, American Man. It is truly sad to read the crude and shallow comments from people opposed to the values on which this country was founded. Where are we headed? God only knows!


SmackontheWeb
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 3:33 am

All aboard for the weekend crazy train!


Kathy Woodsmall
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

Go Jackie Go. I have given up. Can't even watch the news anymore


Kathy Woodsmall
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

Everyone is for a change in healthcare, like purchasing insurance across state lines. But if you think this is going to be free, you are crazy. It's going to ruin this country. When the government gets involved the prices go up and the service goes down. The reason why so many others are not at these tea parties is because they are working paying for all this shit…


American Man
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

What happened to the “Freedom to make your own decisions” without government intervention? We shouldn't be against government, even God knows we need it…..but what is totally out of control is a government with ego's that only has one thing in mind….pass a healthcare bill NO MATTER WHAT IS IN IT! Since Americans foundation, we the people were the ones that made decisions of what we need and what we don't. The past administrations at least listened to the people and tried to make decisions according to what the MAJORITY of the people wanted. This administration doesn't care and through the media makes it look like their are actually a lot of people that want the government to decide what kind of healthcare we should have. WOW….is this scary or what!!!
God Bless America because America is going to need it!!


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j. nEUGEBAUER
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

This administration has been determined to “cram this health care down our throats” regardless if it is financially sound, regardless whether it is “best” for the people.
We should retain our right to FREE CHOICE. The majority of of america does NOT want this so-called “reform.” It will result in less doctors available ,less persons pursuing medicine as a profession, and the Doctors that ARE left, will limit their practice to a select hand-full of patients. Hospitals will increase prices to compensate for the government run program,etc. Every respect of health care as we know it currently will suffer or cease to be available.
AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD THE TAX INCREASES & OVER ALL $$$$$$$ COST OF THIS PROGRAM. VOTE NO!!!


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Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 4:09 am

Well they got what they have been trying to shove down our throats. The begining of the end of the U.S. as we know it. It begins with this socialist health care bill and will move on to bigger and bigger government. I fear for my son and his generation. I hope that the Lord make his appearance very soon. The liberals have gone too far this time. It is time for God to show up and send them all to hell. God is very angry with the United States and that is why he allowed this scourge, Obama to appear on the scene and to be allowed to become President. Obama is Hitler in disguise. Be afraid, be very afraid. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


chrisjay
Comment posted March 23, 2010 @ 2:16 am

Congressman Neugebauer accurately represents the wingnut right: Turns out he was the one who shouted at Rep Stupak (the most anti-choice Democrat in Congress) ——- “Baby Killer!!!”
This is the modern Republican Party. Follow them off a cliff if you choose to, but they are clearly–yet again– on the wrong side of history


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