In a conference call Wednesday night with bloggers and activists for the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called on protesters to “scare” members of Congress into killing the proposed health care reform bill.
If the protesters succeed in scaring lawmakers, Bachmann said that it could cripple efforts to restructure health care for a decade.
“Nothing scares members of Congress more than freedom-loving Americans,” Bachmann said.
She said that members were frightened by the August town hall meetings, but “then they came back to Washington, and they got back in the bubble and Speaker Pelosi put the hammer down on the Democrats.”
Bachmann said that last week, as it appeared a House bill could pass, “I was near despair.”
Last Thursday, she said that in desperation at the prospect of health care legislation passing, she happened upon the idea of a spontaneous meet-up of opponents of the bill on the steps of the Capitol.
Republican organizers are planning for activists to go into the House office buildings and the U.S. Capitol and confront members directly after a press conference at noon.
“Don’t bring your pitchforks,” Bachmann said, “bring your video cameras.”
Bachmann expressed confidence that such efforts would stultify the Democrats’ efforts.
“I think that will absolutely scare these members of Congress so much that Pelosi will not get the votes and it will kill the bill. I think it could be dead for 10 years. Why won’t we? Why won’t we go for broke?”
Go Michele Bachmann! Good for her for fighting this socialized health care trap!
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
-- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787. ME 6:373, Papers 12:356
Looks like this House Call is being done just in the nick of time to give politicians something to think about as they head into a special Saturday vote on Obamacare.
It looks like a lot of people are showing up to protest this health care takeover too!
Congressional House Call Day:
Here are the details:
When: Thursday, Nov. 5, Noon
What: Congressional “House Calls” to House and Senate district offices (or join Rep. Bachmann on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in D.C.)
What to do: Gather with friends outside the district office at noon; ask to speak with a staff member. Explain your concerns about the health care proposals under consideration and deliver your letters, stories, petitions, etc.
What to bring: Bring your sign, your personal story of why you don’t want a Washington takeover of health care, and a hand-written letter for your member of Congress. Patients First, a project of AFP, will have an “Rx for Real Reform” prescription available for download from our Web sites, www.JoinPatientsFirst.com and www.americansforprosperity.org.
Yesterday, Big Government contributor Washington News Observer sat down with Rep. Michele Bachmann to discuss the latest twist and turns in the health care debate. Rep. Bachmann has taken the lead in calling for citizens concerned about a government take over of health care to rally at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 5th and make “house calls” on their members of Congress.
In other health care related news ...
Yes, that’s right. Our own government, by expanding its power to unprecedented heights, presents a greater threat to our liberty than some guy hiding in a cave in Waziristan. Why is that controversial?
The White House is shrugging off the Republican electoral victories. But we know what the elections mean: The people are fed up with the march toward nationalization and socialism. Just like the 2006 elections were a repudiation of Bush’s war policy, yesterday marked public discontent with the Democrats’ war on the economy. This is all to the good, and in the short term, it means Obamacare is in trouble. It would be great to see this awful proposal go down in flames, like HillaryCare in Bill’s first term. On the other hand, our health care system is indeed in crisis with skyrocketing costs, thanks to the government, and over the years we will continue hearing it all blamed on the market. Since the Republicans have never done anything to advance medical liberty — the only counterexamples I can think of are such minor exceptions so as to prove the rule — we need a revolution in public consciousness if we are to actually address the many problems with American health care and forestall the determined efforts of interventionists to destroy what’s left of the private sector in medicine.
And yes ... Michele Bachmann is hot!