In case you need further evidence that the Tea Party movement and the enthusiasm for repealing ObamaCare aren’t shirking, but instead growing, consider the following:
“The citizens of the Show-Me State don’t want Washington involved in their health care decisions,” said Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, one of the sponsors of the legislation that put Proposition C on the August ballot. She credited a grass-roots campaign involving Tea Party and patriot groups with building support for the anti-Washington proposition.
With most of the vote counted, Proposition C was winning by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cunningham said at a campaign gathering at a private home in Town and Country. “Citizens wanted their voices to be heard.”
These numbers are nothing short of staggering. Missouri isn’t even a red state, yet they voted almost 3-1 to repeal the ObamaCare mandate. When do you ever see that kind of broad consensus in America? People are so angry about the Health Care bill that they’re willing to show up in force to repudiate it in any way they can.
House members should take note, because this massive enthusiasm will carry through to the November elections. The Missouri result shows that polls are actually underestimating the forces aligned against ObamaCare.
Keeping that in mind, I give you the latest on the discharge petition to force a repeal vote in the House. It’s up to 170 signatures now (218 are needed to force the vote), but Virginia’s still waiting for the following reps to join: Rick Boucher, 9th district; Gerald Connolly, 11th district; Jim Moran, 8th district; Glenn Nye III, 2nd district; Tom Perriello, 5th district; and Bobby Scott, 3rd district.