JUST IN: CR passed but 54 Republican statesmen vote NO.
54 House Republicans broke from the leadership and voted NO on the continuing resolution today, which was essentially a vote against Obamacare. Thank you, Cliff Stearns [R-Fla].
Excerpt from Mark Levin yesterday:
The Left is destroying the civil society. They are destroying the nature and culture of our society. They are consuming our liberty and our private property at a rate unknown before. They are running Ponzi schemes, one after another. They are wasting hundreds of billions of dollars. They are fattening the bureaucracy, they are building monuments to themselves — and they are doing so at the expense of our children by spending wealth that hasn’t even been created yet.
Is this really that hard to explain?
Let me tell you something — Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, and the rest of GOP leadership in Congress had NOTHING to do with the tea party movement. They were resigned to minority status for decades to come.
WE the people, WE rose up.
WE said “no more.”
WE did the hard work, WE rallied, WE protested, WE organized, WE voted.
And it just so happens that these men were in the right position to benefit politically. They now have more power than they would otherwise have had, but for you.
We’re not some group to be managed. We’re not some fringe group. We’re not to be disrespected. We’re the heart and soul of this nation. And we can just as easily take down the Republican leadership and Republicans as we built it and them up.
We don’t have time for these games anymore. And we are not impressed with the symbolism and empty words.
The American people don’t want ObamaCare — how many damned ways do they have to tell you this?
Now, it’s time for some of you freshmen Republicans, who we voted for, who we supported with our donations, to break out. We don’t hear from you. It’s time for you to object and demand, rather than become dependable votes for the Republican leadership. It’s time for you to be heard and to become a factor in this city. There needs to be thunder on the right. There needs to be a rebellion within the House Republican caucus.
Thanks to The Right Scoop for the transcription.
UPDATE: I don’t know what is up with this video. Looks like somebody does not want this to be heard. Which is all the more reason why it should be spread everywhere. Here’s a link with the video and it appears to still work. Maybe they haven’t gotten to it yet. But anyway here it is for now:
UPDATE2: Well, isn’t this strange. The video works in IE but not in Foxfire. I mean Firefox. I don’t know…..maybe it will come back up.
Posted: 03.15.11 Update: 03.16.11 @ 6:44 p.m. Update2: 03.16.11 @ 6:52 p.m.